https://www.bakersfieldcondors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017_03_31_Fight.jpg 300 600 condors /_media/logo_1819.png condors2017-04-01 08:22:182017-04-01 08:22:18GAME PREVIEW: Condors v Reign (4/1)
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (30-25-5-1) host the Ontario Reign (33-18-10-0) on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. with doors opening and Happy Hour at 5 p.m. A ticket to the Condors game is your admission to the Guns N Hoses game at 2 p.m. featuring Law Enforcement v Firefighters and Erik Estrada (Ponch from CHiPs).
The Condors and Stockton Heat are in a virtual tie for the final playoff spot with seven games left in the regular season.
Guns N Hoses – law enforcement v firefighters game at 2 p.m. (enter near the Condors front office), your ticket to the Condors game is your ticket to this game
Princess Night – come meet Elsa, Belle, and Moana and get your pictures taken on the concourse!
Law Enforcement Jerseys off Our Backs – post-game jersey auction to benefit the Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation and Bakersfield Homeless Center presented by 23ABC, 101.5 KGFM, and Instant Storage
BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT POST-GAME AUTOGRAPH BOOTH: None tonight with the post-game jersey auction
The Bakersfield Condors meet Ontario for the final time in the 2016-17 season. On home ice, the Condors are 3-1-0 with last night’s 3-1 loss being the only blemish. Last night’s game was also the first game in the season series to not be decided by one goal.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors dropped their second straight in last night’s 3-1 loss to Ontario. LW Joey LaLeggia scored the lone goal for the Condors.
Ontario scored the opening goal midway thru the second period and the eventual game-winner from C Brett Sutter early in the third period. LW Phillippe Maillet tallied late in the third period for an insurance marker in his pro debut.
The Condors and Stockton Heat are in a virtual tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division with seven games remaining. Stockton beat San Antonio, 3-2, last night to pull into a tie for fourth. Both teams have 29 regulation+overtime wins (ROW – the first tiebreaker), but the Condors own the second tiebreak (head-to-head points). There is still one matchup between the two sides left when they play on April 14 in Stockton.
Offensively, C Anton Lander and LW Joey LaLeggia each had five goals and seven assists for 12 points to pace the Condors. LaLeggia netter two game-winners including an overtime goal against Ontario on March 10. LW Jaedon Descheneau also enjoyed his best month in the AHL with nine points (4g-5a) to lead all Condors rookies. G Jonas Gustavsson got the bulk of the work in March with a 5-4-0 record, 1.95 goals-against average, and a .934 save percentage. He had one shutout and became the 12th goaltender in AHL history to be credited with a goal.
ON THE ROAD
Bakersfield hits the road for five straight after tonight. They have won three straight on the road, went 5-1-0 in the month of March away from Bakersfield and are 7-3-0 on the road in their last 10 games. The road trip features a stop in Cedar Park, San Antonio (2), San Diego, and Stockton before returning home on Saturday, April 15 to conclude the regular season.
C Brodie Dupont’s 17 penalty minutes last night were the second-most for a Condor in a single game this season.. LW Joey LaLeggia is one goal shy of becoming the fourth Condors forward (Ford, Hamilton, Lander) in two seasons to reach the 20-goal marker.
G Jack Campbell leads the AHL with 29 wins this season… In addition to Maillet, D Matt Roy also made his pro debut last night… C Brett Sutter’s game-winner pulled him into a tie for the team lead with five.
Stockton @ San Antonio