8,501 sees wild comeback on Teddy Bear Toss

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (10-8-1-1, 22pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, rallied from two goals down for a 6-5 overtime victory over the Utah Grizzlies (6-7-2-2, 16pts) in front of 8,501 fans Saturday night on Teddy Bear Toss. F Chase Schaber scored the stuffed animal-launching goal just 98 seconds into the game.
16,710 fans have attended the last two home games, the most fans ever to attend back-to-back games in Condors history.
  • UTAH GOAL: F Mathieu Aubin on a redirection in front of the net 22 seconds in; UTA leads 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Chase Schaber (7th) buried a wrist shot from the slot on a 5-minute major power play (Brooks, Winquist assists) at 1:38 (pp); tied 1-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Brendan Brooks (2nd) slammed home a centering feed from the side of the crease on a two-man advantage (C. Jones, Winquist assists) at 2:52 (pp); BAK leads 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Jonathan Lessard (6th) from the top of the right circle (Nash, Verreault-Paul) at 3:26 (pp); BAK leads 3-1
  • UTAH GOAL: F Vinny Scarsella pulled Utah within a goal at 8:15; BAK leads 3-2
  • UTAH GOAL: F Howard Lenz erased the deficit and tied the game at 11:01; tied 3-3
  • UTAH GOAL: D Connor Hardowa put Utah in front with the 7th total goal in the first 13 minutes of the game, at 12:53; UTA leads 4-3
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | UTA – 8
  • UTAH GOAL: Aubin scored his second of the game at 1:39; UTA leads, 5-3
  • Shots: BAK – 5 | UTA – 8
  • CONDORS GOAL: Brooks (3rd) one-timer from the top of the left circle for his 2nd of the night (Verreault-Paul assist) at 12:07; UTA leads, 5-4
  • CONDORS GOAL: Schaber (8th) with a redirection from the low slot for his 2nd of the game (Winquist, Brooks assist) at 15:52; tied 5-5
  • Shots: BAK – 11 | UTA – 1



  • CONDORS GOAL: C Connor Jones (7th) grabbed his own rebound and tucked it in for the unassisted game winner at 3:07; BAK wins 6-5
  • Shots: BAK – 3 | UTA – 3


BAK: Rimmer (No decision; 8/4, 12:53); Tuohimaa (W; 12/11, 3-3-1)
UTA: Faragher (28/22, 4-3-1-0)CONDORS DROPPINGS:
  • Three Stars: 1. Schaber (BAK), 2. Brooks (BAK), 3. Winquist (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 28 | UTA – 20
  • Power Plays: BAK – 4/6 | UTA – 1/4
  • LW Josh Winquist has 1g-8a in his current four-game scoring streak. His 22 points leads all ECHL rookies and is tied for 4th among all scorers in the league
  • C Connor Jones (1g-1a) is now alone in 2nd among ECHL rookies in points
  • Other multiple point games for Bakersfield: RW Brendan Brooks (2g-2a), LW Josh Winquist (3a), F Chase Schaber (2g), RW Francis Verreault-Paul (2a)
  • The Condors have scored 10 power-play goals in their last four games.
  • RW Francis Verreault-Paul (6 games) and LW Jordan Kremyr (2 games) both returned to the lineup tonight after missing time to injury
  • Scratches: D Corey Feinhage, F Sebastien Sylvestre
Thursday, Dec. 11 vs. Ontario Reign – $5 Margaritas/$1 sodas, sponsored by La Preciosa 105.3
Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. Utah Grizzlies – Knit Cap Giveaway for the first 2,000 fans 17 and under, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB and Three Way Chevrolet-Cadillac
Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. Utah Grizzlies – Skate with the Condors (free for everyone in attendance), sponsored by KLLY 95.3
Ticket packages are available; contact the Condors front office at 324-PUCK (7825).