Cornet Recalled to OKC

Thursday, 11.22.12 / 8:30 AM
By Stockton Thunder Staff

Thunder returns to play tomorrow (7:30 p.m.) vs. Bakersfield at Stockton Arena

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, announced the Oilers have recalled left wing Philippe Cornet from the Thunder to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Cornet, 22, is second on the Thunder roster with 19 points in 14 games. He leads the Thunder with four power play goals and has a four game scoring streak.

He led Oklahoma City with 24 goals last season and totaled 37 points (24g-13a) in 67 games, helping guide the Barons to an appearance in the Western Conference Finals. During the 2011-12 season, he was also named as a starter for the 2012 AHL All Star Classic and collected an assist in his NHL debut with Edmonton on Jan. 31 vs. Colorado.

The 6-foot and 196 pound forward earned an assist in two games with the Oilers last season and was selected by Edmonton in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 127 career AHL games with the Barons while posting seven points (2g-5a) in 14 career Calder Cup Playoff games.

The Thunder returns to play on Friday against Bakersfield, starting at 7:30 p.m. (1280 KWSX/StocktonThunder.com) at Stockton Arena.

A two time recipient of the ECHL “Award of Excellence,” the Thunder led the ECHL in attendance for four consecutive seasons and drew over 200,000 fans for the seventh consecutive season in 2011-12. Season Tickets, Group Tickets and Mini-Plans for 2012-13 are on sale now. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or other inquiries contact the Stockton Thunder offices at (209) 373-1500 or visit www.StocktonThunder.com.