Texas Stars Weekly ReleaseOct 13, 2014
CEDAR PARK, Texas – After picking up a 4-2 win over the Iowa Wild and raising their 2014 Calder Cup Championship banner to the rafters at Cedar Park Center on opening night this past Saturday, the Texas Stars will face their first road test of the season as part of a two-game schedule this week. The Stars are also at Cedar Park Center on Saturday to face the Utica Comets.
Last week’s record: 1-0-0-0, 2 pts.
Overall record: 1-0-0-0, 2 pts. (T-2nd, West Division)
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
October 17 at Oklahoma City:
The Stars square off against the Oklahoma City Barons in their first road test of the season on Friday. Oklahoma City is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday. Last season, the Stars held an 8-3-1-0 record against the Barons, outscoring Oklahoma City 42-36 in the season series. Anton Lander is the Barons’ leading returning leading scorer this year after tallying 52 points (18 goals, 34 assists) in 46 games.
October 18 vs. Utica Comets:
The Stars return home on Saturday for the first of four meetings this year against Utica. Last season the Stars won both of their meetings against the Comets, 5-3 and 2-1. The Comets split a pair of road games at Toronto over the weekend to start their season. Cal O’Reilly is the Comets’ returning leading scorer after posting 45 points (seven goals, 38 assists) in 52 games.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
October 11 vs. Iowa Wild, 4-2 Win:
A three-goal second period for the Texas Stars turned a one-goal deficit into a 4-2 win on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of 6,863. Justin Dowling scored the 50th goal of his pro career and rookies Julius Honka and John Klingberg each added their first career tallies. Maxime Fortunus and Travis Morin each added a pair of assists and Jussi Rynnas earned the win in his first appearance for Texas, stopping 20 shots.
-- PRACTICE/TRAVEL SCHEDULE –
Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: Practice, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST
Wednesday: Practice, 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST (at Chaparral Ice)
Thursday: Travel Day to Oklahoma City
Friday: Texas Stars at Oklahoma City Barons, 7:00 p.m. CST
Saturday: Texas Stars vs. Utica Comets, 7:00 p.m. CST
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES –
Maxime Fortunus tallied the 99th and 100th assists as a member of the Texas Stars on Saturday vs. Iowa… Kevin Henderson is 1 point shy of 100 in his AHL career, and 2 games shy of 300 in his AHL career… Scott Glennie is 2 assists shy of 50 in his AHL and professional career… Travis Morin is 1 goal shy of 100 in his AHL and Texas Stars career, 1 assist shy of 200 in his AHL career, 2 points shy of 300 in his AHL career, 2 assists shy of 200 in his Texas Stars career, and 3 points shy of 300 in his Texas Stars career… Greg Rallo is 2 points shy of 100 and 5 goals shy of 50 in his Texas Stars career.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
The Stars’ game on Saturday, Oct. 18 against Utica will feature a Championship Trophy T-Shirt giveaway for fans in attendance, courtesy of Shoal Creek Dental. Saturday’s game is also Pucks ‘n Paws night, features a Texas Lottery Lucky Row contest, and Coke Zero Family Four Packs are available for purchase starting at $15 per person.
The Texas Stars started the 2014-15 season as the AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions. 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.