Curtain falls on Condors 15th anniversary season

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (22-44-2-4, 50pts) opened the scoring, but the San Francisco Bulls (25-38-2-7, 59pts) scored five straight to take a 5-1 win Saturday night at Rabobank Arena in the 2012-13 season finale. 
In an evenly played first period, the Condors and Bulls both put home power play tallies to get on the board. Rookie Condors D Scott Macaulay notched his first career goal when his shot was deflected past Bulls G Tomas Heemskerk at 10:22. The Bulls answered just over two minutes later to tie it up at 1-1. Shots were 15-14 in the period. Condors G Scott Greenham also stopped a Bulls penalty shot by F Kory Falite with a minute left in the frame to keep it tied.
On the first shift of the second the Bulls took their first lead of the night on D Mark Isherwood’s blast. They extended the lead with two goals in the span of a minute and four seconds to make it 4-1 San Francisco. Bakersfield had a 35-25 shot lead through 40 minutes, however.
The Bulls added a power play marker in the third frame to extend the lead and give them five unanswered in the game. Bakersfield was whistled for 29 minutes in penalties in the third period alone, and spent much of the frame shorthanded. 
Condors Droppings:
The Condors are now 8-6-1 all-time in season finales, including 6-4-1 when the regular season ends on home ice… 46 players suited up for the Condors this season… for the first time in team history, the Condors used just two goalies in a single season… Condors fighters on the evening included D Art Bidlevskii, F Francis Verreault (2)… F Brett Lyon finished the season with 218 PIM, the most in Bakersfield since 2003-04… Condors scratches: D T.J. Fast, F Scott Freeman, D Deron Cousens, D Ryan Annesley, F Shawn Skelly… Shots: BAK: 39, SF – 37; Power Plays: BAK: 1/4; SF: 2/6; Three stars: 1. Heemskerk (SF), 2. Tam (SF), 3. Macaulay (BAK). 
Another season is in the books, and we would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for your support, night in and night out. Preparations are already underway for the 16th season of Condors hockey, which will drop the puck in October. Be sure to visit and follow us on facebook and twitter throughout the off-season to stay up-to-date on team news, promotional updates, ticket and merchandise specials, and more. 
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