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.
There will be a fair share of nifty highlight-reel goals and blasts from the point that hit the back of the net for the Condors as the season goes on.
The Bakersfield Condors open their 21st season of play, and fourth in the American Hockey League, Friday night against Stockton at Rabobank Arena.
The Condors begin their 21st season and fourth as an American Hockey League team on Friday night when they they host the Stockton Heat at Rabobank Arena.
It's just a preseason game and the final score really won’t mean much, but there is plenty riding on overall performance as the Condors host the Stockton Heat Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rabobank Arena.
The locker room is not yet ready for occupation (new carpet needs to be installed), but the ice is down and that is all the Bakersfield Condors needed on Monday as the team opened American Hockey League training camp at Rabobank Arena.
For the past couple of months, new Condors head coach Jay Woodcroft has been at his summer home about 2 1/2 hours northeast of Toronto.
Oilers Entertainment Group chief executive officer and vice chair Bob Nicholson wasted no time publicly declaring his expectations of new Bakersfield Condors head coach Jay Woodcroft and the organization.
Jay Woodcroft went from minor league hockey player to an assistant coach in the National Hockey League. Now, he can add American Hockey League head coach to his resume.
No disrespect intended, but the Condors not making the playoffs for the third straight season in the American Hockey League should come as no real surprise.
Derek Thorn won’t be racing for a Spears Southwest Tour championship this year, but that doesn’t change his attitude heading into Saturday night’s 100-lap race at Kern County Raceway.
Wednesday night was definitely a time for the Bakersfield Condors to look to the future as they headed into their final three games of the season.
JC Lipon completed a hat trick into an empty net as the Manitoba Moose pushed the Condors to the brink of playoff contention elimination with a 4-1 victory on Friday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.