OKC Barons: Barons play Abbotsford on Friday, Saturday at Cox Center

Oklahoma City has won two straight games after a slow start to the season.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: October 17, 2013
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Abbotsford at Barons

When: 7 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cox Convention Center

Promotions: Every Friday home game features $1 hot dogs, $2 beers; a fan wins a new vehicle at every Saturday home game.

Radio: KXXY 96.1 FM, Jim Byers play by play, Doug Sauter color.

Tickets: Prices range between $10 and $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Cox Center box office or by calling 232-GOAL (4625).

Scouting report: A rematch of a first-round playoff series a year ago that OKC rallied to win in five games. ... The Heat, the Triple-A affiliate of the Calgary Flames, are 2-1-1 to lead the West Division. The Barons are 2-3-0 but are coming off back-to-back wins Sunday and Tuesday. ... Andrew Miller, who helped lead Yale to its first NCAA championship, has four points in OKC's two wins. ... The Barons have relied on their special teams while the offense is off to a slow start. ... Barons No. 1 goaltender Richard Bachman has a 2.02 goals against average and .927 saves percentage. ... Backup OKC goalie Olivier Roy stopped 28 of 30 shots in his only start. ... The Heat is led by four players with four points, including three rookies. The headliner is Corban Knight, a 23-year-old rookie center who last year was an All-American at the University of North Dakota. ... One of Calgary's top prospects, center Max Reinhart, 21, has scored three points. ... Abbotsford goalie Reta Berra is among the AHL leaders in GAA (1.95) and saves percentage (. 933).

BY MIKE BALDWIN


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