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

    Friday, Oct 17 2014 10:49 PM

    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 Arena.

    Speed. Speed, Speed. From this vantage point this is the fastest Condors team ever and while it took a  bit for it to go on display, that speed was the difference maker.

    The first two goals — the by the oldest player on the team, 30-year old vet Jim McKenzie, and the seocnd by Jonathan Lessard on a laser of a shot — came due to speedy transitions from the defensive end.

    Bakersfield's speed forced the Thunder into some peanlties, though the Condors only converted on one of six power play chances.

    "When you have speed you can make plays, you can have different plays to utilize that speed," said...

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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 Alaska Aces and spent 26 games at the American Hockey League level last season. "He does everything right, he...

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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 defenseman C.J. Ludwig to the Condors on Thursday morning, though there was no official transaction since those come...

  4. OKC assigns D-man to Bakersfield; Condors set Opening Day roster

    Rookie defenseman C.J. Ludwig has been assigned to the Condors by Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League. Ludwig, 24, is the son of former NHLer, Craig, who won Stanley Cups with Dallas (1999) and Montereal (1986). The addition of...

  5. Trickle-up effect strikes Condors who lose goalie to AHL

    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. Fifteen minutes into the game, Oilers goaltender Victor Fasth left the ice with a...


    Condors draw interest from Montreal media

    The Condors are drawing international attention this weekend for the opening of the ECHL season and it's not due to some zany promotion, though they are very good at that. No, what is drawing interest is rookie coach J.F. Houle and a...

  7. Condors get day off to rest

    Condors coach J.F. Houle gave his players a day off Monday, pretty much signally the end to training camp. "Some of the guys has been skating for 15 straight days," he said. "Everybody worked hard and they could use the time off." When...

  8. ECHL realigns divisions, changes playoff format

    Making the ECHL playoffs just got a llittle tougher in the ECHL, a couple of days after seven CHL teams merged into the league. The seven former CHL teams now make up the Central Division of the Western Conference. The Alaska Aces,...

  9. Seven CHL teams join ECHL

    The seven remaining teams from what was a dying Central Hockey League have been consolidated into the ECHL. The Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Radid City Rush, Tulsa Oiler and Wichita Thunder were...

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    Evaluation time as Condors open training camp

    New Condors head coach J.F. Houle ran his first professional practice as the Condors opened training camp Friday morning at Rabobank Arena and said he was pretty pleased with what he saw. “I’m really happy,” he said after a brisk...

  11. Who will be in net for Condors this season?

    The Condors open ECHL training camp on Friday with quite a few missing pieces, among them two goaltenders expected to be assigned by the Edmonton Oilers. There are two goalies in camp on a try-out basis — Alex Scola and Peter Gibb — but...

  12. Condors add veteran center to roster

    The Condors have signed vetern center Francis Lemieux for the upcoming season. Lemieux (5-11, 190 pounds) has spent the past three seasons in Europe. He led the ECHL Florida Everblades in scoring (73 points in just 56 games) in 2009-10....

  13. Stockton Thunder for sale and other notes

    Bakersfield’s Highway 99 rival, the Stockton Thunder, are for sale. Thunder owner Brad Rowbotham told the Stockton Record on Monday that due to business issues and a desire to spend more time with his family, that he is looking to sell...

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