Morency’s hat trick paces Condors win, 5-4

Morency’s hat trick paces Condors win, 5-4
Bakersfield sits alone in first place with the victory

Bakersfield, Calif. – RW Pascal Morency recorded three goals to boost the Bakersfield Condors (4-3-0-0, 8pts) over the Alaska Aces (5-2-0-0, 10pts) by a score of 5-4 and into first place in the Pacific Division in front of 3,034 fans on Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena.

A back-and-forth first period saw the Aces grab the lead with just under two minutes left in the frame. D Brandon Gentile blasted a slap shot from the left point that found its way through traffic to beat G Josh Tordjman. The Aces out shot the Condors 13-7 in the period.
Pascal Morency
Bakersfield exploded to take control of the game in the second period, as Morency cracked the Aces shutout streak with a goal just 15 seconds into the period. It was followed up by two more goals in the next 1:21 seconds, the first from C Rylan Kaip and the next by D Joey Ryan, as the Condors rocketed to a 3-1 advantage in the second. F Chris Langkow brought the Aces back to within one, until Morency added his second of the night with a one-timer after a faceoff win in the final two minutes . The Condors led 4-2 going into the third period.

Langkow kept the Aces within striking range when he put home his second of the night on a power play halfway through the third period to draw the Aces back to within a goal. Morency answered once again by scoring into an empty net with just over a minute left in the game. The Aces made it interesting by scoring with the goalie pulled, but the Condors killed off a late period penalty to skate away with the 5-4 victory.

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Notes from the Nest:

RW Pascal Morency recorded the first hat trick of the season for the Condors… RW Erick Lizon and Aces D Alex Dzielski dropped the gloves for the second straight game… The Condors snapped the Aces shutout streak at 166:56 minutes of scoreless hockey… D Jean-Francois David played his first game of the season after suffering an upper body injury during training camp with Houston. He had an assist and was +2 in the game… G Josh Tordjman picked up the win for the Condors while G Gerald Coleman suffered the loss… Bakersfield has a 59-61-16 all-time record against Alaska… Power plays: BAK-0/2, AK-1/8… Three stars: 1. P. Morency (BAK); 2. C. Langkow (AK); 3. J. Ryan (BAK).

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The Condors return home on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to host the Utah Grizzlies. The Condors will be holding the Project Warm Families Coat Collection that night, courtesy of 98.5 The Fox, Coldstone Creamery, and Goodwill Industries. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit the Rabobank Arena Box Office, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or visit For more information, call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825), or visit