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  1. Thunder rallies past Condors again, 4-2

    STOCKTON -- The Bakersfield Condors failed to a hold a two-goal lead for the second straight day, and the Stockton Thunder rallied...

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    2014-15 Condors player capsules

    Graeme Craig No. 2 Pos: Defense Age: 21 Ht: 6-5 Wt: 205 Shoots: Left Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta Background: Stay-at-home...

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    Stockton rallies from 2-goal deficit to beat Condors

    Everything was going the Condors' way Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. They had a 3-1 lead and an opportunity to make it 4-1 on...

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    Passion for game fueled Pageau's gutsy return

    Early last season, rookie defenseman Nick Pageau was watching more hockey games than he was playing. Part of learning to be a...

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    3 different players score as Condors win season opener

    It took a while for the Condors to find their legs on Friday night at Rabobank Arena, but once they did they took flight. Three...

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    MEET THE COACH: Q&A with the Condors' J.F. Houle

    Condors beat writer Mike Griffith recently sat down with new coach J.F. Houle to learn a little bit about his background, his...

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  1. Illness sweeps through Condors

    It started with Josh Currie falling ill right before the home game on Saturday night against the Stockton Thunder and by Tuesday...

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    Speed on display as Condors open season with 3-1 win

    Three things stood out Friday night as the Condors opened up the ECHL season with a 3-1 win over the Stockton Thunder at Rabobank...

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    Kremyr named captain of Condors

    Fourth-year pro Jordan Kremyr has been named captain of the Condors.  Kremyr played the bulk of his first three season with the...

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    Ludwig staying in OKC, not coming to Condors

    The Edmonton Oilers and Oklahoma City Barons givith and taketh, sometimes doing both in short order. The Barons assigned...

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    Condors bring rebuilt roster into opener against Thunder

    BY MIKE GRIFFITH The Bakersfield Californian
    Thursday, Oct 16 2014 09:36 PM

    The exhibition games are in the past, a full week of practice is in the books and a new era of hockey begins for the Bakersfield Condors tonight at Rabobank Arena against the Stockton Thunder

    Only a handful of players from last season's team which reached the ECHL Western Conference Finals return and there is a new head man behind the bench -- J.F Houle, along with new assistant coach Ben Boudreau.

    And Houle is ready to get his first season of coaching at the professional level to get under way. "I thought I was going to be more nervous but the preseason games really helped to calm me down and see what we have and get to know our staff here," he said.

    Houle said speed is an asset of this young team, which features 10 rookies. "I'm...

  2. Condors down to 1 goaltender

    Condors coach J.F Houle was watching the Edmonton Oilers-Los Angeles Kings game at home on Tuesday night and knew there were changes coming for the Condors, who are the minor-league affiliate of the Oilers. Fifteen minutes into the game,...

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    Local report: Condors roll past Thunder in preseason opener, 5-2

    Kellen Jones had two goals and the Bakersfield Condors scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over the Stockton Thunder in the ECHL preseason opener at Rabobank Arena. Colin Joe and Francis Lamieux each had a...

  4. Condors host Thunder in preseason opener tonight

    Veteran forward Jim McKenzie said that early in his career training camps were more drudgery than fun. While he still may not put them at the top of his fun-things-to-do-list, McKenzie has learned to embrace them. "I enjoy getting to meet...

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    Robins will become 11th Condor to play in the NHL tonight

    Bobby Robins, who played 46 games with the Bakersfield Condors (14 goals, 13 assists and 186 penalty minutess) during the 2010-11 season, will make his NHL debut tonight at age 33 as a member of the Boston Bruins. (Story here). For those...

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    Condors show off team at open house

    For Chase Schaber, Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage during the annual Condors Open House at Rabobank Arena was basically an opportunity to get the legs going again. Schaber spent all day Monday traveling to Bakersfield from Oklahoma City,...

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    Many new faces for Condors as camp opens

    For defenseman Joe Marciano, heading into his second season of play in Bakersfield brings an air of familiarity as well a lot of newness. While the surroundings are well known, for the most part, the people in them are new. He's got a...

  8. Question marks abound as Condors open camp Friday

    On the eve of training camp, Condors head coach J.F. Houle was much like a child awaiting the arrival of Christmas. And why not? He's been shopping (recruiting players) since late July and now he gets to unwrap the presents, so to speak,...

  9. Condors sign 10-year pro Francis Lemieux

    Back in March, 2011, then Condors coach Marty Raymond took a flyer -- he traded the rights to Brad Snetsinger, who was currently in the American Hockey League, for the rights to Francis Lemieux. Lemieux never ended up in Bakersfield as he...

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    Condors re-sign Bennett and add four forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of five players on Wednesday, including Spencer Bennett, who played 37 games for the Condors last season. All five players are forwards and bring the team's training-camp roster to 18 players. About a...

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    Forward Verreault returns to Condors

    He's had a taste of pro hockey in four cities over his first two years as a pro, but apparently Bakersfield left a lasting impressing on forward Francis Verreault. Verreault, who had 28 points in 26 games with the Condors in 2012-13, was...

  12. Condors to host 'Puffy Shirt' night

    The front office of the Bakersfield Condors is at it again. Renowned for zany promotions and unique speciality jerseys, the organization announced Tuesday that the team will wear "Puffy Shirt" jerseys on Nov. 16 in honor of the 25th...

  13. Condors sign 3 forwards

    The Condors announced the signing of three new players -- Jordan Kremyr, Josh Currie and Sean Little -- on Tuesday. All three are forwards. Kremyr (6-foot, 180 pounds) played the past three seasons with the Alaska Aces, earning a call- up...

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