Stewart carries the Condors to a sweep of Colorado, 1-0

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – G Brian Stewart made 46 saves for his first shutout of the season, as the Bakersfield Condors (17-34-2-3, 39pts) won their third in a row, 1-0 over the Colorado Eagles (24-24-1-2, 51pts) Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.



Neither team lit the lamp in the first, as both Condors G Brian Stewart and Eagles G Kyle Jones combined for 17 saves. Despite the lack of scoring there were plenty of opportunities and physical play. 

The Condors earned a power play five minutes into the period and used it to take the lead. F Jake Morley buried a centering feed from F Nicholas Tremblay at 6:15 to make it 1-0. Stewart was steady through the period, stopping 20 Colorado shots, while the Condors missed a glorious opportunity to extend the lead with a late major power play. It remained 1-0 through 40 minutes.

If there was any doubt how the game would end, Stewart erased it with 17 more saves in the final frame. The Condors killed of a couple of key power plays as well, and held on for the win. The Condors swept the weekend series against the Eagles, and have now won three in a row, gaining ground on San Francisco and Utah, who both lost tonight. Bakersfield trails the Bulls by just six points in the standings.

Today’s box score:  click here.

Condors droppings:
G Brian Stewart finished his weekend with 98 saves in two games… Tonight’s game was the third shutout of his career… F Jake Morley has a point in four straight games (2g-3a)… His linemates RW Scott Freeman and F Nicholas Tremblay now have three-game streaks… Condors scratches: F Peter Boyd, D Ryan Annesley, F Nick Prockow, D Francis Meilleur… Shots on goal: BAK – 23, COL – 46… Power plays: BAK – 1/4, COL – 0/7… Three stars: 1. Stewart (BAK), 2. Morley (BAK), 3. Verreault (BAK).
$1 Hot dogs, 1/2 price beer and Cap Giveaway
The Condors return to home ice next week, hosting the Stockton Thunder Thursday night. That night, enjoy $1 hot dogs all night long, and 1/2 price beer through the end of the first intermission, courtesy of Bright House Networks. It’s also High School/College ID Night, purchase a lower level ticket for just $1 by presenting your student ID at the box office. Bright House subscribers can also get four free tickets by presenting their cable bill at the box office. 

Saturday night the Condors take on the Ontario Reign for Cap Giveaway Night, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, 98.5 The Fox and Cal Water. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get their choice between a flat bill or traditional curved bill cap.

The video from Queen Victoria’s appearance last weekend has the Condors vying for Viral Video honors from The Today Show . Click on the link and vote for your Bakersfield Condors and our now-famous visit from Vicki!

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