The Edmonton Oilers trimmed their roster by 20 players Monday, assigning five of the players cut to the Barons.
The Barons were assigned left wingers Philippe Cornet and Matt Marquardt, center Milan Kytnar, defenseman Jordan Bendfeld and goaltender Bryan Pitton.
Also, left wingers Jesse Gimblett and James Livingston and right winger Mike Thomas were invited to Oklahoma City on a tryout.
The Barons open their four-day training camp Monday at the Cox Convention Center leading up to Thursday’s intrasquad game at the arena.
They open the season Oct. 9 at home against the Houston Aeros.
Here’s last seasons stats for the five players assigned to the Barons:
Stockton Thunder (ECHL): 22 Games, 9-9-3, 2.85 GAA, .921 save pct.
Springfield Falcons (AHL): 8 Games, 2-6-0, 4.71 GAA, .857 save pct.
Stockton Thunder (ECHL): 52 games, 0 G, 10 A, 10 pts., 91 PIM
Springfield Falcons (AHL): 10 games, 0 G, 1 A, 1 pts., 7 PIM
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL): 65 Games, 28 G, 49 A, 77 Pts., 32 PIM
Sasktatoon Blades (WHL): 3 games, 0 G, 1 A, 1 pts., 2 PIM
Vancouver Giants (WHL): 42 games, 14 G, 25 A, 39 pts., 40 PIM
Providence Bruins (AHL): 42 games, 1 G, 9 A, 10 pts., 21 PIM
Reading Royals (ECHL): 9 games, 1 G, 2 A, 3 pts., 14 PIM
Springfield Falcons (AHL): 4 games, 0 G, 0 A, 0 pts., 4 PIM
Stockton Thunder (ECHL): 7 games, 1 G, 1 A, 2 pts., 4 PIM
BY RYAN ABER
Single-game tickets for the Oklahoma City Barons will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ticketmaster outlets, the team announced today.
Tickets range from $14 to $36 and are available at outlets including the Cox Convention Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets purchased the day of the day game are subject to a $2 surcharge.
The Barons inaugural season begins Oct. 9 at the Cox Center against Houston.
Season tickets and mini plans are available through the team at OKCBarons.com and by phone at 232-4625.
The team also announced that they will open their American Hockey League training camp at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Cox Center.
Barons coaches left for Edmonton on Tuesday for Oilers training camp, which begins with Rookie Camp on Thursday.
The on-ice portions of the camp, which will last for four days, are open to the public and are free to attend.
The Barons‘ lone preseason game will be Oct. 2 in Cedar Park, Texas, against the Texas Stars.
BY RYAN ABER
American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews is a 2010 recipient of the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S., the National Hockey League announced Thursday.
Andrews will be among four recipients honored at an October reception in Boston. Hall of Famer Cam Neely and college coaching legends Jack Parker and Jerry York are the other recipients.
The award was presented to the NHL by the New York Rangers in 1966 to honor the memory of Lester Patrick, who spent 50 years in hockey as a player coach and general manager.
“I’m deeply honored by this award and truly humbled to be amongst a list of former recipients that includes many of the legends in hockey,” Andrews said in a release. “I am very grateful to the selection committee and to the National Hockey League for this great honor.”
Andrews became AHL president in 1994 and has led the league through a strong period of growth, as the league has reached unprecedented levels of attendance and exposure while expanding its geographis footprint.
The league has added teams in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Milwaukee and San Antonio since Andrews took over and this year adds teams in Oklahoma City and Charlotte.
Barons name staff
The Oklahoma City Barons announced three hiring of three front-office positions Wednesday.
Mark Pritchard has been named Director of Partnership Sales, Jennifer Reiswig was named Director of Marketing and Advertising and Bob Flannery was named Director of Ticket Sales.
Pritchard and Reiswig join the Barons staff after holding similar positions with the RedHawks.
Flannery joins the Barons after most recently serving as the general manager of the Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League.
Season tickets are available by calling 232-4625 or at OKCBarons.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale later this month.
The Barons open their inaugural season Oct. 9 at the Cox Center against Houston.