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    Condors new coach J.F. Houle has settled into into job, city

    Friday, Aug 29 2014 10:00 AM

    Six weeks from today, the Condors will be playing their first pre-season game with the ECHL season-opener coming in just a week later.

    With that in mind, I stopped by coach J.F Houle’s office on Thursday afternoon for an informal chat — a sort of get-to-know-each-other deal as it is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to meet with him one-on-one since he was named head coach last month.

    He’s energetic, excited and deep into recruiting. Houle has spent the past four-plus years as a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and has settled into Bakersfield with his wife and children as he prepares for his first coaching foray at the pro level.

    Officially the Condors have announced 10 player signings but there are others...

  2. 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 third in the past four seasons. He replaces Troy Mann, who was hired last July and led the team to the Western...

  3. 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 statistic and positional shot tracking in real-time through an interface that is fully optimized for tablets, as...

  4. Condors add two to roster

    The Bakersfield Condors announced the signing of defenseman Kyle Haines and right wing Mike Hellyer on Tuesday. Haines, 25, played 38 games with the Condors last season after being acquired in a trade on Dec. 31 and is heading into his...

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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 in the ECHL Western Conference, sub. 400 winning percentages and a dwindling fan base. So at the end of the...

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    Condors name Troy Mann as new head coach

    Troy Mann, who played seven games for the Condors at the start of the 2000-2001 season, has been hired as the team's head coach. Mann, 43, had been an assistant coach for the Hersey (Penn.) Bears  of the American Hockey League for the...

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    Condors announce schedule; guarantee making playoffs

    Who will be the next coach remains a mystery, but who, when and where the Condors are playing during the upcoming season has been revealed. The Condors released their 2013-14 season schedule on Wednesday,  which starts with an opening...

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    Coach Matt O'Dette's two year run with team is over

    A few minutes after the Condors finished their season with a 5-1 loss to San Francisco on Saturday night, Condors coach Matt O'Dette told his team he would not be returning next season. It was not his decision. “To be honest I let them...

  9. Condors deal four players on trade deadline

      Shuffling the deck in a last-ditch effort to make the playoffs while looking to the future, the Condors made a major move on Thursday, trading four players to four different teams. Forward Peter Boyd was traded to Alaska for a pair of...

  10. ECHL fines O'Dette for referee comments

    Condors coach Matt O’Dette was fined an undisclosed amount by the ECHL on Friday due to published remarks he made about the referee J.M. McNaulty in Thursday night’s 4-1 loss at home to the Stockton Thunder. In case you missed it, here is...

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    Stewart named goaltender of the week

      Making 98 saves on 99 shots is pretty close to perfection so it's no surprise that Bakersfield goaltender Brian Stewart was named ECHL goaltender of the week for Feb. 11-17. “Stewy was a machine out there this weekend,” said Condors...

  12. Condors bolster lineup with defenseman T.J. Fast

    It was a long shot back on Jan. 9, but getting the rights to defenseman T.J. Fast in a trade that sent Zach Choen to Greenville, S.C. has paid off for the Condors. Fast (120 games at the American Hockey League level) will be in the lineup...

  13. Condors bring Freeman back to fold

      Looking to bolster their offense and make a run for the playoffs, the the Condors have signed former Condor Scott Freeman, who joined the team in Utah on Thursday. Freeman had 15 goals and 15 assists in 30 games as a rookie right...

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