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.
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.
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** Photo credit to Diane Madden **