Condors Schedule

Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Condors are going to see plenty of their fellow AHL Pacific Division teams during the 2015-16 season, but the release of the schedule has highlighted a few interesting matchups against new rivals.

First up for the Condors is the home-opener on Friday, Oct. 9 when they host the Grand Rapids Griffins and former Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson who joined the Detroit Red Wings organization after a five-year run in the Oilers system. One night later, the Condors will get their first clash against the Ontario Reign, the Los Angeles Kings top affiliate who were the AHL champions last season when they were located in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Condors will get their first crack at former Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins when they take on the San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks) in their road game of the season on Oct. 16.

Elsewhere on the 68-game campaign, the Condors will have a two-game road trip into Winnipeg to play the Manitoba Moose on Nov. 20th and 22nd. The Moose will welcome a visit to California in January and stop off in Bakersfield on the 26th and 29th

The Condors other non-Pacific Division games will come against the Milwaukee Admirals, who are the top farm team of the Nashville Predators. Milwaukee visits Bakersfield on Feb. 5th and the Condors visit the Admirals on April 4th. One night later, the Condors wrap up the regular season in Grand Rapids. 

The Condors will get would seem to be their worst road trip of the campaign out of the way early as they’ll play five in a row away from Bakersfield starting Oct. 30th thru Nov. 11th. That trip will consist of two games against the Texas Stars (Dallas Stars), and then back to California to visit Stockton (Calgary Flames), San Jose (San Jose Sharks), and San Diego, but the gap in between the second game in Texas and the trek to Stockton is five days which will certainly allow for a stop home to grab fresh clothes and get in a practice or two.

Bakersfield’s longest home-stand is five games in February when they host San Diego on the 19th, Texas on the 20th, San Antonio (Colorado Avalanche) on the 23rd, San Jose on the 26th, and San Antonio again on the 27th. The Condors have a trio of three-game home-stands including a set around Christmas time when Stockton (Dec. 26), San Diego (Dec. 27) and San Jose (Jan. 2) come to town. That game against the Barracuda is the Condors’ only Sunday home game of the season.

The Condors’ annual Field Trip Day (or Hockey Hooky as it’s known in Canada) comes on Wednesday, Nov. 18 when they host San Jose with a 10:30 a.m. PT start time. The other big celebratory game for the Condors is their yearly Teddy Bear Toss Game which will be Saturday, Nov. 28 with the Stockton Heat preparing to get pelted by flying stuffed animals.

Bakersfield will play their California-based Pacific Division rivals 12 times each plus six games apiece against the two Texas-based squads.

CONDORS vs. ONTARIO REIGN (LA KINGS)

  • Home – Oct. 10
  • Away – Oct. 23
  • Home – Nov. 14
  • Away – Dec. 12
  • Away – Dec. 20
  • Home – Jan. 9
  • Away – Jan. 16
  • Away – Feb. 12
  • Home – Mar. 22
  • Home – Apr. 2
  • Away – Apr. 8
  • Home – Apr. 9

CONDORS vs. SAN DIEGO GULLS (ANAHEIM DUCKS)

  • Away – Oct. 16
  • Home – Oct. 24
  • Away – Nov. 11
  • Home – Dec. 4
  • Home – Dec. 11
  • Home – Dec. 27
  • Away – Feb. 10
  • Home – Feb. 19
  • Home – Mar. 8
  • Away – Mar. 11
  • Away – Mar. 18
  • Away – Apr. 6

CONDORS vs. SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (SAN JOSE SHARKS)

  • Home – Oct. 17
  • Away – Nov. 8
  • Home – Nov. 18
  • Away – Dec. 5
  • Home – Jan. 2
  • Away – Jan. 18
  • Away – Feb. 14
  • Home – Feb. 26
  • Away – Mar. 5
  • Away – Mar. 6
  • Home – Mar. 12
  • Home – Apr. 1

CONDORS vs. STOCKTON HEAT (CALGARY FLAMES)

  • Away – Nov. 6
  • Away – Nov. 27
  • Home – Nov. 28
  • Away – Dec. 16
  • Away – Dec. 18
  • Home – Dec. 26
  • Away – Jan. 3
  • Away – Jan. 30
  • Home – Feb. 6
  • Home – Feb. 9
  • Home – Mar. 19
  • Home – Apr. 12

CONDORS vs. TEXAS STARS (DALLAS STARS)

  • Away – Oct. 30
  • Away – Nov. 1
  • Home – Nov. 24
  • Home – Jan. 15
  • Home – Feb. 20
  • Away – Mar. 29

CONDORS vs. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE (COLORADO AVALANCHE)

  • Home – Jan. 8
  • Away – Jan. 22
  • Away – Jan. 23
  • Home – Feb. 23
  • Home – Feb. 27
  • Away – Mar. 26

SCHEDULING SIDENOTES: The Condors will be part of an AHL/NHL same-building doubleheader on Monday, Jan. 18 which is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. At 1:15 p.m. PT at the SAP Center in San Jose, Bakersfield play the Barracuda, and then at 7:30 p.m. PT, the Sharks host the Ottawa Senators … The Condors will play two pre-season games, the first coming Friday, Sept. 2 in Stockton. They’ll return home for a game the following evening against San Jose … The 2016 AHL All-Star Classic, which includes the skills competition and game, will take place on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Syracuse.

  • Joy S. Lee

    Exactly re: Wiggleswag’s comment. September 2nd is less than a week away, and I don’t think they’ve had training camp yet.

    On another note, “when they take on the San Diego Gulls in their road game of the season.” I’m going to guess that’s their first, and that you wanted to add that word there, otherwise it sounds like THE road game of the season! Lol. Incidentally, I hope they blow the doors off Eakins’ club.

    Thanks for the info. Man, they sure play a lot within their division to limit travel in the semi-pro leagues. Must make for great rivalries, though, TWELVE games? By about the 8th or 9th, I can’t imagine them having a speck of respect left for one another, bordering on hatred, especially if it’s consistently close or the opposite.

    I have always enjoyed hearing what is happening with the Oilers prospects, and much like the parent team this year, I’m excited to see how the AHL group does almost as much. I’m not sure there’s ever been a one-year period where so much change has occurred, and most of it for the better. Lots to anticipate, including on the farm.

  • socaldave

    You guys just don’t understand how much of a godsend this AHL realignment is. I’m not saying I’ll be in Bako every weekend the Condors are at home, but they’re an easy hour/hour and a half or so away, and the Reign are maybe 30 minutes east of Pasadena. It’s going to be great to catch some (baby) Oilers hockey locally, and I’m hoping to make it 10-15 games. Good times!

Condors Schedule

Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Condors are going to see plenty of their fellow AHL Pacific Division teams during the 2015-16 season, but the release of the schedule has highlighted a few interesting matchups against new rivals.

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