Condors drop opener in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bakersfield Condors (18-37-2-3, 41pts) dropped the first of a three-game set against the Alaska Aces (41-12-2-4, 86pts) by a 5-1 margin on Thursday night at Sullivan Arena.
Aces F Alex Hudson struck for the first two goals of the game, thefirst coming on the game’s opening shot at 2:28 and the second on a rebound at 9:41, to put Alaska ahead 2-0. They made it 3-0 when D Sean Curry’s shot from the left-wing circle eluded Condors G Scott Greenham’s glove at 15:21 of the frame. Alaska tacked on one more in the frame, extending the lead to 4-0, when F Alexandre Imbeault’s shot from the right-wing circle beat Greenham at the 16:38 mark. Shots favored the Aces, 17-6.
Bakersfield came out much better in the second period and fired 15 shots, but could not cut into the lead and trailed 4-0 after two frames.
The Condors cut the deficit to 4-1 off a scramble in front of the net with the goal credited to C Peter Boyd at 6:44 of the third period. It would be as close as Bakersfield would get though as F Bobby Hughes scored on the power play six minutes later to cap the scoring at 5-1 for Alaska.
Tonight’s box score: click here.

Condors droppings:
D T.J. Fast played his first game in Anchorage since 2010 when he was a member of the Aces… F Evan Trupp had a six-game point streak entering the evening against Alaska dating back to last season with four goals and three assists for seven points… G Brian Stewart relieved Greenham after the first period and made 30 saves on 31 shots… Condors scratches: F Nick Prockow, D Ryan Annesley, D Dale Warkentin… Shots on goal: BAK – 31 , AK – 48 … Power plays: BAK – 0/2  , AK -1/4… Three Stars: 1. Hudson (AK), 2. Coleman (AK), 3. Hughes (AK)
ZOOperstars and Bobbleheads
The same two teams meet tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon in Anchorage. The Condors return home for a two-game series next weekend against the Ontario Reign.

Friday, Mar. 8 they welcome the ZOOperstars, sponsored by 101.5 KGFM and Dignity Health. On Saturday, Mar. 9 the first 2,000 fans 12 and under will get a dual bobblehead of goaltending tandem Scott Greenham and Brian Stewart.

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