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  • Oklahoma scene: Barons' Mark Arcobello likely out for rest of regular season

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    The Barons’ big-time scorer is out with a shoulder injury, although he could return if Oklahoma City qualifies for the American Hockey League playoffs. The Edmonton Oilers recalled Barons forward Will Acton on Monday to replace injured Luke Gazdic.

  • OKC Barons: Barons remain in playoff race despite another shootout loss at Charlotte

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Will Acton had three points Sunday, including a goal that gave Oklahoma City a 4-2 lead in the second period. But Charlotte rallies back for a 5-4 shootout victory. The Barons return to the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

  • OKC Barons fall in shootout at Charlotte

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons picked up a point in the standings, but lost 3-2 in a shootout at Charlotte on Saturday night. Trailing 2-0 in the third period, the Barons (30-27-2-8, 70 points) rallied to tie it and force overtime. Matt Ford scored on the power play at 17:21, assisted by Taylor Fedun and Andrew Miller. Ford has a goal in a franchise-record five straight games. Then Fedun scored with six seconds left to tie the game. Will Acton won a faceoff, pulling the puck to Fedun, who fired a shot through a screen for the goal. After a scoreless overtime, the teams went to the shootout. Alex Lavoie was the lone Baron to score in six tries. Matt Marquardt won it for Charlotte by beating Richard Bachman on the stick

  • Oklahoma scene: RedHawks, Big 12 baseball tickets on sale at the Brick

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    The RedHawks open the home portion of their season April 11. The Big 12 Championships are May 21-25.

  • OKC Barons edge San Antonio 2-1

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    The Barons are hopeful the power-play/goaltender combination that produced a 2-1 win against San Antonio on Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center is one they can use to make another playoff run. Goalie Richard Bachman stopped 33 of 34 shots. Both OKC goals were scored with the man advantage. “This kind of game reaffirms we’re doing the right things,” said defenseman Taylor Fedun. “Even though we lost four games in a row, we were right there against the top two teams in our conference. To get this win, it lets us know we’re still on the right track.” With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Barons are tied with Charlotte for ninth place in the Western Conference, both one point behind

  • OKC Barons ask fans to help determine next season's ticket pricing structure

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    The Barons will offer hundreds more $10 seats next season, and are asking fans to help them determine the exact pricing structure. Fans have until April 3 to choose between Proposal A (a 7,544-seat configuration with more than 2,500 tickets priced at $10) and Proposal B (a 6,468-seat configuration with around 1,500 tickets priced at $10). This season the Barons are offering only 400 tickets at $10 a game. Fans can vote at okcbarons.com. ARCOBELLO, HORAK SCRATCHED Mark Arcobello, the Barons’ all-time scoring leader who has scored in all 15 games since he was re-assigned to OKC on Feb. 2, and Roman Horak, the team’s leading scorer (47 points) while team captain Anton Lander is in Edmonton, both sat out

  • OKC Barons: Barons on four-game skid, clinging to playoff hopes

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City will try to pick up two standings points at 7 Tuesday night against a last-place San Antonio team.

  • OKC Barons: Barons host San Antonio at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Center

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    The Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit. He will replace Viktor Fasth, who was injured during an Oilers practice. Fasth was knocked woozy after colliding with Oilers forward Anton Lander.

  • Texas Stars stop Oklahoma City Barons again

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Travis Morin and Justin Dowling scored two goals apiece as the Texas Stars ralled to beat the Oklahoma City Barons for the second straight game, 5-3 on Saturday night in Cedar Park, Texas. Barons goaltender Laurent Brossoit, recently called up to the AHL, stopped 38 of the 42 shots he faced. Travis Ewanyk and Matt Ford scored early as the Barons jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period, but the Stars scored twice in the second to tie it. After the Stars took a 3-2 lead on Dowling’s first goal of the night, Andrew Miller tied it off an Austin Fyten centering pass. But Texas pulled away late to secure the victory. Oklahoma City returns home Tuesday evening to face the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention

  • OKC Barons: Barons lose in overtime, pick up valuable standings point

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City and Texas will wrap up the two-game series at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Park Center.

  • OKC Barons travel to Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Barons at Texas •When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 7 p.m. •Where: Cedar Park (Texas) Civic Center. •Radio: KGHM-AM 1340-AM (Friday); KXXY-FM 96.1 (Saturday). •Scouting report: The Barons, ninth in the Western Conference, face the AHL’s hottest team. The Stars, first in the Western Conference, are 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, but OKC swept two games in Cedar Park last month. … Mark Arcobello, the Barons’ all-time scoring leader, has scored in all 15 games (28 points) since being reassigned to OKC six weeks ago. … Brad Hunt (44 points) is among the AHL’s top defensemen. … The Barons flip-flopped backup goalies. Laurent Brossoit, who posted seven shutouts for Bakersfield, has replaced Tyler

  • OKC Barons fall to Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    The Grand Rapids Griffins are showing why the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate is a viable candidate to win back-to-back Calder Cup championships. The Barons were the hottest team in the American Hockey League before the Griffins notched back-to-back wins in Oklahoma City, capped by a 4-3 win Saturday night in front of 4,492 fans at the Cox Convention Center. “I don’t think these two games are indicative of the way our team has played the past two months,” said Barons forward Matthew Ford. “The reason they’re the champs is they work hard. They won a lot of battles, which showed the most in five-on-five play.

  • OKC Barons: Matthew Ford scores twice

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    Veteran Barons forward Matthew Ford scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season in Oklahoma City’s 4-3 loss to Grand Rapids on Saturday night the Cox Convention Center. “Early this season I was asked to play more of a defensive role,” Ford said. “Now that I’m getting an opportunity on the (power play), I’m trying to make the most of it.” Seven of Ford’s goals have come as the anchor on the power plays. “I’ve got the easy job,” Ford said. “I’ve just got to take the goalie’s eyes away and if the puck gets loose throw it back on net.” ARCOBELLO STREAK CONTINUES Mark Arcobello recorded an assist on the Barons’ second goal to extend his franchise-record scoring streak to 15

  • OKC Barons: Barons get outworked in 3-2 loss to Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson said his American Hockey League team needs “to get back in the saddle” for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against Grand Rapids at Cox Convention Center.

  • OKC Barons notebook: Andrew Miller returns from injury, scores a goal

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Miller scored his sixth goal of the season midway through the second period of a 3-2 loss to Grand Rapids on Friday night at the Cox Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC's streak to be tested against defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    It’s been almost two months since the Barons have lost a home game in regulation. Since the streak started on Jan. 18, the Barons are 8-0-1 at the Cox Center. While the Barons are fighting just to get in the playoffs, the Grand Rapids Griffins are in second in the Western Conference, poised to make another postseason run.

  • Power-play unit lifts OKC Barons past San Antonio

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Mark Arcobello’s two-points-a-game pace since he returned to Oklahoma City six weeks ago has given the Barons a shot at making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Arcobello’s biggest impact has been on the power play. The Barons scored three more power-play goals in a 5-2 win over San Antonio on Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center. “Right now there’s great chemistry among those five guys,” said coach Todd Nelson. “They really know how to feed off each other. Adding Arco made that unit really strong.” After spending the first three months of the season with the Edmonton Oilers, the Barons’ NHL parent team, Arcobello has scored 26 points in 13 games with the Barons.

  • OKC Barons: Brad Hunt having a big year

    Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    With a goal and two assists in the Barons’ 5-2 win over San Antonio on Tuesday, defenseman Brad Hunt moved up to third in the American Hockey League in blue-line scoring. “It’s a tribute to how good our team has been playing,” Hunt said. “You can’t give the credit to me; it’s due to the players I’m playing with. Ever since Christmas, we’ve been on a roll.” With 15 games left in the regular season, Hunt already has established a professional career high with 45 points, including 34 assists. HOME STREAK CONTINUES It’s been nearly two months since the Barons have lost a home game in regulation. Following a 5-2 win over San Antonio Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center, the Barons are

  • OKC Barons: Defenseman Taylor Fedun has made an offensive impact

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Fedun has 28 points in 51 games for Oklahoma City, which hosts San Antonio at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • OKC Barons: Streaking Barons return to Cox Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday against San Antonio.

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Barons captain Anton Lander returns from Edmonton Oilers. Mark Arcobello has 24 points in 12 games since being sent down by the Oilers.