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  1. Pacific Division is tightest battle in ECHL

    Tuesday, Dec 09 2014 09:55 AM

    It was just a month ago that some Condors fans were giddy with delight on social media sites at the “demise” of the Alaska Aces, who got off to the worst start in franchise history and were 2-8-0 after Bakersfield skated away with a 4-3 win in Anchorage on Nov. 9. Well, all the Aces did after that was go 8-2-0 and climb right into the middle of what is shaping up as a great ECHL Pacific Division battle. The seven teams in the division are separated by just nine points, by far the tightest of the four divisions in the league. Oftentimes coaches will downplay a loss at this time of the season, noting there are plenty of games left. But make no mistake about it, giving up late leads and turning wins in to losses will come back to haunt teams...

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    Winquist recalled to Oklahoma City

    The leading ECHL rookie scorer is now in the American Hockey League. Rookie forward Josh Winquist, who amassed 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) in 18 games with the Condors, was recalled to the Oklahoma City Barons. “He’s leading the...

  3. Condors get a player back, lose two to injuries

    First the good news. Winger Jonathan Lessard, who has not played since being injured during the Oct. 26 game against Ontario (in a collision with his own teammate) will be back in the lineup on Friday night against Idaho. Lessard had four...

  4. Condors use off day to rest, adjust to big ice in Alaska

    After coming off a 3-2 victory over a well-rested Alaska team on Wednesday, Condors coach J.F. Houle was using an off day on Thursday for teaching and rest. The team went through a light 20-minute skate just to get the legs moving. “It’s...

  5. Wacky ECHL sked and other notes

    Is there anything more wacky than the ECHL schedule for the Pacific Division? The Condors have had the busiest start to the season of any team in the league with seven games in 12 days and nine in the first 17. Tonight marks the halfway...

  6. Condors bolster defense

    The Condors, who are giving up an average of nearly 32 shots per game, bolsted their young defensive corps with the signing of Brendon Nash on Friday. Nash, 27, has played 159 games at the American Hockey League level and has two games in...

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    Yes, there are apparently skeletons in the Utah Grizzlies' closet

    The Condors have long been known for some of the zaniest specialty jerseys, but the Utah Grizzlies may have moved to the head of the class with the outfits players will wear tonight. They team wil be skating in full skeleton Halloween...

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    Nobody beats the Wiz on Condors Puffy Shirt night

    The Puffy Shirt nameplate lottery took place Thursday morning in Rababank Arena where Condors players picked the Seinfield character name they wanted to be for the special night on Nov. 16.  Goaltender Ty Rimmer, by virture of drawing No....


    Former Condors coach Mann gains U.S. citizenship

    Former Condors coach Troy Mann is now a U.S. citizen. The Campbellton, New Brunswick native has worked in the U.S under a green card since 2005 and passed his citizenship test on Tuesday. Nice write-up on, incuding some good...

  10. Busy start has youthful Condors learning on the fly

    Some thoughts and stats as the Condors have already played nearly one-tenth of their season in just 12 days. It's been a busy stretch for sure and the youthful Condors (4-3) have done a pretty good job of learning on the fly (so many...

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    Blocks of games makes for unimaginative schedule

    It seems like the Condors will be playing a lot of mini series against Pacific Division foes this season in a scheule that is, well, not very imaginative.  And that is being kind. Yes, I know there are only 7 teams and odd numbers are...

  12. Oilers exec Carriere: Organization very serious about player development

    Rick Carriere Senior Director of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers, was in Bakersfield Thursday checking out the organization's investment as the Condors took on the Alaska Aces. Carriere is the third Edmonton exec to have...

  13. 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 only a handful of Condors were able to hit the ice for practice. "The enttire team is sick," said Ryan Holt,...

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