Condors can’t hold on against Alaska, 4-2

Mar. 25, 2014
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (30-29-2-3, 65pts) jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Alaska Aces (42-17-3-3, 90pts), but couldn’t hold on, and eventually fell 4-2 Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena.
1st Period
  • CONDORS goal: RW Jordan Knackstedt (17th) wrist shot from between the circles, off a feed from F Nick MacNeil (Hughes also assisted) at 5:41; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS goal: D Erik Burgdoerfer (11th) with a wrist shot from the right point (Schaber, Carroll assist); BAK leads, 2-0
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | AK – 7

2nd Period

  • Aces goal: F Andy Taranto with a goal that pinballed around from behind the goal line to the back of the net at 4:30; BAK leads, 2-1
  • Aces goal: LW Brett Findlay on a partial breakaway at 14:26; tied 2-2
  • Aces goal: Findlay with his second of the period from the top of the slot, with a shot that finds the top left corner of the net at 16:45; AK leads, 3-2
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | AK – 17
3rd Period
  • Las Vegas goal: Taranto with his second of the game, off a rebound into the slot at 11:33; AK leads, 4-2
  • Shots: BAK – 4 | AK – 11

W: Crandall (2-0-0-0, 21/19)

L: Pickard (5-10-0-0, 35/31)
Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Findlay (AK) 2. MacNeil (BAK) 3. Taranto (AK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 21 | AK – 35
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/3  | AK – 0/4
  • F Nick MacNeil had an assist, has points in back to back games and a point in three of his first five professional games.
  • F Jordan Knackstedt (2g-4a) extended his point streak to six games and led the team with five shots.
  • The Aces played with two more skaters than Bakersfield, as the Condors injury list kept them to nine forwards and just five defensemen.
  • Scratches: Pageau (21-IR), Bennett (21-IR), Cunningham, Watson, Bunz



Friday, Mar. 28 -Bakersfield Fog Jersey Night
  • Condors vs. Ontario Reign
  • Condors will wear special Bakersfield Oilers jerseys for a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle & Auction
  • Sponsored by 97.3 Jack FM, Dignity Health and American Business Machines
  • Five of the jerseys will be given away at the game, the rest auctioned off to benefit the Kern County Cancer Fund
  • Hairiest Back Contest – submit your photo to or tweet to us (@Condors) and participants will compete at center ice for a prize pack including a $75 Eureka Burger gift certificate and 4 glass seats.
  • Join us before the game at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for the first ever Condors Craft Beer Fest. Click here for tickets. Season ticket holders who don’t also need a ticket to the game, click here.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

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