Abbotsford Heat at Barons
When: 7 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cox Convention Center
Radio: KGHM-1340 AM
Promotions: FRIDAY — $1 hot dogs and $2 beers; SATURDAY — calendar giveaway; postgame autographs; one fan wins a new vehicle.
Tickets: Prices range between $10 and $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Cox Center box office or by calling 232-4625.
Scouting report: The Heat (11-4-1) lead the Western Conference. Oklahoma City (6-6-2) is in eighth. ... The West Division rivals split two games a month ago in OKC. The Barons won the opener 4-3, the Heat 2-1 in a shootout. ... The Barons are led by Linus Omark, who has scored 13 points, including nine goals. ... OKC's other top scorers are veteran Derek Nesbitt (10 points) and center Roman Horak, who has eight points, including seven points with Abbotsford before he was acquired by Edmonton last week in a trade. ... NHL veteran Ilya Bryzgalov, on a conditioning assignment, will start in goal for OKC. ... The Heat, the Calgary Flame's Triple-A affiliate, are led by Blair Jones (16 points) and Paul Byron (12).
BY MIKE BALDWIN