Defeat is not an option! Condors rally for 2-1 triumph

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -The Bakersfield Condors (34-25-2-1, 71pts) earned their second straight third period come-from-behind victory over the Idaho Steelheads (28-22-4-8, 68pts), #WINNING 2-1 on Charlie Sheen Night in front of 5,501 fans at Rabobank Arena Saturday night. 

Despite strong offensive presence by Bakersfield in the first period, the Steelheads scored the lone goal of the frame. During four-on-four goal celebrationaction, F Aki Seitsonen snapped a puck over the shoulder of G Brian Stewart to give Idaho a 1-0 lead. The Condors outshot the Steelheads 12-4 to start the contest.

Neither team scored in an evenly matched second period, but the Condors evened up the score at 1-1 early in the third. F Bobby Robins found a rebound off a shot from LW Guillaume Lefebvre to beat G Kris Westblom at 3:08 of the frame. For the second straight game, the Condors power play provided the game winner when Lefebvre banged home his 8th of the season, sliding a puck off the outstretched leg of Westblom at 10:22. Idaho poured on pressure during the final minutes, but Stewart sparkled in net for the Condors to lift the team to their 5th straight win and earn a three game sweep over the Steelheads.

The Condors jumped ahead of Idaho in the Western Conference and are now tied with Stockton for third in the Conference.

Click here for the Boxscore.

Notes:

Lefebvre (4g-2a) and Robins (2g-4a) extended their point streaks to five games… The Condors have won 10 of their last 12 games… Stewart has now won 9 of his last 10 starts, and in the midst of his second 5+ game winning-streak of the year… Power plays: BAK: 1/5; IDH: 0/3… Three stars: 1. G. Lefebvre (BAK); 2. B. Robins (BAK); 3. B. Stewart (BAK).
$18,000 raised from jersey auction
After the game, the Condors auctioned off their St. Patrick’s Day jerseys they wore to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. The auction raised a total of $18,000. The highest bid on the night was for Condors tough guy RW Erick Lizon, who garnered $1,650 for his sweater. Captain F Andrew Ianerio’s jersey brought in $1,300, extending his all-time record total to $32,650. Condors Jersey Off Our Backs Auctions have raised over $754,000 for local non-profits.

Next Home Game:
The Condors are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Alaska Aces for High School/College ID Night, sponsored by 92.5 La Campesina. Fans can donate new or lightly used books to earn $1 admission. The Condors will also be holding a School Supply Collection to assist Olive Knolls Christian School. Fans who donate new unopened school supplies can get $1 admission to the game.

TICKETS:
Group tickets are a great way to add to your Condors experience! All you need is 20 family, friends and coworkers to get discounted tickets starting at just $7. Groups get a P.A. Announcement as well as prizes for each group. All members of Lower Level groups also get a Condors hat.

Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.

© 2013 Bakersfield Condors | Development by iSportsMedia