The Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League added two players to the roster Monday, defenseman Ryan Lowery and forward Cameron Abney from its Double-A affiliate, the Stockton Thunder.
Both players have split time this season between Oklahoma City and Stockton. Lowery has 14 points in 48 games this season; Abney, a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder, will bring another physical presence to the Barons' lineup. Abney has five points and 141 penalty minutes in 52 games.
Lowery will give the Barons a little security on the defensive end with Taylor Chorney suffering an undisclosed injury during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Grand Rapids in the Cox Center.
Oklahoma City (41-18-9) has a two-game road trip this weekend, beginning 7 p.m. Friday at Milwaukee (33-27-5). The Barons visit Grand Rapids (30-26-10) at 6 p.m. Saturday.
WNIT TICKETS AVAILABLE
Tickets for the Women's National Invitational Tournament basketball game between Oklahoma State and San Diego at Gallagher-Iba Arena are on sale at the OSU ticket office. The semifinal game is 7 p.m. Wednesday in Stillwater.
Tickets are $20 for reserved seats in the 100 level; $15 for general admission; and $5 for student general admission. Go to www.okstate.com or call (877) 255-4678 to purchase or information on other ticket package options.
*Randy Gipson has resigned as women's basketball coach after 13 seasons at Northeastern State in Tahlequah. Gipson is taking over the same position at Northwest Missouri State. Northeastern State teams were 259-120 with seven NCAA Division II Tournament appearances under Gipson. Assistant Matt Cole has been named interim coach.
*Oklahoma State men's basketball signee Phil Forte will compete in the second annual National High School 3-Point Championship. The competition will be held during Final Four festivities this weekend in New Orleans. The Flower Mound, Texas, product is one of eight players in the competition. Current OSU freshman Cezar Guerrero won last year's title.
*Nathalie Timmermans, who played for The Netherlands in the 2008 Olympics, tied a single-season school record for home runs as Central Oklahoma swept a softball doubleheader last weekend over Central Missouri. Timmermans' three-run homer in the second game — a 10-2 victory — gave her 14 for the season, tying Alley Roberts' record set in 2009. UCO has won a school-record 25 consecutive games.
*Oklahoma Baptist finished No. 2 in the final NAIA Men's Basketball Rankings. The Bison (32-5) lost last week to No. 1 Concordia, Calif., in the national championship game in Kansas City, Mo. Concordia (31-7) entered the national tournament ranked No. 4. Rogers State was No. 8 in the final poll, and Southern Nazarene was No. 25. Oklahoma Christian failed to receive a vote, although it qualified for nationals by beating three ranked teams, including OBU, in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament.
*Oklahoma City University will recognize its NAIA women's basketball champion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the school cafeteria inside the Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center. OCU finished the season with a 35-1 record. The women's program has won six national championships.