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    Condors will soar in the American Hockey League

    Wednesday, Feb 25 2015 07:49 PM

    There was a thunderous ovation on Wednesday night at a packed Rabobank Arena when the announcement was made: the Condors will be soaring next season when Bakersfield becomes part of the American Hockey League.

    There will be no name change for the team as Bakersfield begins play in a new five-team Pacific Division along with San Diego, Ontario, Stockton and San Jose.

    Condorstown will not become ghosttown. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by The Bakersfield Californian. The announement was made...

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    Condor goalie Rimmer had surgery for cancer

    Condors goaltender Ty Rimmer, who left the team for what the team said was “health issues” a few weeks ago, has undergone surgery for testicular cancer. Rimmer, 22, broke the news Wednesday in a series of Twitter posts: “Two weeks ago I...

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    Condors to wear 50 Shades of Grey jerseys

    The Condors have worn some interesting specialty jerseys over the years but they are definitely takings a step on the wild side on Feb. 15 when players will don 50 Shades of Grey jerseys. Perhaps the perfect fit for the second annual...

  4. Condors get help with goaltending

    Rookie goaltender Maxime Lagace was assigned to the Condors on Tuesday by the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. The Condors, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, needed a goaltender as Ty Rimmer may be done for the season....

  5. Condors sign vet with some NHL experience

    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...

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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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  12. 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...

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