BAKERSFIELD Calif. -The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic, today announced the signing of three players for the 2010-11 season. Adam Naglich returns from last season’s squad, Jay Cascalenda has been signed and Peter Hirsch returns to Condorstown for a second stint with the club. The announcement was made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.
Naglich, 26, had a standout rookie season with the Condors in 2009-10, leading all first year players on the team in goals, assists and points. He tied for 4th on the team in goals (16) and 6th in points (39), overall, while missing just three games. He added five points (1g-4a) while playing in all 10 of the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff games. The Las Vegas native played four seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, totaling 63 points (23g-40a) in 145 career games.
Hirsch, 31, first played with the Condors in 2003-04, their first season in the ECHL, appearing in 14 games. His 2.70 goals against average that season stands as the 4th best in team history, while his .904 save percentage from that season ranks tied for 6th. The Copenhagen, Denmark, native has spent the rest of his entire career in Europe, playing primarily in the Swedish Elite League and the Danish League, where he claimed a 2004 and 2005 Danish Cup Championship.
Cascalenda, 25, spent his rookie season in 2009-10 with the South Carolina Stingrays, posting seven points (2g-5a) in 42 contests. The West St. Paul, Minnesota, native played four seasons at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he was a teammate of last season’s Condors Nick Kemp and MacGregor Sharp. He notched 10 points (1g-9a) and 131 penalty minutes in 127 games for the Bulldogs.