Condors strike late to knock off Thunder 1-0
Bakersfield looks for sweep with High School/College ID Night tomorrow
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (13-13-1-0, 27pts) climbed back to .500 with a 1-0 win over the Stockton Thunder (12-9-1-3, 28pts) in front of 5,231 fans at Rabobank Arena on Sunday Night.
The first period ended scoreless, despite good action at both ends. Condors G Josh Tordjman stopped all 13 shots he faced in the frame. The Condors more than tripled their shooting efforts in the second period by throwing 11 shots on G Garrett Zemlak, but came away with the same scoreless result. Both teams were 0-3 on the man advantage after the second period.
The scoreless tie was broken with just 1:17 left in the game. D Evan Stoflet dialed up a wrist shot from the right point and slipped the puck through the legs of Zemlak to help the Condors seize the victory. Tordjman saved a flurry of shots at the end of the period as the Condors held on for the 1-0 win.
G Josh Tordjman saved 35 shots to earn his second shutout of the year. He saved 35 shots in his first shutout as well, a 5-0 Condors win over Utah on Oct. 22… LW Brad Snetsinger picked up an assist in his Condors debut… The 1-0 win tonight was the first time since February 11, 2005, when the Condors defeated Fresno 1-0… The Condors skated two players short in the game, and had only 8 natural forwards dressed… Power plays: BAK: 0/4, STK: 0/3… Three Stars: 1. J. Tordjman (BAK); 2. E. Stoflet (BAK); 3. J. Rullier (BAK).
The Condors will be back home tomorrow night against the Stockton Thunder. Tomorrow is High School/College ID night, sponsored by My 45 and 92.5 La Campesina. College and High School students can receive $1.00 lower level admission by presenting their student ID.
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 $31.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011, are on sale now. Mini plans are available as well; visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.