What’s In The Water In Stockton? Barons Swap Zahn For Ringwald

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What’s with players who are sent to Stockton? All I can say is that there must be something in the water, because as soon as Oklahoma City assigns players to the California ECHL destination they end up on top. Philippe Cornet, Toni Rajala, Teigan Zahn and now Dan Ringwald. After being sent to Stockton on November 14th, Dan Ringwald suddenly burst forth with some really strong offensive play. Five games, four points, and a return to the things that we liked about Dan for OKC last season.

So the need for sturdiness has come and temporarily gone, and now the Barons are looking to be speedy. Zahn, a healthy scratch for several games of late, will head to Stockton where he did a six game tour of duty and scored two goals and three assists. Really, is it the sunshine? The climate? The air travel? Regardless, the Stockton litmus test has worked. The ECHL is the new AHL, and for the Oilers that line of command is firing on all cylinders.

Official Release:

The Oklahoma City Barons completed two transactions with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL. The Barons loaned defenseman Teigan Zahn to Stockton, while Dan Ringwald was recalled by the Barons, General Manager Bill Scott announced today.

Zahn, a 6-2, 221-pounder from Regina, Sask. has split time this season between the Barons and Stockton. With Oklahoma City, he has registered one assist in five game. With Stockton, he has appeared in six games and registered five points (2-3-5). Zahn skated last season with the University of Calgary, scoring 15 points (3-12-15) in 27 games with the Dinos.

Ringwald, a 6-2, 190-pounder from Oakville, Ontario has played in 11 games between the two teams, scoring five points (2-3-5). Ringwald has appeared in 110 games as a pro, scoring 39 points (4-35-39) and serving 44 penalty minutes.

Written By - Neal Livingston

Born in the great state of Ohio, now nestled in the middle America we call Oklahoma, Neal is the head writer & chief farmhand at Tend The Farm -- a website dedicated to covering the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.