• 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.”

  • 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.




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