Condors grind out 2-1 win over the Bulls

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (22-43-2-3, 49pts) battled their way through a physical affair to take a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Bulls (24-37-1-7, 56pts) Sunday night at Rabobank Arena.

Post-game comments from G. Burgdoerfer, O’Dette

Highlights from the game

Bakersfield surrendered the first five shots of the game, but on their opening attempt C Nicholas Tremblay found the back of the net. However, before his shot crossed the line, the net came off its moorings and the potential goal was waived off. The Condors built Dyson Stevenson pressure throughout the period, but both teams were held scoreless. Shots were 10-8 favoring San Francisco.

After a big hit from F Greg Burgdoerfer, F Francis Verreault found Tremblay at the side of the cage for the first goal of the game. Tremblay backhanded his shot up underneath the crossbar to give the Condors a 1-0 lead at the 6:48 mark. Three minutes later, D Kyle Haines picked off a pass at the attacking blue line and rifled his 10th of the season past Bulls G Taylor Nelson to put the Condors in front 2-0. San Francisco cut the deficit to one at 13:31 off a turnover when F Nick Czinder slotted one home from inside the circles to make it a 2-1 Condors advantage. The Bulls later had a goal waived off after it was deemed Condors G Brian Stewart was interfered with in his crease. Shots favored San Francisco, 17-13.

Neither team lit the lamp in the third period, but they were not without scoring chances. The goalies stopped a total of 25 shots in the period, while fireworks flew in the closing minutes. F Dyson Stevenson engaged in his first pro fight, and Tremblay got into the mix as well with a skirmish late in the game. Stewart finished his night with 38 saves.

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Condors Droppings:
F Greg Burgdoerfer, twin brother of Condors captain Erik, made his professional debut for Bakersfield tonight… D Kyle Haines became the first Condors d-man since 2009-10 to hit double-digits in goals. He is the 9th Condors d-man, and the first rookie blueliner, to do so… Tremblay now has 16 goals in just 27 games, tying him for the team lead… Condors scratches: D T.J. Fast, F Scott Freeman, D Deron Cousens, D Ryan Annesley, F Shawn Skelly… Shots: BAK: 34, SF – 39… PP: BAK – 0/3, SF – 0/3; Three stars: 1. Tremblay (BAK), 2. Stewart (BAK), 3. Haines (BAK).

Pre-game jersey auction wraps up on Saturday
The Condors will conclude the auction of the team’s pre-game jerseys on Saturday, Mar. 30. Several will be auctioned off live during the game, and the rest will be in a silent auction throughout the night. The auction benefits the Active 20/30 Club.

SPONGEBOB in town for season finale on Saturday
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants, that’s who! And he’s coming to Condorstown on Saturday March 31st as the Condors close out the season against the San Francisco Bulls. Come check out all the nautical nonsense and get your picture taken with the absorbent fella in the Condors photo booth! The night is presented by 101.5 KGFM.

Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, www.foxsports970am.com or on America One. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes before the drop of the puck.

 

LAST RENEWAL DEADLINE IS SATURDAY MARCH 31!
Renew your season tickets by March 31st and take advantage of great benefits, such as the dollar-a-day merch credit and the exclusive season ticket holder gifts! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK (7825) and speak with your ticket representative, or visit the ST renewal page on the website.

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