Condors earn a point in 2-1 shootout loss in Ontario matinee

ONTARIO, Calif. – C Peter Boyd provided the dramatics late in the third period with a game-tying goal as the Bakersfield Condors (12-27-2-2, 28pts) earned a hard-fought point, falling in overtime to the Ontario Reign (29-10-1-2, 61pts) by a 2-1 margin on Monday afternoon.
Teams were held off the scoresheet in the first period as Bakersfield was unsuccessful on two power play attempts and Ontario failing to capitalize on their one opportunity. Shots were 7-4 favoring the Condors.
The second period also went scoreless as Condors G Scott Greenham stood tall making 12 second period stops. Shots favored the Reign 12-6.
Ontario broke the 0-0 deadlock as F Brodie Sheahan backhanded a loose rebound past Greenham to give the Reign a 1-0 lead at 5:05 of the third period. A resilient Condors squad though pulled Greenham with 1:30 left in the third period and found a way to tie the hockey game with the extra attacker. F Francis Verreault whistled a pass back to the right point where D Erik Burgdoerfer’s wrist shot was tipped in the high slot by C Peter Boyd past Reign G J-F Berube with just 88 seconds remaining in regulation. Ontario outshot the Condors 16-4 in the period.
In overtime, Ontario received a late power play and capitalized on the ensuing four-on-three as F Colton Yellow Horn notched his league-leading 32nd goal of the year from the slot with 44 seconds left in the extra session.

Condors droppings:
F Francis Verreault will represent the Condors at the 2013 ECHL All-Star Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday in Loveland, CO. Watch the game and the skills competition for free on… Extending point streaks tonight: F Francis Verreault, nine games (4g-7a) and C Peter Boyd, five games (3g-3a)… Condors scratches: D Dale Warkentin, F Scott Freeman, F Parker Stanfield, D Ryan Annesley (inj.) Shots on goal: BAK – 17 , ONT – 35 … Power plays: BAK- 0/2 , ONT – 1/5 … Three stars: 1. Yellow Horn (ONT), 2. Boyd (BAK), 3. Sheahan (ONT)
Youth Jerseys and Cowboy Hats up next
The Condors road trip continues on Friday in Wheeling, West Virginia. They play the next four on the road, and return home to host Colorado on Feb. 1 with Youth Jersey Giveaway Night, sponsored by KGET-TV 17, Hot Hits 93.1 and Rabobank. The first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors youth jersey featuring Alternate Captain Peter Boyd.

On Saturday, Feb. 2 they play Ontario again on Cowboy Hat Giveaway Night, sponsored by the Emporium Western Store. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get their choice between and tan or black Condors cowboy hat (while supplies last).

Fun 4-packs are on sale now and if you purchase two 4-packs, you get a free Condors Snuggie! Check out the plan to fit your schedule and budget by clicking here or calling 324-PUCK (7825).

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