• Oklahoma City Barons: OKC falls to Texas Stars

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Goaltender Laurent Brossoit had been nearly unbeatable the past two months before the Texas Stars rolled to a 5-2 win over Brossoit and the Barons on Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center to snap Oklahoma City’s seven-game winning streak.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Are Barons on a championship run?

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s hot streak is very similar to that of Texas, which won the AHL’s Calder Cup last season. The teams meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons keep on winning, trim Lake Erie 3-2

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City (22-7-4) improved to 7-1-0 under coach Gerry Fleming, who took over the club a few weeks ago after Todd Nelson was named Edmonton Oilers coach.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons keep on rolling, beat Charlotte 4-2

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    Ryan Hamilton and Anton Lander lead Oklahoma City to 16th win in the last 20 games.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Laurent Brossoit continues to dominate in goal

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    The 21-year-old has won 11 of his last 12 starts for Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Gerry Fleming making most of opportunity after stepping in for Todd Nelson

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    The Barons were the American Hockey League’s hottest team under Todd Nelson. Heading into their traditional New Year’s Eve game Wednesday night at the Cox Convention Center, the Barons haven’t missed a beat since Gerry Fleming took over.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Andrew Miller scores game-winner as OKC beats Charlotte Checkers

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City got its second consecutive overtime victory on Sunday afternoon at Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Laurent Brossoit strong in goal

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    With Barons starting goaltender Richard Bachman sidelined by a strained muscle, 21-year-old Laurent Brossoit has been in net nearly every game the past two weeks.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Second-place Barons could go out with a bang

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

    The Barons won’t be playing in Oklahoma City next season, but their final season in the Cox Convention Center could be memorable. The American Hockey League regular season is almost halfway over, and for the past six weeks, the Barons have been the hottest team in the 30-team league.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC gets another victory over IceHogs

    By Michael Stewart, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Goaltender Laurent Brossoit had 34 saves in Oklahoma City’s final game before the Christmas break, two away from his season high of 36 saves.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Jason Williams' goal in sudden death lifts Barons over IceHogs

    BY MICHAEL STEWART, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Jason Williams scored the game-tying goal in the third period before knocking in the game-winner in the final second of sudden death overtime, giving the Barons a 3-2 victory in front of a season-high attendance of 5,217.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Anton Lander has always been the consummate teammate

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    “He’s been a leader his whole life,” said former Barons coach Todd Nelson, named Edmonton’s interim coach earlier this week. “With veterans like Jason Williams and Ryan Hamilton, we have so many players worthy of being the team captain. It says a lot about how he does things the right way.”

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons lose to Charlotte

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Four different players scored for Charlotte, including Ben Holmstrom, who had a game-clinching empty net goal with 38 seconds left. The Checkers, who also had goals from Danny Biega, Jared Staal and Chad LaRose, improved to 10-15-2. First-place Oklahoma City fell to 16-7-4.

  • OKC Barons: What you need to know about the Barons final season in Oklahoma City

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons announced Thursday that the 2014-15 season would be their last in Oklahoma City. Citing growing financial concerns and declining attendance, Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. said this would be the end of hockey in Oklahoma City for the forseeable future. Q: What happens to the Barons the remainder of the season? A: They’ll play their remaining 26 home games at the Cox Convention Center as scheduled and could make a deep playoff run into May, possibly June. The Barons will not cease operations until after they’ve been eliminated from the American Hockey League playoffs. How much did the success of The Energy, a pro soccer team owned by Prodigal, play in the decision? Prodigal CEO Bob Funk, Jr.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Bob Funk Jr. feels sad for Barons' loyal season ticket holders

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    “We’re thankful how they supported us,” Funk said. “If you examine it closely, our attendance was from a very loyal fan base that supported us all five years.”

  • OKC Barons: 26 home games remain on team's 2014-15 schedule

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City will be without a hockey team next season, but moving vans won’t be pulling up to the Cox Convention Center for another four to five months. After playing a ton of road games the first two months of the season, the Barons still have 26 home games left on the regular season schedule. Prodigal CEO Bob Funk, Jr., said the staff will approach the final five months the same as the first four seasons. “Obviously we’re not giving away cars anymore but we’re still going to produce games at a high level which Oklahoma City deserves. That is not going to change,” Funk said. “We’re going to promote the product just like we have the past five years.

  • Oklahoma City Barons hockey team to cease operations after season

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    OKC BARONS — After a five-year run in Oklahoma City, the AHL’s Barons, an affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, will cease operations at the conclusion of this season. Citing declining attendance and rising financial concerns, Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. announced Wednesday this would be the last season of hockey in Oklahoma City for the forseeable future.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC beats Charlotte to give Gerry Fleming first victory as head coach

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Barons defeated Charlotte 4-1 on Tuesday in a game they never trailed, extending their division lead to four points. Oklahoma City got a first period goal from Anton Lander and another from Matthew Ford. Lander, the team captain, now has seven goals in 25 games on the season.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Todd Nelson takes over as Edmonton Oilers interim coach

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Edmonton fires coach Dallas Eakins, turns to successful Oklahoma City coach Nelson to try and right a sinking ship.

  • OKC Barons: Todd Nelson named interim coach of NHL's Edmonton Oilers

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson will be taking over as the coach of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers after Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as the coach of the Oilers. Edmonton has lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. General manager Craig MacTavish will temporarily coach the team until the job is given to Nelson, who is being promoted to interim head coach from Edmonton’s American Hockey League affiliate in Oklahoma City. MacTavish called Eakins an “excellent coach” but said something had to be done after the losses piled up. The general manager acknowledged his share of the blame, saying there was “blood all over my