Oklahoma City Barons: Talent-packed Barons demote AHL All-Star Philippe Cornet

Cornet led the Barons with 24 goals last season. Yann Danis and Olivier Roy will start season as Oklahoma City's goaltenders.
by Michael Baldwin Published: October 8, 2012
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The Oklahoma City Barons roster was trimmed to 26 players Monday, including one forward who was an American Hockey League All-Star last season.

Philippe Cornet, who led Barons goal scorers last season, was sent to Stockton of the Double-A-level East Coast Hockey League. Cornet scored 24 goals and was tied for third in points with 37, helping Oklahoma City reach the Western Conference finals. Cornet's demotion might be an indication of how strong the Barons will be when they open the regular season Friday against Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.

Oklahoma City also sent forward Toni Rajala to Stockton.

AHL teams can suit up 20 players, but Barons general manager Bill Scott might keep 26 to open the season.

In a separate transaction, the Barons loaned defenseman Teigan Zahn to Stockton. Zahn played with the University of Calgary last season and signed with the Barons over the summer.

Over the weekend the Edmonton Oilers, reassigned Barons goaltender Tyler Bunz to Stockton and released forwards Justin Maylan and Eric Hunter from tryout agreements. Oklahoma City will open the season with AHL All-Star Yann Danis and Olivier Roy as its goaltenders.

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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