Condors fall in Utah, 3-2

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Bakersfield Condors (16-18-1-2, 35pts) made things interesting late, but fell 3-2 to the Utah Grizzlies (16-16-3-4, 39pts) in a battle of two of the hottest teams in the ECHL on Friday night at Maverik Center.

Box Score | LISTEN: Neal Late Goal

1st Period
  • CONDORS goal: D George Hughes (3rd) from the center point off a face-off win. Assist: Broda; Time of goal: 3:26;Condors lead, 1-0
  • Utah goal: F Jamie MacQueen’s wrist shot from inside the right point got the Grizzlies on the board. Time of goal: 10:57;Game tied, 1-1
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | UTAH – 10

2nd Period

  • Utah goal: Macqueen scored his second of the night off a rush down the left-wing. Time of goal: 2:47; Utah leads, 2-1
  • Utah goal: F Danick Paquette’s wrist shot from the high slot found the back of the cage. Time of goal: 17:22; Utah leads, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | UTAH – 16
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: F Michael Neal snapped a shot off from the left-wing circle late to cut the deficit in half. Assists: Thurber, Burgdoerfer; Time of goal: 19:24; Utah leads, 3-2
  • Bakersfield pulled the netminder, but could not get an equalizer.
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | UTAH – 10
W: Dell (28/26; 11-3-0-1)
L: Brossoit (36/33; 9-3-0-1)
Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars (from Ryan Holt): 1. MacQueen (UTAH); 2. Neal (BAK); 3. Dell (UTAH)
  • Final shots: BAK – 28 | UTAH – 36
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/6 | UTAH – 0/5
  • Bakersfield and Utah meet again on Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. PST
  • The Condors had their four-game streak with at least a point (3-0-0-1) came to an end with the loss
  • C Joel Broda (4g-4a) extended their point streak to five games
  • The Condors are 2-1-0 against Utah this season
  • Scratches: Pageau, Steffes, Abney, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson



Friday, Jan. 31 vs. Utah Grizzlies

  • One lucky fan will win a free cemetery plot for two at Historic Union Cemetery.
  • Sponsored by Historic Union Cemetery & 97.3 JACK FM

Saturday, Feb. 1 vs. Utah Grizzlies 

  • Lakers v. Clippers Basketball Giveaway – first 2,000 fans, 17 & under, will get their choice. Whichever team runs out first will be declared the fan favorite of Condorstown
  • Sponsored by KERN 1180 AM



Tickets are on sale now for one of the most anticipated nights of the season, Tip A Condor presented by 98.5 The Fox. This year’s event returns to Firehouse, located at 7701 White Lane, on Tues. January 28 from 5-8 p.m. Every year Condors players trade their hockey gear in and become waiters, all in the name of a good cause. There will be tremendous auction items available to bid on and fans can interact with the players playing games, taking pictures, and more as the guys collect tips for the Kern County Shrine Club. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Click here  

Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.


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