BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The ECHL All-Stars defeated the host Bakersfield Condors 9-3 on Wednesday in front of 7,392 fans at Rabobank Arena in the 19th Annual ECHL All-Star Classic presented by CCM and brought to you by Mercy & Memorial Hospitals.
Stockton Thunder rookie forward Mark Arcobello was named the game’s Most Valuable Player with three goals, becoming the eighth player in All-Star Classic history to score at least three goals in one game. Andy MacIntyre holds the record with four goals in the 1998 All-Star Game.
Arcobello opened the scoring just 2:06 into the first period off assists from Andy Bohmbach from Toledo and Cincinnati’s Brian O’Hanley. Alaska’s Chris Langkow doubled the All-Stars lead to 2-0 at 8:54 and Trenton’s Ryan Ginand extended the lead to 3-0 through 20 minutes with a tally at 18:16.
Bakersfield got on the scoreboard 1:28 into the second period as Joel Broda found the back of the net but the ECHL All-Stars answered right back on Arcobello’s second goal at 5:10. The Yale University product capped his hat trick at 12:34. Bakersfield cut its deficit to three at 17:32 on a Pascal Morency tally.
Ginand tallied his second of the night at 1:12 of the third to stretch the ECHL lead back to four. Bakersfield’s Erick Lizon scored an unassisted tally at 4:16 to make it 6-3. The ECHL All-Stars extended the lead back to four at 7:59 on an unassisted goal from Greenville’s Marc-Olivier Vallerand. Langkow scored his second of the night at 16:22 of the third and Lampe capped the scoring at 19:23
Las Vegas goaltender Michael Ouzas started for the ECHL All-Stars and stopped all six shots he faced in the first period. Idaho’s Tyler Beskorowany, who recorded the win, stopped 13 of 15 shots in the second period and Wheeling’s Patrick Killeen stopped seven of the eight shots he faced in the third period.
Josh Tordjman played the entire game for Bakersfield making 32 saves on 41 shots.