By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 12/10/2012

The Edmonton Oilers assigned forward Kristians Pelss from the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL to the Oklahoma City Barons, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Pelss, a 5-11, 191-pounder from Preili, Latvia has played the majority of the season with Stockton, scoring five points (2-3-5) in 13 games. He’s played two games with Oklahoma City this season, registering two assists. The Oilers 7th round choice (181st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has played the last two seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League.

The weekend for the Barons takes on a festive theme. Following the game Friday night, fans may shoot for a FREE ham from Schwab Meats. Saturday is the Barons annual Teddy Bear Toss, Sing for Santa event, Jeep Wrangler giveaway in the Drive Away Every Saturday promotion and Scarf Night. The first 2,000 fans through the doors receive a Barons scarf.
Both nights, fans have the opportunity to bid on trees decorated by the players. Each player was given a tree and asked to decorate it based on their likes and styles. Funds raised in the bids go to benefit the Barons Buddies Program with Special Olympics. A total of 25 trees are available. Friday, December 14, 12 trees are available for bids, while the remaining 13 are available for bids on Saturday, December 15.
Oklahoma City skates in four games this week, three of them at home. The week begins tomorrow night when the Barons welcome the Peoria Rivermen to the Cox Convention Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Barons take on the San Antonio Rampage. The weekend concludes Sunday in Houston as the Barons take on the Aeros at 5 p.m.
A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.

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