Bakersfield Condors

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Bakersfield Condors
CityBakersfield, California
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaMechanics Bank Arena
ColoursBlue, orange, silver, white
General managerKeith Gretzky
Head coachColin Chaulk
AffiliatesEdmonton Oilers (NHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1984–1988Nova Scotia Oilers
1988–1996Cape Breton Oilers
1996–2003Hamilton Bulldogs
2003–2004Toronto Roadrunners
2004–2005Edmonton Road Runners
2010–2015Oklahoma City Barons
2015–presentBakersfield Condors
Division titles2 (2018–19, 2020–21)

The Bakersfield Condors are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2015. The team plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play their home games in Bakersfield, California at the Mechanics Bank Arena. They are the AHL affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (AHL). Their ECHL affiliate is the Fort Wayne Komets.

The team originally played in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as the Oklahoma City Barons from 2010 to 2015. On December 18, 2014, the Oilers announced that the Barons would stop playing. This was mainly due to losing money and low attendance, with the team finishing in the bottom five in league attendance during the lifespan.[1]

On January 29, 2015, the Oilers announced that the team would be leaving Oklahoma City and would relocate to Bakersfield, California to become the Bakersfield Condors. The team would become a part of the newly formed Pacific Division in the AHL.[2] The team name Condors was chosen in a fan poll.[3] There was a former team named the Bakersfield Condors that played in the ECHL from 1995 until 2015.

On October 9, 2015, the team would play their first game as the Bakersfield Condors. They would defeat the Grand Rapids Griffins 1–0.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "OKC Barons To Cease Operations At End Of Current Season". KWTV-DT. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Bakersfield will join the American Hockey League in 2015-16". Bakersfield Condors. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  3. "Condors team name remains the same". Bakersfield Californian. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  4. "Condors win AHL opener, 1-0". Bakersfield Condors. Retrieved January 18, 2024.

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