Condors move into first place with 3-2 win over Ontario

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (13-9-1-2, 29pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, never trailed against the Ontario Reign (12-8-1-3, 28pts) and eventually prevailed 3-2 in the shootout Thursday night at Rabobank Arena.
The Condors moved into first place in the Pacific Division by picking up the victory.
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Chase Schaber (11th) wrist shot from the slot (Ludwig, Brooks assists) at 11:09 (pp); BAK leads, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | ONT – 7
  • CONDORS goal: F Sebastien Sylvestre (6th) from the slot for the Condors second power play goal of the night (Lessard, Pageau assists) at 8:37 (pp); BAK leads 2-0
  • Reign goal: F Maxim Kitsyn (9th) with a wrist shot from the right circle off the rush less than a minute later, at 9:25; BAK leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | ONT – 6
  • Reign goal: Kitsyn with his 2nd of the night from the slot on the power play tied it up at 11:27; tied 2-2
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | ONT – 6
  • No scoring in overtime
  • Bakersfield received shootout goals from Sylvestre and D Nick Pageau
  • Ontario received a shootout goal from F Matt White
  • OT shots: BAK – 2 | ONT – 4

BAK: Rimmer (23/21, 5/4; 7-6-1-0)
ONT: Olkinuora (32/30, 4/2; 7-5-1-2)


  • Three Stars: 1. Sylvestre (BAK) 2. Schaber (BAK) 3. Ludwig (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 33 | ONT – 23
  • Power Plays: BAK – 2/4 | ONT – 1/5
  • The Condors have scored a power-play goal in 9 straight games (16-43)
  • LW Chase Schaber has 6 goals in his last 7 games
  • D C.J. Ludwig has 1g-4a in five games as a Condor since being loaned last week by Oklahoma City
  • The game was delayed for approximately 45 minutes after a city-wide blackout shut the power down at Rabobank Arena.
  • Scratches: D Joe Marciano, D Ben Lindemulder


Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. Utah Grizzlies (7 p.m.)
  • Knit Cap Giveaway for the first 2,000 fans 17 and under, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB and Three Way Chevrolet-Cadillac
  • Pregame “Chalk Talk” with the Condors coaches, for season ticket holders only, starting at 5:45 p.m. in the Bank Room off the main concourse

Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. Utah Grizzlies (5:30 p.m.)

  • Skate with the Condors (free for everyone in attendance), sponsored by KLLY 95.3
  • Family Pizza Deal – family pizza & four sodas for $25
  • B-better Bakersfield Night – 2-for-1 admission with a report card showing a B average

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