Condors crush Wranglers 7-1
Welcome Charger Girls and Salmon Kings to Rabobank Arena tomorrow
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (7-7-1-0, 15pts) posted their biggest win of the season, picking up a convincing 7-1 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers (6-4-1-0, 13pts) in front of 4,670 fans on Friday at Rabobank Arena.
The Condors notched the only goal of the first period RW Stephane Goulet potted his team-leading seventh goal of the season when his wrister snuck through G Joe Fallon at 16:16. Newcomer F Slava Trukhno picked up an assist for his first point as a Condor. G Peter Hirsch stood tall for Bakersfield in the first, turning aside all 12 Wranglers shots.
The second period featured a goal scoring outburst by Bakersfield, as they poured five goals into the twine. C Adam Naglich started it off by slipping a backhand between the legs of G Joe Fallon just 58 seconds into the period.C Rylan Kaip picked up his first of two second period goals just two minutes later. The Wranglers looked like they had stopped the bleeding with a power play goal, but the Condors answered with three more goals from Goulet, Kaip, and Lepine to bring a 6-1 lead into the first intermission.
Bakersfield’s RW Carter Smith capped off the scoring with the lone third period goal. D J.F. David passed the puck to Smith on the right side, and Smith fired a shot off the shoulder of Fallon and into the top corner of the net. The Condors finished with 7 goals on 32 shots on the night.
Tonight’s game was delayed until 8:15 p.m. as Las Vegas was delayed in their arrival… The Condors seven goals on the night is their highest offensive output of the year. The 7-1 win is also their largest margin of victory this year, and is their largest since November 30, 2007 (8-1 @ Fresno)… Newcomer C Slava Trukhno picked up three assists in his Condors debut… D Jason Lepine and RW Stephane Goulet both finished with a +4 rating… Power plays: BAK: 1/4, LV 1/5… Three Stars: 1. S. Goulet (BAK); 2. R. Kaip (BAK); 3. V. Trukhno (BAK).
The Condors are holding a merchandise blowout sale at all November home games, including $50 – $75 off past specialty jerseys. Countless other items, such as jersey t-shirts, bobbleheads and team card sets, are on sale with huge discounts, and many items now cost just $1!! We’ve gone totally nutty with this ridiculous sale – take advantage of our temporary delusional state at the back merchandise stand, behind sect. 102, at every November home game.
Don’t miss your chance to reserve your ECHL All-Star Classic tickets before they go on sale to the public! The Condors All-Star 4-pack gets you tickets to the All-Star game on January 26, as well as the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss game on November 27. You also get to pick two additional games throughout the regular season.
The Condors wrap up the weekend tomorrow when the Victoria Salmon Kings are back in town. The Condors also welcome the San Diego Charger Girls to town. Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.