Condors run out of time against Utah, fall 6-4

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (13-10-1-2, 29pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, mounted a comeback in the third period, but fell to the Utah Grizzlies (10-10-2-2, 24pts) by a 6-4 score on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.
C Josh Currie had a two-goal night for the Condors, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: F Michael Pelech (12) took advantage of a bad bounce off the right-wing corner boards and beat G Frans Tuohimaa on the power play. Assists: Aubin, Johnston; Time of goal: 15:26, UTA leads, 1-0
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: D Kevin Lind (1) from the bottom of the right-wing circle. Assist: Johnston, Searfoss; Time of goal: 17:19; UTA leads, 2-0
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | UTA – 12
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Brendan Brooks (5) wired a slapshot from the right-wing circle. Assist: Fienhage; Time of goal: 4:21; UTA leads, 2-1
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: F Brent Gwidt (3) broke in all alone and beat G Frans Tuohimaa. Unassisted: 4:48; UTA leads, 3-1
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: F Mathieu Aubin (8) on a breakaway on the right wing snapped one past Tuohimaa. Assist: Pelech; UTA leads, 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Josh Currie (3) on a shorthanded breakaway went under the cross bar past G Igor Bobkov. Unassisted: Time of goal: 16:54; UTA leads, 4-2
  • Shots: BAK – 12 | UTA – 5
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: Aubin (9) blast from the top of the right circle. Assist: Pelech; Time of goal: 8:30; UTA leads, 5-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Brendon Nash (2) from the top of the circle sniped a shot past Bobkov on a 4-on-4 power play. Assists: Ludwig, Brooks; Time of goal: 10:40; UTA leads, 5-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: Currie (4) from the slot snapped a shot into the back of the cage. Assists: Sylvestre, Craig; Time of goal: 12:22; UTA leads, 5-4
  • GRIZZLIES GOAL: Gwidt notched his second of the night into an empty net at 19:08; UTA leads 6-4
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | UTA – 13
BAK: Tuohimaa (ND; 16/12; 30:19) Rimmer (13/12, 29:05; 7-7-1)
UTA: Bobkov (33/29; 1-1-0)


  • Three Stars: 1. Aubin (UTA) 2. Currie (BAK) 3. Brooks (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 33 | UTA – 33
  • Power Plays: BAK – 1/1 | UTA – 1/3
  • The Condors have scored a power-play goal in 10 straight games (17-44)
  • Currie’s shorthanded goal was the team’s fourth of the season
  • RW Brendan Brooks has 12 points in 11 games with Bakersfield (5g-7a); he played in his 900th professional game tonight
  • D C.J. Ludwig has six points in six games with the Condors (1g-5a)
  • G Ty Rimmer replaced G Frans Tuohimaa after the fourth Utah goal
  • Scratches: D Joe Marciano, F Ryan Watson


Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. Utah Grizzlies (5:30 p.m.)

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  • Family Pizza Deal – family pizza & four sodas for $25
  • B-better Bakersfield Night – 2-for-1 admission with a report card showing a B average

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