Condors doubled up by Stockton

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder (17-9-3-3, 40pts) scored four times in the second period en route to a 6-3 win over the Bakersfield Condors (7-22-1-2, 17pts) in a physical affair Friday night at Rabobank Arena.

Highlights from the game

Stockton broke the ice five minutes into the opening period, with ECHL rookie scoring leader C Justin Maylan sending a wrister past G Scott Greenham to make it 1-0. The physical play culminated in a pair of first period fights, and the Thunder took a 12-8 shot lead as well into the dressing room.

Just over three minutes into the second frame, D Tyson Gimblett was whistled for a five-minute major on checking to the head, and on the ensuing power play three goals were scored. Stockton tallied twice to take a 3-0 lead, but the Condors answered with a shorthanded tally by F Daniel Koger to keep it a two-goal game. The goal was Koger’s second as a Condor and seventh of the season. The Thunder added two more in the period, sandwiched around C Levi Nelson’s 10th of the season.

The Thunder added another tally in the opening minute of the third to make it 6-2. The Condors added a power play goal of their own in the waning moments of the contest, a blast from the blueline from D Olivier Dame-Malka. Multiple scraps broke out late in the game, but ultimately the Thunder took the win.

Tonight’s box score: click here

Condors droppings:
Three games remain in the season series, with the next on Feb. 5 in Bakersfield… The next six games for Bakersfield are all against Idaho, starting Saturday night… Both F Liam Huculak and D Tyson Gimblett dropped the mitts for Bakersfield… Gimblett’s match penalty in the second period automatically draws an ejection… Condors scratches: LW Zach Cohen, F Jacob Lagace (inj.), D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Brett Perlini (inj.), D Trevor Hendrikx (inj.)… Shots on goal: BAK – 24, STK – 37… Power plays: BAK- 1/2, STK- 2/5… Three Stars: #1 Maylan (STK), #2 Hunter (STK), #3 Nelson (BAK).
Jake Varner Night and Kids in Free on the home stand
The Condors host Idaho Saturday, Dec. 29 for Jake Varner Night, where the team will honor the Condorstown Olympic Gold Medalist and also don special jerseys in a Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle and Auction, sponsored by 92.1 Max FM, American Business Machines and TERRIO Physical Therapy. Varner will hang out in the Condors Photo Booth and sign autographs through the end of the first period.
The home stand wraps up with Kids In Free Night on Wednesday, Jan. 2, sponsored by by My 45 and 101.5 KGFM. The purchase of even one adult lower level ticket will get all kids in your party into the game for FREE! The offer is valid only on the day of the game. Call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.

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