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RedHawks, Yard Dawgz and Barons give Oklahoma City strong professional sports contingent

The Oklahoma City Thunder became the first major league professional sports team to call Oklahoma its permanent home, but professional sports in the city have been going strong long before Oklahoma City became an NBA city.
By Ryan Aber Modified: November 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm •  Published: August 22, 2010

Oklahoma City Barons

The Barons begin their inaugural season Oct. 9 at Cox Convention Center. After the Central Hockey League's Blazers called Oklahoma City home from 1992-09, the city was without hockey for a year before the Edmonton Oilers announced it would place its American Hockey League team in the city. The announcement brought NHL-affiliated hockey to the city for the first time since the Oklahoma City Stars played here from 1978-82. The Barons will play in the AHL's West Division, alongside teams from Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin. Single-game tickets are expected to go on sale in late August after the complete schedule is released.

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