Condors gain a point but fall in a shootout

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (22-25-2-5, 51pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, received a 39-save effort from G Maxime Lagace, but fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Idaho Steelheads (35-16-1-3, 74pts) in front of 5,712 at Rabobank Arena Saturday night.
  • FIGHT: BAK D Gabriel Verpaelst vs. IDH F Devin DiDiomete at :32
  • IDAHO GOAL: F Colton Beck snap shot from the right circle at 3:36; IDH leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Sebastien Sylvestre (19th) put a wrist shot glove side under the crossbar (unassisted) at 9:18; tied 1-1
  • Shots: BAK – 12 | IDH – 7
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 9 | IDH – 16
  • CONDORS GOAL: D C.J. Ludwig punched in a rebound (Currie, Lessard assists) at 4:39; BAK leads 2-1
  • IDAHO GOAL: F Wade MacLeod with a redirection at the side of the net at 13:31; tied 2-2
  • Shots: BAK – 14 | IDH – 6


  • No scoring
  • Condors outscored 2-1 in the shootout, with D Akim Aliu scoring the lone shootout tally for Bakersfield

BAK: Lagace (7-7-2-2; 41/39, 4/2)
IDH: Kiviaho (8-5-1-0; 30/28, 5/4)CONDORS DROPPINGS:
  • Three Stars: 1. Beck (IDH); 2. Ludwig (BAK); 3. Lagace (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 30 | IDH – 42
  • Power Plays: BAK – 0/3  | IDH – 0/6
  • D Gabriel Verpaelst leads the Condors with 12 fighting majors and surpassed the 100-penalty minute plateau
  • 7 of the 9 meetings between Idaho and Bakersfield this season have been one-goal games
  • The Condors surrendered a season-high 42 shots on goal
  • C Josh Currie had a penalty shot in overtime but was denied by G Henri Kiviaho. It was the first penalty shot against the Steelheads for Bakersfield since 2009.
  • Scratches: D Ben Lindemulder, G Ty Rimmer, F Cameron Abney, F Sy Nutkevitch, F Ryan Watson


HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE ID NIGHT – Monday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m. vs. Alaska Aces
    • All high school and college students can purchase a lower level ticket for just $1
    • Sponsored by The Groove 99.3


Returning season ticket holders can take advantage of early enrollment in the brand new AHL Condors Membership. Enrolling by March 15 for 2015-16 will freeze your full or monthly installment price for the next THREE seasons, plus many other great benefits, including free parking! Contact the Condors at 324-PUCK (7825) for more information