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Bakersfield Condors

NHL Affiliate:Edmonton OilersFounded:1984
Home Rink:Mechanics Bank ArenaCoach:Colin Chaulk
GM:Keith GretzkyCaptain:Brad Malone

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 Mechanics Bank Arena. The AHL franchise is a relocation of the Oklahoma City Barons, which joined four other AHL franchises in 2015 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.

Brad Malone Bakersfield Condors
Brad Malone, Bakersfield Condors (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

Deeper Dive

The Players

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