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  1. Condors need win to avoid record losing streak

    Friday, Apr 03 2015 03:28 PM

    Decimated by call ups to the AHL, defections to Europe and injuries, the Condors are struggling mightly as they head to the end of their ECHL era.

    Heading into tonight’s game against Ontario they have lost nine straight, tying a franchise record for consecutives loses.

    Odds are that tonight will be the 10th straight loss as the Reign have outscored the Condors 19-7 over the last three games.

    Over the past nine games the Condors have been outscored 52-20. The goals allowed far exceed the last nine-game losing streak when the 2012 team allowed 38 goals. The Condors have given up 19 goals in their last three, 24 in their last four and 30 in their last five.

    Those are not records. In March of 1999, the first season for the Condors,...

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    Fans get the answer they wanted: Brossoit will be in Bakersfield next season

    Laurent Brossoit made an impression as a rookie goaltender at the ECHL level in Bakersfield last season and is doing so again this year at the American Hockey League level in Oklahoma City. With Bakersfield becoming Edmonton’s AHL...

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    Condors fool some with leaked new logo

    The Bakersfield Condors, who are unveiling a new logo on Thursday as part of their move to the American Hockey League next season, pulled a pretty good prank on Wednesday. The team, which hashtags “NobodyHasMoreFun” on many tweets, proved...

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    Condors will soar in the American Hockey League

    There was a thunderous ovation on Wednesday night at a packed Rabobank Arena when the announcement was made: the Condors will be soaring next season when Bakersfield becomes part of the American Hockey League. There will be no name change...

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    Condor goalie Rimmer had surgery for cancer

    Condors goaltender Ty Rimmer, who left the team for what the team said was “health issues” a few weeks ago, has undergone surgery for testicular cancer. Rimmer, 22, broke the news Wednesday in a series of Twitter posts: “Two weeks ago I...

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    Condors to wear 50 Shades of Grey jerseys

    The Condors have worn some interesting specialty jerseys over the years but they are definitely takings a step on the wild side on Feb. 15 when players will don 50 Shades of Grey jerseys. Perhaps the perfect fit for the second annual...

  7. Condors get help with goaltending

    Rookie goaltender Maxime Lagace was assigned to the Condors on Tuesday by the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. The Condors, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, needed a goaltender as Ty Rimmer may be done for the season....

  8. Condors sign vet with some NHL experience

    He’s got skill, size (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) and a healthy dose of grit and most likely a chip on his shoulder. The Condors, in desperate need of a top-6 forward due to call ups and a defection to Europe, signed 25-year old veteran right...

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    How does Bakersfield Brontos sound?

    I tried my best to ignore this nickname, but Condors broadcaster Ryan Holt just won’t let it go. Holty wonders how I could have left out a possible new name for the Condors in an article I wrote earlier this week. That is, if  there is...

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    Former Condor involved in nasty pre-game brawl

    Former Bakersfield Condor Joe Rullier was one of several players suspended in a nasty brawl that developed during warm-ups prior to a  North American Hockey League (Quebec’s League Nord-Americain de Hockey) on Sunday. Fighting is a...

  11. Condors shake things up in a trade with Utah

    Short on forwards, long on defefensmen and riding a four-game losing streak, the Condors pulled off a trade on Sunday with their closest pursuer in the ECHL Pacific Division.   Bakersfield traded fourth-year pro defenseman Corey...

  12. Report: Stockton Thunder sale to Calgary Flames is close to done

    It looks like a few rubber stamps is all that is needed (much like the sale of the Condors last year to Edmonton) for the Calgary Flames to purchase the Stockton Thunder. The Stockotn Record-Net reported on Thursday that approaval of the...

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    Connor Jones to represent Condors at ECHL All-Star Game

    Condors rookie center Connor Jones, currently playing with Oklahoma City in the American Hockey League, has been selected to the ECHL All-Star Team. Jones still leads the Condors in scoring with 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) despite...

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