The American Hockey League has announced approval for their new alignment for the 2015-16 season.
The Western Conference’s Pacific Division will be the home of Bakersfield, the Oilers affiliate. They will compete against fellow Pacific Division teams; the Ontario Reign, San Antonio Rampage, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda, Stockton Heat and the Texas Stars.
The format for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will be finalized at the Board of Governors annual meeting in July.
Bakersfield will become the Oilers primary development team, starting next season.