Texas Stars Weekly - Oct. 26, 2015Oct 26, 2015
Stars Return Home for Weekend Divisional Matchup
Last week’s record: 1-2-0-0
Overall record: 5-2-0-0, .714 Win Pct. (4th, Pacific Division)
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars close out their three-game road trip on Tuesday in Milwaukee and return home for a pair of weekend games against the Bakersfield Condors in a Pacific Division matchup.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
October 27 at Milwaukee Admirals, 7 p.m.:
The Stars and Admirals hook up for the first of four games this season. Tuesday’s game was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, but had to be moved due to a scheduling conflict. The Admirals are 1-3-0-0 to start the season and led offensively by Max Reinhart, who has a goal and two assists this season. Last year, the Stars swept their season series against Milwaukee going 4-0-0-0.
October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and November 1 at 5 p.m. vs. Bakersfield Condors:
The Bakersfield Condors make their debut at Cedar Park Center in a Pacific Division matchup against the Stars. Bakersfield is one of five teams in the AHL that relocated to the state of California over the summer, and was formerly the Oklahoma City Barons. The Stars went 5-3-4-0 against Oklahoma City last season. The Condors are 2-3-0-1 on the year and tied for sixth in the Pacific Division.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
October 21 vs. Stockton Heat, 1-0 Loss:
Maxime Lagace and Jon Gillies traded saves all night long, but a power play goal for the Stockton Heat with 4:42 left in the third period was the difference as the Texas Stars suffered a 1-0 loss on Wednesday. Freddie Hamilton tallied the game-winning goal with a wrist shot from the left circle that beat a screened Lagace for the forward’s second goal of the season. The Stars’ rookie netminder finished with 32 saves, while Gillies of the Heat earned his second shutout of the season stopping 36.
October 24 at Iowa Wild, 3-2 Loss:
The Texas Stars tallied a late goal to pull within one, and made a final push with the extra attacker, but Leland Irving and the Iowa Wild held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Devin Shore's team-leading seventh goal of the season was set up by Julius Honka's centering pass from behind the net with 2:45 left in regulation to make it a 3-2 deficit for the Stars. Irving's 29 saves on the night were the difference as the veteran goaltender made a variety of stops on quality scoring chances for Texas all game.
October 25 at Iowa wild, 4-1 Win:
Travis Morin scored his first goal of the season and John Muse turned aside 29 shots in net as the Texas Stars shot down the Iowa Wild in a 4-1 road win on Sunday evening. Devin Shore scored his team-leading eighth of the season for Texas. Derek Hulak also scored and appeared in his 100th career AHL game. Morin added an assist in the third period for a two-point night and four different players overall scored for the Stars.
-- PRACTICE/TRAVEL SCHEDULE --
Monday: Travel Day
Tuesday: Texas Stars at Milwaukee Admirals, 7 p.m. CST
Wednesday: Travel Day
Thursday: Practice, TBD
Friday: Texas Stars vs. Bakersfield Condors, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Practice, TBD
Sunday: Texas Stars vs. Bakersfield Condors, 5 p.m.
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
Devin Shore has now scored eight goals in seven games this season, tied for first in the AHL, and his nine overall points are second among AHL rookies. Esa Lindell leads all AHL rookies and is tied for second among defensemen with a +8 rating. Saturday’s game at Iowa was the 100th game for Derek Hulak in his pro career.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Friday’s matchup against the Bakersfield Condors is Super Hero Night with the Texas Stars. The game will feature elements and themes inspired by classic super heroes of the past and present. Kids in costumes will get in free with an adult ticket purchase. Children in costume must be present at the time of ticket purchase. The game will also feature the Stars’ regular weekly promotions with Fun Food Friday specials and Texas Stars Two-Packs. Fans in attendance can grab chicken tenders, flatbreads and domestic draft beer for $3 each, while Robert Mondavi Private Selection wine will be on sale for $4. With the Two-Pack offer, fans can save $12 on a pair of executive or luxury level tickets to the game.
On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Stars and Condors face off at 5 p.m. on Pucks & Paws Night, presented by Raising Cane’s. Fans have the opportunity to bring their dogs to the game and sit in a special dog-friendly section with $15 human and $6 dog tickets. During the first intermission, canines in attendance can enter the Caniac Pet Parade presented by Raising Cane’s. The first place prize is a weekend trip for one dog and two humans to the Home2 Suites Lakeline location. The second intermission’s Chuck-a-Puck contest will raise funds benefiting the Don’t Bully Me Rescue foundation (http://www.dontbullymerescuetexas.org). To purchase tickets for the dog section for Sunday’s game, contact Alicia Korte at [email protected] or 512.600.5005. Fans can also take advantage of Coke Zero Family Four packs for the Sunday Pucks & Paws game. Four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks are available for as low as $16 per person.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars and currently in their seventh season at Cedar Park Center. Full season, 24-game and 12-game ticket packages for the 2015-16 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.