Saturday, December 15, 2012

Barons end five game skid, Eberle takes over AHL goal scoring lead

It had been some time since the Oklahoma City Barons had last won a hockey game but on this night the crew of Edmonton Oilers were too much for the San Antonio Rampage to handle. Taylor Hall scored the eventual game winner, while Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi and Justin Schultz also lit the lamp, in the Barons 5-1 victory. The win not only snapped OKC's losing streak but marked only their second win in five tries against the last place Rampage.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jarry superb in Oil Kings win over Kamloops

With starting netminder Laurent Brossoit more than likely to be named to Team Canada's World Junior roster in the coming days, the Edmonton Oil Kings have handed the reigns over to backup Tristan Jarry, for the foreseeable future. If Wednesday night's performance was any indication of the type of goaltending they can expect to receive in the absence of their number one guy, Edmonton appear to be in very capable hands.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Barons drop another, despite two point night from Schultz

The Oklahoma City Barons were hoping a return home from their seven game road trip would get them back to their winning ways. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case, as the Barons dropped their fifth straight, falling 4-2 to the Peoria Rivermen. Defenceman Justin Schultz continued on his torrid scoring pace, picking up a pair of assists, while Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall scored his sixth of the season and chipped in with a helper, in the losing effort.

Oilers Nugent-Hopkins is Hockey Canada's lone risk

No offence to all the "what if" scenarios surrounding Team Canada's entry into the 2013 World Junior Championships but what is all the fuss about? The current NHL Lockout has definitely allowed Canada to put together their best roster since 2005 but should the work stoppage be resolved anytime soon, it would really effect only one player. That player being none other than Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Barons come up empty in San Antonio

Apparently having a full week off did little to shake up the struggling Oklahoma City Barons. Back-to-back one goal losses to the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night Sunday afternoon, brought the club's lengthy seven game road swing to a disappointing end.  After starting the trek off with a perfect 3-0 run, four consecutive defeats left the Barons with a 3-3-0-1 mark for the trip.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Captain Reinhart leads Oil Kings to huge win over Hitmen

After failing to put away their provincial rivals in any of their four previous kicks at the can, the Edmonton Oil Kings finally got the job done on Saturday night. Captain Griffin Reinhart led the charge with a goal and two assists and netminder Laurent Brossoit stopped twenty-nine of the thirty-one shots fired his way, earning the defending WHL champs a crucial split in their weekend set with the Calgary Hitmen, with the 4-2 victory.