1. NEW COACH – Jay Woodcroft takes over behind the bench for the Condors following a 13-year tenure in the NHL with three teams. He won a Stanley Cup in 2008 as part of the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff. He is 13th all-time in NHL penalty minutes!
2. RECORD CROWDS – For the first time in team history, the Condors recorded back-to-back sellouts last season with 17,852 fans filing in for Teddy Bear Toss and Field Trip Day.
3. 10,549 – The amount of teddy bears that hit the ice and were donated to charity last season, a new team record.
4. $480,000 – The Condors Community Foundation donated $480,000 locally last season through jersey auctions, special events, fundraising, tickets for kids and more.
6. 4 – The Condors will wear four specialty jerseys this season to raise money for local charities, including a patriotic jersey, a wizard jersey, a “blackout cancer” jersey and the ever-popular “Star Wars” jerseys.
5. JOSH CURRIE – One of the most recognizable faces around Condorstown, last year’s leading scorer Josh Currie earned his first NHL contract, signing a two-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers this offseason.
7. NEW FACES – Young prospects and high-end NHL draft picks are expected to flood into the system this season and could have a big impact in Condorstown. They include Tyler Benson, Cooper Marody, Tyler Vesel and Stuart Skinner.
8. TURNING 21 – The Condors are turning 21 this season with some promotions geared toward being 21 years old. Some of the promotions listed below are perfect for enjoying in the Ice Level Lounge, which features a full bar, great view right on the glass, plenty of TVs and games like cornhole, Jenga and more!
9. FAN EXPERIENCE UPGRADES – Along with the Ice Level Lounge and the Craft Beer Bar, the new HD, state-of-the-art videoboard will have fans on the edge of their seats all season long.
10. LOOKING FRESH – With the AHL’s new style of jerseys, the Condors freshened up their look to a more vibrant orange and darker navy blue to match their owners, the Edmonton Oilers.￼