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  • OKC Barons: What you need to know about the Barons final season in Oklahoma City

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Barons announced Thursday that the 2014-15 season would be their last in Oklahoma City. Citing growing financial concerns and declining attendance, Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. said this would be the end of hockey in Oklahoma City for the forseeable future. Q: What happens to...

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Bob Funk Jr. feels sad for Barons' loyal season ticket holders

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    “We’re thankful how they supported us,” Funk said. “If you examine it closely, our attendance was from a very loyal fan base that supported us all five years.”

  • OKC Barons: 26 home games remain on team's 2014-15 schedule

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City will be without a hockey team next season, but moving vans won’t be pulling up to the Cox Convention Center for another four to five months. After playing a ton of road games the first two months of the season, the Barons still have 26 home games left on the regular season...

  • Oklahoma City Barons hockey team to cease operations after season

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    OKC BARONS — After a five-year run in Oklahoma City, the AHL’s Barons, an affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, will cease operations at the conclusion of this season. Citing declining attendance and rising financial concerns, Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. announced Wednesday this would be the last...

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC beats Charlotte to give Gerry Fleming first victory as head coach

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Barons defeated Charlotte 4-1 on Tuesday in a game they never trailed, extending their division lead to four points. Oklahoma City got a first period goal from Anton Lander and another from Matthew Ford. Lander, the team captain, now has seven goals in 25 games on the season.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Todd Nelson takes over as Edmonton Oilers interim coach

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Edmonton fires coach Dallas Eakins, turns to successful Oklahoma City coach Nelson to try and right a sinking ship.

  • OKC Barons: Todd Nelson named interim coach of NHL's Edmonton Oilers

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson will be taking over as the coach of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers after Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as the coach of the Oilers. Edmonton has lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive...

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC rallies to defeat Grand Rapids Griffins

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    The Barons will practice on their home ice only four times during a 44-day stretch. To portray how rare that is, it’s common for the Barons to practice four times in one week at the Cox Convention Center during an extended homestand. Nearing the end of the most demanding portion of the 2014-15...

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Power play contributes

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Second in the AHL in power play percentage, the Barons had been in a power-play slump (10.0 percent; 3-of-30 their previous 10 games) before Matthew Ford scored the game-tying goal on a power play in the Barons 3-2 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday night.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons drop second straight

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson said it’s important for the Barons to “get back in the saddle.” They’ll get another chance at 7 p.m. Saturday against Grand Rapids at the Cox Convention Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Brandon Davidson makes NHL debut with Edmonton

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Davidson, 23, is known more for his defense than scoring (21 points in 108 career games with the Barons), which is what slumping Edmonton lacks. The Oilers, in last place in the Western Conference, have allowed 98 goals, second most in the NHL.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons are in great shape when it comes to goaltending

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Richard Bachman and Laurent Brossoit are one of the best tandems in the American Hockey League.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Barons host weekend doubleheader vs. Grand Rapids

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Games on Friday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. in the Cox Convention Center.