Early goals doom Condors against Ontario

CONDORSTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (27-23-6-2; .534) battled against the division leaders but couldn’t overcome an early deficit, and fell against the Ontario Reign (38-15-4-1, .698) 5-2 Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena.


  • ONTARIO GOAL: LW Joel Lowry (2nd) wrist shot from the right circle. Assists: Crescenzi; Time of goal: 3:20; ONT leads 1-0
  • ONTARIO GOAL: RW Jonny Brodzinski (12th) banged in a centering feed from the low slot. Assists: Mersch, Gravel; Time of goal: 3:48; ONT leads 2-0
  • ONTARIO GOAL: LW Ryan Horvat (5th) redirection from the top of the crease. Assists: Raine, Leitner; Time of goal: 11:24; ONT leads 3-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Josh Currie (6th) weaved into the slot and buried a wrist shot. Assist: Winquist, LaLeggia; Time of goal: 13:03: ONT leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK: 9 | ONT – 12
  • ONTARIO GOAL: RW Justin Auger (15th) wrist shot from the right corner boards. Unassisted; Time of goal: 7:44; ONT leads 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Dillon Simpson (3rd) wrist shot from the left circle. Assists: Winquist, Roy; Time of goal: 18:30; ONT leads 4-2
  • Shots: BAK: 17 | ONT – 10
  • ONTARIO GOAL: RW Sean Backman (20th) empty netter. Assists: Mersch; Time of goal: 19:24; ONT leads 5-2
  • Shots: BAK: 15 | ONT – 5
Three Stars: 1. Budaj (ONT), 2. Currie (BAK), 3. Lowry (ONT)
Final Shots: BAK: – 41 | ONT – 28
Power plays: BAK: – 0/2 | ONT – 0/2
BAK – Lundstrom (2-1-2; 28/24)
ONT – Budaj (35-11-4; 41/39)
– Tonight’s game snapped a five-game point streak for Bakersfield
– LW Josh Winquist had two assists
– The Condors outshot Ontario 32-16 over the final two periods
– The Reign improved to 28-0-0-0 when leading after two periods
– Scratches: Platzer, Moroz, Khaira, Laurikainen
– Attendance: 4,827
Team Cards and Bobbleheads and Alumni Tournament – first weekend of April

After a quick road trip to Texas, the Condors return home next weekend for two big promotions. Friday, Apr. 1 against San Jose is Team Card Set Giveaway, sponsored by My 45 KiX 92.1 and Rabobank. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older get a set of cards from the team’s inaugural AHL campaign.

Saturday, Apr. 2 the Condors host Ontario for Bobblehead Giveaway Night. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older get a bobblehead of All-Star goalie Laurent Brossoit, sponsored by Eyewitness News, 1560 AM & 97.7 FM KNZR and American Business Machines. Join us before the game for a Condors Alumni 3-on-3 tournament starting at 4:45. It’s a part of the annual Condors Fighting Cancer Hockey-Thon. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).