BOISE, Idaho – The Bakersfield Condors (23-21-2-1, 49pts) were outlasted by the Idaho Steelheads (24-16-3-7, 56pts) 3-2 in overtime in front of 3,363 fans at Qwest Arena Wednesday night.
The Condors blasted 14 shots during the first period, but all were turned aside by G Tyler Beskorowany. The Steelheads struck first, as C Marty Flichel deflected a one-timer from the top of the slot past G Josh Tordjman 1:26 into the second period. D Tyler Gotto evened the scoring at 5:09, as he finished off a Condors power play with a slap shot just inside the left post. C Adam Naglich put the Condors on top when he knocked home a back door pass, as the Condors led 2-1 at 14:06. F Aki Seitsonen struck right back, scoring less than two minutes later and the teams went into the second intermission tied 2-2.
Neither team was able to strike in the third, but the Steelheads were able to take the victory in overtime. F Geoff Irwin took the puck into the attacking end and fired it towards the net, but it hit a Condors defenseman and bounced past Tordjman to give the Steelheads an OT victory with just 17 seconds left in the overtime frame.
Notes: RW Erick Lizon served the fifth game of his nine-game league suspension tonight… F Andrew Ianiero did not make trip following the birth of his children… F Tibor Varga played his first game for the Condors tonight… D Tyler Gotto scored his first goal for Bakersfield with a power play marker in the second period… Power plays: BAK: 1/2, IDH: 0/2… Three Stars: 1. T. Beskorowany (IDH); 2. S. Oleksy (IDH); 3. S. Goulet (BAK).
The Condors continue their three-game series in Boise against the Idaho Steelheads on Friday and Saturday. They return home on Tuesday, Feb. 15th to host the Victoria Salmon Kings at Rabobank Arena for High School/College ID Night. Puck drops at 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.bakersfieldcondors.com.
Individual Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 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. Group outings are also available for 20 or more people. Lower level group tickets also include a free Condors hat! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK(7825) for more info.