Condors end road trip with 4-0 loss

Condors end road trip with 4-0 loss
Return to Rabobank Arena against the Grizzlies on Wednesday

Stockton, Calif. The Bakersfield Condors (4-6-0-0, 8pts) were shutout by the Stockton Thunder (5-1-1-1, 12pts) for the second time in three nights as the Thunder took a 4-0 victory in front of 5,021 fans on Sunday at Stockton Arena.

Bakersfield had a golden opportunity to get on the scoreboard first when Stockton D Jordan Bendfeld was called for an illegal check to the head and gave the Condors a 5-minute power play. Just under three minutes into the man-advantage, C Chris D’Alvise was called for delay-of-game but the Condors could not score on the 5-on-3 advantage. Each team skated off the ice to a scoreless tie after the first period.

For the second straight game, Stockton was able to break the scoreless tie with a second period marker. While on the power play, D Steve Vanoosten blasted a shot through traffic and got a fortunate deflection off two Condors defensemen and between the legs of G Josh Tordjman for the lone second period goal.

The third period was owned by Stockton, as they notched three goals from D Ryan Constant, LW Aaron Clarke, and D Anthony Aiello to cruise to a 4-0 victory. Two of the three third period goals were scored on the power play as Stockton finished with three goals on seven chances on the night.

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Notes from the Nest:

C Rylan Kaip was returned from Houston (AHL) for the game… D J.F. David was suspended for the game for coming off the bench to get involved in an altercation on Saturday… D Joey Ryan was placed on the 3-day IR with a lower body injury… The Condors have now been shutout in 3 of their last 5 games…Power plays: BAK-0/3, STK-3/7… Three stars: 1. T. Sexsmith (STK); 2.S. Vanoosten (STK); 3. R. Constant (STK).

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The Condors return home on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to host the Utah Grizzlies. The Condors will be holding the Project Warm Families Coat Collection that night, courtesy of 98.5 The Fox, Coldstone Creamery, and Goodwill Industries. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit the Rabobank Arena Box Office, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or visit For more information, call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825), or visit