BY RYAN ABER
The Oklahoma City Barons have been given five more home dates by the American Hockey League.
The Barons full schedule, which will include 40 home dates, will be released later this summer.
In addition to their Oct. 9 home opener at the Cox Center, the Barons will host games on Nov. 5-6, Dec. 17-18 and Jan. 9. The AHL gives each club six guaranteed home dates in advance of the release of the complete schedule. Opponents for the games will not be knowqn until the full schedule is released.
The home opener is on a Saturday–a day neither Oklahoma nor Oklahoma State have a football game.
Both pairs of dates are Fridays and Saturdays while the January date is a Sunday.
Bob Funk Jr., owner of Prodigal Hockey, said the club was approaching 1,000 individual season-ticket sales. That doesn’t include corporate or non full-season packages. He said the team’s goal was 2,000 individual season ticket sales in the first season.
Funk also said a mascot had been chosen for the team and would be announced soon.