STOCKTON, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors (27-24-2-1, 55pts) received two goals from C Joel Broda and RW Pascal Morency as they knocked off the Stockton Thunder (27-17-4-5, 63pts) 5-3 in front of 3,210 fans at Stockton Arena Tuesday night.
Stockton came out firing as C Chris Lawrence assisted on the first goal by RW Frasier Clair at 4:43 and then scored a goal of his own, putting the Condors down 2-0 just 8:44 into the first frame. RW Stephane Goulet sliced into the lead with 1:37 left in the first as he flipped a rebound past G Zane Kalemba and the Condors went into the first intermission trailing 2-1.
Morency finished erasing the deficit when he came off the bench, knocked a puck loose, and snapped it past Kalemba to even the score at 2-2 with 3:56 into the second. Morency added his second goal of the night with 4:16 remaining in the frame, snapping a shot to the top right corner on a partial break, to put Bakersfield up 3-2.
Broda scored twice for the Condors in the first 3:03 of third, one goal during 4-on-4 action and another shorthanded as Bakersfield grabbed a commanding 5-2 lead in the third. C Pierre-Andre Bureau added a third goal for Stockton at 6:48, but the Condors shut down the Thunder to earn a 5-3 win.
Tonight’s 5-3 victory was the first time the Condors picked up a road victory in Stockton this season… RW Pascal Morency had his second multiple goal game in the past 3 games… It was also C Joel Broda’s second multi-goal game in the last four outings… Power plays: BAK: 0/3, STK: 0/5… Three Stars: 1. P. Morency (BAK); 2. J. Broda (BAK); 3. C. Lawrence (STK).
Upcoming Home Games:
The Condors return home to host the Thunder on Friday and Saturday. Friday night welcomes the ZOOperstars to town, courtesy of ABC23, 101.5 KGFM and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals. See Squidney Crosby, Manatee Ramirez, LeBronco James and more as they perform during intermission and entertain kids of all ages! Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s game features trading card giveaway for the first 3,000 fans, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News, 1410 KERI and DMW Industries. Doors open at 11 a.m., the puck drops at noon.
Visit http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/category/schedule/ for more information and the Condors promotional schedule.
Individual Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 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. Group outings are also available for 20 or more people. Lower level group tickets also include a free Condors hat! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more info.