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  • Fireworks explode as Tyler Pitlick (9) skates onto the ice with Jordan Oesterle behind him prior to the first ever American Hockey League game for the Condors in October.

    Oilers sign former Condors RW Pitlick

    The Edmonton Oilers signed right winger Tyler Pitlick to a one-year contract Friday. Pitlick, 24, appeared in 37 games with the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors last season, posting 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) and four penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 202-pound Minneapolis

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    Condors wind up AHL play on 3-game winning streak

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Bakersfield Condors wrapped up their inaugural season of play in the American Hockey League on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Grand Rapids. It was the third straight win for the Condors, who finish the season 31-28-7-2. Brad Hunt scored the game-winner with 2:14

  • Marc-Olivier Roy controls the puck against the Ontario Reign in Saturday night’s AHL game at Rabobank Arena.

    Condors lose crucial game in playoff chase

    Sure, Condors winger Josh Winquist was just trying to draw a couple of extra minutes on a high-sticking penalty, but his effort during the second period Saturday was symbolic: Winquist and the Condors were willing to do anything — even try to make their own faces bleed — to improve their chances

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    Texas beats Condors 5-1 to complete season sweep

    CEDAR PARK, Tex. — The Texas Stars completed a season sweep of the Condors with a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night. It’s been a bit of a Texas two-step nightmare this season for the Condors, who finish 0-6 against the Stars and 1-4-1 against San Antonio, which beat the Condors 3-0 on Friday night.

  • Niklas Lundstrom makes a save during the second period of Tuesday's game against Ontario. The goaltending for the Condors has struggled in recent weeks. The team has been without top goalie Eetu Laurikainen, who is injured. Laurent Brossoit, the team's starter early in the year, is playing for Edmonton; other goalies Anders Nilsson and Ben Scrivens have each been traded.

    Goaltending struggles again as Condors fall to Reign, 5-2

    If the Condors are going to make the playoffs, they are going to need to get much, much better goaltending down the stretch. That much was evident on Tuesday night as the Ontario Reign beat the Condors 5-2 at Rabobank Arena. The Condors have 10 games remaining and, despite the loss, are in

  • Zach Boychuk puts a shot on Stockton goaltender Kevin Poulin during first period action on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

    Condors fall to Heat 6-5 in OT

    The opportunity to climb into the final playoff position in the Pacific Division was there for the Condors on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. They came up a point short and remain behind two teams, falling 6-5 to the Stockton Heat in overtime. The Condors had a 4-2 lead and were on a power play

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    Condors hold on for 7-5 win over San Diego

    SAN DIEGO — The Bakersfield Condors held on to beat the San Diego Gulls 7-5 on Friday night to move into fourth place in the Pacific Division, tightening up the race for the final playoff spot in the division. The victory lifted the Condors (27-22-5-2), .545 winning percentage, over San Jose,

  • Bakersfield Condors coach Gerry Fleming covers his ears as cars roar down the Auto Club Famoso Raceway during the 2016 Good Vibrations March Meet.

    Condors coach Fleming enjoys up-close look at drag racing

    Bakersfield Condors coach Gerry Fleming likes racing, all sorts of it, and he was interested in what type of cars would be competing in the recent Good Vibrations March Meet drag races at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Well, it so happens that Blaker Bowser, general manager of vice-president of the

  • Condors captain Ryan Hamilton, preparing to play before a faceoff, scored a goal on Saturday night in San Jose on the night that 4,000 of his youth jerseys were sold.

    Klinkhammer making an impact with Condors

    Rob Klinkhammer likes the weather in Bakersfield, but make no mistake about it, the left winger would rather be plying his trade in Edmonton. Klinkhammer, a nine-year vet, was sent down from Edmonton to the Condors on Jan. 19, becoming the 16th different player to play for both the Oilers and

  • The Condors' Zach Boychuk skates up ice during Tuesday's game against San Diego. The forward is on loan from the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Condors battle back but lose 4-3 in OT to Gulls

    The Condors needed a win on Tuesday night. They settled for a point, and that’s just not good enough. Bakersfield staged a stirring third-period comeback to tie the game, but San Diego scored with 1:20 left in overtime before 8,000 at Rabobank Arena for a 4-3 win. The Condors took a penalty 39

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    Condors make early lead stand to beat Barracuda, 3-2

    The Bakersfield Condors made an early two-goal lead stand thanks to a Matthew Ford's second-period goal in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday. The win moves the Condors (25-21-3-2) within two points of San Jose for the final playoff spot in the AHL Pacific Division.

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    AHL TONIGHT: Condors at San Jose

    Today, 11:15 a.m. SAP Center Radio: KHTY (970 AM) Condors record: 24-21-3-2 Barracuda record: 24-18-6-3 Series: Bakersfield is 4-2-1-1 Notes: Center Bogdan Yakimov has been reassigned to the Condors after a stint in Russia’s top league, the KHL. Yakimov (6-foot-3, 232 pounds) started the

  • Condors forward Kale Kessy celebrates in front on Ontario fans after scoring his first goal of the season in Ontario on Oct. 23., 2015. Kessy has five goals on the season, three of them against Ontario.

    Condors notes: Barbecuing a way of life for Condors Kessy

    When it comes into getting into someone’s grill on the ice, Kale Kessy doesn’t shy away. He’s also apparently pretty good around a barbecue grill as well. Kessy, 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, makes his living as a power forward for the Condors at Rabobank Arena, where his physical play is more important

  • Laurent Brossoit makes one of 13 first-period saves against the Texas Stars on Friday night at Rabobank Arena.

    Brossoit signs two-year extension with Oilers in slew of moves

    Laurent Brossoit signed a two-year extension on Monday as part of a slew of moves made by the Edmonton Oilers following the NHL trade deadline. Brossoit was also briefly assigned to Bakersfield, then called back up to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs. The same was done for defenseman Darnell

  • Laurent Brossoit was recalled to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday as he moves up the ladder to NHL backup goaltender following an Edmonton trade.

    Brossoit headed to Edmonton to be backup goaltender

    The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Bakersfield Condors following a whirlwind of trade activity on Saturday. Edmonton traded their backup goaltender Anders Nilsson to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for 2016 fifth round draft pick and goaltender Niklas Lundstrom.

  • The Condors’ Anton Slepyshev, right, lunges for the puck against San Antonio on  Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

    Rampage stuns Condors with late goal in OT

    The Bakersfield Condors went back and forth with the San Antonio Rampage for more than 60 minutes on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena. Three times the Condors, playing the final game of a five-game home stand, took a one-goal lead only to have the San Antonio even the score. It wasn’t until late

  • Dillon Simpson (18) is congratulated by Tyler Pitlick after Simpson scored a first-period goal on Friday night against San Jose.

    Condors give up late goal in 4-3 loss to San Jose

    It’s pressure time in the AHL Pacific Division and on Friday night the Condors did not handle that pressure well late in the third period. Tied with San Jose, the Condors twice had the chance to get the puck out of their own zone and twice they failed. The end result: a goal by Ben Smith with

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    AHL TONIGHT: Condors vs. San Jose

    7 tonight, Rabobank Arena Radio: KHTY (970 AM) Records: Barracuda 22-17-6-3; Condors 24-20-2-2 Series: Bakersfield is 4-1-1-1 Notes: Four teams are separated by just .041 in a fight for third place in the Pacific Division, which is a guaranteed playoff position. The fourth place team in