Condors pound the Reign, 4-0

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (14-13-2-2; .516) received two goals from D Jordan Oesterle and 30 save from G Eetu Laurikainen to down the conference-leading Ontario Reign (19-9-2-1; .661) 4-0 Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK: 9 | ONT: 9
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Jordan Oesterle (1st) shot from between the circles over the goaltender’s glove. Assists: Khaira, Hamilton; Time of goal: 12:57; BAK leads 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Matthew Ford (16th) chipped in his own rebound on a partial breakaway. Assists: Jones, Roy; Time of goal: 14:53; BAK leads 2-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: Oesterle (2nd) bagged his second of the frame when his drive from the left point rattled off the post and in on the power play. Assists: Miller, Roy; Time of goal: 17:54; BAK leads 3-0
  • Shots: BAK: 18 | ONT: 6
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Kale Kessy (6th) deked and lifted a backhander past the goaltender. Assists: Curry, Jones; Time of goal: 14:26; BAK leads 4-0
  • Shots: BAK: 6 | ONT: 15
Three Stars: 1. Oesterle (BAK) 2. Laurikainen (BAK) 3. Ford (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: 33 | ONT: 30
Power plays: BAK: 1/7 | ONT: 0/6
BAK – Laurikainen (1-1-0; 30/30)
ONT – Budaj (18-8-2; 33/29)
– All three games against the Reign in Bakersfield have been a shutout. The Condors are 2-1 against Ontario at home.
– Matt Ford has a point in 11 of his last 13 games
– Oesterle’s was the 3rd multi-goal game for a Condors defenseman this season (Brad Hunt had the other two)
– 3 of Kale Kessy’s 6 goals this season have come in five games against the Reign
– Tonight’s game was the first time since Oct. 23 – a span of 23 games – that Peter Budaj surrendered four goals in a game
– Scratches: McRae (inj.), Winquist (inj.), Pitlick (inj.), Slepyshev (inj.), Platzer (inj.), LaLeggia (inj.)
– Attendance: 6,124
The Condors host the Texas Stars next Friday as they return to home ice for No-Snow Globe Giveaway, sponsored by Comedy 800. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will receive the globes, which, considering we’re in a drought and it doesn’t snow in Bakersfield anyway, don’t have any water in them.