Rookies lead the way in win over Wranglers, 3-2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – F Greg Miller scored twice and F Nick MacNeil added his first pro tally as the Bakersfield Condors (29-26-2-3, 63pts) took down the Las Vegas Wranglers (16-37-4-2, 38pts), 3-2 Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena.
1st Period
  • CONDORS goal: F Greg Miller (20th) wrist shot on a rebound from between the circles (Watson, Knackstedt assists) at 8:16; BAK leads, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 12 | LV – 6

2nd Period

  • Wranglers goal: D Eddie DelGrosso one-timer from the top of the slot on the power play at 7:18; tied 1-1
  • CONDORS goal: Miller (21st) with his second of the night, wrist shot from the right circle off a patient pass from D George Hughes (Hughes, Collins assists) on the power play at 9:19; BAK leads 2-1
  • CONDORS goal: Rookie F Nick MacNeil swept in a rebound from the top of the crease for his first pro goal in his first pro game (Thurber, Heywood assists) at 19:24; BAK leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | LV – 13
3rd Period
  • Wranglers goal: F Robbie Smith from the top of the crease on the power play (extra attacker) at 18:21; BAK leads 3-2
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | LV – 11

W: Brossoit (21-9-2-0, 30/28)
L: Fullerton (10-17-4-2, 24/21)

Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Miller (BAK), 2. MacNeil (BAK), Brossoit (BAK)
  • Final shots:BAK – 24 | LV – 30
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/2 | LV – 2/5
  • F Nick MacNeil became the 7th player to score his first pro goal with the Condors this season.
  • D Jordan Heywood notched another assist tonight, giving him one in each of his two pro games.
  • Bakersfield improved to 7-2-0-0 in the season series against Las Vegas. They will meet again Sunday, and five more times in total over the remainder of the regular season.
  • F Chris Kushneriuk, who signed with Las Vegas two weeks ago, returned to Rabobank Arena in a professional game for the first time since 2011-12. The ex-Condor missed all of last season during his battle with cancer.
  • Scratches: Pageau (21-IR), Bennett (21-IR), Cunningham, Gawryletz



Saturday, Mar. 22 – Cap Giveaway Night
  • Condors vs. Ontario Reign
  • First 2,000 fans 5 and older get their choice between a baseball-style cap or a flat-bill cap
  • Sponsored by 98.5 The Fox and Three-Way Chevrolet & Cadillac
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

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