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    Condors lose final game before All-Star break to Heat

    STOCKTON — Despite a 40-save performance by Eetu Laurikainen, the Bakersfield Condors fell to the Stockton Heat 4-2 on Saturday. Ryan Hamilton scored his 13th goal in the first period to bring the Condors even with Stockton in the first period. Phillip McRae also scored for the Condors in the

  • Oilers rookie star Connor McDavid gets practice time on the Condors ice at Rabobank Arena on Thursday as he rehabs from a broken collarbone. The Oilers are on their All-Star break. McDavid will return to NHL action Tuesday.

    Rising star McDavid prepares for NHL return by skating with Condors

    For the vast majority of National Hockey League players, the path to the top level of play in the world includes a stint in the American Hockey League. Rare is the player that can go right to the NHL from juniors, especially as an 18-year old. Connor McDavid, the first overall pick in the 2015

  • The Oilers recalled winger Rob Klinkhammer on Tuesday.

    Oilers recall Klinkhammer from Condors

    So long, Rob Klinkhammer, Condors fans hardly new you. The Edmonton Oilers recalled veteran winger Klinkhammer from the Condors on Tuesday, just five days after he cleared waivers on joined the team on Friday. It was an impressive three-game stay for Klinkhammer, who had a goal in all three games

  • Oilers recall Kassian; Condors recall D-man

    The Edmonton Oilers recalled winger Zack Kassian from the Condors on Wednesday and the Condors recalled defenseman Ben Betker from Norfolk, Va. Kassian, who has 198 games on NHL experience, was acquired by Edmonton in a trade and assigned to the Condors where he had one goal and six penalty

  • Condors goalie Laurent Brossoit makes the glove save against the San Antonio Rampage during Friday's game at Rabobank Arena.

    Condors have no answer for Rampage, fall 3-1

    Maybe the Condors didn’t have to horses to compete against the San Antonio Rampage on Friday night. Or maybe they didn’t have the will. Likely it was a bit of both, and it showed as the Rampage rolled to a 3-1 victory before 4,283 at Rabobank Arena. The Rampage, which had nine skaters 6-foot-3

  • Second-year pro Mitch Moroz has five points (two goals, three assists) for the Condors this season and is second on the team in penalty minutes with 50.

    Condors Unleashed: Condors poker tournament a chance to ‘keep it tight’

    Mitch Moroz says he has a pretty good poker face. Next Tuesday, fans 21 and older can see just how good that face is during the first Condors Charity Poker Tournament at Golden West Casino. Moroz and some of his teammates will be sitting down at tables to compete against fans. Moroz said he gives

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    Condors fall short despite big night from Brossoit

    STOCKTON — Despite a season-high 45 saves from Laurent Brossoit, the Bakersfield Condors saw their four-game points streak come to an end on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to the Stockton Heat. Zack Kassian netted his first goal for the Condors since being acquired by Edmonton for Ben Scrivens a week ago.

  • The Edmonton Oilers acquired Zack Kassian, seen here last season with Vancouver, on Monday in a trade with Montreal for goalie Ben Scrivens. Kassian joined the Condors this week.

    Kassian set to rejuvenate hockey career with Condors

    Zack Kassian was in his comfort zone with the Bakersfield Condors on Thursday morning at Rabobank Arena and it showed. Every time there was a break in practice, Kassian seemed to have a big smile on his face. “It’s nice to finally get out there and skate around with a group of guys, be in the

  • D-man Nikitin assigned to Condors

    The Edmonton Oilers assigned veteran defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Condors on Thursday and in a separate transaction, the Condors assigned goaltender Ty Rimmer to Norfolk, Va. The will be Nikitin’s second stint with the Condors. He had one assist in seven games with the Oilers after being

  • The Edmonton Oilers acquired Zack Kassian, seen here last season with Vancouver, on Monday in a trade with Montreal for goalie Ben Scrivens. Kassian will join the Condors this week.

    Scrivens traded; Kassian, Laurikainen assigned to Condors

    The Edmonton Oilers traded goaltender Ben Scrivens to Montreal on Monday for forward Zack Kassian and recalled goaltender Eetu Laurikainen from Finland and assigned him to the Condors. Kassian will also report to the Condors. Scrivens, who has 129 career regular season games in the NHL, has been

  • Condors fall on road in OT to Reign, 2-1

    ONTARIO — The Bakersfield Condors head to the holiday break after picking up a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pacific Division-leading Ontario Reign on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Condors (11-11-2-1, .500) opened the scoring at the 11:22 mark of the second period

  • Kyle Platzner celebrates his first goal of Saturday’s game with Dillon Simpson, right, and Greg Chase, center.

    Condors fall 3-2 to Stockton in outdoor game

    WEST SACRAMENTO — The outcome wasn’t what the Condors wanted — a 3-2 loss to the Stockton Heat — but playing the first American Hockey League outdoor game in Stockton was special. A steady rain postponed Friday night’s scheduled game at Raley Field to Saturday at 4:30 p.m. A light morning rain on

  • Bakersfield Condors players participate in a morning skate Friday in preparation for Friday night's game against Stockton at Raley Field in West Sacramento. It's the AHL's first outdoor game in two years, and Condors officials are mulling the idea of hosting their own outdoor game in the future.

    Condors interested in hosting an outdoor game

    Given their history of doing wild and zany things, it seemed a bit odd that the Condors did not try to host the first American Hockey League outdoor game in California. Turns out they had the opportunity to do so. Instead, they opted to be the road team against the Stockton Heat in Friday’s

  • Rain postpones Condors-Heat outdoor game

    WEST SACRAMENTO — The first American Hockey League outdoor game in California is on hold. Light rain started falling on Raley Field shortly after 5 p.m. Friday and grew heavier as the evening progressed, eventually forcing the postponement of the game between the Bakersfield Condors and Stockton

  • The Condors meet during a Thursday practice in preparation for their outdoor game against Stockton, scheduled for 7 tonight at Raley Field in Sacramento.

    Outdoor game will be special for Condors

    Condors coach Gerry Fleming had a message for his players on Thursday as they took to an outdoor sheet of ice at a baseball stadium in West Sacramento. He told his team to have fun and enjoy the moment. The Condors are playing the Stockton Heat tonight at Raley Field in what is being billed as

  • Condors fall to Reign on road, 3-1

    The Bakersfield Condors opened their four-game road trip with a weak offensive effort, mustering just 19 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Ontario Reign on Saturday night. Joey LaLeggia scored the Condors only goal of the game, firing in a shot from the point as a power play expired to narrow the deficit

  • Condors left winger Ryan Hamilton is checked into the Gulls' bench by Gulls left winger Nick Ritchie during Friday's game at Rabobank Arena.

    Scrivens stops 31 shots for first win as Condors blank San Diego 3-0

    The Condors needed a good game from goaltender Ben Scrivens on Friday night at Rabobank Arena and he delivered.   With Laurent Brossoit watching from the stands due to injury, Scrivens shook off a horrendous start to his season, stopping 31 shots as the Condors beat the San Diego Gulls 3-0

  • Oilers waive veteran D-Man Fayne; will join Condors if he clears waivers

    The Edmonton Oilers waived veteran defenseman Mark Fayne on Wednesday with intentions of assigning him to the Condors. Fayne, who is in the second year of a 14.5-million contract with the Oilers, will be assigned to the Condors on Thursday if he clears waivers. If that happens, the Oilers will