CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Alaska Aces (31-6-2-3, 67pts) outlasted the Bakersfield Condors (10-28-3-1, 24pts), 7-6 in an offensive showdown Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena. F Tyler Helfrich and LW Jesse Gimblett both scored twice for Bakersfield in the loss.
Bakersfield surrendered a pair of goals by the Aces in the first 3:33 of the contest. LW Jesse Gimblett jump-started the Condors attack with his 10th goal of the season at 13:00 to cut into the Alaska lead. But the visitors regained the two-goal lead with a shorthanded tally by F Jordan Kremyr less than two minutes later to make it 3-1. Shots were 11-9 in favor of the Aces.
Condors Droppings: C Robby Dee returned from Abbotsford (AHL) less than two hours before the game tonight… F Hans Benson served the second of a two-game suspension handed down by the ECHL… The Condors scored more than one power play goal for the fifth time this season… F Tyler Helfrich had a three-point night (2g-1a)… The Condors are 0-2 when scoring six goals this season… Shots on goal: BAK- 23, AK- 25… PP: BAK 2/5, AK 1/3… Three Stars: 1. Goldie (AK), 2. Helfrich (BAK), 3. J. Gimblett (BAK).
Toothbrushes and ZOOperstars this weekend:
The Condors host the Ontario Reign on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28. Friday’s game is Toothbrush Giveaway, sponsored by Hot Hits 93.1 and Smileworld Dental and Saturday’s game features the ZOOperstars, sponsored by ABC23, 101.5 KGFM, and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals. See Squidney Crosby, LeBronco James, Harry Canary and more, as they bring their hijinx to Rabobank Arena.
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