• OKC Barons drop third straight to open season

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Barons have opened the 2014-15 season with three one-goal losses. Each loss has been filled with frustration, but a 5-4 loss to the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night at the Cox Convention Center probably was the most frustrating. Bolstered by three power-play goals, the Barons jumped out to a 3-0 lead and led 4-2 late in the second period only to watch the Rampage score the final three goals to escape with a win. “The first two games you take a lot of positives out of them,” said coach Todd Nelson. “We could still take some positives out of this one, but it’s the way we lost.

  • OKC Barons: Review gives Steve Williams second goal

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Veteran center Steve Williams scored two goals in Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to San Antonio. The first goal originally was given to the line that was on the ice after Williams left on a power play. “I wasn’t sure if it went in, but I thought it was kind of weird,” Williams said. “If I had missed the goal, it would have gone all the around the boards out of the zone.” Williams’ laser shot whizzed between the pipe and the net then caromed off the end boards to the far corner. “Watching from the bench we all thought it got inside the post,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “It went through so clean it didn’t even change directions. I’ve seen them go through the net but they change directions.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons lose home opener to Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons were the better team the final 55 minutes of their home opener Friday night against the Texas Stars, the defending American Hockey League champions. The primary reason the Barons lost 3-2 in front of 4,561 fans at the Cox Convention Center was they gave up two goals the first three minutes of the game.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Anton Lander selected as team captain

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Lander, who has played in 109 games with Oklahoma City, scored 52 points in 46 games last season with the Barons. It is the second consecutive season Lander has been chosen as team captain by teammates.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Todd Nelson hopes to someday land an NHL coaching job

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    “I’m sort of surprised he’s not already in the NHL,” said Barons goaltender Richard Bachman. “He’s a players’ coach. He listens to players and is very patient, sticks with his systems play even when things aren’t going well.”

  • Oklahoma City Barons roster breakdown: Forwards

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    BARONS FORWARDS No. Pos. Player, age, origin, comment 7 Jujhar Khaira, 20 (Surrey, British Columbia): He played in seven late-season games with the Barons the past two years. 9 RW Tyler Pitlick, 22 (Centerville, Minn.): In 146 games with the Barons the past three seasons, Pitlick has scored 55 points. Last season, he made his NHL debut (10 games with the Oilers). 10 LW Curtis Hamilton, 22 (Kelowna, British Columbia): A 2010 second-round pick, Hamilton has scored 36 points in 145 games the past three years with the Barons. 11 RW Matthew Ford, 30 (West Hills, Calif.): Longtime veteran is known for his goal-scoring. Miller has scored 253 points, including 124 goals, in 466 pro games. Last season, Ford led OKC

  • Oklahoma City Barons roster breakdown: Defensemen

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    A look at the 2014-15 Barons’ defensemen.

  • Oklahoma City Barons roster breakdown: Goalies

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    BARONS GOALIES 31 Laurent Brossoit, 21 (Surrey, British Columbia): Some view the former sixth-round pick as Edmonton’s goalie of the future. Brossoit, who figures to split time with Bachman, was very good last year in Double-A (19-11-0, 2.20 GAA with five shutouts). 32 Richard Bachman, 27 (Salt Lake City, Utah): Is 14-12-2 in 34 NHL games and was in net virtually every game late last season to help the Barons rally for their fourth straight playoff berth. His stats (26-19-6, 2.99 GAA, 92.7 saves percentage) were influenced by a young, inexperienced defense.

  • Oklahoma scene: Barons lose opener in overtime

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Rocco Grimaldi scored the game-winning goal in overtime late Saturday night, and San Antonio edged Oklahoma City 3-2 in an American Hockey League game at the AT&T Center. The game was the first of the regular season for Oklahoma City; the Barons open the home portion of their season at 7 p.m. Friday against defending champion Texas at the Cox Center.

  • OKC Barons: Richard Bachman back in goal

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Veteran returns to OKC with an eye toward maybe returning to the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers.

  • OKC Barons open season at San Antonio on Saturday

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Barons at San Antonio When: 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 Scouting report: Three years ago, the division rivals squared off in an entertaining playoff series, but the past two years, the Barons have rallied to make the playoffs while San Antonio has finished near the bottom of the AHL’s Western Conference. … The Barons have reached the playoffs all four years under coach Todd Nelson. … The Barons will be led by some veterans and several talented kids making their pro debuts. Anton Lander, last year’s team captain, returns after being one of Edmonton’s final cuts. Lander scored 52 points in 46 games in OKC.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Jeff Ewing takes over day-to-day operations at Prodigal

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Jeff Ewing enjoyed his three years living in Oklahoma City while serving as tournament director of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Ewing enjoyed it so much he’s making OKC his permanent home.

  • OKC Barons' training camp schedule

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Oklahoma City Barons training-camp practice sessions are open to the public free of charge at the Cox Convention Center. Monday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Friday: Preseason road game (at Texas Stars) Saturday: Preseason road game (at San Antonio). Sunday: Day off Monday, Oct. 6: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: practice 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC lowers ticket prices with new seating configuration

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Barons have lowered tickets prices for the 2014-15 season. In a newly configured 6,468-seat setup at the Cox Convention Center, the Barons are offering 1,500 tickets to every home game for $10 compared to 400 tickets a game sold at $10 last season.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC should have some familiar faces as it opens training camp

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The 2014-15 Barons will open the season building around veteran forward Matt Ford, who scored 25 goals for OKC last season, and defenseman Brad Hunt, who compile 50 points to establish the franchise scoring record for a blue-liner last season.

  • Oklahoma scene: OKC Barons to open camp Monday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons will open training camp at 10 a.m. Monday, and the public is invited to watch free of charge. The American Hockey League team will work out until 11:15 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center. Practices continue at the same time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The team will leave for Cedar Park, Texas, at 9 a.m. Friday for an exhibition game against the defending Calder Cup champion Texas Stars at 7 that night. Oklahoma City opens the home portion of the regular season at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 against the Stars. Ticket information is available at 232-4625. BOXING CARD SET FOR SATURDAY Three former world champions are on a boxing card Saturday at the Downtown Airpark.

  • OKC Barons: Barons are done for the season, Texas completes sweep

    By T.J. McAloon, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    Power-play goal in the third period proves to be the difference as Stars beat Oklahoma City 4-2.

  • Oklahoma City Barons face tough task in Texas

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Barons must win three straight road games to avoid elimination in their best-of-five playoff series with the Texas Stars. Game 3 is Wednesday night.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Texas Stars win Game 2 in overtime

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The Barons were on the brink of tying the best-of-five series before American Hockey League MVP Travis Morin scored late in regulation to tie it. The Stars won 3-2 on Brendan Ranford’s goal with 4:56 left in the sudden-death extra period.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Tyler Pitlick returns, Mark Arcobello still out

    Published: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    Sidelined the past 15 games by a shoulder injury, forward Mark Arcobello remains questionable for the remainder of the series.