Condors fall to Grizzlies 4-1
Head to Idaho to battle Steelheads on Friday and Saturday
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The Bakersfield Condors (14-14-1-0, 29pts) had their six-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the first place Utah Grizzlies (17-9-3-1, 38pts) in front of 3,619 fans at Maverick Center on Wednesday Night.
The Condors got the start they wanted, when F Jean-Marc Beaudoin buried a one-timer off a pass from F Michael Gergen over the glove of G Andrew Engelage to put the Condors up 1-0 4:55 into the first period. Utah found an answer, when F Tim Crowder picked off a clearing pass from G Josh Tordjman and deposited it into the empty net. Tordjman stopped 16 shots in the first period.
F Tom May opened up the second period with a power play goal just 2:28 into the period. The 2-1 lead was increased to 3-1 when D Matt Sorteberg cleaned up a rebound and snapped it over a sprawling Tordjman. It was the second power play goal of the night for the Grizzlies.
Utah added one final goal in the third period, when F Brent Gauvreau found a rebound on the side of the net and picked up his third of the year. The Grizzlies finished with a 39 – 24 advantage in shots on goal.
LW Brad Snetsinger and F Michael Gergen each played against their former team for the first time. Gergen earned an assist… G Josh Tordjman was named ECHL Goalie of the Week for the second straight week… Power plays: BAK: 0/5, UTA: 2/5… Three Stars: 1. T. May (UTA); 2. K. Deeth (UTA); 3. A.Engelage (UTA).
The Condors return to home ice on Friday, January 7, when Takeru Kobayashi will be in the house for a hot dog eating contest and $1 hot dogs, courtesy of ABC23 and KERN 1180. See world-renowned Hot Dog Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi take on locals in a Hot Dog Eating Contest at the intermission.
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. – 6 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 $31.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011, are on sale now. Mini plans are available as well; visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.