Tremblay scores twice in third period, but Condors fall late in Ontario, 4-2

ONTARIO, Calif. – For the third time in their last six games, the Bakersfield Condors (14-32-2-3, 33pts) erased a two-goal, third period deficit, but could not overcome the Ontario Reign (34-11-1-2, 71pts) and fell 4-2 on Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. 
Both teams generated quality scoring chances in the first period, including Condors F Daniel Koger clanging a shot from in tight off the post, but neither were able to score. Condors G Scott Greenham was big, especially late in the frame, making 11 saves for Bakersfield. 

Ontario found the game’s first goal when C Mario Lamoureux found F Brady Calla on the doorstep from behind the net to make it 1-0 Reign at the 5:43 mark. The Reign extended their lead to a 2-0 margin when a back door pass from F Colton Yellow Horn on the power play found the stick of F Kyle Kraemer who just beat Greenham at 11:44. Greenham would get hurt minutes later, left the game, and was replaced by G Brian Stewart. The Condors were outshot, 11-3.

Bakersfield showed their resiliency in the third period and equalized before the midway point. C Nicholas Tremblay went backhand to forehand past Reign G Chris Carrozzi to cut the deficit in half at 2-1, 7:01 into the frame. Tremblay tied the game at 2-2 minutes later at 9:43 after a great tandem effort from LW Francis Verreault and RW Scott Freeman. However, the Reign got consistent offensive zone pressure and eventually broke through with the eventual game-winner as F Derek Couture snapped one past Stewart with just under three minutes remaining to make it 3-2. The Reign tacked on an empty-netter late and took the win, 4-2.

Today’s box score:  click here.

Condors droppings:
The line of Freeman-Tremblay-Verreault has contributed on 15 of the last 18 points for Condors scorers… Freeman has a five-game point streak (1g-8a) and F Nicholas Tremblay has a point in his last six (5g-4a)…Condors scratches: F Peter Boyd (inj.), D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Nick Prockow… Shots on goal: BAK – 18 , ONT – 35 … Power plays: BAK- 0/3, ONT -1/5 … Three stars: 1. Couture (ONT), 2. Tremblay (BAK), 3. Kraemer (ONT)

Cirque du Condorstown Friday night
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