Steffes scores twice in Condors 3-2 OT loss

ONTARIO, Calif. – A terrific hockey game ended with the Bakersfield Condors (13-16-1-1, 29pts) picking up a point in a 3-2 overtime loss at the hands of the conference-leading Ontario Reign (25-5-1-3, 54pts) on Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Bakersfield is now 5-1-1-0 in their last seven games and heads home for a meeting with Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Box Score | LISTEN: Steffes goal

1st Period
  • Condors goal: C Gary Steffes (6) stuffed home a shot from the crease off a rebound. Time of goal: 4:15; Condors lead, 1-0
  • Ontario goal: D Cody Sol shot from the left point through traffic hit the back of the net. Time of goal: 10:55; Game tied, 1-1
  • Ontario out-shot Bakersfield, 7-2.

2nd Period
  • Ontario goal: F Kyle Kraemer on a power-play split the defense and flipped a backhand past G Laurent Brossoit. Time of goal: 1:05; Reign lead, 2-1
  • Condors goal: Steffes (7) potted his second of the night off a loose rebound in front of the net; a power-play goal. Time of goal: 5:58: Game tied, 2-2
  • Shots even, 9-9
3rd Period
  • Bakersfield hit three posts in the period.
  • Shots even, 8-8
  • Ontario goal: D Eric Springer on a point shot had it deflect off a body in front past Brossoit. Time of goal: 1:48; Reign win, 3-2
W: Hutchinson (20/18; 22-4-0-2)
L: Brossoit (26/23; 6-2-1-0)

Condors droppings:

  • Three Stars: 1. Springer (ONT); 2. Steffes (BAK); 3. Sol (ONT)
  • Final shots: BAK – 20 | ONT – 26
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/3 | ONT – 1/2
  • Steffes now has two, multi-goal games this season
  • This was just the third game to extend past regulation for the Condors and the first to end in overtime. The Condors are 1-1 in shootouts.
  • Scratches: Garlock, Follmer, Bennett, Neal, Gawryletz


Saturday, Jan. 11 vs. Las Vegas
  • Dodgers vs. Giants micro-pillow pet giveaway
  • First 2,000 kids 12 and under get their choice of teams – whichever team runs out first is declared the official baseball team of Condorstown
  • Pillow pets feature superstars Kershaw, Kemp, Lincecum, Posey, Ethier, Wilson, and Sandoval
  • Sponsored by My45 and 1560 KNZR
  • Camelot Park & Wells Fargo Condors Kids Club Night – free admission for members

Tickets are on sale now for one of the most anticipated nights of the season, Tip A Condor presented by 98.5 The Fox. This year’s event returns to Firehouse, located at 7701 White Lane, on Tues. January 28 from 5-8 p.m. Every year Condors players trade their hockey gear in and become waiters, all in the name of a good cause. There will be tremendous auction items available to bid on and fans can interact with the players playing games, taking pictures, and more as the guys collect tips for the Kern County Shrine Club. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Click here 


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