It’s the first time in five consecutive seasons that the Oilers AHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors will not take part in the post-season run for the Calder Cup.
“It’s a frustrating way to go out,” admits Condors forward Jujhar Khaira. “It’s pretty sad but I think at the same time it’s good to see, our team’s pretty young here and it’s good to see where everybody’s at, and next year, I think everybody’s going to come in with confidence and we’ll see what happens.”
Although their season ended Saturday, the Condors finished on a high note with a three-game win streak and a 31-28-7-2 record.
“Obviously, we wanted to make the playoffs but I think that the team made some good strides at the end there that went in those last three games, that’s for the fans,” said Condors defenceman Brad Hunt. “They showed us support all year and it was a great atmosphere in there and that’s a tribute to the fans.”