Inside the Condors Blog

Inside the Condors is back again for 2011-12. Check out ongoing thoughts, comments and observations from the Bakersfield Condors front office members, including President Matthew Riley, Vice President of Communications Kevin Bartl and others during the club's pursuit of the Kelly Cup.



The schedule is out, so now everyone can circle those 34 dates and find out when you’ll be coming to Condorstown. I’m not big for dissecting schedules, but I feel like we should have a little look-in at what is to come for the Condors in the American Hockey League. You may want more analysis, […]



Going to be a quick blog today. Sometimes I make up that I’m actually busy, but this time, you can believe that we’re actually busy. If you’re someone who likes reading lengthy blogs, this blog is not for you. As I’ll remind you, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. Now for the […]



Everyone loves pictures right? If you haven’t been following along The Hockey News is currently ranking all 30 AHL logos. They’re doing one logo a day and so far have Albany (30), Syracuse (29), and Providence (28). I could reveal one logo a blog too and be here all season, but I’m impatient and as I’ll […]

HOLTY’S BLOG: McRae and Construction


Just when we thought it was going to be a lull in the offseason for the next couple of weeks waiting for the AHL schedule, the news ramps back up. I thought I might wait till tomorrow (I did wait till tomorrow) for the blog, but then I received the tweet below, and knew it had […]



I think I’ve mastered the art of the coaching announcement press release. Or at least had enough practice at writing them. The 2015 offseason marks the fourth head coach announcement for Bakersfield professional hockey over the past five summers. When I look back over the past 4+ seasons, there has been plenty of change. In […]

HOLTY’S BLOG: Back from vacation

The #HoltySabbatical has come to an end folks. It was a good run in Boston over the past two weeks and I’m looking forward to getting back for my brother’s wedding in September just before training camp opens up. But until then, there is plenty of work to be done, and plenty that went on […]

Holty’s Blog: Draft Day


The NHL Draft is finally here and for the first time in the 17+ year history of Condorstown, it will directly have an impact on Bakersfield. Will it be immediate? Not likely, but certainly within the next 2-3 years, players selected today will make their way to play in Condorstown whether in Bakersfield or as […]

Holty’s Blog: Things are Heatin’ Up

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Less than two weeks away from the 4th Annual Holty Sabbatical, but there’s work to be done, so let’s get right to it. Would like to point out first that friend of the blog @KevinBartl was and still is on vacation, apparently returning at some point today. It’s a good thing he has a trusty […]

Holty’s Blog: the demolition


Before we begin the blog today, the “shut down the office week” was great. I didn’t spray the ball around River Lakes too much (only lost two balls and one wasn’t my fault), I hit a few races at Santa Anita (more on that at the bottom), and more importantly everyone got a much needed […]

HOLTY’S BLOG: Another piece of the puzzle

Seeing as how this is the last blog of the month of May, let’s hop on into Holty’s Time Machine and hit the reset button… What has happened over the last five months? By the way there is no blog next week since our office is closed. As I’ll remind you, it’s my blog and I’ll […]