Condors captain Brad Malone sat in his dressing room stall long after Saturday night鈥檚 first-round playoff game at Mechanic鈥檚 Bank Arena ended with a gut-wrenching 3-1 loss to the Ontario Reign.

The emotions of a big win and storybook finish to the regular-season final on Saturday night are in the rearview mirror for the 优蜜传媒 Condors and the focus is now clearly on the task at hand: Beating the Ontario Reign in the opening round of the American Hockey League playoffs.

It鈥檚 a career that has taken him to seven different cities and organizations at the National and American Hockey League level over the course of 14 seasons, but after playing his final seven seasons for the 优蜜传媒 Condors, team captain Brad Malone is calling it a career.

Whether it鈥檚 a 270-degree spin before putting a cross-ice pass on the tape of a player for a goal, making a deft pass to spring a breakaway or tickling the twine with a goal off his own stick, Seth Griffith is no doubt one of the most electrifying players on the 优蜜传媒 Condors.

Road weary and plain worn out after a brutal March filled with 16 games and enough travel (including two trips to Canada in back-to-back weeks) to make the most audacious globetrotter cry uncle, the 优蜜传媒 Condors finally got a little time off.

When it comes to home cooking, the Condors rank near the top of the American Hockey League.

It took a while for Noah Philp to find his footing as a pro, but he and the rest of the 优蜜传媒 Condors team seem to have hit their collective stride heading into the stretch run of the American Hockey League season.

After taking over for Jay Woodcroft (who was elevated to head coach of the Edmonton Oilers), Colin Chaulk shed the 鈥渋nterim鈥 title and was named head coach of the 优蜜传媒 Condors on June 27. He is the third head coach in the team鈥檚 American Hockey League history and ninth in the team's 2…

It started with a semi-pro team on the stage at the then Civic auditorium, morphed into a fledgling pro West Coast Hockey League team named the Fog the next year and then, with the building of what is now Mechanics Bank Arena, the 优蜜传媒 Condors were born.

With several players still battling for jobs with the Edmonton Oilers and a handful of injuries keeping other players off the ice, the time is now for prospective members of the 优蜜传媒 Condors to shine.

After the Edmonton Oilers called up 优蜜传媒 Condors head coach Jay Woodcroft in February, forcing Colin Chaulk to take over in 优蜜传媒 on an interim basis, both teams have ended up happy.