Defenseman Jace Coyle Returns To Texas

Jan 7, 2013

Dallas Reassigns Blueliner to AHL Stars from Idaho Steelheads

CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has reassigned defenseman Jace Coyle to Texas from the Idaho Steelheads, their ECHL affiliate.

Coyle, 22, made Texas’ opening night roster out of training camp, but did not appear in a game before he was reassigned to Idaho on October 23. The Cranbrook, British Columbia, native has played in 18 games for the Steelheads this year, scoring 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists), 18 penalty minutes and a +9 plus-minus rating. Coyle suffered an injury in early December and missed ten games. He returned to the lineup this past weekend and in Idaho’s last two games he had two assists and a +6 rating. In his second professional season, Coyle appeared in 48 games as a rookie for the Stars during the 2011-12 season, recording five points (1 goal, 4 assists) and 6 penalty minutes.

The Texas Stars are back in action on Friday, January 11th for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff against the Houston Aeros at Cedar Park Center. Friday’s game is the beginning of Pink in the Rink Weekend presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center as the Stars will wear special pink ribbon jerseys. Friday is also another $3 Beer Night and every Friday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night, where fans will win scratch off tickets from the Texas Lottery if their player scores the first goal of the game. Pro-rated full and partial 2012-13 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.

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