• Oklahoma City Barons: Ryan Hamilton overcomes injuries, hopes to return to NHL

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Nearly two months into the 2014-15 season, Hamilton is off to one of his best starts, similar to when he scored 99 points over two seasons with Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate, including a 30-goal season that ranked fourth in the AHL.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Oilers recall Tyler Pitlick from Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Pitlick has nine points in 14 games with Oklahoma City, which is first in the American Hockey League’s West Division. The Barons gained a defenseman in the transaction, when the Oilers sent down Martin Marincin.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC beats San Antonio Rampage in overtime

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO — The Barons won their third straight game Saturday night, beating the San Antonio Rampage 4-3 in overtime at the AT&T Center. The Rampage led 3-1 after the first period, but the Barons scored two goals in the third period to tie the game, and then Oklahoma City’s Jordan Oesterle scored with less than a minute left in overtime. Laurent Brossoit got the start in goal for the Barons and finished with 27 saves on 30 shots. After going a perfect 3-0 on their road trip, the Barons return home to face the Utica Comets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Brandon Davidson's first goal lifts Barons over Texas

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Davidson cashed from the slot after taking a centering pass from Curtis Hamilton with 3:58 left in OT. A crowd of 3,957 watched the puck sail past goaltender Jussi Rynnas, who was also in net Wednesday night when Oklahoma City escaped with a 3-2 overtime victory.

  • OKC Barons travel to Texas on Wednesday

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

    Barons at Stars When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 Scouting report: The Barons open a three-game Texas road trip. … The division rivals have split four meetings, each getting an overtime win in a weekend series in late October in the Austin suburb. … The Barons (8-4-2) are in seventh in the AHL’s Western Conference. The Stars, the defending Calder Cup champions, are in 10th at 6-6-4. … OKC defenseman Brad Hunt (15 points in eight games) has been on a ridiculous pace since he was reassigned from Edmonton. … The Barons’ top scorers are 34-year-old veteran Jason Williams (17 points, seven goals), Anton Lander (14 points) and Ryan Hamilton (12

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Laurent Broissoit shuts out Charlotte

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    OKC goalie stops 36 shots in 3-0 win over Checkers.

  • OKC Barons: Barons' first goal confirmed by review

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons’ first goal midway through the first period of Saturday night’s 3-0 win over Charlotte wasn’t awarded until officials confirmed Andrew Miller’s shot not only crossed the goal line, the puck slid all the way through the goal, skidding under the back goal pad. “I didn’t realize it went through the net. I don’t think anybody did except the officials, who stopped play to take a look at it,” said Barons coach Todd Nelson. “I’m glad they did. Obviously it was a big goal for us.” PAKARINEN RECALLS FIRST NHL GOAL Barons rookie Iiro Pakarinen made his NHL debut earlier this month, appearing in five games with Edmonton. The 23-year-old right winger scored his first NHL goal Nov. 7

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons win score-a-thon over Charlotte

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City and the Checkers play again at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cox Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC defenseman Brad Hunt on a torrid pace

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    In hockey, defensemen rarely average one point a game over an entire season. Barons’ blue-liner Brad Hunt is averaging nearly two points a game. Adding two more assists in Oklahoma City’s 6-4 win over Charlotte on Friday night at the Cox Convention Center, Hunt has scored 13 points in seven games.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Brandon Davidson has grown into a solid defenseman for Barons

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

    Davidson’s next step, hopefully, is a call up to the Edmonton Oilers.

  • OKC Barons fall in shootout at San Antonio

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Barons 4-3 in a shootout in a matinee at the AT&T Center on Tuesday. Matt Ford scored to put the Barons up 1-0 early, but San Antonio came back to score three unanswered goals, taking a 3-1 lead in the second period. But the Barons stormed back. Ryan Hamilton scored his seventh goal of the season, and Jason Williams tied the game at 3 with a power-play goal at 9:31 of the third period. The teams battled through a scoreless overtime session and headed to the shootout. Williams and Andrew Miller scored for OKC, but after Logan Shaw tallied for San Antonio, Ford was stopped by Dan Ellis to give the Rampage the win. Barons goaltender Richard Bachman stopped 32 of the 35 shots

  • Brad Hunt's goal lifts OKC Barons past Iowa

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Brad Hunt’s goal at 18:40 of the third period gave the Oklahoma City Barons a 5-4 win over the Iowa Wild on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Anton Lander had two goals and an assist for the Barons (6-4-2-1, 15 points). Curtis Hamilton and Travis Ewanyk also scored. Iowa (4-11-0-0, 8 points) forward Brett Bulmer broke up a 3-3 tie in the second period, scoring his first goal of the season on a breakaway. But Hamilton knotted the game at 4-4 midway through the third, leading to Hunt’s game-winner. Barons goalie Laurent Broissoit (1-3-0) stopped 29 shots in the win. Iowa goalie Johan Gustafsson (4-7-0) made 35 saves on 40 shots. Oklahoma City returns to the ice at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Iowa downs Barons

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    A new coach is paying off for the Iowa Wild, which handed the Oklahoma City Barons a 4-2 loss before 4,989 fans on Friday night in an American Hockey League game at Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: OKC's shootout loss to San Antonio ends in confusion

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    This season, shootouts have been trimmed to three skaters. After Ryan Hamilton, OKC’s third and final skater, failed to score the game should have ended. When officials allowed San Antonio to send out a third skater, OKC sent out Will Acton, a fourth shooter, before officials corrected the error, abruptly ending the game.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC off to a strong start despite Tuesday's loss to San Antonio

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

    Oklahoma City also has a core of players who have been in coach Todd Nelson’s system. Eight players — Anton Lander, Curtis Hamilton, Tyler Pitlick, Brandon Davidson, Travi Ewaynk, Kale Kessy and David Musil — have played in a combined 788 games with the Barons.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Hard-shooting defenseman Brad Hunt determined to get back to NHL

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

    In his first two games back in Oklahoma City after spending the first month of the season with the Edmonton Oilers, the Ridge Meadows, British Columbia, product has scored three points, including two goals off lasers from the point.

  • 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.