Condors come up big against Barracuda, 3-2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (26-22-5-2; 59pts; .536) scored the first three goals of the game and held on for a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Barracuda (26-20-6-3, .555) Saturday night in front of 6,272 at Rabobank Arena.
Video: Highlights | Ryan Hamilton
Media: Box Score


  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Matt Ford (23rd) bagged a rebound in front of the net. Assists: Slepyshev, Pageau; Time of goal: 7:45; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Ryan Hamilton (18th) put home a power play marker with a rebound from the left circle. Assists: Pitlick, Simpson; Time of goal: 15:12; BAK leads, 2-0
  • Shots: BAK: 9 | SJ – 11
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Tyler Pitlick (7th) put home his own rebound off the rush during 4-on-4 play. Assist: Khaira; Time of goal: 5:45; BAK leads, 3-0
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: LW Bryan Lerg (15th) wrist shot from the left circle. Assists: Parkes, Langlois; Time of goal: 13:23; BAK leads, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | SJ – 7
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: Lerg (16th) scored his second of the game from the low slot. Assists: Parkes, McCarthy; Time of goal: 12:52; BAK leads 3-2
  • Shots: BAK: 7 | SJ – 15
Three Stars: 1. Pitlick (BAK), 2. Hamilton (BAK), 3. Lundstrom (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: – 28 | SJ – 33
Power plays: BAK: – 1/4 | SJ – 0/6
BAK – Lundstrom (2-1-1; 33/31)
SJ – Dell (12-12-5; 28/26)
– Tyler Pitlick had a multi-point night (1g-1a) and had a game-high seven shots
– LW Anton Slepyshev extended his point streak to three games with an assist (2g-2a during the streak)
– G Niklas Lundstrom picked up his first win as a Condor. He was acquired by Edmonton at the trade deadline and assigned to Bakersfield.
– Scratches: Platzer, McRae, Kessy
– Attendance: 6,272
Los Condors Night – Saturday, Mar. 19
The Condors return to home ice next Saturday to host the Stockton Heat for Los Condors Night, sponsored by Univision and La Campesina 92.5. The team will wear special Los Condors jerseys to honor Kern County’s Hispanic Community for a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle & Auction. The jerseys will be auctioned off post-game to benefit the Condors Community Foundation, and five of the game-issues jerseys will be raffled off for free. Enjoy live mariachi music on the plaza and concourse pre-game, and meet Bakersfield native Daisy Sanchez, who will greet fans and sing the National Anthem. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).