Little’s shorty wins it in Ontario

ONTARIO, Calif. – F Ryan Little scored a shorthanded goal and added an insurance marker in the third period as the Bakersfield Condors (19-20-1-3, 42pts) downed the Western Conference- leading Ontario Reign (29-11-2-3, 63pts) by a 4-2 score on Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The Condors now have points in four straight games against Ontario with a 3-0-1-0 record.

Box Score | LISTEN : Neal Goal | Little Game-Winner

1st Period
  • Ontario goal: F Sebastian Stallberg jammed home a loose rebound at the top of the crease. Time of goal: 4:08; Reign lead, 1-0
  • CONDORS goal: On the power play, RW Michael Neal (12th) jabbed a shot from the low slot through G Jussi Olkinuora. Assists: Knackstedt, Thurber; Time of goal: 12:02;Game tied, 1-1
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | ONT – 9

2nd Period

  • Ontario goal: F Dylan Hood’s shot from the bottom of the left-wing circle tucked underneath the crossbar and in. Time of goal: 10:20; Reign lead, 2-1
  • FIGHT: D Joey Leach and D Adrian Van de Mosslaer dropped the mitts at 12:22
  • CONDORS goal: C Gary Steffes tipped a D Collin Bowman shot in the slot through the five-hole of Olkinoura on the power play. Assists: Bowman, Hughes; Time of goal: 16:05;Game tied, 2-2
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | ONT – 8
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: F Ryan Little shorthanded from the high slot off a feed from LW Chris Collins. Assist: Collins; Time of goal: 8:31; Condors lead, 3-2
  • CONDORS goal: Little notched his second of the night, banging home a rebounded shot off the back wall. Assists: Bowman, Steffes; Time of goal: 16:32; Condors lead, 4-2
  • Shots: BAK – 3 | ONT – 10
W: Brossoit (12-4-1-0; 27/25)
L: Olkinuora (4-5-1-0; 23/19)

Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Little (BAK) 2. Bowman (BAK) 3. Van de Mosselaer (ONT)
  • Final shots: BAK – 23 | ONT -27
  • Power plays: BAK – 2/4 | ONT – 0/6
  • F Chris Collins (0g-4a) extended his point streak to three games.
  • RW Michael Neal now has goals in three of his last four games
  • D Joey Leach has three fights in his last two games
  • D Collin Bowman extended his point streak to three games (0g-5a)
  • Three of the four Condors goals came on the special teams
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson, Broda


Saturday, Feb. 8 vs. Ontario Reign 
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  • The Condors travel to Las Vegas (2 p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 9.

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