Condors shut down Vegas, 3-1

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (24-22-1-3, 52pts) took the lead 88 seconds into the game and never relinquished it, taking a 3-1 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers (12-32-4-2, 30pts) in front of 5,113 fans Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

Box score | Highlights | WATCH: Mann | WATCH: Burgdoerfer

1st Period
  • CONDORS goal: LW Michael Neal (13th) chipped in a loose puck in the crease (Thurber, Collins assists) at 1:28.BAK leads 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 15 | LV – 4

2nd Period

  • No scoring
  • Fight: BAK D Wes Cunningham vs. LV F Matt Tassone at 12:56
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | LV – 12
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: D Erik Burgdoerfer (9th) with a blast from the right point on the power play (Miller, Collins assists) at 1:03. BAK leads 2-0
  • Wranglers goal: C Chad Nehring wrist shot from the slot shorthanded at 16:58. BAK leads 2-1
  • CONDORS goal: C Gary Steffes (11th) on a turnover, from his own zone into the empty net at 19:37. BAK leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | LV – 8
W: Brossoit (16-6-1-0; 24/23)
L: Fullerton (6-13-4-2; 30/28)
Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Brossoit (BAK), 2. Collins (BAK), 3. Burgdoerfer (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 31 | LV – 24
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/3 | LV – 0/1
  • The Condors have won four in a row on home ice.
  • Bakersfield has seven more games remaining against Las Vegas on the season.
  • C Gary Steffes has 5g-6a in his last 8 games
  • D Erik Burgdoerfer has three goals in the last two games, and four goals in his last four games.
  • C Greg Miller made his Condors debut tonight, and had an assist on the game winning goal
  • The Condors have scored a PPG in 8 straight games, and 10 of their last 11 games
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Watson



Friday, Feb. 28 – Faith & Family Night – FCA Bible Giveaway
  • Condors vs. Colorado Eagles
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes member and Condors star Gary Steffes will address the crowd after the game to share his mission
  • Will give away 1,000 hockey-themed bibles featuring Steffes
  • Sponsored by KERI 1410
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7

Sunday, Mar. 2 – Hockey Puck Soap Giveaway

  • Condors vs. Idaho Steelheads
  • The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a bar of soap that resembles a hockey puck
  • Sponsored by 1560 KNZR
  • Doors open at 3 p.m., the puck drops at 4

Tune In:

  • The Condors head to Las Vegas Tuesday night for a 7:05 p.m. start.
  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (www.foxsports970am.com), through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online atwww.AmericaOneSports.com. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian can be seen on www.Bakersfield.comWednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.

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