Condors pulverize Idaho, 7-1

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (26-22-2-3, 57pts) scored five times in the first 11 minutes and rolled to a 7-1 thrashing of the Idaho Steelheads (29-20-3-4, 65pts) Sunday evening at Rabobank Arena.

1st Period

  • CONDORS goal: D George Hughes (4th) blasted a one-timer from the top of the left circle (Neal, Thurber assist) at 1:16. BAK leads 1-0
  • CONDORS goal: RW Jordan Knackstedt (14th) finished a 2-on-1 with C Greg Miller at 2:35; BAK leads 2-0
  • CONDORS goal: F Chase Schaber (10th) from the slot on a feed from behind the net (Little, Watson assist) at 5:26; BAK leads 3-0
  • CONDORS goal: D Joe Marciano (1st) wrist shot from the right  point that slipped through G Josh Robinson’s pads (Collins, Neal assist) at 9:49; BAK leads 4-0
  • Goaltender change: IDH G Pat Nagle replaces Robinson at 9:49
  • CONDORS goal: F Ryan Watson (7th) wrist shot from the left circle (Schaber assist) beat Nagle on the first shot he faced at 10:14; BAK leads 5-0 
  • Condors scored five goals on their first seven shots
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | IDH – 8

2nd Period

  • CONDORS goal: Knackstedt (15th/2nd of the game) wrist shot from the right circle (Bennett assist) at 15:02; BAK leads 6-0
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | IDH – 5
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: Watson (8th/2nd of the game)  15:30; BAK leads 7-0 
  • Idaho goal: F Luke Judson with a shot from the top of left circle, shorthanded, at 9:37; BAK leads 7-1
  • Fight: BAK D Joey Leach vs. F Johnny McGuire at 11:57
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | IDH – 10
W: Brossoit (18-6-2-0; 17/16)
L: Robinson (9-5-0-1; 6/2)
N/D: (IDH) Nagle (16/13)

Condors droppings:

  • Three Stars: 1. Watson (BAK) 2. Bennett (BAK) 2. Knackstedt (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 22 | IDH – 17
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/3 | IDH – 0/2
  • Bakersfield had their largest margin of victory in over four years since a 7-0 win over Ontario on Feb. 14, 2010.
  • RW Chris Collins extended his point streak to four games with an assist on the night. He has 3g-5a during the streak.
  • The Condors are 13-3-1-0 in their last 17 home games
  • Tonight’s loss was the first on the season for the Condors when leading after two periods. They are now 16-0-1-0 when leading after two.
  • D Joe Marciano scored his first professional goal.
  • F Ryan Watson tied a Condors record with a +5 in the game.
  • D Travis Gawryletz made his season debut today. He signed with the Condors in early January, but sustained an injury in his debut practice and has been on the reserve ever since.
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Little



Tuesday, Mar. 4 – $1 Hot dogs, 1/2 priced beer and Bright House Networks Night

  • Condors vs. Stockton Thunder
  • $1 hot dogs all night long
  • 1/2 priced beer through the end of the first intermission
  • Bring your Bright House cable bill to the box office and receive up to four free tickets
  • Sponsored by Bright House Networks and HOT 94.1
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

Tune In:

  • All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (, through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online at “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
  • “Condors Unleashed” weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian can be seen on Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m.
  • “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.

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