Steelheads double up the Condors, 4-2

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Idaho Steelheads (5-7-1-1, 12pts) skated out to a 4-0 lead and held on to beat the Bakersfield Condors (5-8-1-0, 11pts) 4-2 in front of 5,611 fans at Rabobank Arena Saturday night.

Highlights from tonight’s game on CondorsTV

Despite a heavy advantage in shots in the first period, Bakersfield surrendered the first goal. F Chad Nehring redirected a centering feed past G Matt Keetley for the 1-0 advantage. Shots were 14-7 Condors in the first.

Idaho blew the game wide open in the middle frame. They scored three times in the span of 2:17 to make it 4-0 before the game was half over. It was the third time in three games that the Condors spotted the Steelheads to a lead of at least three goals before getting on the board. Bakersfield did get on the board in the second, however, with LW Matt Marquardt and D Michael Gergen recording power play markers to cut into the lead.

Steelheads G Jerry Kuhn kept the Condors off the board in the third. He stopped 14 third period shots, and finished with 38 overall on the evening to pick up the win.

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9/11-SEAL Team 6 Jerseys raise over $15,000
After the game tonight the Condors auctioned off their 9/11-SEAL Team 6 tribute jerseys to raise cash for the Wounded Heroes Fund. The jerseys brought in $15,675, with the largest bid being dropped down for RW Ian McKenzie’s sweater ($1,300).

Condors Droppings:
Tonight’s game was the last home game against Idaho this season for Bakersfield… F Michael Gergen skated as a defenseman tonight, with the Condors bench short due to injury… LW Matt Marquardt scored for the fourth time in four games this week… Final Shots: BAK – 40; IDH – 29… Power plays: BAK – 2/7; IDH 1/5… Three Stars: 1. Neal (IDH) 2. Lowe (IDH) 3. Marquardt (BAK).

Get tickets:
The Condors close out their four-game homestand on Tuesday, Nov. 15 against the Stockton Thunder. That game is the annual Businessperson’s Special/Field Trip Day Game, sponsored by HOT 94.1. Slated for a 10:30 a.m. start, all tickets in the building are just $10. In addition, all season ticket holders will have access to the Club Room, normally reserved only for Club Seat Ticket Holders.

Ticket packages, starting as low as $48, are on sale now by calling the Condors front office. Special group rates are available for just a minimum of 10 people (advanced purchase required). Reserve your group or party today by calling 324-PUCK (7825).
Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays with extended hours on game days. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, log on to

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