CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Ontario Reign (22-14-2-2, 48pts) scored both of their goals on the power play, including the game winner in overtime, to come away with a 2-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (10-28-4-1, 25pts) in front of 6,021 fans at Rabobank Arena Friday night.
Despite early pressure, Bakersfield failed to register a shot through the first 10 minutes of the game, and fell behind 1-0. D Chris Huxley snuck a shot through traffic on a 5-on-3 power play for the Reign. It was the first of two two-man advantages for Ontario in the period. G Bryan Pitton made 13 first period saves for the Condors.
The Condors were physical in the second period, and power their way to a 13-9 lead in shots in the frame. And a turnover by the Reign deep in their zone led to F Alex Hudson rapping in his first career goal at 15:59 to make it 1-1. F Evan Trupp picked up the lone assist.
ZOOperstars tomorrow night:
The Condors and Reign wrap up the season series Saturday night at 7 p.m. The ZOOperstars will make their return to Condorstown, sponsored by ABC23, 101.5 KGFM, and Mercy & Memorial Hospitals. See Squidney Crosby, LeBronco James, Harry Canary and more, as they bring their hijinx to Rabobank Arena.
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