Eagles hang on to defeat Condors, 3-2

LOVELAND, Colo. – The Bakersfield Condors (7-18-1-2, 17pts) scored the game’s opening goal, but surrendered three straight to the Colorado Eagles (14-11-1-2, 31pts) and fell by a 3-2 score at the Budweiser Events Center on Wednesday night.

Bakersfield jumped on the board first with a power-play goal from F Jacob Lagace at the 10:15 of the opening period. Lagace provided a screen in front of the net and tipped a D Scott Enders shot past G Adam Brown to give the Condors a 1-0 lead. It would not last long though as Colorado capitalized on a power play of their own, 44 seconds later, when F Kevin Ulanski found room at the side of the net and beat G Brian Stewart through the pads to tie the game at 1-1. The Eagles took a 2-1 lead at 13:43 with their second power-play goal, this time off the stick of F Joey Sides. Colorado outshot the Condors, 19-8.

In the second period, the Eagles extended their lead to 3-1 when F Kevin Ulanski potted his second of the night at the 3:38 mark. The Condors clawed back to within one at 3-2 when F Peter Boyd found a loose puck in the slot and rattled one past Brown at 13:57 of the frame. Shots were even at nine each.

The Condors went on the power play three times in the third period and pulled Stewart for the final 1:25 of the frame, but could not find an equalizer and fell by a 3-2 margin. Shots were even at six aside.
Tonight’s box score: click here

Condors droppings:
D Deron Cousens joined the team just after 5 p.m. and played his first game with Bakersfield… F Daniel Koger played his first game as a Condor since being acquired from South Carolina for Robby Dee on Monday. He registered an assist.. This was the first meeting of the season between the two teams… F Jacob Lagace’s had a point (goal) after his three-game scoring streak was snapped in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Out of the lineup was F Nick Prockow (healthy), F Alex Hudson (healthy), D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Brett Perlini (inj.), D Trevor Hendrikx (inj.),and D Olivier Dame-Malka (inj.)… Shots on goal: BAK – 22, COL – 34 … Power plays: BAK- 1/7 , COL- 2/5 … Three Stars: #1 Ulanski (COL), #2 Brown (COL), #3 Nelson (COL)

Condors return home after Christmas

The Condors continue their four-game road trip in Colorado on Friday and Saturday at 6:10 p.m. each night. They return home to host Stockton on Thursday, Dec. 27 for Boomtown Bakersfield, and Friday, Dec. 28 for Voodoo Doll Giveaway, sponsored by My 45 and 97.3 JACK FM.

Saturday, Dec. 29 against Idaho is Jake Varner Night, where the team will honor the Condorstown Gold Medalist and also don special jerseys in a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction.

Buy a Condors Jersey and get $40 credit!
From now until Friday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. when you buy a Condors jersey (burgundy, white, black) you will receive a $40 gift certificate for use on merchandise or towards purchasing a Condors ticket plan. Get the jersey for a loved one and then treat yourself to Condors hockey by getting a Holiday 4-Pack for as low as $32! When you buy two 4-Packs you will even get a Condors snuggie, adding more to the stocking this season! Call 324-PUCK (7825) or swing by the Condors front office today.

Holiday 4-Packs Make Great Stocking Stuffers!!
Holiday 4-packs are on sale now and a perfect gift for the person in your life who likes to have fun. Check out the plan to fit your needs by clicking here or calling 324-PUCK (7825).

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