Condors sign two college standouts in De Laurell and Macaulay

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Matt O’Dette announced today that the team has signed F Kyle De Laurell (duh LORE-elle) to a Standard Player Contract (SPC) and D Scott Macaulay (mih-KAHL-ee) to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO). Both are expected to play on Friday when the Condors host Las Vegas at 7 p.m.

What O’Dette says: “Kyle had a great collegiate career at Air Force, averaging nearly a point per game. He has a unique situation and is looking for an opportunity. We’re happy we can give him that chance. He’s a right-shot forward with size who can put the puck in the net.” 

De Laurell, 24, wrapped up a four-year career at the United States

Air Force Academy last weekend. On Wednesday, he was named to the first-team all-Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) Team as he led the entire conference with 17 goals in 27 conference games. It was the second straight season that the Mission Viejo, Calif. native was named to the first-team. He paced the team in scoring the past two seasons with 36 points (19g-17a) in 37 games his senior year and 38 points (15g-23a) in 39 games his junior year. Overall, in 143 games, De Laurell scored 50 goals and added 75 assists for 125 points. The 6’1″, 201 lbs. forward made two NCAA Tournament appearances as the Falcons captured the AHA crown in 2011 and 2012.
De Laurell’s career stats: click here

What O’Dette Says: “We’ve heard nothing but good things about Scott. He’s a high character guy who can skate well and is very mobile. He moves the puck well and you can never have enough of those guys. We’re excited to have him and looking forward to taking a look at him.” 

Macaulay, 22, captained the Wildcats each of the past two seasonsand notched three consecutive double-digit scoring outputs from the blue line. He set a career-high in goals with 5 as a senior to go along with 11 assists for 16 points and plus-5 (+5) rating. In 2010-11 as a sophomore, the 5’8″, 172 lbs. native of Winnipeg, Manitoba was awarded the Tom Laidlaw Best Defenseman as he tied for the team lead with 17 assists and set a career-high for points with 18.
Macaulay’s career stats: click here

In other transaction news, C Tyler MaxwellF Nick Prockow, and D Dale Warkentin were released.


The Condors will auction off their warm-up jerseys over the finalthree home games beginning this Friday. On Friday before the game, #27 Nicholas Tremblayand #83 Jacob Lagace will have their jerseys auctioned. During the first intermission, fans can bid on the jerseys of #23 Francis Verreault and #11 Scott Freeman. On Sunday, the jerseys of #41 Brian Stewart,#2 Erik Burgdoerfer, and #5 T.J. Fast will be auctioned off pre-game. Be sure to get in your seats by 6:45 p.m. on Friday and 4:45 p.m. on Sunday in order to take home your favorite player’s jersey. Proceeds benefit the Active 20/30 Club.


Mohawk Giveaway this Friday
The team returns home to help you show your crazy support for Condorstown on Friday, Mar. 22 when they host the Wranglers for Mohawk Giveaway Night, sponsored by My 45, Kelly 95.3 and Cal Water. The first 2,000 fans 17 and under will get a Condors Mohawk – it’s easier to slip on these stylish mohawks than it is to shave your head and imprint the Condors logo on your scalp! 

Tune in to all the action on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, or on America One. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes before the drop of the puck. As a reminder, due to March Madness coverage all day today on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM, “Condors Insider” will not be heard this week. The show will return to its regular time next Thursday, Mar. 28, from 6 – 7 p.m.


Renew your season tickets today and take advantage of great benefits, such as the dollar-a-day merch credit! Call the Condors at 324-PUCK (7825) and speak with your ticket representative, or visit the ST renewal page on the website.

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