Condors entertain on Opening Night, beat Stockton 3-1

ONDORSTOWN, Calif.– The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, started the season off on the right foot with a 3-1 victory over the Stockton Thunder in front of 4,717 fans at Rabobank Arena on Opening Night. 

The Condors continue Opening Weekend when they host Stockton on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
  • No scoring in the period.
  • Bakersfield had three power plays in the period, Stockton had one
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | STK – 12
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Jim McKenzie (1) chipped in a centering feed from C Connor Jones at the top of the crease (C. Jones, K. Jones assist); 5:46; BAK leads 1-0
  • Both teams had two power plays in the frame
  • Shots: BAK – 15 | STK – 8
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Jonathan Lessard (1) ripped a shot under the crossbar on a 2-on-1 (Craig assist); 7:26; BAK leads 2-0
  • STOCKTON GOAL: D Ryan Constant with a shot that deflected home at 16:01; BAK leads 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Connor Jones slipped his first career goal under the goalie from in tight on the power play (K. Jones, N. Pageau); 19:27; Condors lead, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | STK – 11

BAK: Rimmer (1-0; 31/30)
STK: Owen (0-1; 31/28)
  • Three Stars: 1. C. Jones (BAK), 2. Rimmer (BAK), 3. McKenzie (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 31 | STK – 31
  • Power Plays: BAK – 1/6 | STK – 1/5
  • The Jones brothers, Colin (1g-1a) and Kellen (0g-2a), both recorded their first career multi-point games
  • RW Jim McKenzie scored the first goal of the season for the Condors, against his ex-team (played with Stockton in 2012-13)
  • G Aaron Crandall was signed earlier today and backed up Rimmer. Crandall, a rookie out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, backstopped six games for the Alaska Aces at the tail end of last season.
  • The Condors improved to 11-5-1 all-time in season openers
  • Scratches: LW Josh Winquist, D Jonathan Narbonne, F Dan DeLisle, RW Mitch Holmberg
Meet the LA Kings Ice Crew and loveable mascot Bailey on Sat. Oct. 18!
The first 1,000 kids 12 & under will receive a LA Kings Oyo mini-player toy of one of the heroes from the Stanley Cup winners – Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez, or Justin Williams. Opening weekend is sponsored by Eyewitness News, Fox Sports 970 AM and SC Architect. Join us on the Rabobank Arena plaza at 4 p.m. with the Kings promo crew, street hockey, inflatables and fun before the doors open.

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