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FEATURE: Bear and Jones navigating pro life under one roof

Rookie roommates are adjusting to adulthood and the American Hockey League

by Paul Gazzola /

BAKERSFIELD, CA - One was a Thunderbird, the other a Winterhawk.

One shoots left, the other right. 

One games Call of Duty, the other NBA 2K.

Both are Condors. 

Both are defencemen.

And both are navigating the professional level under the same roof.

Video: CONDORS | Bear and Jones Roundtable

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BLOG: Skinner named WHL Goaltender of the Week

Keeper posts a 0.50 goals-against average, .980 save percentage and one shutout in two wins with new club

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - New team, new WHL Goaltender of the Week nod.

Swift Current Broncos goaltender Stuart Skinner posted a 0.50 goals-against average and .980 save percentage in two wins with his new club. He also registered one shutout.

Tweet from @TheWHL: After a stellar week between the pipes, @EdmontonOilers prospect @ssskipy_74 of the @SCBroncos is your WHL Goaltender of the Week!DETAILS |

Skinner was traded to the Broncos on Wednesday, making his debut Friday.

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In Depth: Condorstown

This week's Sunday In Depth is on the Bakersfield Condors,

by Paul Gazzola /



As anybody that witnesses it, hockey is a great sport. A great sport to play, a great sport to watch and our goal's been to get people to try it. We've done a lot of things to get people here and sometimes it's something other than the hockey. Then they get here, they see the sport and fall in love with it, which also helps grow it.

Grow the Condors brand, the Oilers brand and the sport of hockey in general while continuing to increase our value to the community. There's a pride factor in there but also, it's just good for the citizens who live here and in the surrounding areas.

That's been the plan and that's why sometimes we're a little bit outside the box.

We want people to experience the game and at the end of the day, have an enjoyable time for their entertainment dollar.


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FUTURE WATCH: Brossoit back in Bako

Netminder to take helm of the twine Wednesday against the Texas Stars

by Paul Gazzola /

BAKERSFIELD, CA - He was surprised when it happened. 

But goaltender Laurent Brossoit, who after a year as backup with the Edmonton Oilers, is back in Bakersfield with the Condors.

Video: MINORS MINUTE | Condors Cruising

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BLOG: All-Star rosters announced

Connor McDavid to captain Pacific Division, which features Johnny Gaudreau and Drew Doughty, among others

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - The NHL has released the rosters for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game.

Oilers Captain Connor McDavid will wear the 'C' for the Pacific Division, which features Johnny Gaudreau, Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick, among others.

2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game Rosters

Atlantic Division (All-Star appearance)
F Aleksander Barkov, FLA (1st)
F Jack Eichel, BUF (1st)
F Nikita Kucherov, TBL (2nd)
F Brad Marchand, BOS (2nd)
F Auston Matthews, TOR (2nd)
F Steven Stamkos, TBL* (5th)
D Mike Green, DET (2nd)
D Victor Hedman, TBL (2nd)
D Erik Karlsson, OTT (5th)
G Carey Price, MTL (6th)
G Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (1st)
Head Coach: Jon Cooper, TBL (1st)

Metropolitan Division (All-Star appearance)
F Josh Bailey, NYI (1st)
F Sidney Crosby, PIT (3rd)
F Claude Giroux, PHI (5th)
F Taylor Hall, NJD (3rd)
F Alex Ovechkin, WSH* (7th)
F John Tavares, NYI (5th)
D Noah Hanifin, CAR (1st)
D Seth Jones, CBJ (2nd)
D Kris Letang, PIT (4th)
G Braden Holtby, WSH (3rd)
G Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (4th)
Head Coach: Barry Trotz, WSH (3rd)

Central Division (All-Star appearance)
F Patrick Kane, CHI (7th)
F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (2nd)
F Brayden Schenn, STL (1st)
F Tyler Seguin, DAL (5th)
F Eric Staal, MIN (5th)
F Blake Wheeler, WPG (1st)
D John Klingberg, DAL (1st)
D Alex Pietrangelo, STL (1st)
D P.K. Subban, NSH* (3rd)
G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (1st)
G Pekka Rinne, NSH (2nd)
Head Coach: Peter Laviolette, NSH (3rd)

Pacific Division (All-Star appearance)
F Brock Boeser, VAN (1st)
F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (4th)
F Anze Kopitar, LAK (4th)
F Connor McDavid, EDM* (2nd)
F James Neal, VGK (3rd)
F Rickard Rakell, ANA (1st)
D Brent Burns, SJS (5th)
D Drew Doughty, LAK (4th)
D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (2nd)
G Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (3rd)
G Jonathan Quick, LAK (3rd)
Head Coach: Gerard Gallant, VGK (2nd)

The 2018 NHL All-Star Game will be played in Tampa, FL, on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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PREVIEW: Oilers at Stars

The Oilers open a five-game road trip with a matinee game against the Dallas Stars

by Paul Gazzola & Marc Ciampa /

The Oilers kick off a five-game road trip with back-to-back matinee games starting on Saturday in Dallas against the Stars. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet West within the Oilers Region or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED. 

Video: OILERS TODAY | at Stars Pre-Game

Read our game preview below, including the pre-game report and game-day videos.

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GAME STORY: Oilers 2, Ducks 1 (SO)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the winner in the shootout to snap the Oilers four-game losing skid

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - Duck, duck, Nuge.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Oilers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Thursday at Rogers Place, snapping their four-game losing streak.

Edmonton improves to 18-20-3 on the season and 6-2-0 against the Pacific Division.

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs Ducks Post-Game


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The Oilers wrap up their four-game homestand with their first game of the season against the Anaheim Ducks

by Paul Gazzola & Chris Wescott /

The Oilers face off against the Anaheim Ducks tonight at Rogers Place. 

You can watch the game on Sportsnet Oilers or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | vs. Ducks Preview

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BLOG: McDavid on being voted Pacific Division Captain

"To be able to go for the second year and as captain means the world to me," said McDavid

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers Captain Connor McDavid will don the 'C' as captain of the Pacific Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, FL, on Jan. 28.

McDavid commented on being voted captain for the second year in a row.

"It's special. To be voted in by the fans means a lot," McDavid, who has 14 goals and 45 points in 40 games this season, said.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Connor's #NHLAllStar threads. #LetsGoOilers 

"It's very special to represent the Oilers at the All-Star Game. To be able to go for the second year and as captain means the world to me."

The format for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game will be a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament.

"It's a fun event," McDavid added. "You go there to put on a good show for the fans because ultimately, that's who it's for."

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators (Central) and Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) were also voted captains.

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BLOG: Maroon receives two-game suspension

Oilers forward receives two-game suspension for hit on Drew Doughty in Tuesday's game

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers forward Patrick Maroon received a two-game suspension for interference on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty, stemming from an incident in Tuesday's Oilers versus Kings game.

Tweet from @NHLPlayerSafety: Edmontons Patrick Maroon suspended two games for interference on Los Angeles Drew Doughty.

Maroon was given a match penalty for illegal check to the head on the play. 

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