A new era began in Oilers Nation last week with the news breaking that Dave Tippett out as the Head Coach of Edmonton. With that, Jay Woodcroft earned a promotion, filling in the void left by Tippett on an interim basis.
With Woodcroft in Edmonton, Colin Chaulk is the new Head Coach of the Bakersfield Condors. Chaulk is familiar with the Condors after being an assistant coach under Woodcroft. Before joining Bakersfield this season, he last had a head coaching position with Brampton Beast in the ECHL.
Keith Gretzky has temporarily joined him on the pine with the Condors, promoting former Condors assistant Dave Manson to Edmonton.
It’s early days, but the Chaulk era’s start has been intriguing, which we’ll get into right now.
Condors Score Lots & Concede Lots
If you like watching goals being scored, then watching Bakersfield Condors this past seven days would’ve been a treat for you.
In four games, Bakersfield scored 15 goals while conceding 15. They split those four games with wins against the Henderson Silver Knights and Ontario Reign. Cooper Marody and Raphael Lavoie each had great weeks with five points each.
Lavoie looks to have found his rhythm more and more as the season progresses. He has five goals and 10 points in his last ten games, taking his season tally to 23 points. With Tyler Benson and Ryan McLeod likely permanently in Edmonton, Lavoie is quickly becoming one of the go-to guys in Bakersfield.
Lol, watch the goalie on the Lavoie release. Also that's a pretty dandy 100 foot pass by Samorukov. pic.twitter.com/ZQo3I0hWuy
— bcurlock (@bcurlock) February 15, 2022
Despite scoring 15 goals as a team, Dylan Holloway didn’t score a point and hasn’t since January 29th.
Between the pipes, only Alex Stalock grabbed himself a win. Stalock allowed only three goals in his two starts and finished with a 0.941 save percentage. In his lone start against Henderson, Ilya Konovalov allowed seven goals on 32 shots. Then finally, Stuart Skinner got the call last night against Abbotsford but couldn’t find the form that allowed him to shutout the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Instead, he allowed four goals on 36 shots.
The Consistent Tyler Tullio
Tyler Tullio puts up over a point-per-game each week and sees his points tally climb and climb. This week was no different, scoring three goals and five points in as many games. The Oilers prospect has 23 goals and 58 points in 42 games with the Oshawa Generals.
Tullio was named the second star of the game versus the Peterborough Petes in a 6-3 win, grabbing a goal and two assists. He followed that up with a two-goal outing against Hamilton scoring Oshawa’s only goals of the game.
Tullio is now only eight points away from tying his career-high in points. He set that high in the 2019-20 season with 66 points in 62 games. Right now, he’s only played in 42. It’s been a great season for Tullio.
Prospects In Russia
With everything going on between Russia and Ukraine, the KHL halted its play, cancelling the remainder of the regular season. The junior leagues in Russia also stopped play which means Maxim Beryozkin and Maxim Denezhkin won’t be seeing the ice anytime soon. The hope is that they can return to play in the playoffs. We shall see.
|Cooper Marody||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||32||14||21||35|
|Last 7 days||4||1||4||5|
|Dmitri Samorukov||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||31||1||7||8|
|84th overall, 2017||Last 7 days||4||0||1||1|
|Dylan Holloway||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||11||1||4||5|
|14th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||4||0||0||0|
|Filip Berglund||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||25||0||4||4|
|91st overall, 2016||Last 7 days||2||0||0||0|
|Graham McPhee||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||24||3||3||6|
|149th overall, 2016||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|James Hamblin||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||34||11||8||19|
|Last 7 days||4||0||0||0|
|Markus Niemelainen||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||23||2||5||7|
|63rd overall, 2016||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Michael Kesselring||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||27||2||3||5|
|162nd overall, 2018||Last 7 days||4||0||1||1|
|Ostap Safin||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||22||2||3||5|
|115th overall, 2017||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Philip Broberg||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||26||2||16||18|
|8th overall, 2019||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Philip Kemp||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||32||3||2||5|
|208th overall, 2017||Last 7 days||4||0||2||2|
|Raphael Lavoie||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||38||11||12||23|
|38th overall, 2019||Last 7 days||4||2||3||5|
|Ryan McLeod||Bakersfield Condors||Forward||Season||7||1||4||5|
|40th overall, 2018||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Vincent Desharnais||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||37||5||10||15|
|183rd overall, 2016||Last 7 days||4||1||1||2|
|William Lagesson||Bakersfield Condors||Defence||Season||11||0||2||2|
|91st overall, 2014||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Games Played||GAA||SV %|
|Ilya Konovalov||Bakersfield Condors||Goaltender||Season||12||2.95||0.891|
|85th overall, 2019||Last 7 days||1||0||0|
|Olivier Rodrigue||Bakersfield Condors||Goaltender||Season||13||3.09||0.886|
|62nd overall, 2018||Last 7 days||0||0||0|
|Stuart Skinner||Bakersfield Condors||Goaltender||Season||11||2.16||0.924|
|Last 7 days||0||0||0|
|Maxim Beryozkin||Loko Yaroslavl||Forward||Season||15||8||17||25|
|138th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Maxim Denezhkin||Lada Togliatti (VHL)||Forward||Season||48||15||21||36|
|193rd overall, 2019||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Jeremias Lindewall||Modo Hockey (Sweden)||Forward||Season||37||0||4||4|
|200th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Aapeli Räsänen||KalPa (Liiga)||Forward||Season||42||11||15||26|
|153rd overall, 2016||Last 7 days||2||1||1||2|
|Patrik Siikanen||JVP (Liiga)||Forward||Season||26||6||4||10|
|195th overall, 2018||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Skyler Brind’ Amour||Quinnipiac Univ||Forward||Season||30||2||10||12|
|177th overall, 2017||Last 7 days||2||0||0||0|
|Filip Engaras||University of New Hampshire||Forward||Season||27||5||9||14|
|169th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||2||0||1||1|
|Tomas Mazura||Providence College||Forward||Season||8||1||1||2|
|162nd overall, 2019||Last 7 days||0||0||1||1|
|Luca Munzenberger||University of Vermont||Defence||Season||24||0||3||3|
|90th overall, 2021||Last 7 days||2||0||0||0|
|Carter Savoie||University of Denver||Forward||Season||26||16||17||33|
|100th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||2||0||0||0|
|Matvey Petrov||North Bay Battalion||Forward||Season||42||28||37||65|
|180th overall, 2021||Last 7 days||3||2||1||3|
|Tyler Tullio||Oshawa Generals||Forward||Season||42||23||35||58|
|126th overall, 2020||Last 7 days||3||3||2||5|
|Xavier Bourgault||Shawinigan Cataractes||Forward||Season||25||22||21||43|
|22nd overall, 2021||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Shane Lachance||Youngstown Phantoms||Forward||Season||33||4||6||10|
|186th overall, 2021||Last 7 days||2||0||0||0|
|Jake Chiasson||Brandon Wheat Kings||Forward||Season||0||0||0||0|
|116th overall, 2021||Last 7 days||0||0||0||0|
|Max Wanner||Moose Jaw Warriors||Defence||Season||50||5||16||21|
|212th overall, 2021||Last 7 days||4||2||1||3|