Heartbreak in Bako as Condors fall to Reign, 4-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (17-12-1-3, 38pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, scored the first three goals of the game but could not hold on against the Ontario Reign (18-10-2-4, 42pts), falling 4-3 Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.
The game winning goal for Ontario came with just five seconds left to go in regulation, as they erased the deficit.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Nick MacNeil (7th) rebound from the top of the crease (Brooks, Ludwig assists) at 2:04 (pp); BAK leads 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Brendan Brooks (9th) blast from the right point on the power play (Watson, Ludwig assists) at 8:48 (pp); BAK leads 2-0
  • Fight: BAK D Gabriel Verpaelst v. ONT F Brady Ramsay at 13:31
  • Fight: BAK F Nick MacNeil v. ONT F Mike DiPaolo at 16:24
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Sebastien Sylvestre (9th) chipped home a centering feed from the low slot (Lessard, Currie assists) at 17:05 (pp); BAK leads 3-0
  • Fight: BAK F Cameron Abney vs. ONT F Norm Ezekiel at 17:54
  • REIGN GOAL: F Derek Couture from in front of the net on the power play at 18:01; BAK leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | ONT – 8
  • REIGN GOAL: F Geoff Walker during a scramble found the back of the net at 12:48; BAK leads 3-2
  • REIGN GOAL: F Matt White finished a 3-on-2 rush off a turnover at 19:41; tied 3-3
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | ONT – 15
  • REIGN GOAL: RW Tyler Scofield one-timer from just inside the blue line at 19:55; ONT leads 4-3
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | ONT – 10
BAK: Rimmer (8-9-1-1; 33/29)
ONT: Olkinuora (12-7-2-2; 30/27)


  • Three Stars:  1. Schofield (ONT) 2. Sylvestre (BAK) 3. Brooks (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 30 | ONT – 33
  • Power Plays: BAK – 3/5 | ONT – 1/2
  • RW Brendan Brooks (1g-1a) and D C.J. Ludwig (0g-2a) each had multipoint games.
  • This was the fourth time the Condors have scored at least three power play goals in a game this season.
  • Bakersfield’s power play is 11-for-34 (33%) in seven games against Ontario this season.
  • Scratches: D Graeme Craig, D Corey Feinhage
The Condors travel to Ontario Wednesday night to take on the Reign, and return home next weekend to host the Colorado Eagles for two games.
Friday, Jan. 9 vs. Colorado Eagles (7 p.m.)
  • The ZOOperstars – see 10-foot tall animal mascots such as Peyton Manatee, LeBronco James, Whale Gretzky, Squidney Crosby and more (sponsored by KGET-TV 17 ad 101.5 KGFM).
  • Camelot Park Condors Kids Club Night – all members receive admission with their membership
Saturday, Jan. 10 vs. Colorado Eagles (7 p.m.)
  • Tombstone Giveaway – two lucky stiffs will win a headstone, to take your favorite team to the afterlife with you (sponsored by 97.3 JACK FM and Historic Union Cemetery).
  • Each headstone is valued at nearly $3,000
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