Oklahoma City Barons News from The Oklahoman and NewsOK

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons win score-a-thon over Charlotte

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City and the Checkers play again at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Cox Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC defenseman Brad Hunt on a torrid pace

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    In hockey, defensemen rarely average one point a game over an entire season. Barons’ blue-liner Brad Hunt is averaging nearly two points a game. Adding two more assists in Oklahoma City’s 6-4 win over Charlotte on Friday night at the Cox Convention Center, Hunt has scored 13 points in seven games.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Brandon Davidson has grown into a solid defenseman for Barons

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Davidson’s next step, hopefully, is a call up to the Edmonton Oilers.

  • OKC Barons fall in shootout at San Antonio

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Barons 4-3 in a shootout in a matinee at the AT&T Center on Tuesday. Matt Ford scored to put the Barons up 1-0 early, but San Antonio came back to score three unanswered goals, taking a 3-1 lead in the second period. But the Barons stormed back. Ryan...

  • Brad Hunt's goal lifts OKC Barons past Iowa

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Brad Hunt’s goal at 18:40 of the third period gave the Oklahoma City Barons a 5-4 win over the Iowa Wild on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Anton Lander had two goals and an assist for the Barons (6-4-2-1, 15 points). Curtis Hamilton and Travis Ewanyk also scored....

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Iowa downs Barons

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    A new coach is paying off for the Iowa Wild, which handed the Oklahoma City Barons a 4-2 loss before 4,989 fans on Friday night in an American Hockey League game at Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: OKC's shootout loss to San Antonio ends in confusion

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    This season, shootouts have been trimmed to three skaters. After Ryan Hamilton, OKC’s third and final skater, failed to score the game should have ended. When officials allowed San Antonio to send out a third skater, OKC sent out Will Acton, a fourth shooter, before officials corrected the error,...

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC off to a strong start despite Tuesday's loss to San Antonio

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Oklahoma City also has a core of players who have been in coach Todd Nelson’s system. Eight players — Anton Lander, Curtis Hamilton, Tyler Pitlick, Brandon Davidson, Travi Ewaynk, Kale Kessy and David Musil — have played in a combined 788 games with the Barons.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Hard-shooting defenseman Brad Hunt determined to get back to NHL

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    In his first two games back in Oklahoma City after spending the first month of the season with the Edmonton Oilers, the Ridge Meadows, British Columbia, product has scored three points, including two goals off lasers from the point.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons lose at San Antonio

    Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    A crowd of 3,923 watched San Antonio beat Oklahoma City for the third time in as many tries this season; the Rampage improved to 6-6-0 and moved into a second-place tie with the Barons (5-3-2) in the West Division.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Brad Hunt scores two goals in OKC's overtime win over Toronto Marlies

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    A veteran defenseman who last season set the Barons’ single-season record for points by a blue-liner, Brad Hunt scored two goals, including a power play goal, in Oklahoma City’s 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Marlies on Saturday night at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: New overtime rules come into play

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The American Hockey League this season is experimenting with an overtime rule that was a factor in Saturday night’s game when Curtis Hamilton scored with 22 seconds left in the extra period to lift the Barons to a 4-3 win over Toronto at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons standout Iiro Pakarinen gets the 'call' from Edmonton Oilers

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Pakarinen has been off to such a solid start with the Oklahoma City Barons, he’s getting a chance in the NHL. Pakarinen was called up by the Edmonton Oilers to help make up for the loss of injured star Taylor Hall.