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.
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.
The Bakersfield Condors said farewell to their leading scorer on Wednesday as the Edmonton Oilers traded right wing Taylor Beck to the New York Rangers for right wing Justin Fontaine.
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.
Josh Currie scored 2:50 into overtime as the Condors extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-1 win over Stockton on Saturday night in Stockton.
CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Bakersfield Condors (17-16-4-1) received a sensational goaltending performance from rookie Nick Ellis in a 4-2 win over the Texas Stars (20-19-1-2) on Saturday night at H-E-B Center.