Condors guarantee comes up short, 3-2 against Eagles

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (6-20-3-0, 15pts) jumped out to 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but couldn’t hold on as the Colorado Eagles (17-8-0-3, 37pts) fought back to win 3-2 Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena.
Bakersfield jumped out to an early lead, with LW Jesse Gimblett tickling the twine just 32 seconds into the contest, jamming in a loose puck for his seventh of the season. Just over four minutes later the Eagles tied it up with D Jon Landry’s tally. But F Peter Boyd regained the advantage for the Condors at the 10:00 mark, with a power play tally.


The Condors held a 14-9 shots lead in the middle period, but Colorado scored the only goal. F Riley Nelson snapped home a one-timer on the man-advantage at 16:04 to make it 2-2.

F Michael Forney scored early in the third to give the Eagles their first lead of the night, just 2:22 into the period. That proved to be the game winner, as Bakersfield failed to get the equalizer. The final shot total was 36-27 in favor of the Condors.

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Condors Droppings:

Condors D Tyson Gimblett had two fights on the night, one against former Condor Liam Huculak… Both clubs went 1-for-3 on the power play… Five Condors sat out injured in this game: D Joe Loprieno, F Michael Gergen, RW Scott Freeman, F Ian McKenzie and F Chris Kushneriuk… Shots on goal: BAK- 36, COL- 27… Three Stars: 1. Forney (COL); 2. Boyd (BAK); 3. J. Gimblett (BAK).

Guaranteed win night

Since the Condors did not win, tickets for tonight’s game can be exchanged at the box office for a free ticket to the Monday, Dec. 26 contest against the Stockton Thunder.

Jersey Off Our Backs – Don’t Tread On Me
The Condors honor our nation’s military past with “Don’t Tread On Me” Jersey Off Our Backs Night the day after Christmas, Monday, Dec. 26, sponsored by ABC23 and 92.1 Max FM. Five of the jerseys will be given away at the game, and the rest will be auctioned off to benefit Mercy & Memorial Hospital’s Get Fit Club. Game time is 7 p.m. 

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Holiday 4-Pack Plans are a great gift for those that like to have fun and need the perfect stocking stuffer for the Holidays! Plans start at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.
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