Share “OKC Barons: Charlotte Checkers snap...”

OKC Barons: Charlotte Checkers snap Barons' seven-game winning streak

The Barons fell 3-1 Friday night to the Charlotte Checkers, who lead the American Hockey League's Midwest Division.
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com Published: February 3, 2012
Advertisement
/articleid/3646261/1/pictures/1629874">Photo - Oklahoma City's Chris VandeVelde defends against Charlotte's Justin Shugg during the AHL game between the Oklahoma City Barons and the Charlotte Checkers at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
Oklahoma City's Chris VandeVelde defends against Charlotte's Justin Shugg during the AHL game between the Oklahoma City Barons and the Charlotte Checkers at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

“Sometimes when you go on streaks and you think you are too big for your britches,” he said. “I don't think it was so much that, but I think it was a reality check for us. We can learn from this. I think it knocked us down a peg. I don't think that is a bad thing.”

The Barons cut the Checkers' lead to 2-1 on a goal by Curtis Hamilton 18:16 into the second period, giving the 4,159 fans in attendance Friday some hope for a comeback win.

But the Checkers scored early in the third period and the Barons couldn't muster any offense after that.

“We had an opportunity, going into the third period down one goal,” Nelson said. “There's been some games where we've come back in the third period, but tonight it didn't happen for us.”

Even with the loss, the Barons still lead the American Hockey League's Western Conference in points and have the best record in the AHL. The Barons lead second-place Houston by nine points in the West Division.

“We are not satisfied with the outcome obviously, but we have created a bit of a cushion,” Nelson said.


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Police find hatchet, protective gear in house where Bever family members were slain
  2. 2
    Oklahoma City police: Two arrested after woman sexually assaulted in work freezer
  3. 3
    OU football fans among Top 10 ... in grammar
  4. 4
    Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
  5. 5
    Pop culture: Mike Tyson added to Wizard World Tulsa guest list
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending sports Article