Condors earn precious point in rally

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (16-12-1-3, 36pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes to force overtime, but fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Stockton Thunder (13-17-1-0, 27pts), Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

After the game the team’s Hobbit/Lord of the Rings jerseys were auctioned off and raised $20,150 for California Living Museum (C.A.L.M.). G Frans Tuohimaa’s sweater fetched the highest total, of $2,300.

  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | STK – 9
  • THUNDER GOAL: F Tyler Maxwell scored from the right circle at 2:58; STK leads 1-0 
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Gabriel Levesque (1st) scored his first as a Condor, deflecting off a Thunder defender (Kremyr, Watson assist) at 17:38; tied 1-1
  • THUNDER GOAL: D Mario Larocque edged home a loose puck from the side of the crease at 18:24; STK leads 2-1
  • THUNDER GOAL: F Garret Hunt redirected a point shot just 23 seconds later at 18:47; STK leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 11 | STK – 17
  • THUNDER GOAL: Larocque’s shot from the blue line on the power play slipped through at 3:37 (pp); STK leads 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Jordan Kremyr wrist shot from the slot (Watson, Verpaelst assists) at 10:20; STK leads 4-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Joe Marciano wrist shot from the top of the right circle (Kremyr, Watson assists) at 11:49; STK leads 4-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Nick Pageau wrist shot from the left circle on the power play and with an extra attacker (Watson, Brooks assists) at 18:40; tied 4-4
  • Shots: BAK – 19 | STK – 9


  • Shots: BAK – 2 | STK – 4
  • Shootout goals: BAK – Pageau | STK – Maxwell, Henry, Mallet
BAK: Tuohimaa (ND; 31/27), Rimmer (7-8-1-1; 8/8, 5/2)
STK: Trudeau (45/41, 4/3; 3-5-0-0)CONDORS DROPPINGS:
  • Three Stars:  1. Kremyr (BAK) 2. Watson (BAK) 3. Pageau (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 45 | STK – 40
  • Power Plays: BAK – 1/5 | STK – 1/5
  • F Ryan Watson had four assists and five shots in the game. He has a point in all five games since joining the team.
  • The Condors have scored the game-tying goal after pulling the goaltender for an extra attacker four times this season.
  • LW Jordan Kremyr had a three-point night (1g-2a).
  • C Nick MacNeil had a game-high nine shots.
  • The 45 shots on goal was a season-high for the Condors .
  • Scratches: D Graeme Craig
They Condors four-game home stand continues tomorrow against the Thunder.  
Friday, Jan. 2 vs. Stockton Thunder (7 p.m.)
  • Duck Dynasty Night – the first 1,500 fans 5 and older get a Duck Dynasty Talking Plush Doll (sponsored by KUZZ 107.9 and Bakersfield Marriott)
  • Look-Alike Contest – dress up like characters from the show and hit the ice during intermission

Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. Ontario Reign (7 p.m.)

  • Welcome Mat Giveaway – the first 2,000 households get a Condors Welcome Mat (sponsored by KNZR 1560 AM and 97.7 FM & Expressway Courier)

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