Bakersfield downed by Wranglers before 5,560 in Condorstown

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – D Charlie Cook scored twice and F Andrew Sarauer had three assists to lead the Las Vegas Wranglers (34-29-2-3, 73pts) to a 4-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (21-43-2-3, 47pts) Friday night at Rabobank Arena.
The two clubs battled to a scoreless tie in the opening frame, but the period was not without action. G Brian Stewart turned aside sevenshots in the Condors cage, and Vegas countered with G Joe Fallon, who made nine saves.
Las Vegas took a 1-0 lead 6:07 into the middle frame on a disputed play that saw a Wranglers attacker fall on top of Stewart. The Condors goalie was immobilized while a loose puck slid over the goal line courtesy of D Charlie Cook. D Matt Campanale wristed home his third of the season to make it 2-0 with just over five minutes left in the period. Shots were 22-17 Las Vegas after 40 minutes of play. 

Bakersfield pulled within a goal just 5:20 into the third period. D Art Bidlevskii’s shot deflected past Fallon for his first goal as a Condor and second of his young career. The equalizer eluded Bakersfield, however, and they surrendered an insurance tally at 15:31. The Wranglers were awarded a goal in the final minute when a penalty was taken on an empty net bid, to account for the final score.

Tonight’s box score: click here.

Condors droppings:
Four newly signed players made their pro debuts: F Dyson Stevenson, D Scott Macaulay, F Kyle De Laurell, F Kevin Walrod… Brian Stewart made his fifth consecutive start… Condors scratches: F Shawn Skelly, F Scott Freeman, F Francis Verreault, D Ryan Annesley, D T.J. Fast… Shots on goal: BAK- 27, LV – 33… Power plays: BAK – 0/7, LV – 2/6… Three Stars: 1. Sarauer (LV), 2. Bidlevskii (BAK), 3. Finucci (LV). 
Pre-game jersey auction underway
Over the remaining home games of the season the Condors will conduct their auction of the team’s pre-game jerseys. It got started with four jerseys auctioned off tonight, and will continue Sunday and next Saturday in the season finale as well. The auction benefits the Active 20/30 Club. 
Annual Condors Fighting Cancer Hockey-Thon Sunday
The Condors weekend continues on home ice Sunday evening at 5 p.m. against the San Francisco Bulls for the Condors Fighting Cancer Hockey-Thon, sponsored by KBAK Eyewitness News and KUZZ 107.9. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. for the annual Condors Alumni Game, featuring past Condors legends, and afterward their pink Hockey-Thon jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for Links for Life. 

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


Renew your season tickets today and take advantage of great benefits, such as the dollar-a-day merch credit! 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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