Steffes scores twice in Condors 6-5 loss

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (7-14-0-1, 15pts) rallied from two goals down, took a lead with eight minutes left in the third period, but the Stockton Thunder (13-8-0-3, 29pts) responded with two goals late for a 6-5 victory on Saturday afternoon at Stockton Arena. Bakersfield took four of a possible six points on the weekend three-in-three set.

Box Score

First Period

  • Stockton goal: C Andrew Clark on a deflection past G Chet Pickard. Time of goal: 1:22; Thunder lead, 1-0
  • Condors goal: C Gary Steffes backhanded a shot from the left-wing circle off the crossbar and over the line. Time of goal: 8:34; Game tied, 1-1
  • Shots: BAK- 10 | STK – 5


Second Period

  • Thunder goal: D Ben Rosen followed up a rebound on an odd-man rush. Time of goal: 4:30; Thunder lead, 2-1
  • Thunder goal: F Garet Hunt floated a shot from the slot on the power play past Pickard. Time of goal: 7:08; Thunder lead, 3-1
  • Condors goal: C Ryan Watson put home a rebound from a RW Michael Neal shot. Time of goal: 14:38; Thunder lead, 3-2
  • Shots: BAK- 9 | STK – 11


Third Period

  • Condors goal: C Ryan Little snapped home his first professional goal from the left-wing circle. Time of goal: 22 seconds. Game tied, 3-3.
  • Thunder goal: Hunt scored his second off a busted play in the Condors end. Time of goal: 1:34; Thunder lead, 4-3
  • Condors goal: D Erik Burgdoerfer wrist shot from the slot beat G Brian Foster. Time of goal: 5:04; Game tied, 4-4
  • Condors goal: Steffes potted his second of the night unassisted after he maneuvered his way through the Thunder defense. Time of goal: 12:08; Condors lead, 5-4
  • Thunder goal: Clark sniped home his second of the night from the bottom of the right-wing circle. Game tied, 5-5
  • Thunder goal: F Corey Trivino was left all alone in front of the net and found the game-winner. Time of goal: 16:45;Thunder lead, 6-5
  • Shots: BAK- 14 | STK – 5



W: FOSTER (33/28 – 11-3-0-2)

L:  PICKARD (21/15 – 3-5-0-0)


Condors Droppings

  • Three Stars (from Ryan Holt): 1) Clark (STK) 2) Steffes (BAK) 3. Trivino (STK)
  • Shots on goal: BAK- 33 | STK- 21
  • Power Plays: BAK- 0/1 | STK- 1/2
  • The game was tied on three separate occasions in the third period alone.
  • F Ryan Little was a Condors season-high plus-4 (+4)
  • LW Spencer Bennett led the team with seven shots
  • C Joel Broda saw his five-game point streak (4g-6a) come to an end.
  • RW Michael Neal extended his team lead in scoring with a second period assist. He now has 14 points (5g-9a) in 18 games.
  • Scratches: Follmer, Garlock, Tremblay, Schaber


The Condors head out onto the road for three more games in Idaho starting Wednesday. They return to home ice the day after Christmas with Kids In Free Night, sponsored by 29 Eyewitness News and La Caliente 96.9. Kids 14 and under can get a free lower level ticket with the purchase of at least one adult ticket. Offer is good for the day of the game only.

On Sunday, Dec. 29 we welcome Thor to Condorstown, to meet fans and pose for pictures in the Condors Photo Booth. Thor appears courtesy of 106.1 KRAB Radio. Fans are invited after the game to stick around and skate with the Condors as well.



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