Condors take down Steelheads 3-1 to complete sweep
Head to Ontario before returning to Rabobank Arena on Friday
BOISE, Idaho – The Bakersfield Condors (16-14-1-0, 33pts) kicked off the new year by downing the Idaho Steelheads (13-13-2-5, 33pts) in front of 3,501 fans at Qwest Arena on Saturday Night.
Condors F Bobby Robins started the scoring 2:07 into the contest. LW Brad Snetsinger recovered a puck in the left corner and put a pass on top of the goal crease, where Robins was waiting to knock in a one-timer. LW J.D. Corbin contributed his second goal of the year when he completed a 3-2 rush with a wrist shot past G Mike Zacharias. Zacharias was pulled in favor of G Jase Weslosky following the goal, and the period ended with the Condors leading 2-0.
Idaho was able to cut the Condors lead in half with a goal 4:29 into the middle frame. LW John Swanson forced a turnover in the offensive end and moved the puck to C Matt Tassone. Tassone turned a fired a wrister past the blocker of G Josh Tordjman. The score remained 2-1 heading into the third period.
The Condors were able to reestablish the two goal lead just 52 seconds into the third period. Snetsinger recorded his eleventh goal of the season after sneaking a wrist shot through the pads of Weslosky. Bakersfield clamped down defensively after that as the Condors took the 3-1 victory.
Brad Snetsinger’s third period goal was his first in a Condors uniform. He has five points in five games since joining Bakersfield… G Josh Tordjman has surrended 1 or fewer goals in 5 of his last 7 games… The Condors skated with less than 16 skaters for the fifth consecutive game… Power plays: BAK: 0/4 IDH: 0/3… Three Stars: 1. B. Robins (BAK); 2. M. Tassone (IDH); 3. J. Tordjman (BAK).
The Condors return to home ice on Friday, January 7, when Takeru Kobayashi will be in the house for a hot dog eating contest and $1 hot dogs, courtesy of ABC23 and KERN 1180. See world-renowned Hot Dog Eating Champion Takeru Kobayashi take on locals in a Hot Dog Eating Contest at the intermission.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $31.
Tickets for the 2011 ECHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011, are on sale now. Mini plans are available as well; visit www.echlallstarclassic.com for further details on the event. Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK(7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.