Stars Douse the Heat In the Last Minute, Win 2-1Jan 11, 2012
Texas Travels to Grand Rapids on Friday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (16-16-1-2, 35 points) defeated the Abbotsford Heat (23-11-3-0, 49 points) 2-1 in front of 3,640 fans at the Cedar Park Center on Wednesday night. Stars’ right wing Colton Sceviour scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds remaining in the third period. Forward Stephen Schultz also scored for Texas, extending the team’s points streak to four games (2-0-1-1). Stars goalie Andrew Raycroft (2-0-1) stopped 32 shots, as the Stars improved to 8-7-1-1 at home. Abbotsford goalie Danny Taylor stopped 33 of 34 shots faced in his first 40 minutes of play. Joni Ortio (0-4-0) stopped eight shots in relief, taking the loss for the Heat. Abbotsford center Quintin Laing scored the game-tying goal for the Heat. Texas travels to Grand Rapids on Friday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. (CT) to face the Griffins.
After a scoreless first period, Texas scored the opening goal of the night late in the second period. Forward Stephen Schultz snuck the puck past Taylor with 1:04 remaining in the period. Schultz’s fourth goal of the year went unassisted off a Heat turnover, generating a 1-0 lead for the Stars.
Abbotsford tied the game 1-1 as center Quintin Laing found the back of the net at 10:55 of the third period, putting in a rebound off of his own shot. Defenseman Joe Piskula put up the assist on Laing’s tenth goal of the season. Texas right wing Colton Sceviour netted the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left in the final frame. Center Scott Glennie set up Sceviour’s seventh goal of the season, closing out a 2-1 Texas win.
Texas will embark on a four-game road trip from January 13 – 18, making stops in Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Chicago and Rockford. Texas will return home on Friday, January 20th to host Peoria at 7:30 p.m. The first 2, 500 fans to Friday’s game will receive a player magnet courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Friday is also 3-2-1 night featuring $3 domestic drafts, $2 sodas and $1 hot dogs. The Stars take on the Houston Aeros at home on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. The first 2,500 fans to Saturday’s game will receive a player card set compliments of Goodwill. Saturday is also the State Farm Family Four Pack consisting of four tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs for $44.
Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277).
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