Condors can’t make grade in loss to Thunder

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – Despite having thousands of screaming school kids cheering against them, the Stockton Thunder (7-3-0-0, 14pts) raced out to a 3-0 opening period lead and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (1-9-0-1, 3pts) Thursday morning in front of 6,402 at Rabobank Arena in the annual Field Trip Day Game.

Scoresheet | Highlights

First period
  • Thunder goal: LW Andrew Clark from the right circle at 1:26 (pp). STK lead 1-0
  • Thunder goal: Clark’s second of the game, redirected in front at 9:57. STK lead 2-0
  • Thunder goal: LW James Henry, off a Condors turnover, from in front of the net at 17:58. STK lead 3-0
  • Shots: BAK – 9, STK – 14

Second period 

  • Thunder goal: F Braydon Irwin on a rebound at 6:02.STK lead 4-0
  • Fight: BAK D Joe Marciano vs. STK F J.P. Burkemper, 9:56
  • Fight: BAK D Wes Cunningham vs. STK LW James Henry, 15:11
  • Condors goal: LW Michael Neal (2nd), from the slot at 17:29 (RW Jordan Knackstedt, F Spencer Bennett assist). STK lead 4-1
  • Shots: BAK – 14, STK – 5

Third period

  • Thunder goal: Henry from the slot at 5:09. STK lead 5-1
  • Condors goal: C Chase Schaber (2nd), wrist shot from the left circle at 6:01 (Neal assist). STK lead 5-2
  • Thunder goal: Burkemper on a rebound at 10:21. STK lead 6-2
  • Fight: BAK Schaber vs. STK RW Ryan Hayes
  • Shots: BAK – 9, STK – 7


W: Foster (30/28) 6-0-0-0
L: Chiodo (24/19) 1-3-0-0
no decision: BAK Chet Pickard (4/3)
Condors Droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Clark (STK), 2. Henry (STK), 3. Neal (BAK)
  • Shots on goal: BAK- 30 | STK – 28
  • Power plays: BAK- 0/9 | STK – 1/7
  • G Andy Chiodo started his fourth straight game for the Condors in net, but for the third time this season the Condors replaced their netminder during the game.
  • Marciano and Schaber had their first pro fighting majors during the game.
  • G Chet Pickard made his Condors debut today, stopping three of four shots he faced.
  • Condors Scratches: Steffes, Lyon, Morley, Hughes, Oakley

Up next:

Saturday the Condors host the Ontario Reign for a 7 p.m. showdown. The first 2,000 fans 17 and under will get their choice between a 49ers or a Raiders youth football, sponsored by Fox Sports Radio 970 AM and Bakersfield Marriott. The first team whose footballs run out will be determined the favorite NFL team of Condorstown. The Oakland Raiderettes also will be in attendance, sponsored by Bud Light.

Ticket packages for the 2013-14 season are still available and can be had for close to $10 per month. Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.

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