Nova Scotia Oilers

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.

Nova Scotia Oilers
CityHalifax, Nova Scotia
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated19841988
Home arenaHalifax Metro Centre
ColoursBlue, White, Orange
AffiliatesEdmonton Oilers
Franchise history
1984–1988Nova Scotia Oilers
1988–1996Cape Breton Oilers
1996–2003Hamilton Bulldogs
2003–2004Toronto Roadrunners
2004–2005Edmonton Road Runners
2010–2015Oklahoma City Barons
2015–presentBakersfield Condors

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
SeasonGamesWonLostTiedOTLPointsGoals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1984–858036377792922954th, North
1985–868029438663143536th, North
1986–878038393793183154th, North
1987–8880353492813233434th, North
Playoffs
Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1984–85L, 2-4, Maine
1985–86Out of Playoffs
1986–87L, 1-4, Sherbrooke
1987–88L, 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

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