Condors win their 9th in a row, 2-1 over Victoria

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. The Bakersfield Condors (38-25-2-1, 79pts) are on their longest winning streak in eight years, picking up their ninth consecutive victory with a 2-1 triumph over the Victoria Salmon Kings (29-33-2-2, 62pts) in front of 3,729 fans at Rabobank Arena Wednesday night. The win puts the Condors back in first place in the Pacific Division, and second place in the Western Conference.

F Jean-Marc Beaudoin brought the Condors fans to their feet less than five minutes into the opening frame. Beaudoin blasted a slap Stephane Gouletshot over the shoulder of Victoria G David Shantz to boost the Condors to a 1-0 lead. The Salmon Kings evened up the score before the end of the period, as LW Chad Painchaud finished off a broken play to end the period with the game tied 1-1.

RW Stephane Goulet snapped the tie with just 19 seconds left in the middle frame.F Andrew Ianiero tossed a shot on goal and Goulet batted a bouncing puck over Shantz to grant the Condors a 2-1 lead. G Brian Stewart stopped all 19 shots he faced in the period.

The Condors held on defensively in the third period, killing off three penalties to keep the Salmon Kings off the board. G Brian Stewart stopped 33 shots in the final two periods to pick up his eighth straight win and run his record with the Condors to 15-4-0.

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LW Guillaume Lefebvre had his eight-game point streak come to an end. He had 4g-7a during the stretch… The Condors penalty kill was perfect for the fifth straight game and ninth time in the last 10 (92.5%)… RW Stephane Goulet picked up his second game winner in the last three contests… Stewart has allowed just one goal in nine of his 22 games with Bakersfield… Power plays: BAK: 0/2; VIC: 0/6… Three stars: 1. S. Goulet (BAK); 2. B. Stewart (BAK); 3. J. Burrows (BAK).

Next Home Game:
The Condors finish a 9-game home stand this weekend with two games against the Las Vegas Wranglers. Friday is Sillybandz Giveaway, sponsored by 98.5 The Fox. The first 2,000 kids, age 12 and under, will receive Condors Sillybandz. Saturday night Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants is in the house, courtesy of Bright House Networks, 101.5 KGFM and Farmers Insurance.

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The Condors have locked up a playoff spot, and now battle to determine positioning. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.

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 Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to for more information.