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Oilers purchase ECHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors

01/23/2014 01:11 EST | Updated 03/25/2014 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have bought their ECHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, from current owner Jonathan Fleisig.

The California-based Condors have been the Oilers' affiliate since July 18.

"The Oilers wanted an ECHL partner with strong ties to the community, a great fan base and league-leading business and marketing operations," said Rexall Sports Corp president and chief operating operator Patrick LaForge. "We found that in the Condors."

"The deal will give the Condors a deeper pool of player talent and access to the expertise of the Edmonton Oilers business operations, while also ensuring what makes the franchise so special — its strong roots in Bakersfield and local management — remain intact.

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