OKC Barons notebook: Game 4 and 5 will be televised in Oklahoma City

Cox 3 will show the Barons' road games at Toronto. The Marlies' announcers will handle play-by-play duties.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 18, 2012
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3. Yann Danis, Barons

Turned away 27 of Toronto's 28 shots, including a flurry late in the third period after Toronto cut the deficit to 3-1.

TAMBELLINI, BURKE WATCH GAME 2

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke were in attendance for Friday's Game 2.

Burke was also in town for Thursday's series opener.

Tambellini arrived in Oklahoma City a day after flying to the home of Tom Renney to inform the Oilers coach he would not be back with the team next season.

Barons coach Todd Nelson is said to be one of the candidates for the job.

Tambellini wasn't the only Oilers executive at the game. He was joined by assistant general manager Ricky Olczyk and director of player development Billy Moores.

ABNEY MAKES PLAYOFF DEBUT

Cameron Abney had watched the playoffs from the stands in the second round and in Game 1 after being assigned to the Barons once the East Coast Hockey League's Stockton Thunder ended its season.

Friday night, though, Abney made his American Hockey League playoff debut, stepping into the lineup for Curtis Hamilton after Hamilton made his playoff debut in Thursday's loss.

“He was good,” Nelson said of Abney. “In fairness to him, he didn't get a lot of ice time but he did a good job when called upon. It's difficult to get going when you sit for 10-12 minutes and then have to try to execute plays and get your feet going.”

Their services were needed because of recent upper-body injuries suffered by Josh Green and Hunter Tremblay.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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