Despite a slow start it was Bakersfield that drew first blood. F Parker Stanfield jammed in a rebound of a shot by F Evan Trupp at 8:13 on the power play. Vegas, who out-shot the Condors 12-8 in the frame, pulled even with a late tally. With 2:29 left, C Judd Blackwater scored the Wranglers first goal of the season, tying it up at 1-1.
The Condors return to home ice next weekend with Friday and Saturday night matchups against the San Francisco Bulls. Friday night the first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a set of Condors Fathead stickers, sponsored by My 45, Hot Hits 93.1 and Reliable Moving & Storage.
On Saturday characters from the Star Wars films will be in the house to meet fans and pose for pictures in the Condors Photo Booth. In addition, everyone will receive a Condors Magnet Schedule, sponsored by Fastrip. Before Saturday’s game, the Bakersfield Downtown Business Association will host a Party on the Plaza, starting at 4 p.m., featuring food and drinks, games, sponsor booths and more. After the game Saturday, all Season Ticket Holders are welcome to stick around for a Meet the Team Party.
Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m., both nights. For more information or to reserve your group for opening night, please call 324-PUCK (7825).