Condors make it three in a row on home ice, 6-2 over Idaho

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – D Kyle Haines and F Nicholas Tremblay both scored twice and the Bakersfield Condors (10-25-1-2, 23pts) scored four times on the power play in a 6-2 beating of the Idaho Steelheads (23-9-1-4, 51pts) Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. 

Highlights from the game

For the second straight night the Condors power play gave them a leg up in the opening frame. D Kyle Haines scored twice and D Deron Cousens each lit the lamp in the first, sandwiched around a tally by Idaho, and Bakersfield held a 3-1 lead through 20 minutes. The lead was gift-wrapped by Idaho, who gave the Condors seven first period power plays. Shots were 13-10 Condors in the first.

Bakersfield extended the lead in the middle frame. Newcomer F Nicholas Tremblay scored twice, once during 4-on-4 play and once on a redirect on the power play to make it 5-1. Despite an Idaho shot lead of 29-21, the Condors took the advantage into the dressing room. G Brian Stewart had 28 saves on the ledger through two periods.

The Condors added another in the third with F Tyler Brenner lighting the lamp for the second straight night. Tremblay picked up the primary assist on the play for his fourth point of the night. Bakersfield earned a season-high 13 power plays on the evening, bringing their two-game total to 21 against the Steelheads this weekend. Idaho added a shorthanded goal in the final minute to account for the final score, though Stewart finished with 39 saves and was the 2nd star of the game.

Tonight’s box score:  click here

Condors droppings:
Tremblay now has 3g-2a in two games with the Condors… Five different Condors recorded multiple-point efforts… Bakersfield handed G Josh Robinson just his second regulation loss of the season… D Francis Meilleur and F Jacob Lagace both recorded two assists while D Deron Cousens had 1g-1a… L.A. Dodgers Legend, MVP and 7-time All-Star SS Maury Wills was a guest of honor tonight, signing autographs throughout the night… Condors scratches: D Tyson Gimblett, D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Brett Perlini (inj.), D Trevor Hendrikx (inj.)… Shots on goal: BAK – 33, IDH – 41… Power plays: BAK- 4/13, IDH – 0/6… Three stars: 1. Tremblay (BAK), 2. Stewart (BAK), 3. Haines (BAK).
Canned Food Collection Tuesday night!
The Condors head up to San Francisco for a 2:15 p.m. showdown on Sunday. Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM. 

They return home to host the rival Ontario Reign Tuesday night at 7 p.m. That night is Canned Food Collection Night, bring two non-perishable food items and get into the game for just $1, sponsored by My 45, La Preciosa 105.3 and the Kern County Farm Bureau.

Fun 4-packs are on sale now and a perfect gift for the person in your life who likes to have a blast! Check out the plan to fit your needs by clicking here or calling 324-PUCK (7825).

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