Depleted Condors drop opener in Alaska

ANCHORAGE- The Bakersfield Condors (14-11-1-2, 31pts), lost for just the second time in six games against the Alaska Aces (11-13-0-0, 22pts), 6-1, on Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena. D Nick Pageau scored his first goal of the season in the loss.
  • ACES GOAL: D Brad Cole (2) walked down the slot and snapped a shot into the back of the net. Assists: Bussieres, Archambault; Time of goal: 1:09; AK leads, 1-0
  • ACES GOAL: F Brendan Connolly (7) threw a pass off two skate deflections and past G Ty Rimmer. Assist: Gorham; Time of goal: 7:35; AK leads, 2-0
  • ACES GOAL: F Jacob Doty (1) wrap around from behind the net. Assists: Walters, Wolfe; Time of goal: 15:18; AK leads, 3-0
  • Shots: BAK – 11 | AK – 8
  • ACES GOAL: F Chris Francis (8) took a feed in front for a shorthanded goal. Time of goal: 18:41; Assist: Connolly; AK leads, 4-0
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | AK – 6
  • ACES GOAL: F Greg Wolfe (9) scooped up a loose puck and roofed a shot from the right-wing circle. Unassisted; Time of goal:7:55; AK leads, 5-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Nick Pageau (1) wrist shot from the high slot beat G niklas Lundstrom. Assist: Abney; Time of goal: 8:19; AK leads, 5-1
  • ACES GOAL: Wolfe (10) with his second of the night off a rebound. Assists: Walters, Baldwin; Time of goal: 14:54; AK leads, 6-1
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | AK -14
BAK: Rimmer (28/22; 7-8-1)
AK: Lundstrom (26/25; 9-10-0)


  • Three Stars: 1. Lundstrom (AK) 2. Wolfe (AK) 3. Connolly (AK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 26 | AK – 28
  • Power Plays: BAK – 0/4 | AK – 0/3
  • The Condors are now 4-2-0 against the Aces this season
  • D Gabriel Verpaelst fought in the 2nd period. His team-leading 6th fight of the season
  • D Joe Marciano returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an injury
  • C Ryan Watson played his first game since May 17, 2014, also in Alaska, during the ECHL Western Conference Finals
  • Scratches: F Nick MacNeil
The Condors finish the road trip on Friday and Saturday in Alaska. They return home for four straight and eight of their next 10 games. The Condors return to Rabobank Arena for two straight games after Christmas.

Friday, Dec. 26 vs. Stockton Thunder (7 p.m.)

  • Laptop Giveaway – everyone has the chance to win one of 10 HP Chromebook 14 laptops to be given away (sponsored by My45, La Caliente 96.9 and XIT Solutions)

Saturday, Dec. 27 vs. Stockton Thunder (7 p.m.)

  • The Hobbit Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction – the Condors will wear special Hobbit-themed jerseys, adorned with hobbits, dragons, fire and more! (sponsored by Eyewitness News)
  • Everyone has the chance to win one of five to be given away for free, we will auction off the rest for charity
  • 2-for-1 admission – bring your Maya Cinemas ticket stub from a showing of the new Hobbit movie and get 2-for-1 admission

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