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.
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).
*main slate photo courtesy of Josie Vimahi, Centerline