Condors fall 6-4 to Toledo
Back in action on Tuesday in Cincinnati
TOLEDO, Ohio – The Bakersfield Condors (8-12-1-0, 17pts) came up just short against the Toledo Walleye (8-11-1-1, 18pts), falling 6-4 in front of 7,193 fans at the Hunting Center on Saturday night.
The Condors got on the board first with a shorthanded goal at the 15:47 mark. C Adam Naglich received a pass through center ice from F Andrew Ianiero, but was stopped by G Joe Palmer on the ensuing breakaway. Ianiero followed up his pass and knocked home the rebound to give the Condors a 1-0 lead. The Walleye countered with a power play goal just 18 seconds later, as LW Randy Rowe pounced on a rebound to tie the game 1-1 at the first intermission.
The Condors and Walleye traded goals in the second period as well. LW Andy Bohmbach struck with a turn-around shot from the right corner that slid between G Josh Tordjman and the post to put the Walleye up 2-1. D Joe Rullier scored in his first game as a Condor with a power play goal at the 15:11 mark of the second stanza. The Condors moved the puck from the left half-wall to the right point, and Rullier blasted it home to tie the game at two.
The Walleye regained their lead at the 3:30 mark in the third when Bohmbach scored his second of the night, but the Condors came storming back. F Jean-Marc Beaudoin scored his second of the year on a rebound that he put into the top shelf, and then Ianiero picked up his second of the game by jamming home a rebound giving the Condors a 4-3 lead. However, the Walleye got two goals in less than a minute at 17:05 and 17:55, and then added an empty net goal to take a 6-4 victory.
D Joe Rullier made his Condors debut and picked up a goal… F Andrew Ianiero played his 417th game as a Condor, breaking the record of 416 previously held by Paul Rosebush. Ianiero scored twice in the game… Power plays: BAK: 1/5, TOL: 2/6… Three Stars: 1. S. Piche (TOL); 2. A. Bohmbach (TOL); 3. A. Ianiero (BAK).
The Condors return to Rabobank Arena on Dec. 10 when they host the Stockton Thunder for Makeover Giveaway, sponsored by Bright House Networks and Spa Euphora. 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.