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  1. Busy start has youthful Condors learning on the fly

    Wednesday, Oct 29 2014 12:36 PM

    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 games in a short period leaves little practice time for coach J.F. Houle and company to iron things out).

    The power play was certainly impressive in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ontario as all of the goals were scored with a man advantage. Ontario had not allowed a power play goal all season and the Condors connected on 3 of 7 chances.

    What stood out on all three goals was movement. Players were moving, the puck was moving and all three goals came from players finding the seam and firing shots as Ontario...

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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...

  3. 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...

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

    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...

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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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

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    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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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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