For the first time in the three-game series, the Condors got on the board first. Goulet put the Condors up 1-0 at 12:38 of the period. LW Guillaume Lefebvre increased the lead to 2-0 just 28 seconds later, giving the Condors their largest lead of the week. Victoria scored shorthanded before the end of the period, however, when former Condor LW Chad Painchaud buried a wrister on a breakaway to bring the score to 2-1 at the break.
C Adam Naglich regained the two goal lead for the Condors at 12:36 of the second. Naglich picked up a rebound from a Goulet shot and buried it as the Condors led 3-1. Less than two minutes later the Salmon Kings brought the score to 3-2 as RW Bryan Cameron slapped a puck out of mid-air and past G Brian Stewart. Goulet picked up his second goal of the night with just 31 seconds left in the middle stanza to grant Bakersfield their third two-goal lead of the game.
Goulet added a final goal to complete the hat trick 2:09 into the third period, beating G Chris Beckford-Tseu on the wraparound. Stewart picked up his second straight win for the Condors, and allowed just 5 goals in three games in Victoria.
G Brian Stewart has won 8 of his last 9 starts for the Condors… RW Stephane Goulet recorded the second hat trick of the season for Bakersfield, the other coming from RW Pascal Morency on Nov. 3 against Alaska… Bakersfield has lost its top two scorers from February this week, as C Joel Broda and RW Pascal Morency have both been recalled to Houston… The Condors can clinch a playoff birth with 7 more points either won by the Condors or lost by the Reign… Power plays: BAK 0/5; VIC 0/5.. Three stars: 1. S. Goulet (BAK); 2. A. Ianiero (BAK); 3. B. Cameron (VIC).
Next Home Game:
The Condors will be back home on Tuesday for Canned Food Collection, sponsored by My 45, 96.5 Max FM, and Payment Systems Worldwide. Donate two non-perishable food items and receive $1.00 terrace admission to the game. Food will benefit the Golden Empire Gleaners. It is also Half Price Beer Night, sponsored by Bud Light. Enjoy half price beer served in Condors cups until the end of the 1st intermission.
Group tickets are a great way to add to your Condors experience! All you need is 20 family, friends and coworkers to get discounted tickets starting at just $7. Groups get a P.A. Announcement as well as prizes for each group. All members of Lower Level groups also get a Condors hat.
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 $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.