Condors return home on Friday
Close road trip with 5-0 loss
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Bakersfield Condors (8-12-1-0, 17pts) fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones (10-8-5-1, 26pts) 5-0 in front of 3,048 fans at US Bank Arena on Tuesday night.
The Cyclones jumped out to a first period lead when LW Dylan Hunter pushed a backhander through the legs of G Josh Tordjman. The goal came just after time expired on a Condors penalty. The lead was increased to 2-0 before the end of the period when former Condor F Mathieu Aubin blasted a slap shot into the top corner of the net.
The Cyclones added to their lead 6:46 into the second period. After D Carl Hudson kept the puck tied up in left corner, Hunter was able to slip free and push a backhand between Tordjman’s arm and body for the goal. It was the lone goal scored in the frame.
The Condors were unable to mount a comeback in the third, as F Christian Minella scored off an offensive zone face off less than five minutes into the period. The scoring was capped off with a power play goal from F Chris Clackson with less than a minute left. Cyclones G Marc Cheverie stopped 27 shots for the shutout win.
LW Kyle Calder played his first game of the season for Bakersfield… The Condors closed out a four-game road trip and return home for a two game set this weekend…C Rylan Kaip did not play for the second straight game… Power plays: BAK: 0/4, CIN: 1/5… Three Stars: 1. M. Cheverie (CIN); 2. D. Hunter (CIN); 3. B. Sheahan (CIN).
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.