What You Need to Know in Condorstown, Edition 4

Bakersfield Condors

May 15, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Bakersfield Condors

News Release

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - Miss something this week? Have trouble keeping up with all the latest news in Condorstown? Then make sure you check back every Monday as we give you everything you need to know about the past week and give you a look ahead at the upcoming week.

1. CONDORS TO PLAY 68 GAMES AGAINST 11 OPPONENTS 2017-18 will see the Condors play 11 teams over 68 games including new opponents Chicago, Iowa, and RockfordThe Pacific Division remains unchanged from last season, but Charlotte moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference giving the Central Division seven teams. The playoff format will be decided the first week of July at the Board of Governors Annual Meeting Opening Night for the Condors is Thursday, Oct. 12 at Rabobank Arena

2. OILERS PROSPECT ETHAN BEAR ADVANCES TO MEMORIAL CUP

Oilers D prospect Ethan Bear and the Seattle Thunderbirds won the WHL Championship on Sunday in overtime over Regina. They now advance to the Memorial Cup where they will meet Windsor (Ontario - OHL), Erie (Ontario - OHL), and Saint John (New Brunswick - QMJHL) in a round robin tournament to decide the Memorial CupBear is second on the team in posteason scoring with 26 points (6g-20a) in 17 games and had two assists in the WHL-clinching game

3. SALLINEN AND GUSTAVSSON SIGN IN SWEDEN 2016-17 Condors C Jere Sallinen (Orebro) and G Jonas Gustavsson (Linkoping) have both signed to play next season in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL)Click here to stay up to date on the latest news during the Condors offseason

4. CALDER CUP UPDATE: FORD & GRIFFINS ADVANCE TO FACE SAN JOSE

The Western Conference Finals will feature San Jose and Grand Rapids after they each eliminated their second round opponents, San Diego and Chicago, in five games eachGrand Rapids features former Condors RW Matthew Ford who has six points (4g-2a) in eight playoff games and are led by former Edmonton Oilers Head Coach Todd NelsonIn the Eastern Conference, former Condors Head Coach Troy Mann and assistant coach Ryan Murphy have the Hershey Bears up three games to two on Providence in their second round series On the other side, Syracuse leads Toronto, three games to two, with Game 6 tonight in Toronto

5. WE HAVE NEW SUMMER HOURS

Starting this week, the Condors front office will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. for normal business hours

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