Win Streak Snapped in 5-3 Loss to CondorsNov 5, 2016
Stars Take Two of Three Games on the Road
BAKERSFIELD, Cali. -- The Bakersfield Condors opened up a 4-1 lead and never looked back in a 5-3 win over the Texas Stars on Saturday night in front of 4,122 in attendance at Rabobank Arena.
The Stars (6-4-1-0) saw their four-game win streak come to a close in the loss. It was also Bakersfield’s first win over Texas since Feb. 24, 2015, when they competed as the Oklahoma City Barons. Ethan Werek (assist) and Austin Fyten (goal) each extended their point streaks to three games for the Stars. Ryan Hamilton led the Condors (4-4-0-0) with two goals.
Texas returns home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CST to host the San Jose Barracuda in the first of a two-game weekend at H-E-B Center.
The Condors took control of the game with three goals in period two to open up a 4-1 lead. Kris Newbury tipped home his third of the season just 96 seconds into the middle frame make it a 2-0 score favoring Bakersfield. Fyten answered back for Texas two minutes later after deflecting Julius Honka’s point shot for his third of the season, but the Condors added two more. Mitch Moroz tallied his first of the season at 6:12 and Hamilton slipped home a breakaway goal at 9:01.
Texas tried to chip away at the Condor lead with a Cole Ully one-timer goal at 1:36 of the third, Hamilton added his second of the night on an odd-man rush at 9:03 to make it a 5-2 score. Texas defenseman Nick Ebert tipped Andrew Bodnarchuk’s shot from the point late in the game to cap the scoring.
Maxime Lagace stopped 11 of 15 shots, and suffered the loss, before being relieved by Phil Desrosiers midway through the second. Desrosiers finished four of five in net for Texas. Nick Ellis earned the win stopping 29 of 32 shots.
Taylor Beck opened the scoring 7:09 into the contest with a power play goal from the top of the slot for Bakersfield.
Texas was 0-for-3 on the power play. Bakersfield finished 1-for-4.
Weekday home games (Monday-Thursday) are H-E-B night with the Texas Stars where fans can donate a non-perishable item at the box office and save five dollars on their ticket purchase. Every Saturday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch-off tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center. Fans can also enjoy Coke Zero Family Four-Packs every Saturday with four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are currently playing their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.
1. Hamilton (BAK)
2. Beck (BAK)
3. Moroz (BAK)
W - Ellis
L - Lagace
Photo Credit: Mark Nessia/Bakersfield Condors