Condors fall to Eagles

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Colorado Eagles (23-16-1-4, 51pts) used a three-goal first period to cruise to a 6-3 win over the Bakersfield Condors (10-31-4-1, 25pts) in front of 4,338 at Rabobank Arena Friday night.

After two fights in the first 62 seconds warmed up the crowd, Colorado cooled them off with a pair of goals by F Joey Sides and F Adam Chorneyko over the next six minutes. D Ben Chiarot snapped home a tally a few minutes later to make it 3-0. Shots were 17-5 Colorado in the period.

Bakersfield cut into the lead in the second frame when F Tyler Helfrich scored at 12:22 to make it 3-1. But the Eagles responded with two goals in the next five minutes to take a commanding 5-1 lead through 40 minutes.

Condors rookie D Tyson Gimblett notched his second goal of the season at 6:17, cutting the lead down to 5-2. Then LW Kyle Calder added a tally at 15:27 to make it 5-3, but an Eagles goal just 18 seconds later quelled the Condors hopes for a comeback.

Click here for the highlights

Click here for the box score

Condors Droppings:

LW Kyle Calder made his season debut tonight. He had 1g-1a and was +2… The Condors season-long six-game homestand will end tomorrow night… LW Jesse Gimblett and LW Hans Benson had first period fights for the Condors… Shots on goal: BAK- 24, COL- 33… PP: BAK 0/3, COL 1/2… Three Stars: 1. Chorneyko (COL), 2. Calder (BAK), 3. Sides (COL).


Space Jersey Off Our Backs Night on Saturday

Saturday the team will wear space jerseys for a Jersey Off Our Backs Night, sponsored by Bright House Networks, La Campesina 92.5, and Bud Light. Five of the jerseys will be given away for free and the rest will be auctioned off to benefit the Asthma and COPD Education Center.

Get Tickets
Pick-4 Plans are on sale now, featuring the most sought-after games for the second half of the season, starting at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.
Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday with extended hours on gamedays. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, log on to


Follow us on Twitter


Find us on Facebook


Follow the Condors all season long, for team news, player moves, promotions, and more on Twitter (@Condors) and Facebook ( Be the first to know!