By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 08/17/2012

The Oklahoma City Barons in conjunction with the American Hockey League released its 2012-13 schedule. The Barons open the 76-game season on the road October 12 against the Lake Erie Monsters. Oklahoma City’s home opener is Friday, October 19 at the Cox Convention Center against the San Antonio Rampage at 7 p.m. The Barons round out their opening weekend with a 7 p.m. contest Saturday, October 20 against Lake Erie.

The Barons schedule features games against all 14 Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City will play 44 of its 76 games against its South Division opponents, the Houston Aeros, San Antonio Rampage, Texas Stars and Charlotte Checkers. Other opponents include the Chicago Wolves, Peoria Rivermen, Rockford IceHogs, Grand Rapids Griffins, Lake Erie Monsters, Milwaukee Admirals, Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs. Twenty-nine of the Barons 38 home games will be played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Faceoff for games played Monday – Saturday will be 7 p.m. Sunday games will begin at 4 p.m. This season, the Barons annual home game on New Year's Eve will start at 6 p.m.  The Barons will play one School Day Game November 13 at 10:30 a.m. against the Toronto Marlies.

Fans have several options to view the Barons schedule. Via the Barons website, fans can view the schedule in a printable PDF, list schedule or it is able to be downloaded into a smart phone or calendar application.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates.

Just 63 days remain until the Barons home opener.
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 tickets and outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.

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