• Oklahoma City Barons: Barons lose at San Antonio

    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    A crowd of 3,923 watched San Antonio beat Oklahoma City for the third time in as many tries this season; the Rampage improved to 6-6-0 and moved into a second-place tie with the Barons (5-3-2) in the West Division.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Brad Hunt scores two goals in OKC's overtime win over Toronto Marlies

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    A veteran defenseman who last season set the Barons’ single-season record for points by a blue-liner, Brad Hunt scored two goals, including a power play goal, in Oklahoma City’s 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Marlies on Saturday night at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: New overtime rules come into play

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The American Hockey League this season is experimenting with an overtime rule that was a factor in Saturday night’s game when Curtis Hamilton scored with 22 seconds left in the extra period to lift the Barons to a 4-3 win over Toronto at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons standout Iiro Pakarinen gets the 'call' from Edmonton Oilers

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Pakarinen has been off to such a solid start with the Oklahoma City Barons, he’s getting a chance in the NHL. Pakarinen was called up by the Edmonton Oilers to help make up for the loss of injured star Taylor Hall.

  • OKC Barons scorer gets called up to Edmonton

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Iiro Pakarinen scored five goals and eight points in seven games with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons this season. That production has earned him a call up to the Edmonton Oilers, according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug.  Pakarinen's five goals in his first experience with North American hockey tie him for the Barons lead with Jason Williams. Pakarinen, 23, played the two previous seasons with HIFK of the Finnish league, scoring 20 goals in 60 games during the ’13-14 campaign. Edmonton sent defenseman Martin Marincin to Oklahoma City. Read more of this story here.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: C.J. Ludwig scores first pro goal, Barons beat Iowa

    By Michael Stewart, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Ludwig comes from a hockey family. His father, Craig, was a defenseman in the National Hockey League.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Richard Bachman rejoins Barons

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The 27-year-old Bachman didn’t appear in a game with Edmonton filling in as the backup for Viktor Fasth, who is sidelined by a groin injury, but last season he was 26-19-6 with OKC to help the Barons make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Luke Gazdic scores goal in OKC's win over Iowa Wild

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Forward Luke Gazdic had played in more than a dozen games at the Cox Convention Center before he made his Barons debut Saturday night, scoring a goal in Oklahoma City’s 5-3 win over the Iowa Wild.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: NHL veteran Jason Williams off to hot start in OKC

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Jason Williams is off to a hot start with the Oklahoma City Barons. A strong performance in Oklahoma City could lead to another NHL opportunity for the 34-year-old veteran center, who owns a Stanley Cup ring.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons lose in overtime at Texas

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Oklahoma City picked up a standings point for going into overtime. The Barons return to the Cox Center at 7 p.m. Saturday to take on the Iowa Wild.

  • OKC Barons to visit Texas Stars

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Barons at Stars When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas. Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1 Scouting report: Coming off back-to-back wins over the Texas Stars, the Barons (2-2-1) meet the defending Calder Cup champions for the third consecutive game before returning home this weekend to host the Iowa Wild on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Cox Convention Center. … The Barons are led by veteran Jason Williams, who has four goals and six points. Tyler Pitlick also has six points, including five assists. Iiro Pakarinen, Oscar Klefbom and Andrew Miller have five points each. … Oklahoma City’s power play leads the AHL at 32.0 percent (8-of-25).

  • OKC Barons beat Texas Stars in overtime

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Matthew Ford scored at 4:46 of overtime to give the Oklahoma City Barons a 6-5 win over the Texas Stars on Saturday night in Cedar Park, Texas. It was the Barons’ second win over the Stars in two nights, and improved their record to 2-2-1. Travis Morin had a hat trick to pace the Stars, who are 3-1-1. The Barons jumped out to a 5-2 lead after two periods. Dillon Simpson, Andrew Miller and Bogdan Yakimov logged first-period goals for OKC, and Anton Lander and Kale Kessy scored in the second period. But Texas rallied behind Morin’s second and third goals of the game, and tied the game at 19:58 of the third period on a goal by Greg Rallo. Barons goalie Frans Tuohimaa recorded 46 saves to get the win. Jussi

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Power play remains hot

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Ranked second in the 30-team American Hockey League in power play percentage two weeks into the season, the Barons scored two more power-play goals in a 5-3 win over the Texas Stars on Friday night at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Tyler Pitlick, Jason Williams lead Barons to first win of the season

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Pitlick scored three points and Williams scored his third and fourth goals of the young season to help Oklahoma City notch a 5-3 American Hockey League win over the Texas Stars on Friday night at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Matthew Ford is back on the ice after neck surgery

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Every time a Peyton Manning highlight pops up on Sports Center it reminds Oklahoma City Barons forward Matthew Ford that undergoing neck surgery can be a blessing.

  • 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.”