Condors blanked by Aces, 3-0

Condors blanked by Aces, 3-0
Same two teams tango Wednesday at Rabobank Arena

Bakersfield, Calif. G Adam Courchaine stopped 33 shots for his first professional shutout, leading the Alaska Aces (5-1-0-0, 10pts) to a 3-0 win over the Bakersfield Condors (3-3-0-0, 6pts) Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

The Aces jumped out to an early lead in the first period when LW Ethan Cox deflected a shot from D Russ Sinkewich just past G Josh Tordjman less than 5 minutes into the first period. Alaska added to their lead when LW Scott Howes found a loose puck in the slot and capitalized on his chance. The Condors had a chance to get on the board at the Josh Tordjmanend of the period, but rang a shot off the crossbar.

The Condors picked up their physical play in the second period, but Courchaine slammed the door on every chance. Bakersfield outshot the Aces by a 15-6 margin in the second period, but just couldn’t get the puck to bounce into the net. Tordjman sparkled at the end of the second period as well when he made a flurry of saves to keep the score at 2-0.

Alaska played shut-down defense in the third as the Condors pressured for chances. They outshot the Condors 15-6 in the frame, and kept the loose pucks away from their goaltender. RW Wes Goldie notched an empty net tally to secure the victory.

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Notes from the Nest:

C Adam Naglich saw his four-game point streak snapped tonight… RW Erick Lizon and Aces D Alex Dzielski earned fighting majors just two seconds into the game… F Jean-Marc Beaudoin led the Condors with five shots on goal… Tonight was the 135th meeting between the two teams. Bakersfield has a 58-61-16 all-time record against Alaska… Power plays: BAK-0/3, AK-0/2… Three stars: 1. A. Courchaine (AK); 2. E. Cox (AK); 3. E. Lizon (BAK).

Get Tickets:

The Condors and the Alaska Aces meet again on Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena. That night, the Oakland Raiderettes will visit Condorstown, courtesy of 92.5 La Campesina, Mauricio’s and Bud Light. They will perform during the intermissions and pose for pictures in the Condors Photo Booth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit the Rabobank Arena Box Office, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or visit For more information, call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825), or visit