Condors roll in Utah 5-2

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – G Scott Greenham made 48 saves and five different players lit the lamp as the Bakersfield Condors (12-27-1-2, 27pts) took down the Utah Grizzlies (15-17-2-3, 35pts) 5-2 Saturday night at Maverik Center. 
The Grizzlies drew first blood on the night and took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room through 20 minutes of play. Greenham was sharp, however, guiding his team through a trying opening frame by stopping 21 shots. 

In the second the Condors started to take over. Tempers flared with a pair of fights in the first five minutes of the period. F Brett Lyon put the Condors on the board, finally beating G Shane Owen at 15:16. Less than three minutes later F Francis Verreault gave Bakersfield the lead on the power play. Meanwhile Bakersfield out-shot the Grizzlies 14-13 in the middle stanza.

Bakersfield scored twice in the first 6:08 of the third to put down any thoughts of a Utah comeback. D Francis Meilleur scored at 2:08 of the period, and 240 seconds later F Peter Boyd buried a centering feed from LW Evan Trupp for his 10th of the season to make it 4-1 and chase Owen from the Utah net. RW Brett Perlini added his fourth of the season and second in as many nights at 11:35. A goal with just seconds remaining on the clock for Utah accounted for the final score.

Condors droppings:
C Tyler Maxwell was acquired from Utah (for future considerations) earlier today and hopped from one dressing room to the other for tonight’s game… Extending point streaks tonight: F Francis Verreault, eight games (4g-6a); C Nicholas Tremblay, six games (5g-7a)… Brett Perlini has a goal in back-to-back games after returning from injury Friday night. He missed 33 games since going down Oct. 27… F Brett Lyon has goals in three straight games, tying a Condors season high… Condors scratches: D Dale Warkentin, F Scott Freeman, F Parker Stanfield, D Ryan Annesley (inj.) Shots on goal: BAK – 35 , UTA – 50 … Power plays: BAK- 3/6, UTA – 0/4 … Three stars: 1. Greenham (BAK), 2. Battani (UTA), 3. Tremblay (BAK)
Youth Jerseys and Cowboy Hats up next
The road trip continues with a Monday matinee in Ontario at 1 p.m. They play the next six all on the road, and return home to host Colorado on Feb. 1 with Youth Jersey Giveaway Night, sponsored by KGET-TV 17, Hot Hits 93.1 and Rabobank. The first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors youth jersey featuring Alternate Captain Peter Boyd. 

On Saturday, Feb. 2 they play Ontario again on Cowboy Hat Giveaway Night, sponsored by the Emporium Western Store. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get their choice between and tan or black Condors cowboy hat (while supplies last).

Fun 4-packs are on sale now and if you purchase two 4-packs, you get a free Condors Snuggie! Check out the plan to fit your schedule and budget by clicking here or calling 324-PUCK (7825).

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*main slate photo courtesy of Josie Vimahi, Centerline