Condors fall 3-1 to Utah
Close homestand with Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday
Bakersfield, Calif. – Two power play goals in the first seven minutes by the Utah Grizzleis (8-4-2-1, 19pts) doomed the Bakersfield Condors (7-9-1-0, 15pts) to a 3-1 loss on Wednesday night in front of 3,433 fans at Rabobank Arena.
The Condors got out to a rough start, as they were whistled for 3 penalties in the first seven minutes of the game, and the Grizzlies knocked home two goals. The first of those was scored at the 3:44 mark by F Tim Crowder, and it was followed up three minutes later by C Brett Parnham. The Condors were being outshot by a 9-2 at one point in the period, but managed to narrow the gap to 10-6 by the end of the frame.
Bakersfield cut the Grizzlies lead in half with a power play goal less than a minute into the second period. D J.F. David blasted a shot from the left point that slid past G J.P. Lameroux and into the net. The goal came just 54 seconds into the middle frame and was the only one scored in the period. The Condors trailed 2-1 after the second stanza.
The Grizzlies knocked home the next goal at the 4:14 mark of the third. A shot from D Matt Clarke hit traffic in front of the net, and C Marcus Carroll found the loose puck and stuffed it past G Peter Hirsch, putting the Grizzlies up 3-1. Utah locked down defensively in the third, allowing just 7 shots, and the Condors fell by the 3-1 score.
G Josh Tordjman served the fourth game of his six game suspension. He is eligible to return on Dec. 3… D Joey Ryan was released from his PTO with Oklahoma City (AHL). He played tonight and got into a second period fight…The first three goals of the night were all scored on the power play. Carroll’s third period goal was the only even strength marker on the night… Power plays: BAK: 1/5, UTA 2/4… Three Stars: 1. J. Lamoureux (UTA); 2. B. Parnham (UTA); 3. V. Trukhno (BAK).
The Condors are back in action against Utah on Saturday for Teddy Bear Toss, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, KERN 1180 AM, and Wells Fargo. 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. The Box Office will be closed tomorrow. 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.