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BARONS FORWARD PHILIPPE CORNET TOPS IN AHL IN GOALS SCORED

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 11/30/2011

The Oklahoma City Barons currently lead all of professional hockey with 15 wins.  A building block toward that success has been the performance of winger Philippe Cornet.

Cornet, a 6-0, 195-pounder from Val-Senneville, Quebec picked up two goals in the Barons recent three-game road trip to Grand Rapids and Rockford, bringing his season total to 15.  Those 15 goals are good for the top spot in the American Hockey League and among the leaders in all of North American professional hockey.

In addition to his league-leading pace for goals scored, Cornet also leads the league in game-winning goals (4) and shooting percentage (39.5%).  He has already doubled his goal output from last season when he scored seven goals in 60 games.

Player                          Team                                        League             Goals
Eric Lampe                   Las Vegas Wranglers              ECHL                17
Phil Kessel                    Toronto Maple Leafs                NHL                   16
Philippe Cornet             Oklahoma City Barons             AHL                   15
Jim Ghering                  Augusta Riverhawks                SPHL                 14
Emery Olauson             Knoxville IceBears                   SPHL                 14
Mike Ullrich                   Tulsa Oilers                               CHL                   12
Aaron Lee                     Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees   CHL                   12

The Barons earn a much-deserved break and will not practice until Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center.  Players and coaches will be available for interviews following practice.  Head Coach Todd Nelson and his squad return to game action at home this Friday against the San Antonio Rampage.  Faceoff is 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.  Tickets start at $10 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Cox Convention Center box office.

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