Fans toss teddy bears, the Condors roll the Thunder, 6-3; Bakersfield snags 4th in 6, highlights

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (5-12-0-1, 11pts) unleashed the teddy bears just 33 seconds into the game, scored four times in the first period, and slammed the Stockton Thunder (11-6-0-2, 24pts) 6-3 in front of 8,408 fans at Rabobank Arena Saturday night on Teddy Bear Toss Night. It was the fourth victory in the last six games for the Condors.

First period
  • Condors goal: LW Kale Kessy (1st) wrist shot from the left circle (Teddy Bear Toss goal) at :33 (Cunningham, Schaber assist); BAK lead, 1-0
  • Condors goal: LW Chris Collins (5th) on a partial breakaway at 3:08; BAK lead, 2-0
  • Condors goal: RW Nicholas Tremblay (1st) from the left circle (Burgdoerfer assist)(pp); BAK lead, 3-0
  • Fight: BAK F Cameron Abney v. STK F Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon at 8:07
  • Thunder goal: D Landon Oslanski shot from the left point (pp) at 9:05; BAK lead 3-1
  • Condors goal: Collins 2nd of the game, from just off the right post off a redirected shot (Steffes, Cunningham assist) at 11:03 (pp); BAK lead 4-1
  • Thunder goal: F Brayden Irwin on a breakaway (sh) at 15:58; BAK lead 4-2
  • Thunder goal: F Joey Martin from the left point through traffic at 18:20; BAK lead 4-3
  • Shots: BAK- 10 | STK - 4
Second period
  • Condors replace starting G Tyler Bunz with G Chet Pickard to start the period
  • Condors goal: D Wes Cunningham (2nd) from the top of the left circle (Schaber assist) at 2:35; BAK lead 5-3
  • Shots: BAK - 14 | STK - 4 
Third period
  • Condors goal: C Chase Schaber (4th) one-timer from the right circle (Broda, Knackstedt assist) at 8:23; BAK lead 6-3
  • Shots: BAK - 10 | STK - 8
 
Goaltenders
W - Bunz (2-1-0-1, 4/3)
No decision: Pickard (12/12)
L - Foster (9-2-0-2, 26/22) 
 
Condors Droppings
  • Three stars: 1. Collins (BAK); 2. Cunningham (BAK); 3. Kessy (BAK)
  • Final shots on goal: BAK- 34 | STK - 16
  • Power plays: BAK- 2/7 | STK- 1/3
  • Kessy's tally 33 seconds into the game was the fastest Teddy Bear Toss goal in team history
  • Kessy is also the youngest TBT scorer in Condors history
  • Cunningham (1g-2a), Collins (2g), Broda (2a), C Gary Steffes (2a) and Schaber (1g-2a) each had multiple point games.
  • The crowd of 8,408 was the largest of the season for Bakersfield, who ranks 5th in the league with an average of 5,553 per game.
  • Scratches: Follmer, Garlock, Bennett, Neal, Oakley

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