Olivier Roy vs. Laurent Brossoit – Kismet? Fate?

The Edmonton Oiler’s ECHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors will advance to their Western Conference Finals this week following their elimination of the former Oilers ECHL affiliate the Stockton Thunder. And if that isn’t odd enough for you, how about this weird bit of serendipity – former Oilers prospect goaltender Olivier Roy will now face current Oiler prospect goaltender Laurent Brossoit when the Condors face the Calgary Flames ECHL affiliate the Alaska Aces.

Some of you may recall that on November 8, 2013 the Edmonton Oilers traded Ladislav Smid and prospect goaltender Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames in return for prospects forward Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit. Who would have imagined the two would be pitted against one another in their Western Conference Finals in the same season! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to have a hard time with this series since I’m still missing Roy, but also equally appreciate Brossoit now that we’ve seen him in OKC!

Join us in cheering for the Condors (and also Roy!) in their 3rd round series.

Alaska – Olivier Roy
Olivier Roy’s team the Alaska Aces has been alternating goalies in their 9 playoff games, and Roy has played in 4 of those games with a 4-0-0-0 win record.

1st Round: Alaska eliminated Las Vegas in 4 games in a best of 7 series

2nd Vegas game – W
4th Vegas game – W

2nd Round: Alaska eliminated Idaho 4-1 in a best of 7 series

2nd Idaho game – W
4th Idaho game – W

Bakersfield – Laurent Brossoit
Broissoit has played all 10 of Bakersfields playoff games with an 8-2-0-0 record in the first two rounds.

1st Round: Bakersfield eliminated Utah 4-1 in a best of 7 series

Brossoit: 5 Games
1st Utah – W
2nd Utah – L
3rd Utah – W OT
4th Utah – W OT
5th Utah – W

2nd Round: Bakersfield eliminated Stockton 4-1 in a best of 7 series

Brossoit: 5 Games
1st Stockton – W
2nd Stockton – W
3rd Stockton – L
4th Stockton – W
4th Stockton – W

Bakersfield vs Alaska Round 3 Schedule:

1 – Fri, May 16, 2014 7:15 pm AKDT Bakersfield at Alaska
2 – Sat, May 17, 2014 7:15 pm AKDT Bakersfield at Alaska
3 – Fri, May 23, 2014 7:00 pm PDT Alaska at Bakersfield
4 – Sat, May 24, 2014 7:00 pm PDT Alaska at Bakersfield
5* – Sun, May 25, 2014 TBD PDT Alaska at Bakersfield
6* – Tue, May 27, 2014 7:15 pm AKDT Bakersfield at Alaska
7* – Wed, May 28, 2014 7:15 pm AKDT Bakersfield at Alaska