By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 09/25/2010

The Oklahoma City Barons will open their first American Hockey League training camp September 27 at the Cox Convention Center at 10 a.m., the team’s front office announced today.

The Barons coaching staff of Todd Nelson and Gerry Fleming expect approximately 30 players for the beginning of training camp.  The camp will be a mix of players already assigned to the Barons by Edmonton along with players who have been invited to training camp as free agents.   On ice training camp sessions are open to the public, are free of charge and will begin at 10 a.m. each morning for the first three days of camp.  Players are available for interviews after the practice.

The Barons will take the ice in the first ever Blue/White Intersquad game September 30 at 7:05 p.m. at the Cox Center.  The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.  September 30 marks the first day Barons Season Seat Holders can pick up their ticket books.

Training Camp Schedule:
September 27 - 29        On Ice Practice                           10 a.m. – noon             
Cox Convention Center

September 30               Blue Team Pregame Skate        10 – 11 a.m.                  
Cox Convention Center

White Team Pregame Skate      11:15 – 12:15 p.m.              
                                       Cox Convention Center

Blue/White Intersquad Game    7:05 p.m.                     
Cox Convention Center

October 1                      On Ice Practice                            10 a.m. – noon            
Cox Convention Center

October 2                    
Preseason Game @ TEX              7 p.m.                         
                                      Cedar Park Center

Players expected at the opening of camp include:

Forwards:  Mark Arcobello, Jesse Gimblett, Milan Kytnar, James Livingston, Matt Marquardt, Mike Thomas, Brian Matte, Chris Cloud, Scott Howes, Dustin Donaghy, Jarret Lukin, Dave Bonk, Troy Schwab, Matt Robertson, Dan Riedel, Mick Lawrence, Matt Pierce, Vladimir Nikiforov, Brian Bicek

n:  Jordan Bendfield, Brennan Barker, Anthony Aiello, Mike Egener, Justin DaCosta, Steven Vanoosten, Sean Erickson, Tyler Fleck

: Bryan Pitton, Beau Erickson, Wayne Savage

NOTE:  The Oklahoma City Barons preseason game October 2 against the Texas Stars at the Cedar Park Center will be heard on the Barons’ Flagship station, 96.1 FM KXY.  The Voice of the Barons, Jim Byers, will provide the play-by-play.

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