Energetic crowd welcomes Condors into a new era

CONDORSTOWN – The Colorado Eagles (1-0-0-0, 2pts) and Bakersfield Condors (0-0-0-1, 1pts) went the distance on Opening Night, with the visitors taking a 2-1 shootout win over Bakersfield in front of 6,490 fans at Rabobank Arena.


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First period
  • Eagles goal: F Kyle Ostrow’s shot deflects past Condors G Tyler Bunz just 37 seconds into the game, on the first shot of the game. Colorado 1-0 
  • Bakersfield out-shot 10-5 in the period.
  • Eagles go 0-for-1 on the lone power play of the frame.
Second Period
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Chase Schaber (1st) wrist shot from the right circle at 4:40. Score: 1-1
  • Condors out-shoot Colorado 10-5 in the period.
  • Bakersfield 0-for-2 on the power play in the period, Colorado 0-for-1.
Third Period
  • No scoring.
  • Condors out-shoot Colorado 12-6
  • FIGHT: Condors F Jake Morley vs. F Jesse Mychan, 3:10 into the period.
  • No scoring
  • Shootout goals: BAK: Knackstedt, Lutes; COL: Daavattilla, Ulanski, Hood. FINAL: Eagles win 2-1
W – Adam Brown (27/28, 3/5) – 1-0-0-0
L – Tyler Bunz (22/23, 2/5) – 0-0-0-1
Condors Droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Hood (COL), 2. Schaber (BAK), 3. Knackstedt (BAK)
  • Shots on goal: BAK- 28; COL- 23
  • Power plays: BAK- 0/2; COL – 0/2
  • This was the first overtime/shootout loss in a home opener in Condors history.
  • The crowd of 6,490 was the 6th largest home opener crowd in team history.
  • F Luke Greiner was released earlier in the day.
  • Scratches: Sobotka, Pageau, G. Burgdoerfer, Abney, Haines (21-IR)

Up next:

The Condors head down to Ontario for their first road game of the season, Saturday night at 6 p.m. Tune in to all the action live on Fox Sports Radio 970AM, on the iHeartRadio app on your mobile device or pay-per-view at www.AmericaOne.com.


Back on home ice:

The Condors host two games next weekend. On Friday, Oct. 25 they host the Stockton Thunder and everyone will get a team poster, sponsored by Fox Sports Radio 970 and Castle Printing Group.


Saturday night, Oct. 26 is One Direction Night, sponsored by KLLY 95.3 and Dignity Health. The first 2,000 fans 17 and under get a 12″ One Direction standee, and 20 lucky fans will win a life-size cutout of a member of your favorite British Boy Band.


Ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are still available and can be had for close to $10 per month. Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.


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