Four players from Bakersfield are ranked among the top eight scorers in the ECHL with Dave Bonk, Mark Derlago, Chad Painchaud and Matt Pope. The Condors rank fifth in the league with 211 goals and 3.30 goals per game.
Bonk is fourth in the league with 70 points (25g-45a) in 52 games while Derlago is sixth with 65 points (27g-38a) in 41 games. Derlago has also played in the American Hockey League where he has nine point (4g-5a) in 21 games with Manitoba.
Bonk and Derlago have combined to score 74 points on 24 goals and 50 assists in 20 games since Feb. 1. Derlago leads the league since Feb. 1 with 15 goals and 38 points and is third with 23 assists while Bonk is first with 27 assists and second with 36 points. The third member of their line has been Mike Wirll, who has 12 goals and 25 points in 19 games since Feb. 1.
Painchaud, who was recalled to the American Hockey League by Iowa on Feb. 26, is seventh with 64 points and fifth with 44 assists in 57 games. Pope, who was loaned to Binghamton of the AHL on Mar. 9, is tied for eighth with 63 points in 54 games. He is fourth among league rookies with 30 goals and tied for fourth in points while his 33 assists are sixth.
Derlago led the ECHL in February with 26 points (10g-16a) in 14 games while Bonk was second with 25 points and first with 19 assists in 14 games.
There have never been four players from one team ranked in the top eight scorers at the end of the season. There have been six teams that have had three players finish in the top eight in points including Winston-Salem which had the top three scorers in 1989-90. Johnstown had three players in the top eight in 1988-89 while Knoxville accomplished the feat in 1990-91. Greensboro had three among the top five scorers in 1993-94 and South Carolina had three in the top seven in 1996-97. The last team to have three in the top eight was Louisiana in 1998-99 while Pensacola had three finish among the top nine in 2001-02.