Keetley & the Condors whitewash Utah, 4-0

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Matt Keetley made 29 saves and F Parker Stanfield scored twice as the Bakersfield Condors (11-32-4-1, 27pts) pounded the Utah Grizzlies (19-22-0-5, 43pts) 4-0 at Maverik Center Wednesday night.

Bakersfield scored twice on their first four shots to race out to a 2-0 lead. At 1:34, F Parker Stanfield banged home an Evan Trupp feed for his fourth goal of the season. Stanfield then returned the favor, assisting on Trupp’s first goal as a Condor at 5:17 of the opening period. That goal chased Utah starting G Jimmy Spratt from the Grizzlies net. The Condors stayed on the attack though, scoring their league-leading 10th shorthanded goal of the season as C Robby Dee finished off a two-on-one breakout with Peter Boyd, 7:13 into the period. The Condors took the 3-0 lead with them to the intermission, but were outshot 12-9.

There was no scoring in the second period, but the Condors killed off two late Utah power plays. Bakersfield outshot the Grizzlies, 10-8, as Keetley kept the home team off the board. 

Stanfield added his second of the night just past the 12-minute mark of the third to make it 4-0, and Keetley did the rest. He added nine saves in the third for his second shutout of the season – and the second straight shutout for Bakersfield against the Grizzlies. Keetley also added his third assist of the season on Dee’s shorthanded goal. The line of Trupp-Stanfield-Kushneriuk combined for three goals, eight points, a +9 and two fights.

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Condors Droppings:
D Ryan Annesley and F Ian McKenzie each returned from injury to the lineup tonight…F Chris Kushneriuk picked up his first fighting major in the first period in a bout with Utah PIM-leader Dannick Paquette… LW Jesse Gimblett, who was the only Condor to have suited up in every game, did not dress… Dee’s “shorty” was his fourth of the season, tying him with teammate F Scott Freeman for 2nd in the league… Shots on goal: BAK- 31, UTA- 29… PP: BAK 0/4, UTA 0/3… Three Stars: 1. Stanfield (BAK), 2. Trupp (BAK), 3. Keetley (BAK). 

 

Youth Jersey Giveaway this Saturday

The Condors head to Las Vegas on Friday before returning home against the Wranglers on Saturday night. That night, the first 2,000 fans 12 and under will get a Youth Jersey featuring Condors leading scorer RW Scott Freeman, sponsored by ABC23, La Preciosa 105.3 and Rabobank.

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