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From Brian: When can we expect to hear about the players the Wild are sending us. Thanks GO CONDORS!!!!!

That’s hard to say, Brian, and is always a question mark heading into training camp. Those players are battling for positions right now in Minnesota and with their AHL affiliate in Houston, who just opened their training camp today. Typically, like ECHL teams, AHL teams start making cuts after their preseason games (the Aeros play preseason games this weekend), but that isn’t set in stone. If you’ll recall, last season we received players from Anaheim right up until Opening Night. So keep your eyes on player transactions for the Wild and Aeros for any clues as to who may be coming. You can also keep checking the “Affiliate News” section on the front page of BakersfieldCondors.com for more info on what’s happening in NHL and AHL training camps.

From Guy: Will SMG charge a parking fee again like last year for the Open House? I know the organization has no control over it but I was sort of surprised they felt the need to charge for parking at an event advertised as free last year.

Yes! Parking will be free at the Open House this year. Unfortunately, last year there was an event at Rabobank Arena coinciding with the Open House which necessitated charging for parking. However, that is not the case this year. We can’t wait to see you out at the Open House on Oct. 2!

Condors announce Training Camp schedule

Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, announced today the 2010-11 training camp schedule. Training camp begins on Oct. 1 and will run through Oct. 14.  All practices held at the Bakersfield Ice Sports Center are open to the public. Off-ice workouts […]

The Condors to have a booth at the 85th Annual Kern County Fair

Bakersfield Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, will have an information booth set up at this years Kern County Fair from Sept. 22 through Oct. 3. Stop by the Condors booth in Exhibit Building 2 to win some cool prizes and pick […]

Fox Sports 970 to serve as new Condors broadcast partner

Bakersfield, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, host of the 2010-11 ECHL All-Star Classic and ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, today announced Fox Sports Radio 970 AM will be the Condors broadcast partner for the 2010-11 season. The agreement allows for 55 regular season Condors games to be aired over terrestrial radio throughout the year […]

From Mark: Just read about the all-star game and its format and I personally don’t like it. Why not just have East VS West and if you really want to add excitement to an otherwise meaningless game,follow Major League Baseballs example and give the winning side home ice advantage in the Kelly Cup finals. I think that would give both sides more motivation to play at the level that is usually expected of an all-star.

To each his own. Whenever you make changes to tradition, there are going to be plenty of folks resistant to the change or that don’t like it. We feel the positives are too many to ignore. Unlike the major leagues, our games aren’t televised on major networks. Fans know most of the players in the major league all-star game. That’s typically not the case at our level. Certainly there will be fans who follow the Condors closely that will be familiar with players from opposing teams, but for the casual fan, they are just going to know who the Condors players are. So if they’re going to come, why not give them the opportunity to cheer for their hometown team, instead of just a few players? There are plenty of people that don’t like the major league baseball rule you cite, so either way, it’s not going to please everyone. But we’re looking forward to a great All-Star Classic, and displaying an event that Bakersfield can be proud of. Hope to see you there!