Condors Spoil San Francisco’s Debut, 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – In a night of firsts, the Bakersfield Condors (1-0-0, 2pts) won their first-ever game against the San Francisco Bulls (0-1-1, pts) in the teams’ first-ever meeting by a score of 4-3 on Friday night. Bakersfield is now 10-5-0 all-time in season openers.
C Levi Nelson got the Condors on the board first, 1-0, after he forced a turnover and snapped a quick shot past Bulls G Thomas Heemskerk. San Francisco would equalize at 16:01 as LW Dean Oullet scored the first goal in team history to tie the game at 1-1. However, the Condors would regain their one-goal lead before the break as RW Zach Cohen maneuvered from behind the net to slide one past Heemskerk and give the Condors a 2-1 lead at intermission. Bakersfield outshot San Francisco, 17-10.

C Robby Dee was awarded a penalty shot with the Condors on the penalty kill and converted at 4:25 of the second period to extend the lead to 3-1. After a few big stops from netminder Brian Stewart, the Condors went back on the offensive with the first pro tally from RW Brett Perlini as he banged home his own rebound at 17:13, putting Bakersfield in front by three at 4-1. The Condors held the shot advantage, 11-10.

San Francisco scored two goals within a minute of one another in the third period to cut the Condors lead to 4-3, but Bakersfield held on for the victory, 4-3.

Tonight’s box score: click here.

Condors droppings: This was the first professional hockey game played at the Cow Palace since 1996…Dee’s penalty shot was the first of his career and 25th all-time in Condors history..Bakersfield is now 10-5 in season openers and have won their last two on the road…The Condors scratched D Francis Meilleur, F Nick Prockow, and D Joe Rogalski… Three Stars: #1 Cohen (BAK), #2 Nelson (BAK), #3 Oullet (SF)… Shots on goal: BAK – 32, SF – 30… Power plays: BAK – 0/4, SF – 0/2

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Opening Night in Condorstown will have a championship feel as the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings Ice Crew Girls, Street Team, and mascot Bailey will be on hand as the Condors host the Las Vegas Wranglers at 5 p.m. Any locked out NHL Kings who are around (hint hint) are more than welcome to join Bailey and Crew at the game as well.

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