Texas Stars Weekly ReleaseNov 24, 2014
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, will spend the week of Thanksgiving at home as they prepare for three divisional games this week at Cedar Park Center as part of a four-game homestand.
Last week’s record: 0-2-0-0
Overall record: 6-6-4-0, 16 pts. (3rd, West Division)
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
Nov. 26 and Nov. 28 vs. Oklahoma City Barons, 7:30 p.m. CST:
The Stars and Barons resume their season series with a pair of games around the Thanksgiving holiday. The two teams have split their four meetings so far this season. Each team has won a game in overtime, and each team has won on the road in the series. Texas trails Oklahoma City in the West Division by four points entering the two-game set.
Nov. 29 vs. Iowa Wild, 7 p.m. CST:
The Stars and Wild hook up for the first time since opening night on Oct. 11, when Texas beat Iowa in a 4-2 final for their first win of the season. Jussi Rynnas earned his first win of the season in the contest, and rookie defenseman Julius Honka scored the first goal of his professional career for Texas.
Broadcast Info: TexasStarsHockey.com, Texas Stars Mobile App, and AHLlive.com
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
Nov. 21 vs. San Antonio Rampage, 7-1 Loss:
Justin Dowling’s second period goal sent more than 1,300 bears on the ice as part of the Texas Stars annual Teddy Bear Toss event, but the offense for the San Antonio Rampage erupted throughout the night in a 7-1 final on Friday. Connor Brickley and Garrett Wilson each scored a pair of goals for the Rampage.
Nov. 23 at San Antonio Rampage, 3-0 Loss:
32 saves by Rampage goaltender Dan Ellis was the difference on Sunday evening in a 3-0 loss for the Texas Stars. It was the first shutout loss for the Stars this season. A late first period goal by Mark Mancari with 1:05 remaining was all the Rampage netminder would need in the win. Jack Campbell took the loss for the Stars despite stopping 32-of-34 shots in net.
-- PRACTICE/TRAVEL SCHEDULE --
Monday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Off day (Thanksgiving)
Friday: Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Texas Stars vs. Iowa Wild, 7 p.m.
Sunday: Off day
**All times Central (CST)
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
Defenseman Maxime Fortunus is one game shy of 650 in his AHL career, and forward Greg Rallo is three goals shy of 50 in his Texas Stars career. Since being called up to the NHL’s Dallas Stars, defenseman John Klingberg has tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in seven games. Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka (five games, no points) and forward Curtis McKenzie (nine games, one goal) have also been logging regular time in the NHL with Dallas.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Wednesday’s game will be another Winning Wednesday and Raising Cane’s Challenge night. If the Stars win, those in attendance will receive a free ticket to the team’s next Wednesday game. The game will also feature the Raising Cane’s Challenge -- if the Stars score at least three goals, fans attending will receive a Buy One, Get One free offer good at any Raising Cane’s location.
Wednesday’s game is also an H-E-B Night. Fans can receive five dollars off their ticket purchase by donating any H-E-B branded, non-perishable food item at the Cedar Park Center box office.
Friday’s game is another Fun Food Friday promotion of the season where fans can enjoy $3 specials on beer, soda, hot dogs, and Pizza Hut slices, and $4 specials on Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine.
Saturday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row night with the Stars and will feature a Stars Knit Cap giveaway to fans who arrive early. The first Stars player to score will win free scratch off tickets and a prize pack for one lucky row of seats in a section at Cedar Park Center. Coke Zero Family Four Packs are also available for Saturday’s contest with four tickets, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, and parking for a low as $15 a person.
The Texas Stars are the AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions for the 2014-15 season. Single-game tickets and season ticket packages for the 2014-15 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStarsHockey.com.