Condors Bury Bulls in Last Minute, 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO – The Bakersfield Condors (1-0-0) opened up the preseason with a dramatic 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Bulls (0-1-0), The team got a late tally from F Tyler Brenner  with 26.1 seconds remaining in regulation to take win at Cow Palace on Thursday night.

Game Recap
First period
  • No scoring in the period.
  • G Tyler Bunz impresses with 13 first period stops as the Condors get outshot by a 13-4 margin.
  • Condors penalty kill was strong, denying all three of San Francisco’s man-advantage opportunities.
Second Period
  • Condors dominate shot totals, 14-4.
  • Bulls goal: D Dylan King snaps home a shot from the left-wing circle past Bunz. Assist: F Christian Ouellet Time of goal: 3:29; Result: Bulls 1-0.
  • Bulls goal: 38 seconds later, F Kris Belan uncontested wrist-shot from the slot. Assists: Ouellet, D Andrew Eastman; Time of goal: 4:07;Result: Bulls 2-0.
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Daniel Sobotka on the power-play, sniped over the glove hand of G J.P. Anderson. Assists: F Jake Morley, F Luke Greiner; Time of goal: 6:08; Result: Bulls 2-1.
  • G Paul Karpowich replaced Bunz with 10:51 remaining the period. Goaltenders planned on splitting tonight’s game.
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Blair Macaulay, shorthanded, takes a feed in the left-wing circle and pots his first of the preseason. Assist: F Gary Steffes; Time of goal: 13:19; Result: Tied, 2-2.
Third Period
  • CONDORS GOAL: Brenner off a scramble in front of the net able to find the game-winner with 26 seconds left. Assist: D Joe Marciano; Time of goal: 19:34; Result: Condors WIN, 3-2.
W – Paul Karpowich (8/8; 30:51) – 1-0-0
L –  J.P. Anderson (30/33; 60:00) – 0-1-0
View the scoresheetCondors Droppings:
  • Three Stars (from Ryan Holt): 3) Bunz, 2) B. Macaulay, 1) Steffes
  • Shots on goal: BAK 33; SF – 24
  • Power plays: BAK 1/3; SF – 0/6
  • F Luke Greiner led all Condors with 4 shots.
  • Earlier today, the Condors released D Brandon Hew, F Josh Harris, F Dmitry Goldenkov, F Tristan Gardiner, and F Ray Tremblay from their tryout agreements.
  • Lines: Shupe-Steffes-Brenner, Hellyer-Ouellette-Macaulay, Morley-Greiner-Abney, Mitman-Crhak-Burgdoerfer; Leach-Marciano, Sobotka-Pageau, Wheeler-Bidlevskii
  • Scratches: Broda, Burgdoerfer, Collins, Cunningham, Haines, Knackstedt, Lutes, Macaulay, Oakley


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Skate with the Condors after preseason game Sunday

The Condors lone home preseason game is on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena. Presented by My45, KERN 1180 AM, and R&D Leather, bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots, and receive $1 terrace level admission. All lower level tickets are $10 while all upper level tickets are just $5.

Following the game, skate with the Condors and get autographs from the team. Limited skate rental is available for $5.

Opening Night Countdown: 8 days; Tickets just $10/month

Don’t miss Opening Night when the Condors host the Colorado Eagles on Friday Oct. 18! Queen Victoria, the world famous Condor, will make a special encore appearance and we’ll give away 2,000 Angry Birds plush hats. Click here to see all of the great, family fun promotions announced. Ticket packages are on sale now for the 2013-14 season for just $10/month. Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.


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