Laurent Brossoit (in photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) posted back to back shutouts this weekend to lead a condo of Condors to impressive wins. In a long season, there are very few weeks that stand out due to multiple outstanding performances, and this was such a week. Let’s have a look.

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  1. R Taylor Beck 16gp, 7-17-24 (2gp, 0-5-5 this week)

  2. L Ryan Hamilton 17gp, 6-9-15 (2gp, 2-0-2 this week)

  3. LC Jujhar Khaira 11gp, 5-4-9 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  4. LC Anton Lander 3gp, 4-3-7 (2gp, 3-2-5 this week)
  5. LD Joey Laleggia 17gp, 1-5-6 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  6. LC Josh Currie 16gp, 3-3-6 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  7. LD David Musil 15gp, 1-5-6 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  8. L Scott Allen 15gp, 2-3-5 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  9. RC Kris Newbury 14gp, 3-2-5 (No longer on the team)
  10. RC Kyle Platzer 16gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  11. L Joey Benik 14gp, 4-0-4 (2gp, 1-0-1) (rookie)
  12. R Patrick Russell 17gp, 0-3-3 (2gp, 0-0-0) (rookie)
  13. L Braden Christoffer 17gp, 1-1-2 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  14. LC Jere Sallinen 16gp, 2-0-2 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  15. L Mitch Moroz 14gp, 1-2-3 (DNP this week)
  16. RD Matt Benning 2gp, 1-1-2 (NHL this week) (rookie)
  17. LD Jordan Oesterle 6gp, 1-1-2 (DNP this week)
  18. LD Mark Fraser 17gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. LD Dillon Simpson 12gp, 1-0-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 and NHL this week)
  20. LD Ben Betker 12gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. R Greg Chase 10gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  22. LD Griffin Reinhart 7gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  23. RD Frankie Simonelli 5gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  24. R Jaedon Descheneau 4gp, 0-1-1 (Norfolk this week) (rookie)
  25. RD Bryce Aneloski 8gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  26. R Joel Rechlicz 3gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  27. C Kellen Lain 2gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  28. G Laurent Brossoit 11gp, 2.10 .932 (two games, both shutouts)
  29. G Nick Ellis 7gp, 2.45 .930 (DNP this week) (rookie)
  • Bakersfield fans have been cheering for a team with no pop and great goaltending all year long. This weekend, the goalie was perfect and the forwards filled the net.
  • If you are making a list of possible callups, Anton Lander, Jujhar Khaira and Taylor Beck should be included along with both goalies.


  1. R Jaedon Descheneau 12gp, 3-2-5 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  2. RC Zach Pochiro 13gp, 2-3-5 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  3. RD Frankie Simonelli 7gp, 0-2-2 (AHL this week)
  4. G Eetu Laurikainen 11gp, 3.77 .881 (one game, .867)


  1. L Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants 25gp, 8-18-26 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  2. LD Caleb Jones, Portland Winterhawks 28gp, 3-22-25 (4gp, 0-5-5 this week)
  3. RD Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds 25gp, 10-14-24 (3gp, 3-3-6 this week)
  4. LD Markus Niemelainen, Saginaw Spirit 22gp, 0-2-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. G Dylan Wells, Peterborough Petes 23gp, 3.11 .917 (Three games: .956, .923, .947)
  • The last two drafts have been spent adding youngsters from the CHL, and that work is seen here. The twin defenders (Jones and Bear) continue to look good 1.5 years after their draft day, and if all things remain equal we should see both in the AHL next year.
  • Dylan Wells posted brilliant totals in three games this week.
  • Markus Niemelainen has been playing the shutdown role on a pairing in Saginaw with Filip Hronek. He is playing a very conservative style and is now injured (don’t know injury, or extent, source below).
  • Source

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  1. RC Tyler Vesel, Nebraska-Omaha 16gp, 6-13-19 (2gp, 0-3-3 this week)

  2. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 9gp, 1-6-7 (DNP, HAND INJURY)
  3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 14gp, 1-4-5 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. L Graham McPhee, Boston College 18gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 15gp, 1-2-3 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. RD John Marino, Harvard 11gp, 1-2-3 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  7. LD Vincent Desharnais, Providence 10gp, 1-0-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. G Zach Nagelvoort, Michigan 4gp, 2.74 .919 (1 game this week, allowed 4 goals in 40 minutes


  1. RC Aapeli Rasanen, Sioux City Musketeers 18gp, 4-12-16 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  2. LD Matthew Cairns, Fargo Force 15gp, 0-4-4 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  1. C Bogdan Yakimov, Neftekhimik (KHL) 27gp, 3-5-8 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. C Bogdan Yakimov, Neftekhimik (VHL) 1gp, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  3. RD Filip Berglund, Skelleftea (SHL) 22gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  4. RD Filip Berglund, Skelleftea (SuperElite) 2gp, 1-1-2 (DNP this week)
  5. LD Ziyat Paigin, AK Bars Kazan (KHL) 8gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. LD Ziyat Paigin, AK Bars Kazan (VHL) 5gp, 1-2-3 (5gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  7. G Miroslav Svoboda, HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze 2) 15gp, 1.99 .954 (1 insane game this week)
  • I still can’t get over that save percentage by Svoboda.

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            • RJ

              There’s depth there. You just don’t always see it.

              Like Puljujarvi. He should be the number one prospect playing a ton of minutes in the AHL. Not sitting in the pressbox.

            • FISTO Siltanen

              Jebus enough. Of all the moves Chiarelli has made I either like or love them all sans one and the jury is still out on it – Reinhart. Time will tell but if his one blunder is this but he’s rebuilt our defense, given us legit goaltending and toughened up the forwards I’m more than willing to give him a pass if this deal fails.

              And for the record I don’t hate it. I think there is a player there. He needs to strengthen his skating and either add a nasty streak or a blistering slap shot or both. He thinks the game well. Just doesn’t move fast enough.

              • RJ

                You have the best handle on ON, and I usually agree with your comments, but not this one.

                It has been a terrible trade from Day 1. They have needed RHD, but Reinhart is a lefty. In case we forgot, the best two young defensemen on the team, Klef and Nurse, are left-handed, not to mention the fact that the majority of NHL defenceman are left-handed. They are not impossible to acquire.

                They needed an offensive puckmover, which is the opposite of Reinhart.

                He’s got size, and plays passively. He doesn’t skate particularly well.

                If PC had given up a third or fourth for him, I think most people are ok with the trade, but to basically give up what the Flames gave up for a right-handed NHL defenceman had always been terrible.

                Could he be an NHL defenceman? Maybe someday, but the acquisition cost the Oilers paid never made sense.

                And last but not least, the Korpikoski trade was brutal, and the Oil bought him out. Yes Gordon was highly paid, but his contract was expiring. They’re going to be stuck with Korpse’s contract this year and next.

          • PlumbOil

            Finally stockpiling some legit prospects! Jones and Bear having wicked seasons, Vesel quietly having an excellent season in the NCAA. This is what a real NHL front office will do for you.

          • HardBoiledOil 1.0

            ^but while we’re bashing PC, what about the good he’s done? does that get swept under the rug because of a bad trade or a bad buyout? with Puljujarvi here, Caggiula here, and Benson coming in a few years, we won’t miss the perceived pick that might have been Barzal.

            • RJ

              PC’s best move was drafting McDavid, and let’s be honest, anyone of us could have done that.

              Caggiula wanted to play on the same team as McDavid. Benson isn’t playing bad, but he’s also not blowing anyone out of the water.

              No one is saying he’s been uniformly awful, but I’m not going to pretend all his picks were magical.

            • Rock11

              Minor quibble and not so much with you as other Reinhart complainers. The pick was never ever, and there aren’t enough evers in the world, going to be Barzal. What makes anyone think after watching PC pile up large men that he was going to draft another undersized skill forward is beyond me. Not ever going to be Barzal.