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Watch ice hockey stars in waiting with the Bakersfield Condors
The Bakersfield Condors are just the team to go and watch if you're really keen on your ice hockey. They play in the development league of the NHL, the American Hockey League and are a feeder team for the Edmonton Oilers, even though they are based and play all their home games in California. But such is the strange geographic franchise system that all major American professional sports clubs use. It's all good news for you, though as you get to buy or sell Bakersfield Condors tickets far and wide on StubHub.
Moving developmental ice hockey to California
If you're planning to watch the Bakersfield Condors in action, you'll find their home games at the Rabobank Arena in this sunny mid-sized city. They came into being when the Oilers decided to join other franchises in forming a new Pacific Division for the NHL and moved their existing development team, the Oklahoma City Barons, across to Bakersfield. For around 15 years they played under their new name, which had been chosen by popular fan vote, as is the custom when a major franchise establishes a team in a new area. They were renamed the Norfolk Admirals for a few years before reverting to their original moniker. They've played consistently solid hockey and have always threatened with playoff potential, making the finals at least once. This has ensured that there has always been steady demand for Bakersfield Condors tickets among ice hockey fans in this part of California.
Match-winning streaks and ice hockey playoffs
The Bakersfield Condors have been one of those teams that could be called a "slow burner". They've shown steady improvement year after year, and in the late 2010s emerged as genuine title contenders. They reached the playoffs in the 2018–19 season, on the back of an almost record-breaking season that saw them win 17 games on the trot, which at the time was the second-highest number in a single streak. They were seen off by the San Diego Gulls, but the team had now arrived in the top tier of their division and announced their intentions to stay. They've also been given the distinction of hosting more than one AHL Outdoor Classic, which is appropriate given that they played in the first outdoor ice hockey game in California in 2015. In 2017 they played the Classic, acquitting themselves with a one-goal margin over the Ontario Reign. If you fancy a bit of this, you'll find Bakersfield Condors tickets readily available on StubHub during the AHL season.
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