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Oilers, Stars to play pre-season game in OKC

by Josh Evans / Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Justin Schultz and several others all suited up for the Oilers & Oklahoma City Barons in 2012-13. Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.

The Oklahoma City Barons, in partnership with the Edmonton Oilers, have scheduled an NHL Preseason Game in Oklahoma City on Friday, September 27.  The NHL Showcase presented by Mercy, features the Dallas Stars against the Barons parent club, the Edmonton Oilers.

The preseason contest against the Dallas Stars is the first of a unique promotions calendar for the Oklahoma City Barons.  Shortly after the preseason game, the team’s home opener follows.  The Barons also announced that the largest promotion in Oklahoma sports history will continue. 

“Drive Away Every Saturday” gives one lucky fan the opportunity to win a new car just by coming to a Barons game every Saturday night during the regular season.  Last season, the Barons gave away over $400,000 worth of automobiles & accessories.  The vehicles included a Cadillac CTS Coupe, a Dodge Challenger, a Jeep Wrangler and a Ford F-150.

This is the fourth NHL preseason game to be played in Oklahoma City.  The first featured the Dallas Stars against the St. Louis Blues in September 1995.  The second pit the St. Louis Blues against the Boston Bruins in September 1997.  The most recent was the Los Angeles Kings against the Phoenix Coyotes in October 2002.  Oklahoma City did host a regular season NHL game in 1992 when the New York Islanders took on the Oilers in a neutral site contest.

Ticket packages including the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy are on sale immediately by calling the Barons office at 232-GOAL.  Barons Season Seat Holders will have a ticket to the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy included their Season Seat packages. 
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