The Condors head to Utah after falling at home on Opening Night
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors had an opportunity to open up the season with a win on home ice on Saturday, but their comeback effort fell short after a late third period Wranglers goal. The Condors are 0-1-0-0 to start the season, and are currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division. The Condors play their next two games on Friday and Saturday in Utah.
THIS WEEK (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):
Friday, Oct. 22 @ Utah (6:05 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 23 @ Utah (6:05 p.m.)
WEEK IN REVIEW (Home team in CAPS):
Saturday, Oct. 16
Las Vegas 4 vs. CONDORS 3
C Rylan Kaip notched the first goal of the game half-way through the first period, and the Condors took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The tide turned in the second period, when C Ryan Huddy notched three straight goals to record a natural hat trick. The Condors were able to tie the game in the third period with goals by RW Stephane Goulet and F Jean-Marc Beaudoin. It would not be enough, as C Colin Long spoiled the Condors comeback with a goal at the 14:31 mark, and the Wranglers held on for the 4-3 victory.
PLAYER AND TEAM NOTES:
- The Condors fell to 7-6-0 on Opening Night and 8-5-0 in Home Openers
- The Condors had the 2nd highest Opening Night attendance in the league with 6,871
- LW Mika Suoranimi led all Condors with 5 shots on goal, he also finished +2
- RW Carter Smith picked up his first professional point with an assist on Beaudoin’s third period marker
- D Joey Ryan had 2 assists and a +2 rating
- C Rylan Kaip finished with 2 points (1g, 1a)
- G Peter Hirsch recorded the longest time between Condors stints, having spent almost seven years away from Bakersfield since he last played in Condorstown
ON THE DOCKET:
The Condors head out to Utah for their first road trip of the season, as they battle with the Grizzlies on Friday and Saturday night. Saturday’s game can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM. All games this season will be carried live on foxsports970am.com, and on your smartphone through the iheartradio app. Fans can also watch all games streaming live on America One. Both games start at 6:05 p.m. Pacific.
The Condors will return to the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena on Friday, Oct. 29 to take on the Stockton Thunder. Schedule Magnets, courtesy of ESPN AM 1230 and Three Way Automotive Group, will be given away to all fans in attendance. Twilight Night is Saturday, Oct. 30, when the Alaska Aces come to town, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio. Everyone in attendance will receive a set of glow in the dark fangs, and you can dress up like your favorite Twilight character for a chance to win $106 and a Twilight prize pack. There will also be a regular Halloween costume contest, with $106 cash and tickets to this year’s All-Star game going to the winner. In addition, anybody with the name “Edward”, “Jacob” or “Bella” will receive two for one admission into the game by showing your ID. Both games start at 7 p.m. Pacific.
The Condors return home on Oct. 29 to face the Stockton Thunder. 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 or to reserve your ticket package today, and click here for the full schedule.