Texas Stars Weekly Update - Apr. 4, 2017Apr 4, 2017
Stars Host Condors Wednesday Before Heading East
Last week’s record: 1-3-0-0
Overall record: 31-34-1-4
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars host the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday before heading east for a weekend set in Charlotte, N.C.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
April 5 at 7:30 p.m. CST vs. Bakersfield Condors:
The Texas Stars and Bakersfield Condors meet for the sixth and final time of the 2016-17 regular season on Wednesday evening at H-E-B Center. Bakersfield has won four of the five previous meetings against the Texas this season and currently sit in the fourth and final playoff spot for the Pacific Division. Condors forward Ryan Hamilton currently leads all skaters in the series with five goals in four games played while Brandon DeFazio, Travis Morin and Ethan Werek have all tallied a goal and two assists for the Stars.
April 8 at 5:00 p.m. CST and April 9 at 12:00 p.m. CST at Charlotte Checkers:
The Texas Stars and Charlotte Checkers meet for a two-game set this weekend at Bojangles Colosseum to close out their season series. The two teams have not seen one another since the season’s opening weekend on Oct. 14 and 15 at H-E-B Center. The Stars won those first two meetings, outscoring the Checkers, 10-4. Stars forward Brandon DeFazio leads all skaters in the series with four points (2-2=4) while Charlotte’s Patrick Brown leads his team with two points (1-1=2).
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
March 28 vs. Stockton Heat, 4-1 Loss:
Jon Gillies put in another strong goaltending performance and the Stockton Heat added two insurance goals in the third period to skate away with a 4-1 win over the Texas Stars at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in the regular-season series finale between the two teams. Matej Stransky scored his team-leading 23rd goal of the season with the Stars’ only goal. Hunter Shinkaruk tallied a three-point night (1-2=3) for Stockton, and Jon Gillies stopped 22 of 23 shots in net to earn the win.
March 31 at Rockford IceHogs, 3-1 Loss:
Caleb Herbert’s penalty-shot goal gave the Texas Stars an early lead, but the Rockford IceHogs responded with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 win at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Matheson Iacopelli scored the game-winner midway through the third in his professional debut for the IceHogs. Herbert’s seventh of the season was the first penalty-shot goal scored by Texas this season. Despite the loss, Texas wrapped up their season series with a 2-1-0-1 record against Rockford.
April 1 at Milwaukee Admirals, 5-2 Win:
The Texas Stars scored a pair of goals just over a minute apart to erase a 2-0 deficit, and Nick Ebert added the game-winner early in the third, to cap off a comeback win on the road over the Milwaukee Admirals at Panther Arena. Justin Peters stopped 23 of 25 shots in net to earn the win. Denis Gurianov’s second-period goal to begin the comeback was the 14th shorthanded tally this season to set a new Texas record, and Brandon DeFazio also finished with a pair of goals for the Stars.
April 2 at Milwaukee Admirals, 7-2 Loss:
It was a fast start for the Texas Stars after scoring the first two goals in the game, but the Milwaukee Admirals responded with seven straight tallies to take a 7-2 victory at Panther Arena for the season series finale. Mark McNeill and Matej Stransky each scored for Texas. Pontus Aberg, Vladislav Kamenev and Justin Florek each scored a pair of goals for the Admirals. The Admirals took three of four games from Texas in the season series.
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
Jason Dickinson, Justin Dowling, Remi Elie, Julius Honka and Gemel Smith are all currently up with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Forward Reid Sturos made his professional debut in the Stars’ Friday matchup against Rockford and tallied his first professional point with an assist on Saturday against Milwaukee. The Stars added forward Nicholas Caamano on Monday to an amateur tryout agreement. Matej Stransky leads the team with 24 goals this season.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Wednesday against the Bakersfield Condors at 7:30 p.m. is the final Winning Wednesday game of the season. If the Stars win, fans can redeem their ticket stub for a free ticket to the team’s next Wednesday home game on April 12 against the San Antonio Rampage.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are currently playing their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.