The Condors fell behind early in the first when the Bulls converted on a power play marker to make it 1-0. At 11:57 Bakersfield responded, this time while shorthanded, when F Alex Hudson lit the lamp on a breakaway. Shots were 6-6 after 20 minutes of play.
D Ryan Annesley notched his first of the season, when his wrister bounced off a San Francisco defender and the post and in, about eight minutes into the period. Bakersfield nearly escaped the middle frame with the one-goal lead, but a late power play provided San Francisco with the equalizer. C Dean Ouellet scored with just 10.2 seconds left in the period to make it 2-2. Shots were 16-13 in favor of the Bulls after two.
Another power play goal by San Francisco in the third pushed the Bulls back in front 8:33 into the period. The Bulls “D” took care of the rest, surrendering just five Bakersfield shots in the final stanza, and they added an empty netter to seal the win.
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TEDDY BEAR TOSS IS SATURDAY!!!
After a road game in Stockton on Friday night, the Condors return home to face the Ontario Reign for the 14th annual Teddy Bear Toss Night, Saturday at 7 p.m. Fans are being challenged to bring more than one teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game, and when the Condors score their first goal of the night, throw them onto the ice. The stuffed animals will be collected and distributed throughout the community by the United Way of Kern County. The night is sponsored by KBAK Eyewitness News, KERN 1180 and Wells Fargo.