The Bakersfield Condors are set to begin their third season in the American Hockey League as an affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers. On Oct. 5, the Condors will play their 2018-19 regular season home opener against the Stockton Heat at the Rabobank Arena.
There will be a special promotion for the Condors for their home opener. Beers will be only $2 until the end of the first intermission. The reason for this unique promotion is because the Condors are turning 21 years old, which is the legal drinking age. The beers will be 16 ounces each and will come from the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.
The Condors game against the Heat will create an interesting battle. The teams' National Hockey League affiliates (the Oilers for Bakersfield and Calgary Flames for Stockton) had one of the fiercest rivalries in hockey history during the 1980's. Like the Condors, the Heat have been associated with the Flames at the AHL level for only three years.
In preseason action, the Condors beat the Heat twice. On Sept. 29, the Condors beat the Heat 3-1 on three third period goals by John McFarland, Braden Christoffer and David Gust. Then on Sept. 30, the Condors beat the Heat 4-3 in Stockton on two third period goals by Mitch Callahan, including the game-winning goal on the power play with six seconds left in regulation.
Get your Tickets to see the Condors and Heat at the Rabobank Arena on Oct. 5 today!