Condors drop game to Victoria 4-1
Homestand continues with the Toy Drive on Wednesday
Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (7-8-1-0, 15pts) had a four-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 4-1 loss to the Victoria Salmon Kings (8-8-0-0, 16pts) Saturday night in front of 5,180 fans at Rabobank Arena.
The Salmon Kings notched the first goal of the game when D PJ Atherton’s wrister from the blue line snuck past G Peter Hirsch. The Condors were unable to solve Victoria G David Shantz, and trailed 1-0 after the first period despite out-shooting Victoria 14-6 in the frame.
RW Milan Gajic added to Victoria’s lead with less than five minutes remaining in the second period. Gajic corralled a loose puck behind the Condors net, swung out from the left side, and lifted a wrister past Hirsch. The Salmon Kings led 2-0 after two periods
C Rylan Kaip cut the lead in half, when he notched his third goal in the last two games. F Andrew Ianiero dropped the puck to Kaip as he cut towards the net, and Kaip picked the top corner to put Bakersfield on the board. It was as close as the Condors would come, with RW Ryan MacMurchy notching a power play goal and LW Chad Painchaud adding an empty netter to give Victoria the eventual 4-1 win.
G David Shantz returned from bereavement leave in time to start the contest tonight… RW Stephane Goulet led all Condors with 7 shots on goal… The Condors season high 4-game unbeaten streak was snapped… Power plays: BAK: 0/6, VIC 1/2… Three Stars: 1. D. Shantz (VIC); 2. R. Kaip (BAK); 3. R. Hennigar (VIC).
The Condors are holding a merchandise blowout sale at all November home games, including $50 – $75 off past specialty jerseys. Countless other items, such as jersey t-shirts, bobbleheads and team card sets, are on sale with huge discounts, and many items now cost just $1!! We’ve gone totally nutty with this ridiculous sale – take advantage of our temporary delusional state at the back merchandise stand, behind sect. 102, at every November home game.
Don’t miss your chance to reserve your ECHL All-Star Classic tickets before they go on sale to the public! The Condors All-Star 4-pack gets you tickets to the All-Star game on January 26, as well as the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss game on November 27. You also get to pick two additional games throughout the regular season.
The Condors return home for Half Price Beer/Toy Collection Night next Wednesday against Utah, sponsored by My45, 98.5 The Fox, R&D Leather Furniture and Bud Light. Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $42! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.