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Bakersfield Condors
Bakersfield Condors
2018-19 AHL season
Bakersfield Condors logo (2016).svg
City Bakersfield, California
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 1984
Home arena Rabobank Arena
Colors Blue, orange, dark gray, white
                   
Owner(s) Oilers Entertainment Group
Daryl Katz
General manager Bill Scott
Head coach Jay Woodcroft
Captain Ryan Hamilton
Media The Bakersfield Californian
Prime Ticket
Fox Sports 970
Affiliates Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
Franchise history
1984-1988 Nova Scotia Oilers
1988-1996 Cape Breton Oilers
1996-2003 Hamilton Bulldogs
2003-2004 Toronto Roadrunners
2004-2005 Edmonton Road Runners
2010-2015 Oklahoma City Barons
2015-present Bakersfield Condors

The Bakersfield Condors are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Bakersfield, California. The team is owned by and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers. The Condors play their home games at Rabobank Arena. The AHL franchise is a relocation of the Oklahoma City Barons, which joined four other AHL franchises as the basis to form a new Pacific Division in California.

The Condors replaced the ECHL team of the same name, which played as a charter member of the West Coast Hockey League from 1995 until 2003 and then in the ECHL from 2003 until the end of the 2014-15 season, after which they moved to Norfolk, Virginia to play as the Norfolk Admirals.

History

On December 18, 2014, the Oklahoma City Barons and Edmonton Oilers mutually agreed to end the Barons' operations after the end of the 2014-15 season, with the Barons management citing financial problems and the Oilers citing a desire to "move on."[1] One month later, on January 29, 2015, the AHL announced that the Oilers would relocate their franchise to Bakersfield as one of five charter members to form the basis of a new Pacific Division beginning in the 2015-16 season.[2] A name-the-team contest was held from January 30 until February 15, 2015. The Condors name was announced as the winner on February 25, 2015.[3] The Condors unveiled their new logo and colors on April 2, 2015.[4]

On December 18, 2015, the Condors participated in the AHL's first outdoor game in California, called the Golden State Hockey Rush, at Raley Field in West Sacramento against the Stockton Heat. The Heat would defeat the Condors 3-2 in front of 9,357 fans.[5] Despite not making the playoffs in their first season, the Condors still contributed to the overall increase in AHL attendance[6] with an average of 5195 per night,[7] an increase of about 1900 spectators compared to the former Barons[8] and similar to the former ECHL Condors.[9]

In the 2016-17 season, the Condors were named as hosts for their second AHL Outdoor Classic game, named the Condorstown Outdoor Classic, against the Ontario Reign held on January 7, 2017, at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium.[10] Despite sometimes heavy rain, the game went on as scheduled and the Condors defeated the Reign 3-2 in overtime.

Season-by-season results

Players

Current roster

Updated July 19, 2018.[11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
24 Canada Ethan Bear D R 21 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan Oilers
29 Canada Tyler Benson LW L 20 2017 Edmonton, Alberta Oilers
15 United States Mitch Callahan RW R 27 2017 Whittier, California Oilers
23 Canada Braden Christoffer C L 24 2015 Sherwood Park, Alberta Condors
55 Canada Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin D L 22 2018 Chateauguay, Quebec Condors
18 Canada Josh Currie RW R 25 2015 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Oilers
16 United States Logan Day D R 24 2018 Seminole, Florida Condors
10 United States Joe Gambardella C L 24 2017 Staten Island, New York Oilers
27 United States Dave Gust RW R 24 2017 Orland Park, Illinois Condors
6 United States Caleb Jones D L 21 2017 Arlington, Texas Oilers
- United States Jake Kulevich D L 25 2018 Salem, Massachusetts Condors
11 United States Colin Larkin C L 24 2018 Waterford, Michigan Oilers
4 Canada Keegan Lowe (A) D L 25 2017 Greenwich, Connecticut Oilers
22 Canada Brad Malone (A) LW L 29 2017 Chatham, New Brunswick Oilers
20 United States Ryan Mantha D R 22 2017 Clarkston, Michigan Oilers
7 United States Cooper Marody C L 21 2018 Brighton, Michigan Oilers
- Canada John McFarland RW R 26 2018 Richmond Hill, Ontario Condors
38 Canada Evan Polei LW L 22 2017 Wetaskiwin, Alberta Condors
36 Denmark Patrick Russell RW R 25 2016 Birkerod, Denmark Oilers
32 Czech Republic Ostap Safin RW L 19 2018 Praha, Czech Republic Oilers
5 Russia Dmitri Samorukov D L 19 2018 Volgograd, Russia Oilers
8 Canada Ryan Stanton D L 29 2017 St. Albert, Alberta Oilers
30 United States Shane Starrett G L 24 2017 Bellingham, Massachusetts Oilers
20 Canada Ryan Van Stralen RW R 24 2018 Prescott, Ontario Condors
14 United States Tyler Vesel C L 24 2018 Duluth, Minnesota Oilers
40 Canada Dylan Wells G L 20 2018 St. Catharines, Ontario Oilers
- Canada Jared Wilson D L 24 2018 Calgary, Alberta Condors


References

  1. ^ "OKC Barons To Cease Operations At End Of Current Season". news9.com. December 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bakersfield will join the American Hockey League in 2015-16". Bakersfield Condors. January 29, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ Griffith, Mike (February 25, 2015). "Condors team name remains the same". Bakersfield Californian. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "AHL CONDORS LOGO UNVEILING APRIL 2 AT 12 P.M." Bakersfield Condors. March 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Grant, Kylington and Shore Lead Heat to 3-2 Win at Raley Field". Stockton Heat. December 19, 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ "AHL teams establish all-time attendance record". AHL. April 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bakersfield Condors Yearly Attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^ "OKC Barons Yearly Attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ "ECHL Bakersfield Condors Yearly Attendance". HockeyDB. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ "Condors bringing outdoor hockey to Memorial Stadium". Bakersfield.com. August 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Bakersfield Condors Team roster". Bakersfield Condors. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2017. 

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