BOISE, Idaho – D Jay Cascalenda tallied his first goal of the season as the Bakersfield Condors (24-21-2-1, 51pts) took down the Idaho Steelheads (24-76-3-7, 56pts) at Qwest Arena Friday night.
LW Brad Snetsinger lifted the Condors to a 2-0 lead early in the game. His first was scored just 58 seconds into the game on a scramble in front of the net, and he followed it up by snapping a shot into the lower left corner of the net at 6:36. Idaho tied the game up at the end of the period on the strength of 5-on-3 goals by C Marty Flichel and RW Junior Lessardand the period ended with a 2-2 score.
The Steelheads gained their first lead of the game at 16:04 in the second period. D Tyler Ludwig tapped home a pass from LW Evan Barlow putting the Steelheads up 3-2. C Joel Broda evened the score a 3-3 with a one-timer off the right post to tie the game with 1:27 left in the middle frame.
As time ticked down in the third period, Cascalenda sped into the attacking zone and beat G Tyler Beskorowany on a wrap-around. Cascalenda’s goal came with just 1:15 left in the game, and lifted the Condors to the 4-3 victory.
Notes: RW Erick Lizon served the sixth game of his nine-game league suspension tonight… F Andrew Ianiero did not make trip following the birth of his children… D Jay Cascalenda’s game-winning goal was his first as a Condor… Power plays: BAK: 0/6, IDH: 2/6… Three Stars: 1. E. Barlow (IDH); 2. B. Snetsinger (BAK); 3. C. Hepp (IDH).
The Condors wrap up their three-game series in Boise against the Idaho Steelheads tomorrow. 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
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