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OKC Barons notebook: Niko Hovinen starts in goal

by Scott Munn Published: April 6, 2013
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Jim Vandermeer scored Chicago's second goal of the game. He is the brother of former Blazers forwards Bill and Ted Vandermeer. ... Staying with the Blazers for a bit, former Oklahoma City defenseman Tyler Fleck has retired. After the Blazers left the Central Hockey League, Fleck spent the last four seasons with the Tulsa Oilers. He played nine seasons with the Blazers, including a few years as team captain. ... Defenseman Garrett Stafford, who was traded to Oklahoma City on April 2, has now played for nine teams in the American Hockey League during his career. Stafford's other stops have been Cleveland, Worcester, Grand Rapids, Texas, San Antonio, Portland, Hamilton and Hershey. ... Nelson is a former Chicago assistant coach. The Wolves won the Calder Cup in 2008 with Nelson on the staff. ... Chicago has won six consecutive games against Oklahoma City. The Wolves have outscored OKC 23-6 during that stretch.

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The Barons host the Wolves again Sunday. Faceoff is at 4 p.m. at the Cox Center. Tickets are available at the arena box offices, with prices beginning at $10.

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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