Chaulk, 45, went 19-12-3 (.603%) at the helm of the Condors, including a 13-5-1 (.711) mark in the team’s final 19 games to secure home-ice advantage and a top-four divisional finish in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Bakersfield went on to defeat the Abbotsford Canucks in the first round, notching the team’s first-ever postseason series sweep.
Individually, three Condors from this season went on to play in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs (Philip Broberg, Dylan Holloway, Brad Malone). Also, Seth Griffith set a team scoring record, became the team’s first 30-goal scorer, and was named a second team AHL All-Star.
It is Chaulk’s first head coaching appointment in the AHL. He previously served as head coach in the ECHL for four seasons with Brampton and was an assistant with Belleville (AHL), Kalamazoo (ECHL), and Fort Wayne (ECHL).
As a player, Chaulk played professionally for 15 seasons including a decade with the Fort Wayne Komets where his number 91 is retired. He won five league championships with the Komets and is third all-time in the organization’s 70+ year history in scoring.