Condors SHOCK Steelies in Boise, 3-1

BOISE – In stunning fashion, the Bakersfield Condors (17-18-1-3, 38pts) scored three times in the final 2:44 to defeat the Idaho Steelheads (20-15-2-2, 44pts), 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Arena. C Matt Thurber potted the game-winner as G Laurent Brossoit made 29 saves on 30 shots.

Box Score | LISTEN: Broda Late-Tying Goal

LISTEN: Thurber Game-Winner

1st Period
  • No scoring in this period
  • G Laurent Brossoit denied two breakaways which resulted in three shots
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | IDH – 15

2nd Period

  • Idaho goal: F Austin Fyten’s shot from the high slot deflected off a stick and past the blocker of Brossoit. Time of goal: 7:58; Idaho leads, 1-0 
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | IDH – 10
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: C Joel Broda (19th) collected a loose puck in front and swiped it past G Pat Nagle; Assists: Knackstedt, Hughes; Time of goal: 17:16; GAME TIED, 1-1
  • CONDORS goal: 51 seconds later, C Matt Thurber (4th) deflected a F Michael Neal shot under the crossbar. Assists: Neal, Bowman; Time of goal: 18:07; CONDORS LEAD, 2-1
  • CONDORS goal: RW Jordan Knackstedt (12th) empty-netter. Assists: Broda, Leach; CONDORS WIN, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | IDH – 5
W: Brossoit (30/29; 10-3-1-0)
L: Nagle (29/27; 11-10-1-1)
Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Brossoit (BAK); 2. Thurber (BAK); 3. Fyten (IDH)
  • Final shots: BAK – 30 | IDH – 30
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/5 | IDH – 0/2
  • C Joel Broda (5g-6a) extended his point streak to seven games
  • Broda is the active leading goal scorer in the ECHL
  • The Condors are 4-1-0 against Idaho this season, with six meetings remaining the season series
  • C Matt Thurber has three points in his three-game point streak (1g-2a).
  • Scratches: Pageau, Abney, Bennett, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson



Friday, Jan. 31 vs. Utah Grizzlies

  • One lucky fan will win a free cemetery plot for two at Historic Union Cemetery.
  • Sponsored by Historic Union Cemetery & 97.3 JACK FM

Saturday, Feb. 1 vs. Utah Grizzlies 

  • Lakers v. Clippers Basketball Giveaway – first 2,000 fans, 17 & under, will get their choice. Whichever team runs out first will be declared the fan favorite of Condorstown
  • Sponsored by KERN 1180 AM



Tickets are on sale now for one of the most anticipated nights of the season, Tip A Condor presented by 98.5 The Fox. This year’s event returns to Firehouse, located at 7701 White Lane, on Tues. January 28 from 5-8 p.m. Every year Condors players trade their hockey gear in and become waiters, all in the name of a good cause. There will be tremendous auction items available to bid on and fans can interact with the players playing games, taking pictures, and more as the guys collect tips for the Kern County Shrine Club. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Click here  

Click here or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.


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