Rimmer & Condors blank Stockton, 2-0

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (17-12-1-3, 38pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, received 18 saves from G Ty Rimmer and a solid defensive effort to drop the Stockton Thunder (13-18-1-0, 27pts) 2-0 Friday night at Rabobank Arena.

The Condors have wins in three of their last four games, points in four straight (3-0-0-1) and sit alone in 3rd in the Pacific Division. Their next two games are against the Ontario Reign, who lead Bakersfield by two points in the standings.

  • Fight: BAK D C.J. Ludwig vs. STK F. Garret Hunt at 1:59
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Gabriel Verpaelst (2nd) wrist shot from the left circle (Lavesque, Abney assist) at 5:19; BAK leads 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 11 | STK – 5
  • Fight: BAK D Gabriel Verpaelst vs. STK F J.T. Barnett at 8:10
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Brendan Brooks (8th) wrist shot from the left circle on a shorthanded rush (Schaber assists) at 13:12 (sh); BAK leads 2-0
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | STK – 7
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 11 | STK – 6
BAK: Rimmer (8-8-1-1; 18/18)
STK: Simpson (5-7-1-1; 29/27)CONDORS DROPPINGS:
  • Three Stars:  1. Verpaelst (BAK) 2. Rimmer (BAK) 3. Ludwig (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 29 | STK – 18
  • Power Plays: BAK – 0/5 | STK – 0/3
  • D C.J. Ludwig returned to the Condors lineup after being loaned by Oklahoma City (AHL).
  • Brooks’ goal was the 5th shorthanded goal of the season for Bakersfield
  • D Gabriel Verpaelst had a goal and a fight in the game
  • F Ryan Watson was held off the scoresheet for the first time since rejoining the club last month. He had eight points (1g-7a) in his first five games.
  • The shutout was the first of the season for Rimmer and the fourth of his pro career. It was the 2nd shutout of the season for the Condors.
  • Scratches: D Graeme Craig, D Corey Feinhage
The Condors four-game home stand wraps up tomorrow against the Ontario Reign. They return to home ice next weekend to host the Colorado Eagles.


Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. Ontario Reign (7 p.m.)
  • Welcome Mat Giveaway – the first 2,000 households get a Condors Welcome Mat (sponsored by KNZR 1560 AM and 97.7 FM & Expressway Courier)
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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