The Ontario Reign scored twice in the shootout as they defeated the first-place Bakersfield Condors 5-4 in Ontario on Friday.
The Condors' lineup was short on manpower Saturday night. No matter, however. They still had more than enough ammunition to blow the Ontario Reign out of the water.
While first-year players have made significant contributions to the Bakersfield Condors' success this season, head coach Jay Woodcroft cautioned to not overlook veteran teammates who've enabled their younger brethren to shine.
The Bakersfield Condors dominated the San Jose Barracuda on the road for a 7-1 win on Saturday, adding their lead atop the division. The Condors (36-17-2-1) have won 20 of their last 22 games.
The Bakersfield Condors exploded to a four-goal first period, held a 6-1 advantage entering the third period and held off a late San Jose Barracuda rally to an 8-4 win on Wednesday in San Jose.
Shane Starrett stopped all 30 shots as the Bakersfield Condors ran their winning streak to 16 games with a 2-0 victory over Tucson on Saturday night in Tucson.
It took 392 games over two leagues in minor hockey, but Josh Currie, who has been a fan favorite in Bakersfield for the past five seasons, has made it to the National Hockey League.
The Condors were bottled up in their own zone, the starting three had been trapped on ice for nearly two minutes of overtime, but Cooper Marody and Tyler Benson were calm on the bench awaiting their turn.
Veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera began his road back to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night in the American Hockey League with the Bakersfield Condors and by all accounts it was a very good first step.
Bakersfield had just tied the San Jose Barracuda early in the second period when Condors goaltender Shane Starrett found himself facing a pair of San Jose players racing in on him with nary a Condor around.
The Bakersfield Condors ran their win streak to nine straight with a 4-2 victory over the Iowa Wild on Friday night at Rabobank Arena before 7,254, the third-largest crowd of the season.
It’s a long haul from Arizona to Springfield, Mass., especially when one is making an overnight trip after playing in a pair of hockey games in less than a 24-hour span.
Without a doubt, Josh Currie and his hot hand has played a huge role in a franchise-tying six-game AHL win streak for the Bakersfield Condors.
The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defenseman Caleb Jones back to the Condors. Jones was originally recalled by Edmonton for his first NHL stint on Dec. 12, scoring one goal and assisting on five in 17 games with the Oilers.
It took 58 seconds into overtime, but the Condors finally delivered a knockout punch to the Stockton Heat on Friday night at Rabobank Arena.
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.