Condors grind out 4-3 win over Utah

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (6-13-0-1, 13pts) scored three times in the second period and received a 37-save effort by G Chet Pickard in taking a 4-3 victory over the Utah Grizzlies (7-10-1-2, 17pts) at Rabobank Arena Friday night.

Box Score | Hightlights | Bennett interview

First Period

  • Condors goal: F Spencer Bennett (1st) on a rebound at 6:18 (Knackstedt, Broda assist). BAK leads 1-0
  • Grizzlies goal: F David Vallorani from the left point on the power play at 8:54. Tied 1-1 
  • Shots: BAK- 8, UTA- 17

Second Period

  • Condors goal: Bennett (2nd of the game) off a turnover at the Bakersfield blue line (Neal, Pageau) at :46. BAK leads 2-1
  • Condors goal: C Joel Broda (7th) wrist shot from the left circle on a 2-on-1 rush (Schaber assist) at 12:17. BAK leads 3-1
  • Condors goal: LW Michael Neal finishes a 3-on-1 rush with a one-timer (Steffes assist) at 12:42. BAK leads 4-1
  • Grizzlies goal: F Michael Pelech, redirection in front of the net (Lee, Aubin assist) on the power play at 14:06. BAK leads 4-2
  • Shots: BAK- 10, UTA- 9

Third Period

  • Grizzlies goal: F Brent Gwidt from the bottom of the right circle at 15:32. BAK leads 4-3
  • Shots: BAK- 14, UTA- 4


W: Pickard (3-3-0-0, 40/37)

L: Meisner (2-5-0-0, 22/18)


Condors Droppings

  • Three Stars: 1. Bennett (BAK), 2. Broda (BAK), 3. Pickard (BAK)
  • Shots on goal: BAK- 40, UTA- 22
  • Power Plays: BAK- 0/3, UTA- 2/4
  • Broda (1g-1a) extended his point streak to four games (4g-5a) and now has goals in back-to-back games.
  • F Chase Schaber and F Nicholas Tremblay both left the game injured and did not return.
  • Three players had multi-point games: Bennett (2g), Broda (1g-1a), Neal (1g-1a).
  • Fans left tonight’s game with free burritos, courtesy of El Pollo Loco because the Condors scored four goals.
  • Scratches: Follmer, Garlock, Little


Mohawk Giveaway & Kids Club Night Saturday

The same two teams battle Saturday at Rabobank Arena at 7 p.m. The first 2,000 fans 17 and under get a Condors Mohawk, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio and Reliable Moving. It’s also a Camelot Park and Wells Fargo Kids Club Game, giving all members complimentary lower level tickets with their club ID.



The Condors Holiday 4-Pack is the perfect gift for those in your life who like to have fun and save money in the process. Pick four games of your choosing, save money, and get to enjoy the great perks of being a season ticket holder.


For more information or to select your games, click here.


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