Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22
Many people enjoy a good mystery, and it has to be true with sports fans, too. So, as columnists wonder how such an awesome team as the Oklahoma City Barons hockey team can pick up loss after loss, you suddenly envision rows of furrowed brows behind puck-proof glass. Ending a three-week road trip with two losses to San Antonio Rampage on Dec. 8-9 and feeling another tumble on Dec. 11 to the Peoria Rivermen at home, the Barons went into the weekend ready to hand back-to-back defeats to the Rampage on Dec. 14 and 15 in OKC and to the Houston Aeros on Dec. 16 away from home.
What they got was pressure to turn around the season. The Barons play the Texas Stars at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City. Games are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $13.75-$42.25. For more, go to www.okcbarons.com.