Photo by Steven Christy
Physical evaluations and such have begun in Edmonton, and thus it feels like the hockey season is only a breath away. As players go from off season to early season, we now have a good shape to our pending rosters both in the majors and in the minors. September 29th, a Monday, the Oklahoma City Barons kick-off their 5th season of play with an open-to-the-public training camp.
Sandwiched around a preseason schedule for the Oilers, the AHL Barons will begin receiving players as soon as the weekend prior to the 29th. This means that the shedding of players in the NHL, and the re-assignment to the minors can commence.
The Oklahoma City Barons will then slowly march toward their first game of the season on October 11th, on the road, against the San Antonio Rampage.
For those curious, here is the current Edmonton Oilers training camp roster. Over the next ten days MacTavish and Co. will massage every moment. Eventually players will be reassigned to OKC, and that’s when the fun begins for those of us down south.
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