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 Bakersfield Condors announced the signing of three forwards — Chad Butcher, Evan Polei and Dave Gust — to American Hockey League contracts on Tuesday.

Former hockey tough guy Sasha Lakovic, who played part of one season for the Condors, died on Wednesday, according to various reports.

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.

The Condors made their potential road to the playoffs a lot harder on Wednesday night with a 4-3 loss to the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, Texas.

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.

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 44 shots and the Condors beat San Diego 3-1 on Saturday night in San Diego.

For much of the AHL season, the Condors have been the hunter as they clawed up the AHL Pacific Division standings trying to get into a playoff spot.

The Condors kept their grasp on a playoff position Friday night as four different players scored in a 4-0 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners in Tucson.

For a while, it looked like the Condors might steal a game on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.

Joey LaLeggia had just one thought as he skated in on Ontario goaltender Jack Campbell in overtime on Friday night at Rabobank Arena: score.

The Stockton Heat rolled over the visiting Condors 4-0 on Wednesday night, ending Bakersfield’s longest winning streak of the season at six games.

The two teams are battling for the final playoff position in the American Hockey League Pacific Division and on Monday the Condors and Tucson Roadrunners made a player swap.

Joey LaLeggia had filled in a bit at forward last season, so when Condors coach Gerry Fleming asked him to make the switch from defense on a permanent basis midway through December, he didn’t hesitate.

The frustration was evident on the face of Condors coach Gerry Fleming on Friday night at Rabobank Arena.

The Ontario Reign scored just 37 seconds into the game and went on to beat the Condors 2-1 on Wednesday night in Ontario.

Depth has proved a benefit to the Edmonton Oilers this season while injures have been a detriment to the Bakersfield Condors.