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Bakersfield Condors

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The Bakersfield Condors are a minor league ice hockey team based in Bakersfield, California. The team plays in the Pacific Division of the ECHL's National Conference. As of May 21, 2008, the Condors are affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks. The Condors play home games at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, until recently known as Centennial Garden.

Originally known as the Bakersfield Fog, the team was founded in 1995 as a charter member of the West Coast Hockey League. The team assumed its current name in 1998 and joined the ECHL in 2003.


Official Bakersfield Condors Website: http://www.condorsonline.com/


Season-by-Season RecordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Records as of October 30, 2006.

Season League Division GP W L T OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA PIM Coach(es) Result
1995-96 WCHL WCHL 58 24 29 0 5 0 53 0.414 271 323 1439 Keith Gretzky Out of Playoffs
1996-97 WCHL WCHL 64 33 26 0 5 0 71 0.516 345 325 2061 Keith Gretzky Lost in round 1
1997-98 WCHL WCHLS 64 22 37 0 5 0 49 0.344 226 330 1949 Keith Gretzky Lost in round 1
1998-99 WCHL WCHLS 70 21 40 0 9 0 51 0.300 213 308 2010 Kevin MacDonald Lost in round 1
1999-00 WCHL WCHLS 72 34 29 0 9 0 77 0.472 244 272 2343 Kevin MacDonald Lost in round 1
2000-01 WCHL WCHLS 72 26 36 0 10 0 62 0.361 220 273 2147 Kevin MacDonald Lost in round 1
2001-02 WCHL WCHLS 72 32 35 0 5 0 69 0.444 213 237 1377 Paul Kelly Lost in round 1
2002-03 WCHL WCHL 72 41 22 0 9 0 91 0.569 253 186 1625 Paul Kelly Lost in round 1
2003-04 ECHL Pacific 72 25 38 9 0 0 59 0.410 201 236 1750 Paul Kelly, Martin Raymond Out of Playoffs
2004-05 ECHL West 72 40 22 10 0 0 90 0.625 232 205 1691 Martin Raymond Lost in round 1
2005-06 ECHL Pacific 72 40 26 6 0 0 86 0.597 221 222 1814 Martin Raymond Lost in round 2
2006-07 ECHL Pacific 72 41 19 12 3 9 94 0.653 270 236 1556 Martin Raymond Lost in round 2
2007-08 ECHL Pacific 72 26 37 2 7 9 61 0.424 230 280 1772 Martin Raymond Lost in round 1
Totals 3 5 837 366 379 27 64 3 824 0.437 2886 3218 22128 6 8/10 Playoff Seasons (Known)


Team CaptainsEdit

  • 2007-2008
    • C - Sean Venedam
      • A - Mike Hofstrand
      • A - Scott Balan
      • A - David Kudelka

NHLersEdit

  • 9 - C Connor James (2004-05) played in two games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2005-06 season.
  • 44 - G Yutaka Fukufuji (2004-05) was called up on emergency basis to the Los Angeles Kings on December 15, 2006.

On January 13, 2007 the Los Angeles Kings replaced goaltender Barry Brust with Fukufuji in the third period of a game against the St. Louis Blues, thus becoming the first Japanese-born player to play in an NHL game.

Notable PlayersEdit

Journalist Ken Baker - Played one game as goaltender for the Condors in the 2001-02 season, finishing with a win, a 5.00 GAA and a 0.857 save percentage. Baker's dreams of playing professional hockey were cut short due to a tumor that inhibited his ability to build enough muscle for the sport. His book "They Don't Play Hockey In Heaven" tells the story of his experience with the Condors.

Retired NumbersEdit

  • 16 - Paul Willett
  • 17- Paul Rosebush
  • 26 - Glen Mears
  • 28 - Jamie Cooke
  • 74 - Steve Dowhy

MiscellaneousEdit

Team HighsEdit

The Condors advanced past the 1st Round of the playoffs for the first time in their history in the 2005-06 season. They defeated the Long Beach Ice Dogs in seven games. The Condors lost in the seventh game of the next round against the Fresno Falcons, making it the longest playoff run in Condors history.

Infamous MomentsEdit

In the 2004-05 ECHL playoffs, Condor Ashlee Langdone checked Alaska Ace Scott Gomez (who was playing that season in the ECHL due to the NHL strike) hard, sending him hip first into the open bench door. The resulting injury, a broken pelvis, knocked Gomez out of the rest of the playoffs, and resulted in Langdone being given a boarding penalty and a one-game suspension. The incident drew a rather negative reaction due to Gomez' status as an NHL all star.

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