The Oklahoma City Barons will open the second round of the American Hockey League playoffs at home, the Cox Center, on Thursday, May 3, it was announced by team general manager Bill Scott.
The Barons, who advanced Tuesday night by eliminating the Houston Aeros in a first-round series, do not know their opponent yet. The top-seeded Barons will play the lowest remaining seed in the Western Conference semifinals. Going into Wednesday night's play, No. 6-seeded San Antonio led its best-of-5 series over No. 3 Chicago, 2-1. The No. 4-seeded Abbotsford Heat led No. 5 Milwaukee 2-0 in that series.
First-round playoff series' were best-of-5. From now on, each postseason series will be best-of-7.
The Barons' remaining schedule for the second round will be announced after the opponent is determined.
Tickets for Game 1 of the next series are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by calling (405) 232-4625. Ticket prices start at $11.
SOURCE: FINKBEINER TAKING UTAH STATE JOB
Oral Roberts women's basketball coach Jerry Finkbeiner has accepted the same job at Utah State and will be introduced Thursday, a source close to the situation confirmed to The Oklahoman.
The source said Finkbeiner will be introduced at an 11 a.m. news conference Thursday at the Logan, Utah, campus.
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