Condors school Victoria, 3-1
Field Trip Day Game ends with victory, team returns home this weekend
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (6-7-1-0, 13pts) earned their fifth point in the last three games with a 3-1 victory over the Victoria Salmon Kings (6-8-0-0, 12pts) in front of 5,051 fans on Wednesday at Rabobank Arena.
An action-filled first period showcased plenty of excitement despite the scoreless tie showing on the board when time expired. Victoria held the early lead in shots, 10-7 over the Condors. G Peter Hirsch started in goal for the Condors, while the Salmon Kings countered with G Daren Machesney.
The Condors cracked the scoresheet first when RW Stephane Goulet banged home a rebound goal. D Brendan Milnamow controlled the puck after an offensive zone draw and fired a shot on net, with Goulet on the doorstep to knock it home. The Salmon Kings answered with a power play goal from RW Ryan MacMurchy to send the game to second intermission at 1-1.
F Mark Magnowski opened up the third period with a goal at the 4:51 mark to put the Condors on top for good. Magnowski took a pass from Goulet just below the left circle and one-timed the puck past the outstretched glove of Machesney. C Rylan Kaip added an empty net insurance goal to give the Condors the 3-1 victory.
Rookie F Mark Magnowski has scored a third period goal in each of the last two games. Last Saturday, his tally tied the game in the final minutes, while today it served as the game winner… Bakersfield has earned a point in three straight games, with two wins and an OT loss… D Evan Stoflet returned to the lineup from injured reserve. He missed the last four games… Both teams used an emergency back-up goaltender in the game, Manny Martinez for the Condors and Tim Potter for Victoria. Both EBUGs are Bakersfield natives… Power plays: BAK: 0/4, VIC 1/4… Three Stars: 1. P. Hirsch (BAK); 2. S. Goulet (BAK); 3. M. Magnowski (BAK).
The Condors are holding a merchandise blowout sale at all November home games, including $50 – $75 off past specialty jerseys. Countless other items, such as jersey t-shirts, bobbleheads and team card sets, are on sale with huge discounts, and many items now cost just $1!! We’ve gone totally nutty with this ridiculous sale – take advantage of our temporary delusional state at the back merchandise stand, behind sect. 102, at every November home game.
Don’t miss your chance to reserve your ECHL All-Star Classic tickets before they go on sale to the public! The Condors All-Star 4-pack gets you tickets to the All-Star game on January 26, as well as the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss game on November 27. You also get to pick two additional games throughout the regular season.
The Condors are back at home this Friday against Las Vegas for Trading Card Giveaway, sponsored by Bright House Networks. The first 3,000 fans 5 and older will get trading card set #1. Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.