Stars Release Defenseman Case

Mar 17, 2012

Texas Takes on Oklahoma City on Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars announced on Saturday that the team has released defenseman Matt Case from a PTO (professional tryout agreement).

The rookie defenseman played in eight games for Texas, without registering a point. He will return to the Idaho Steelheads, Texas’ ECHL affiliate. The second-year defender has played in 41 games for Idaho this year, scoring two goals and adding seven assists for nine points. Case, 25, was second on the team with 59 penalty minutes at the time of his recall. The Plymouth, MN, native has played in 111 pro games, including two in the AHL with Norfolk near the end of the 2009-10 regular season. Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot, 200-pounder played four seasons at Ferris State University. In 144 collegiate games, Case scored ten times and assisted on 37 tallies for 47 points. He played collegiately with former Texas Stars forwards Cody Chupp, Mike Embach and Brenden Connolly. Case attended training camp with Texas in the fall of 2011 and played for Stars Head Coach Jeff Pyle in Gwinnett in 2010-11.

The Stars remain home for a 7:00 p.m. faceoff against the Barons on Saturday, March 17th. Saturday features the State Farm Family Four Pack, consisting of four tickets, four sodas, and four hot dogs starting at $48. The first 2,500 fans at Saturday’s game will also receive a Texas Stars t-shirt, presented by CTRMA. On Monday, the Stars conclude a seven-game home stand with Abbotsford at 7:30 P.M. Monday’s game is an H-E-B Night, as fans may bring non-perishable H-E-B products to the box office for a $5.00 discount on their tickets.

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). 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. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

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