Huge Crowd of Kids Sees 2-1 Condors Victory
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (5-7-1-1, 12pts) sent the largest Field Trip Day crowd in team history home - or back to school - happy as they dropped the Las Vegas Wranglers (3-6-0-2, 8pts) 2-1 Thursday afternoon at Rabobank Arena.
The two clubs skated to a scoreless tie in the opening period. Both teams managed nine shots on goal, with Condors G Scott Greenham and Vegas G Joe Fallon keeping it 0-0.
The middle stanza appeared to be headed to a similar outcome, but the Condors tallied late to take the lead. D Erik Burgdoerfer swept in a rebound from his knees with just 14 second left in the frame to make it 1-0. Bakersfield led in shots 9-5 in the period, which also featured a tilt between Condors D Trevor Hendrikx and Wranglers LW Adam Huxley.
Vegas threw everything they could at Greenham in the third, and finally found the back of the net. F Josh Lunden scored on a rebound to tie it up 1-1 at 13:18. The Condors netminder had to make 15 saves in the third frame to keep it tied heading into overtime.
Neither team scored in overtime, while the Condors were successful on all three shooters in the shootout. Greenham stopped three of four Wranglers attempts en route to improving to 3-0 in shootouts.
The Condors are now 4-1 in shootouts this season and have played in three straight shootout games... G Scott Greenham surrendered his first shootout goal of the season. He is now 13 for 14 on the season... F Brett Perlini (21-IR), D Joe Rogalski, D Ryan Annesley, and F Zach Cohen were scratched today... Shots on goal: BAK - 27, LV- 32... Power plays: BAK - 0/3, LV - 0/3... Three Stars: #1 Greenham (BAK), #2 Dee (BAK), #3 Burgdoerfer (BAK).
Condors acquire rights to Walker
Prior to the game this morning the Condors acquired the rights to D David Walker from the Toledo Walleye for future considerations. Walker, 33, should be a familiar name to Condors fans, having spent the majority of his professional career playing in California. He skated from 2004-07 with the Long Beach Ice Dogs and from 2008-11 with the Ontario Reign, serving as team captain his final season with Ontario. Walker has subsequently been suspended by the team, as he has not reported to Bakersfield.
MINI-STICKS AND DATE-A-CONDOR THIS WEEKEND
The Condors host the Wranglers Friday night for Knee Hockey Stick Giveaway, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio and American Business Machines. Friday is also Military Appreciation Night - all active military and veterans receive complimentary admission.
Saturday is Date-A-Condor Night, sponsored by 101.5 KGFM. All fans will receive a raffle ticket to win a date with their favorite Condor. Many players, staff and even Head Coach Matt O'Dette are eligible. Click here to see the players' sales pitches for Date-A-Condor.
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