Condors Invite Replacement Refs to Work Black/White Scrimmage

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (@Condors) have announced that the team has invited the National Football League’s Replacement Referees from the recent Monday Night Football game between Green Bay and Seattle to officiate the team’s upcoming annual Open House Black/White intrasquad scrimmage on Tues. Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) inside Rabobank Arena.

The game will feature the Condors, divided into two teams, pittedagainst one another. In the first edition of the game last season, the White Team took out the Black Team in a spirited, tight contest.

“We feel sorry for them and what they have gone through recently,” said Condors Team President Matthew Riley. “As many know, there is no instant replay for this game and we probably won’t even film it so there will be no pressure on them. It’s not their fault. They’ve been put in a tough spot and we’d like to put them in a no-lose situation.”

The outcome is already set and the Condors will win regardless of the calls the replacement refs make on the ice. Fans of Condorstown, known for treating referees very warmly, will cheer for every call made in the game since it will favor the Condors (we think?).

For those wondering, the replacement refs are strong enough skaters to be in the correct position to make the wrong call. They don’t need to know the rules of hockey, their calls don’t matter, and the Condors will win.

Admission to the game and the post-game team meet and greet is free with the donation of two canned food items. All donations will be given to the CAPK Food Bank. The Condors have collected more than 20,000 canned food items in the Open House’s history.



Tickets for the Condors only pre-season game in Bakersfield against the Stockton Thunder (Fri. Oct. 5, 7 p.m.) go on sale this Friday Sept. 28th. It’s the only chance to see the Condors at home this pre-season. Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.


The Bakersfield Condors, members of the ECHL, are celebrating their 15th Anniversary season in 2012-13 and play in the internationally-recognized, state-of-the-art Rabobank Arena in downtown Condorstown. The team has garnered numerous awards for excellence both on and off the ice and will draw their 3 millionth fan this upcoming season. 

In addition, the team has served as a staple of the Bakersfield community having raised over $4.3 million dollars for various local charities in Bakersfield and the surrounding Kern County area.

Crash the net and check out the team online by clicking here.

Opening Night in Condorstown will have a championship feel as the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings Ice Crew Girls, Street Team, and mascot Bailey will be on hand as the Condors host the Las Vegas Wranglers at 5 p.m. Any locked out NHL Kings who are around (hint hint) are more than welcome to join Bailey and Crew at the game as well. 

The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with inflatables, games, and more out on the plaza in front of Rabobank Arena. In addition, the first 2,000 children, 12 & under, will receive a LA Kings Stanley Cup Champion pennant to hang on their wall. For more information or to reserve your group for opening night, please call 324-PUCK (7825).

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