Keetley shines with 42 saves in 4-0 shutout of Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK – The Bakersfield Condors (4-3-1-0, 9pts) received a strong goaltending performance from Matt Keetley and and offensive outburst from their top line en route to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Alaska Aces (5-3-0-0, 10pts) on Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena. 

Neither team was able to get on the scoreboard in the first period. Condors G Matt Keetley stopped 14 Aces’ shots, while Alaska G Gerald Coleman denied six Condors chances. Both teams were unsuccessful in their lone power play efforts.

Bakersfield became the first team to take a lead on the Aces’ home ice this season when RW Scott Freeman scored his seventh goal of the season, completing a nifty passing sequence from C Mathew Sisca and LW Jesse Gimblett at 5:21. The Condors extended their lead to 2-0 with a power-play tally from F Matt Marquardt who slapped a one-time feed at the top of the faceoff circle past Coleman at the 9:06 mark. It was Marquardt’s third of the year, assisted by C Casey Pierro-Zabotel and F Peter Boyd. Shots were 11-9 in favor of Alaska.

The Condors scored twice more in the third period with goals from Gimblett at 32 seconds and Sisca at 12:44 to cap the scoring at 4-0. Hans Benson and Gimblett both dropped the gloves in entertaining fights late in the third period. Keetley made 17 third period saves to preserve the shutout, 4-0.

Condors Droppings:
This was the first of three games this week for Bakersfield in Alaska…Casey Pierro-Zabotel’s second period assist was the 100th point of his professional career..Scott Freeman leads the ECHL in rookie scoring (7g, 6a) and has a point in seven of the Condors eight games played this season…Benson fought for the fourth time this season, Gimblett picked up his first fighting major…It was the first Condors shutout in Alaska since March 2, 2004, a 3-0 victory…Keetley’s 42 saves were the most in a Condors shutout since Jamie Hodson made 42 against Phoenix on March 13, 2007…Power plays: BAK – 1/4; AK – 0/5… Three Stars: 1. Matt Keetley (BAK) 2. Scott Freeman (BAK) 3. Mathew Sisca (BAK)

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