The proceedings did not start the way the Condors wanted as Alaska hopped out to a 1-0 lead just 36 seconds into the first period when F Chris Langkow scored his first goal of the season in his return to the Aces lineup. Bakersfield had multiple chances to tie the game later in the period, including a two-on-none breakaway involving C Robby Dee and RW Tyler Helfrich, but could not convert. Keetley would go on to stop the next 16 Aces shots as the teams skated to the intermission with the Aces ahead 1-0. The Condors were outshot, 17-8.
With Alaska bearing down offensively, Keetley stood tall in between the pipes and kept the Condors ahead by two long enough for Bakersfield to put the game on ice late in the third period. RW Tyler Helfrich capped off an odd-man rush and a feed from Calder at 14:15 with his 11th goal of the season to seal the deal for the Condors, 4-1.
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Tip-A-Condor is Tuesday
The Condors will host one of their most anticipated events of the season, with the annual Tip-A-Condor event at Hooters on Tues. Feb. 21 from 5-8 p.m. The event features Condors players serving as waiters working for tips to raise money for the Kern County Shrine Club. There will also be live and silent auctions held throughout the night. Tickets to the event are $25 and include dinner. They may be purchased by calling 324-PUCK (7825), swinging by the Condors front office, or at Hooters. The night has raised over $130,000 in its history.
Bobblefists, Bugs Bunny & free palm trees coming up!
Friday the first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a Bobblehead of Condors enforcer Hans Benson – and his fists bobble as well! Sponsored by KBAK Eyewitness News and Three-Way Automotive Group. On Saturday the first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a palm tree seedling to take home, stick in the ground and turn your abode tropical! In addition, Bugs Bunny will be in the house to meet the kids and hang out in the Condors Photo Booth, sponsored by Bright House Networks, KERN 1180 and Cal Water.
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