Condors bring back three defensemen


BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- The Bakersfield Condors, ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, announced that defensemen George Hughes, Joe Marciano and Colin Joe have agreed to terms for the 2014-15 season.

Hughes had 22 points (5g-17a) in 65 games as a rookie with the Condors lats season, and tied for the team lead among defensemen with five goals. He skated in all 16 games for the Condors during the Kelly Cup Playoffs, adding four assists. The 25-year-old made his pro debut in 2012-13 after wrapping up his collegiate career, notching two assists in 11 games with San Antonio of the American Hockey League. A native of Westwood, Mass., Hughes played four years at St. Lawrence University and enjoyed his best season as a senior with 37 points (5g-32a) in 38 games.

Marciano led all Condors rookies in games played with 67 and had seven points (2g-5a) in 2013-14. He also played all 16 playoff games with a goal and was second on the team with a +6 rating. The 24-year-old represented the United States in Australia this summer against Canada at the Douglas Webber Cup, won by the USA. A native of Alta Loma, Calif., Marciano played four seasons at Colorado College from 2009-13.

Joe joined the Condors last season following his college career and played five games with two points (1g-1a). He won a CIS University Cup last season with the University of Alberta and captured a Western Hockey League title with Kelowna in 2004-05. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Joe led Canada West in plus-minus with a +18 in 2009-10.