In many respects, Mark Fayne has done just about everything in his hockey career.
When the Bakersfield Condors took the ice for practice on Friday morning at Rabobank Arena, there were just six players wearing blue practice jerseys.
Anton Slepyshev will be joining the Condors for the start of the American Hockey League season on Friday, but don’t expect him to be with the Condors for long.
Practice had ended more than 20 minutes earlier and the number of players left on the ice at the Bakersfield Ice Sports Center had dwindled to a handful, mostly young guys getting in extra work.
With enough bodies in camp for a full-fledge scrimmage, the Condors did just that on Wednesday to help prepare for a preseason game at 6:30 p.m. tonight against San Jose.
There was an air of excitement inside Bakersfield Ice Sports Center on Monday morning as the Condors hit the ice for the first time with the opening of their American Hockey League training camp.
Some comments form Bakersfield Condors head coach Gerry Fleming following a brisk skate on the opening day of training camp at the Bakersfield Ice Sports Center.
After a month in Canada, the Condors coaching staff has migrated south to Bakersfield and around 20 players will be on the ice this morning as the Condors opening training camp.
The Bakersfield Condors open a 28-week American Hockey League season Oct. 6 in Stockton, the earliest ever start for hockey season in Bakersfield.
Center Josh Currie, who had a breakthrough year with the Condors last season, has been rewarded with a two-year American Hockey League contract by the team.
Bakersfield Condors coach Gerry Fleming and the rest of his staff will be enjoying the beauty of Jasper National Park in Alberta for the next few days but as a part of taking care of business.
The Bakersfield Condors released the 11 opponents that will make up their 68-game schedule next season, and included are three new opponents from the American Hockey League's Eastern Conference.
The San Diego Gulls beat the Condors 5-1 on Wednesday, putting Bakersfield on the brink of missing the American Hockey League playoffs for the second straight year.
The Bakersfield Condors (32-27-5-1) scored five unanswered in a crucial 5-2 victory over the San Antonio Rampage (26-40-5-2) on Sunday in San Antonio. Forwards Jesse Puljujarvi and Joey LaLeggia each scored in the third period to lead the comeback.
Condors defenseman Jordan Oesterle was injured late in the game and the Condors suffered a serious blow to their playoff hopes as well in a 4-3 loss to the San Antonio Rampage on Friday night in San Antonio.
Jujhar Khaira has been returned to the Condors from Edmonton, and captain Ryan Hamilton is back after missing 16 games due to injury as the Condors head into their most crucial stretch of the season with the best lineup they’ve had in months.
The Condors, who once wore orange prison jumpsuit-themed jerseys, have switched sides and will don speciality jerseys to honor law enforcement on Saturday night.
Anton Lander scored a power play goal with five minutes remaining to lift the Condors to a 4-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday night in Tucson.