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Bakersfield Condors
Bako Condors
City: Bakersfield, California
League: American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Pacific Division
Founded: 1984
Operated: 2015–present
Home Arena: Rabobank Arena
Colors: Blue, Orange, Dark Gray, White
                   
Owner(s): Daryl Katz
General Manager: Bill Scott
Head Coach: Gerry Fleming
Affiliates: Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Norfolk Admirals (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 will be a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which will begin play for the 2015–16 season. Based in Bakersfield, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, the Condors will play their home games at Rabobank Arena. The AHL franchise will take the place of the Oklahoma City Barons, joining six other AHL franchises to form a new AHL Pacific Division in California.

The Condors will replace 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 will move to Norfolk, Virginia to play as the Norfolk Admirals.

HistoryEdit

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 take over the Barons' franchise and relocate the team to Bakersfield as one of seven charter members of the AHL's new Pacific Division.[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 of that year.[3] The Condors unveiled their new logo and colors on April 2, 2015.[4]

Season-by-season resultsEdit



ReferencesEdit

  1. OKC Barons To Cease Operations At End Of Current Season. news9.com (December 18, 2014). Retrieved on December 18, 2014.
  2. Bakersfield will join the American Hockey League in 2015-16. Bakersfield Condors (January 29, 2015). Retrieved on January 31, 2015.
  3. Griffith, Mike (February 25, 2015). Condors team name remains the same. Bakersfield Californian. Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
  4. AHL CONDORS LOGO UNVEILING APRIL 2 AT 12 P.M.. Bakersfield Condors (March 27, 2015).

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