The month of January, with 13 games in three states and six different cities may appear to be a marathon, but heading into Friday night’s home game against Stockton, Condors coach Jay Woodcroft said it’s time for the stretch run.
Back on Dec. 8 the Condors honored Josh Currie, who seems to have a knack for scoring hat tricks, with a unique bobblehead doll giveaway featuring a sombrero hat.
Shane Starrett stopped 28 shots and the Bakersfield Condors snapped a five-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday night in Loveland, Colo.
Less may not be more, but Kern County Raceway Park is betting that a slightly reduced schedule featuring better quality events will be a recipe for success in 2019.
The Condors return to Rabobank Arena on Saturday night for the first time in two weeks as they head into their busiest week and month of the season.
A few hours before the Condors hosted San Jose at Rabobank Arena on Saturday night, Bakersfield coach Jay Woodcroft called it a measuring stick game for his team.
Some arrived carrying a stuffed animal as large as they were, some had a single animal tucked under an arm and still others walked into Rabobank Arena on Saturday night with large bags filled with various critters.
Twenty years ago on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Condors President Matt Riley tried something he saw elsewhere and thought it might work well in Bakersfield.
A turnover at their own blueline late in the second period was glaring, and costly, but there was far more wrong with Bakersfield’s game against Colorado on Tuesday night.
The Condors juggled their lines and made a goaltender change but came up empty on Friday night in San Diego in a 4-1 loss against the Gulls. The Condors, who had won four straight entering the game, avoided a shutout when defenseman Ryan Stanton scored his first of the season with 4:15 remaining.
One, according to Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli, needs to regain his confidence. The other needs to learn how to finish.
Cooper Marody scored 90 seconds into overtime to lift the Condors to their third straight win with a 5-4 victory over the Iowa Wild on Thursday in Des Moines.
In an environment where pedigree often carries weight, such as early-round draft choices in the American Hockey League, those without it can often be overlooked.