Nova Scotia Oilers

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Nova Scotia Oilers
City Halifax, Nova Scotia
League American Hockey League
Operated 19841988
Home arena Halifax Metro Centre
Colours Blue, White, Orange
Affiliates Edmonton Oilers
Franchise history
1984–1988 Nova Scotia Oilers
1988–1996 Cape Breton Oilers
1996–2003 Hamilton Bulldogs
2003–2004 Toronto Roadrunners
2004–2005 Edmonton Road Runners
2010–2015 Oklahoma City Barons
2015–present Bakersfield Condors

The Nova Scotia Oilers were a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1984 to 1988. The Oilers played their home games at the Halifax Metro Centre, and were the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, whose logo theirs resembled.

The Oilers played four seasons before moving on. Larry Kish coached the first three seasons, followed by Ron Low in the fourth season. After the 1987–88 season, the team was relocated to Sydney, Nova Scotia becoming the Cape Breton Oilers. The void the Oilers left in Halifax was filled by the Halifax Citadels.

Season-by-season results

Regular season
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
1984–85 80 36 37 7 79 292 295 4th, North
1985–86 80 29 43 8 66 314 353 6th, North
1986–87 80 38 39 3 79 318 315 4th, North
1987–88 80 35 34 9 2 81 323 343 4th, North
Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1984–85 L, 2-4, Maine
1985–86 Out of Playoffs
1986–87 L, 1-4, Sherbrooke
1987–88 L, 1-4, Maine

Notable NHL alumni

List of Nova Scotia Oilers alumni who played more than 100 games in Nova Scotia and 100 or more games in the National Hockey League.

See also