Condors win fourth straight with 5-1 victory over Ontario
Return home on December 26 against the Stockton Thunder
ONTARIO, Calif. – C Adam Naglich picked up three assists to help the Bakersfield Condors (12-13-1-0, 25pts) take down the Ontario Reign (8-16-0-1, 17pts) by the final score of 5-1. The Condors earned their fourth straight win in front of 6,882 fans in Ontario on Saturday Night.
For the second straight night, the Condors struck first, and once again it was on the power play. C Joel Broda snapped a shot from the right circle that was deflected by RW Pascal Morency and sailed past the pad of G Beau Erickson to give the Condors a 1-0 lead at the 8:17 mark. Ontario evened the score when C Aaron Lewadniuk was awarded a penalty shot and beat G Josh Tordjman with just under two minutes left in the frame. The score was tied at one going into the first intermission.
The Condors regained the lead with their second power play goal of the night at 11:09 of the middle frame. F Bobby Robins found a loose puck at the top of the goal crease and popped it home to put the Condors up 2-1, a lead they would hold for the rest of the period.
Bakersfield opened up a two goal lead with their second five-on-three goal of the night after a feed from F Slava Trukhno found C Pete Zingoni in front of the net. F Andrew Ianiero added his sixth goal of the season after a nice feed from LW Kyle Calder, and the Condors ran away after that as RW Stephane Goulet picked up his 11th goal of the year, and the Copndors cruised to a 5-1 victory.
D Joey Ryan and RW Pascal Morency both left injured during the first period… RW Erick Lizon missed his second straight game due to a call up to the Worcester Sharks of the AHL… By earning a win tonight the Condors have tied their season high of 4-straight games with at least 1 point… Power plays: BAK: 3/11, ONT: 0/3… Three Stars: 1. A. Naglich (BAK); 2. V. Trukhno (BAK); 3. A. Lewadniuk (ONT).
The Condors will be back home right after Christmas, when they host the Stockton Thunder twice on Dec. 26 and 27. The Condors host the Thunder for Lunchbox Tin Giveaway on the 26th, sponsored by ABC23, La Preciosa 105.3, and American Business Machines. The first 2,000 fans 12 and under will receive a Condors Lunchbox Tin.
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.
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.