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    Condors introduce new coach Houle

    It didn't take long for new Condors coach JF Houle to gain favor with some ardent fans during a meet-and-greet Wednesday at...

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    Condors to introduce coach today

    The Bakersfield Condors will introduce new head coach J.F. Houle to the public today at 1 p.m. in the Tap Room inside Rabobanbk...

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    New coach hired for Condors

    He won't roll into Bakersfield until sometime next week, but on Wednesday the Condors announced that Jean-Francois Houle had been...

  4. Condors announce first player signings as Mann departs

    While the search for a new coach is taking place nearly 1,800 miles away in Edmonton, Alberta, the Bakersfield Condors announced...

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    Condors' fans wish Mann well at sendoff

    Two weeks after being named head coach of the American Hockey League Hershey, Pa. Bears, former Condors coach Troy Mann was back...

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    Condors coach Troy Mann takes job with AHL's Hershey Bears

    In retrospect, the Bakersfield Condors should send a thank-you card to the Hershey Bears. A year ago, Hershey was looking for a...

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  1. Jean-Francios Houle named new Condors coach

    Jean-Francios Houle has been named head coach of the Bakersfield Condors. Houle becomes the sixth coach in team history and the...

  2. New feature provides added real-time content for ECHL fans

    The ECHL, in conjunction with LeagueStat.com has launched a pretty neat feature for fans. The feature allows fans to access...

  3. Condors add two to roster

    The Bakersfield Condors announced the signing of defenseman Kyle Haines and right wing Mike Hellyer on Tuesday. Haines, 25,...

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    Right moves pay off with NHL affiliation for Condors

    The Bakersfield Condors tried the austerity route the past two seasons with disastrous results — back-to-back last-place finishes...

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    Condors coach Troy Mann lands top job in AHL

    Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 12:27 PM

    Bakersfield Condors coach Troy Mann is leaving the team to become the head coach of the Hershey, Penn. Bears of the American Hockey League.

    Hershey is the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. Mann, 44, earned the promotion after a memorable lone season at the helm of the Condors, posting a 36-30-0-6 record and taking the team into the conference finals for the first time in team history. The Condors went 35-20-0-5 after Thanksgiving to overcome a poor start and post one of the best records in the league for the rest of the season.

    “Thank you to Jonathon Fleisig, the Edmonton Oilers, Matt Riley, John Olver and the entire Condors staff for providing me with the opportunity to work in Condorstown,” Mann said...

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    Local report: Condors looking to build roster

    The Bakersfield Condors sent qualifying offers to seven players, thereby securing their ECHL rights for the 2014-15 campaign. All of the players receiving qualifying offers were forwards -- Spencer Bennett, Joel Broda, Ryan Little, Nick...

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    Condors' president named ECHL's top executive

    Condors president Matthew Riley was named 2013-14 ECHL Executive of the Year award on Wednesday during the annual league meetings in Las Vegas. Riley, who also won the award in 2007, is just the second executive to win the award twice. He...

  4. Condors trade Burgdoerfer, but he could return

    The Condors have traded the rights to longtime defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to Greenville, S.C. The deal, announced Monday, completes the future considerations portion of a deal in which the Condors acquired center Ryan Garlock. "Burgy...

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    Condors' Mann still has AHL on radar

    A couple of weeks after falling to the Alaska Aces in the ECHL Western Conference Finals, Condors coach Troy Mann is catching up on family life while keeping an eye on the future. "To be honest, I've been taking it pretty easy for the...

  6. Local report: Pitcher Wright paces Blaze to 11-1 victory over Stockton

    Daniel Wright allowed only one earned run in eight innings of work and did not walk a batter Wednesday, leading the Bakersfield Blaze to an 11-1 victory over the Stockton Ports at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Wright (1-0), a 6-foot-2, 205-pound...

  7. Local report: Another 'W' for Lively as Blaze rips Mavericks

    ADELANTO -- Ben Lively improved to 9-1 and the Bakersfield Blaze hit five home runs in a 14-8 win over the High Desert Mavericks on Monday afternoon. Lively pitched seven innings, allowing five runs (all earned), seven hits and zero walks...

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    Condors focus on positive after Aces end the franchise's most successful season

    It was a weary Condors team that returned to Bakersfield on Thursday afternoon. The season ended in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday night in the ECHL's Western Conference finals with a 4-1 Game 6 loss to the Aces, who won the series 4 games to...

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    MIKE GRIFFITH: Condors' wheels come off, but not before brilliant run

    A new general manager. A new coaching staff. An almost entirely new roster. And a 1-10-1 start to the season. Who would have thought back in late November that the Condors -- the worst team not only in the ECHL but in all of professional...

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    Condors' season ends with Game 6 loss to Aces

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska --The best season in Condors history ended on Tuesday night as the Alaska Aces advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals with a 4-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The Aces, who were playing in their seventh...

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    Condors in hole going back to Anchorage

    The task is Herculean: Go to Anchorage and beat the Alaska Aces. The Condors did that in their last game there on May 17. If they can do so again tonight, they will stay alive in the ECHL Western Conference Finals and force a Game 7 on...

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    Condors dominated by Aces; one loss away from elimination

    No doubt about it, the Condors are staggering. And they are just one punch away from being knocked out of the ECHL Western Conference Finals by the Alaska Aces. The Condors had no answer for a dominating performance by the Aces on Sunday...

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    Series tied after Condors dig early hole, fall to Aces

    If the Condors are going to advance to the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals, they will have to do so in Anchorage, Alaska. Whether they will be up a game or down a game in the ECHL Western Conference Finals will be determined tonight in Game 5 at...

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