Condors dramatic in 7-5 win

SAN DIEGO – The Bakersfield Condors (27-22-5-2; 61pts; .545) jumped out to a 6-2 lead and hung on for a 7-5 win over the San Diego Gulls (32-21-2-2; .596). Bakersfield had seven players record multi-point nights and ended the Gulls 11-game unbeaten streak. The Condors move into fourth in the Pacific Division, a game behind Charlotte for the final playoff spot in the division with 12 games left.
Audio Highlight: McRae Goal | Klinkhammer Game-Winner
Media: Box Score


  • CONDORS GOAL: C Bogdan Yakimov (4th) off a rebound. Assists: Ford, Slepyshev; Time of goal: 2:09; BAK leads, 1-0
  • GULLS GOAL: D Andrew O’Brien (5th) from the right point. Assists: Bailey, McGrattan; Time of goal: 8:27; Game tied, 1-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Josh Currie (5th) off a rebound at the top of the crease. Assist: Winquist; Time of goal: 9:01; BAK leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Zach Boychuk (10th) redirected a shot. Assist: McRae; Time of goal: 12:46: BAK leads, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | SD – 11
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Matthew Ford (24th) off a great passing sequence at the top of the crease; Assists: Boychuk, Yakimov; Time of goal: 6:30; BAK leads, 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Phil McRae (5th) on a breakaway backhanded a shot under the crossbar. Assist: Musil; Time of goal: 13:01; BAK leads, 5-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | SD – 11
  • GULLS GOAL: C Mike Sgarbossa (15th) from the side off the net, banked it in on the power play. Assists: Kase, Theodore; Time of goal: 59 seconds; BAK leads, 5-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Rob Klinkhammer (12th) on a breakaway snapped one past G Matt Hackett; Assists: Winquist, Pitlick; Time of goal: 10:13; BAK leads, 6-2
  • GULLS GOAL: O’Brien (6th) blast from the left-wing circle. Assists: Bailey, Laganiere; Time of goal: 11:25; BAK leads, 6-3
  • CONDORS EMPTY NET GOAL: Hamilton sealed the 7-5 win with an empty-net goal late.
  • Shots: BAK: 8 | SD – 12
Three Stars: 1. Boychuk (BAK) 2. O’Brien (SD) 3. McRae (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: – 32 | SD – 34
Power plays: BAK: – 0/2 | SD – 1/4
BAK – Rimmer (2-0-0-0; 34/29)
SD – Hackett, replaced Khudobin (7-7-0-0; 13/11)
– Bakersfield is now 3-1-2-0 over their last six games
– C Jujhar Khaira was assesed a match penalty early in the 2nd period for a hit
– RW Anton Slepyshev now has points in four straight games (2g-3a)
– The Condors are now 6-1-2-1 against San Diego this season
– D Joey LaLeggia was a season-high +4 on the night
– Scratches: Platzer, Moroz, Kessy, Laurikainen
– Attendance: 6,272
Los Condors Night – Saturday, Mar. 19
The Condors return to home ice tomorrow, 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).