OT heroics for Schaber and the Condors in 3-2 win

April 11, 2014
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (35-29-2-4, 76pts) rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Stockton Thunder (32-31-2-6, 72pts) 3-2 in overtime in front of 5,132 fans Friday night at Rabobank Arena. With the victory the Condors are guaranteed to finish no lower than 6th place.
1st Period
  • No scoring
  • The Condors hit the post twice in the period
  • Shots: BAK – 16 | STK – 10

2nd Period

  • Thunder goal: F Nicholas Tremblay on a breakaway during 4-on-4 play at 9:19; STK leads 1-0
  • Thunder goal: C Joey Martin punched in his own rebound on the power play at 15:33; STK leads 2-0
  • CONDORS goal: D Colin Bowman (5th) on a one-timer from the top of the slot on the power play (Cunningham, Thurber assists) at 18:09; STK leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | STK – 14
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: LW Chris Collins (16th) redirected home the equalizer from the top of the crease at 15:28; tied 2-2
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | STK – 4


  • CONDORS goal: F Chase Schaber with a shot from the slot that found the back of the net for the game winner with just 5.8 seconds left in OT; BAK wins 3-2
  • Shots: BAK – 4 | STK – 2

W: Brossoit (25-9-2-0; 32/30)
OTL: Milner (9-14-1-1; 34/31)

Condors droppings:

  • Three Stars: 1. Schaber (BAK), 2. Collins (BAK), 3. Bowman (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 25 | STK – 25
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/1 | STK – 0/3
  • Bakersfield can finish in 5th with two more wins on the weekend. With win percentage being the deciding factor, Colorado (who is tied with Bakersfield right now with 76 points) must finish within one point of the Condors in the standings in order to hold on to the 5th seed. They have one game remaining against Alaska Saturday night.
  • F Chase Schaber has three game-winning goals in the last five games.
  • C Matt Thurber became the first rookie to record 30 assists in a Condors sweater since Matt Pope in 2008-09.
  • RW Jordan Knackstedt (two assists) became the third Condor to reach the 30-assist plateau this season. He had nine shots in tonight’s game.
  • D Joey Leach made his return to the lineup from Oklahoma City (AHL).
  • The Condors released F Michael Neal this afternoon.
  • Scratches: Pageau (21-IR), Bunz (21-IR), Watson, Marciano, Joe


Sunday, April 13 – Undie Sunday

  • Condors vs. Las Vegas Wranglers
  • 4 p.m. start time
  • Bring new (never before used, preferably still in the package) undergarments and throw them on the ice when the Condors score their first goal!
  • The “undies” will be donated to those in need at the Mission at Kern County and the Kern County Network for Children.
  • Boxers, briefs, diapers, bras, ‘long johns’, socks, undershirts and the like, of all sizes, for males and females will all be gladly accepted
  • Sponsored by My45, 1560 AM & 97.7 FM KNZR, Bank of the Sierra
  • This game was scheduled for Dec. 7, which was postponed. For Season Ticket Holders who had the Dec. 7 game in their ticket packet, tickets for this game are available in the Condors front office. For all other fans that still have the Dec. 7 game ticket in hand, turn that ticket into the box office for a ticket to Sunday’s game
  • YP Phone Book Recycling Night – receive 2-for-1 admission by bringing your old phone directory to be recycled.

Tune In:

  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (www.foxsports970am.com), through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online at www.AmericaOneSports.com. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian can be seen on www.Bakersfield.com Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.

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