Condors 2011-12 schedule announced

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, official ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, have announced their 2011-12 regular season schedule. The Condors will open the season on the road, and host their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 15.


2011-12 schedule text

The Condors schedule of 36 home and 36 road games also includes a brand-new member of the ECHL’s Western Conference. The Colorado Eagles, formerly of the Central Hockey League, play at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., just north of Denver. They will be a part of the Mountain Division and will be the EaglesCondors opponent for the home opener. The Eagles, who lost the CHL championship last week in Game 7,  will come to Condorstown seven times this season.

The Condors most frequent opponent this season is the Stockton Thunder, whom they will play 13 times, plus twice during preseason action at Stockton on Oct. 7 and at home on Oct. 8. Stockton will also visit Bakersfield more than any other team, with eight games at Rabobank Arena.

March is the busiest month for the Condors, with 15 total games, and Saturday is the busiest night, with 13 home games. The Condors will not host a single Sunday game in 2011-12, but will play six road games on Sundays. The longest home stand of the season is six games, from Jan. 25 – Feb. 4, in which they will host four different teams. The longest road trip of the season is five games, made in December and again in March.

Bakersfield will open the regular season with just three home games in their first 11 contests, including visits to four different cities. But they will close the regular season with seven home games in their last 10. Other games of note include the annual Field Trip Day game on Nov. 15 vs. Stockton, and Teddy Bear Toss Night on Nov. 26 vs. Ontario.

Condors schedule breakdown:

Day:                 Home  Road    Total
Monday               1          1          2
Tuesday               3          2          5
Wednesday           7          5          12
Thursday              1          1          2
Friday                 11         10         21
Saturday              13         11         24
Sunday                 0          6          6

Month:         Home  Road    Total
October            3          4          7
November        6          7          13
December         6          6          12
January             7          5          12
February           7          6          13
March               7          8          15

Opponent:       Home  Road    Total
Alaska               5          6          11
Colorado           7          4          11
Idaho                 4          3          7
Las Vegas         3          5          8
Ontario             4          6          10
Stockton           8          5          13
Utah                  5          7          12

“It’s always exciting to have the new season’s schedule in front of us,” said Condors President Matthew Riley. “And this season is extra exciting getting to host the newest member of the ECHL on Opening Night. We’ve had groups calling in already, waiting for this schedule, so it’s great to be able to get those folks the best seating and dates available.”

Get Tickets:
The Countdown has officially begun! The Condors home opener is just 137 days away, when the ECHL’s newest team, the Colorado Eagles, come to town. Game time is 7 p.m. Ticket packages for the 2011-12 season are now on sale, starting at just $48. The Condors will battle the rival Stockton Thunder in Bakersfield in preseason action on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Visit or call 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.

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