Bakersfield fell behind at 11:27 of the first when a turnover led to a shot from the top of the slot. LW Garet Hunt was all alone in front of the net to flip a rebound over a sprawled G Brian Stewart to give Stockton a 1-0 lead. Two fights broke out in the first five minutes of the game, with RW Erick Lizon and RW Bobby Robins both dropping the mitts for the Condors against willing Thunder opponents.
The second stanza was all Condors, as they erupted for four unanswered tallies on G Zane Kalemba. C Joel Broda tied the game up with his 12th at 6:10. Then RW Bobby Robins slipped home his ninth at 13:15 and C Adam Naglich scored on a breakaway during 4-on-4 play at 14:13 to make it 3-1. Broda added his second of the period at 18:06, shorthanded, burying a centering feed from F Jean-Marc Beaudoin to take a 4-1 advantage into the dressing room.
Neither team got on the board in the final period, although each team had power play chances when the penalties piled up. Stewart picked up the win, his sixth straight victory, while stopping 25 shots. The Condors remained perfect at home against the Thunder (5-0-0-0) on the season.
C Joel Broda recorded his third multi-goal outing in the last five games…. Bakersfield improved to 11-2-0-0 at home against the Pacific Division, and also 9-0-0 at home on Fridays… D Evan Stoflet played in his 100th Condors game tonight, and is also the team’s leading point-getter against the Thunder (1g-6a)… Power plays: BAK 0/5; STK 0/4… Three stars: 1. J. Broda (BAK); 2. B. Stewart (BAK); 3. J.M. Beaudoin (BAK).
“Write the Headline” facebook contest:
Think you have writing skills? Follow the Condors on facebook (www.facebook.com/BakersfieldCondors) and put those skills to use! Go on the Condors facebook fan page after Saturday’s noon game and submit your headline for the post-game press release. The winning headline will win a Condors sponsor restaurant prize pack and an autographed poster. Good luck!
The Condors finish up the weekend and their season series with Stockton, Saturday at noon. The first 3,000 fans will get Condors Trading Card set #4, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, KERI 1410 AM and DMW Industries. Doors open at 11 a.m.
Group tickets are a great way to add to your Condors experience! All you need is 20 family, friends and coworkers to get discounted tickets starting at just $7. Groups get a P.A. Announcement as well as prizes for each group. All members of Lower Level groups also get a Condors hat.
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 $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.