The Idaho Steelheads (48-17-7) fell by a 2-1 score for the second night in a row to the Bakersfield Condors (38-29-5), but tonight the decision came in overtime. Dan Kissel put Bakersfield on the board sixteen seconds into the first period when he took a pass from Maxime Macenauer and one-timed the puck into the Idaho goal to make the score 1-0. At 0:45 of the second period, John Swanson tied the game for Idaho when he banged home a rebound from in front of the Bakersfield net. Evan Barlow and Brendan Milnamow assisted on the power play goal; Swanson?s 23rd. After the game remained 1-1 into overtime, Sasha Pokulok scored on a one-timer from the slot to beat Idaho?s Rejean Beauchemin and give Bakersfield the 2-1 win. Rejean Beauchemin stopped 25 of 27 shots in the loss; his record falls to 25-10-3. Timo Pielmeier improves to 27-22-5 with the win; he stopped 21 of 22 shots. The Idaho Steelheads will be back in action when they begin the second round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs at Qwest Arena on April 16th.
Steelheads Close Regular Season with OT Loss in Bakersfield
Friday, April 2nd
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