Condors can’t overcome Grizzlies, 2-1

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Utah Grizzlies (20-16-3-4, 47pts) scored twice in the first period and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (17-21-1-3, 38pts) Saturday evening at Rabobank Arena.  The Grizzlies sweep the two-game weekend series.

Box Score | Highlights | Mann post-game

1st Period
  • Utah goal: F Jamie MacQueen one-timer on the power play at 6:17; UTA leads 1-0
  • Utah goal: F Phil Mangan chipped a rebound past G Laurent Brossoit at 12:58; UTA leads 2-0
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | UTA – 13

2nd Period

  • CONDORS goal: LW Michael Neal (11th) with a wrist shot from the top of the slot through traffic (Collins, Bowman assist) at 7:23; UTA leads, 2-1
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | UTA – 11
3rd Period
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | UTA – 4
W: Bobkov (5-4-2-2; 31/30)
L: Brossoit (10-4-1-0; 28/26)

Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. MacQueen (UTA); 2. Neal (BAK); 3. Bobkov (UTA)
  • Final shots: BAK – 31 | UTA – 28
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/4 | UTA – 1/5
  • The Condors have lost back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 15-16
  • F Matt Thurber (2g-3a) had his four-game point streak come to an end.
  • The Grizzlies had two 5-on-3 power plays on the night
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson, Broda



Tuesday, Feb. 4 vs. Stockton Thunder
  • RIP Bulls Night – this game would have been against San Francisco Bulls, except they quit last week.  It’s not the first disappointment for San Francisco sports teams – recently (49ers didn’t quite make it to the Super Bowl) or all-time for that matter (Spiders hockey team that played in the 90’s).
  • Receive two for one admission if you wear any Bay Area pro team, past or present – Giants, A’s, 49ers, Raiders, Seals, Spiders, Shamrocks, Warriors, Earthquakes, Redwoods, Shuckers, etc.

Saturday, Feb. 8 vs. Ontario Reign 
  • Youth Jersey Giveaway – the first 2,000 fans 12 and under get a replica jersey of #22 Gary Steffes
  • Sponsored by KGET-TV 17, 105.3 La Preciosa and Three-Way Chevrolet & Cadillac
  • This is the most popular giveaway in Condorstown every season. It is advised that you purchase tickets in advance and arrive early to help ensure you receive the giveaway.

Tune In:

  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (, through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” video webcast airs Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m. on
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.
  • The Condors travel to Ontario on Friday, Feb. 7 (7 p.m.) and Las Vegas (2 p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 9.


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