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  1. Condors sign vet with some NHL experience

    Friday, Jan 23 2015 11:50 AM

    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 winger Akim Aliu on Friday.

    Aliu, a second-round draft pick of Chicago in 2007, has played seven games in the National Hockey League, five with Calgary in 2012-13 and two with them the previous season. He started this season with Rochester in the American Hockey League but was waived on Nov. 10 after putting up four points (3g, 1a) in 10 games. Here is a background story.

    A well-traveled player, Aliu has 267 games over seven seasons, having played for 11 teams in three leagues. Aliu has 40 points in...

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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...


    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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...


    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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    Report: AHL move west will see Condors ECHL franchise relocate east

    A Norfolk, Va., television station is reporting the Norfolk Admirals franchise of the American Hockey League will be sold to the Anaheim Ducks to become part of a new AHL Western Division, including Bakersfield, that will begin play in the...

  8. Pacific Division is tightest battle in ECHL

    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...

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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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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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