BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Condors were looking to etch their first "W" into the win column at home since their season-opener back on Sep. 27. Despite six power play opportunities, that "W" will have to wait as the Condors dropped the contest 2 to 1 at the hands of the Ontario Reign. The loss drops them to 2-3-1 on the year.
Caleb Jones scored the lone goal of the night which did come on a power play opportunity, but the Condors were shutout in their five other chances that included a 5-on-3.
The Reign pieced together two goals within 28 seconds in the 2nd period. Head coach Jay Woodcroft wasn't convinced that their second goal should have counted,
"I didn't like the second goal, I thought our goalie was interfered with and didn't have the opportunity to make the save," he said. "I thought he got pushed into the net. That's hockey though. Sometimes you get those calls and sometimes you don't."
Woodcroft didn't blame the loss on that call. Bakersfield out-shot Ontario 36 to 26 but could not find the back of the net enough.
"We had chances to score and tie it up in the third period and we couldn't find a way to solve their goaltender," he said.
While the loss stings for the Condors, Josh Currie was able to celebrate. The assistant captain who is playing his sixth season in Condors Town suited up in his 318th game as a member of the franchise, good for fourth-most in team history.
The team is back on the ice Friday when they play the Stockton Heat.