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The Bakersfield Condors are Pacific Division Champions

No, it’s not the Pacific division we were hoping for but as a result of the Condors, 6-3 win over the LA Kings affiliate, Ontario Reign the Bakersfield Condors have clinched the AHL’s Pacific division title.

The Condors have been in the playoffs since March 30th but the division came down to the second last night of the regular season. On the strength of tying the second-longest winning streak in the AHL’s history with 17 straight wins, the Condors roll into the playoffs atop their division.

Led this season in scoring by the revelation of a healthy Tyler Benson (15-51-66) and the combo of two guys who spent some time up with the big club, Cooper Marody (19-45-64) and Joseph Gambardella (29-19-48). On defense, they have been backed by the steady play of both Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones as well as William Lagesson in his first pro season with the Oilers organization. In net, after suffering from vertigo, Al Montoya has given way to the combination of Shane Starrett, Dylan Wells and six games from Stuart Skinner.

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The Condors will play the final game of the regular season against the eliminated from playoff contention Calgary Flames affiliate, Stockton the Colorado Eagles in the first round of the playoffs as a result and that series will start this Friday.

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THE PACIFIC DIVISION STANDINGS AS OF APRIL 13TH

Pacific Division GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM AVG ATT HEAD COACH
Bakersfield Condors 67 41 21 3 2 87 239 180 837 5034 Jay Woodcroft
San Jose Barracuda 68 39 22 3 4 85 227 197 714 3680 Roy Sommer
San Diego Gulls 68 36 24 5 3 80 239 221 978 9021 Dallas Eakins
Colorado Eagles 68 36 27 4 1 77 191 205 1114 5140 Greg Cronin
Tucson Roadrunners 68 34 26 5 3 76 206 202 766 4294 Jay Varady
Stockton Heat 67 31 30 4 2 68 233 249 935 3625 Cail MacLean
Ontario Reign 68 25 33 6 4 60 213 274 1069 8352 Mike Stothers