BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors (26-24-2-1, 55pts) the Ontario Reign (19-30-2-3, 43pts) in front of 4,028 fans at Rabobank Arena Sunday evening.
The Reign notched the only goal of the opening stanza when C Aaron Lewadniuk found himself wide open in the low slot and ripped a one-timer over the shoulder of G Josh Tordjman to give Ontario a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.
The offense opened up in the second period, as LW Guillaume Lefebvre picked the top corner at 2:01 of the second to tie the game at 1-1. Ontario regained the lead on a goal by D Shawn Germain at 10:17, but the Condors eliminated the deficit 1:18 later as F Michael Gergen slammed home a shot on a scramble in front of the net, tying the game at 2-2. Ontario struck twice more before the end of the frame with goals from D David Walker and RW Chaz Johnson as they lead 4-2 after two.
Fatigued legs and goaltending prevailed in the third, as neither team was able to crack the scoresheet. The Condors outshot the Reign 14-1 in the third and 51-24 overall.
The Condors fired 51 shots in the game to bring their total over 50 for the third straight game… With 21 shots in the first period, the Condors surprised their previous season high for shots in a period… Bakersfield has outshot Ontario 158-82 over the three games of the weekend series… RW Erick Lizon return to the lineup from suspension, and played for the first time since Jan. 28 at Alaska… Power plays: BAK: 0/2, ONT: 1/3… Three Stars: 1. M. Zacharias (ONT); 2. J. Morrison (ONT); 3. J. Taylor (ONT).
After a quick trip to Stockton on Tuesday, the Condors return home to host the Thunder on Friday and Saturday. Friday night welcomes the ZOOperstars to town, courtesy of ABC23, 101.5 KGFM and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals. Sunday’s game features trading card giveaway for the first 3,000 fans, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, 1410 KERI and DMW Industries. Game time Saturday is noon.
Visit http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/category/schedule/ for more information and the Condors promotional schedule.
Individual Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 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. Group outings are also available for 20 or more people. Lower level group tickets also include a free Condors hat! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more info.