Texas Stars Weekly Update - Feb. 15, 2016Feb 15, 2016
Stars Visit California for Three Games this Week
Last week’s record: 4-0-0-0
Overall record: 30-18-3-3, .611 Win Pct. (2nd, Pacific Division)
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars look to extend their win streak on a three-game stretch through Southern California beginning Wednesday in San Diego.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
February 17 at San Diego Gulls, 9:05 p.m. CST:
The Texas Stars and San Diego Gulls face off for the sixth time this season on Wednesday. Texas is 4-1-0-0 this season against the Gulls, who have won four of their last five games. San Diego is led by rookie defenseman Brandon Montour with 38 points this season (8-30=38). The Stars’ Brendan Ranford leads all skaters in the season series with 10 points against the Gulls (6-4=10).
February 19 at Ontario Reign, 9 p.m. CST:
The Stars and Reign meet up for the fourth time this season on Friday. Texas is 0-2-1-0 against Ontario. All three games have been decided by a goal, including one in overtime. The Reign currently sit in first place in the AHL’s Pacific Division with a points percentage of .667, while the Stars are second at .611. The Reign have lost three straight games. Ontario’s Nic Dowd leads all skaters in the season series with six points (1-5=6).
February 20 at Bakersfield Condors, 9 p.m. CST:
Texas will visit Bakersfield on Saturday for their fifth matchup this season against the Condors. Texas has won their previous four contests this season against Bakersfield. Travis Morin leads all skaters in the series with six points (1-5=6). The Condors are currently third in the Pacific Division with a .556 points percentage and are riding a five-game winning streak.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
February 9 at Manitoba Moose, 3-2 Win:
Jason Dickinson finished with two power play goals and the Texas Stars scored twice in the final three minutes of regulation to take a 3-2 road win over the Manitoba Moose on Tuesday night in front of 5,406 in attendance at MTS Centre. Dickinson’s second power play goal held up as the game-winner after Brett Ritchie knotted the score at 2-2 less than two minutes earlier. Maxime Lagace won his sixth straight start with a 27-save performance in net, and Brendan Ranford extended his point streak to four games with an assist on Dickinson’s first goal.
February 10 at Manitoba Moose, 7-6 Win (SO):
After a wild third period saw six combined goals and left the game tied through regulation, Jason Dickinson tallied the shootout-winner to lead the Texas Stars to a 7-6 road win over the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday in front of 5,860 in attendance at MTS Centre. With the win, the Stars swept their two-game set in Winnipeg. Dickinson tallied a goal and two assists, along with the shootout-winner, and the Texas rookie recorded five points (3-2=5) in the two-game set overall. Maxime Lagace won his seventh straight start in net.
February 13 vs. Lake Erie Monsters, 4-3 Win (OT):
For the third consecutive game rookie forward Jason Dickinson was the man of the moment with the game-winning goal to lift the Texas Stars to a 4-3 overtime win over the Lake Erie Monsters on Saturday night in front of 5,459 fans at Cedar Park Center. Dickinson’s overtime-winner came on a wraparound effort with 1:26 remaining in the frame. The Stars scored three goals in the third period to erase a pair of two-goal deficits and force overtime. Maxime Lagace won his ninth straight game in net with a 33-save performance, and Texas snapped the Monsters’ four-game win streak while winning their fourth straight as well.
February 14 vs. Lake Erie Monsters, 2-1 Win:
Two goals of offense were all that Maxime Lagace needed in net to lead the Texas Stars to their fifth straight win in a 2-1 final against the Lake Erie Monsters on Valentine’s Day in front of 4,639 in attendance at Cedar Park Center. Travis Morin provided the game-winning goal in the second period to extend his point streak to six games. Lagace stopped 33 shots to win his 10th straight start for Texas. With the win, the Stars swept their weekend pair of games against the Monsters and closed out the season series winning three of the four matchups.
-- PRACTICE/TRAVEL SCHEDULE --
Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: Travel Day
Wednesday: Texas Stars at San Diego Gulls, 9:05 p.m. CST
Thursday: Travel Day
Friday: Texas Stars at Ontario Reign, 9 p.m. CST
Saturday: Texas Stars at Bakersfield Condors, 9 p.m. CST
Sunday: Travel Day
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES –
Jason Dickinson tallied seven points (4-3=7) over four games last week, including the game-winner in three of those contests. Travis Morin is on a six-game point streak for the Stars and sits fourth in the AHL with 47 points (14-33=47). Maxime Lagace has won his last 10 starts for the Stars with a 2.34 goals against average over that stretch. Texas is 9-2-0-0 over their past 11 games and has won 16 of the last 22. After their three-game trip to California this week, the Stars will play 12 of their final 17 games this season at home.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
The Stars return home on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 for Pink in the Rink Weekend, presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. The Stars will wear specialty pink-themed jerseys as they host the Ontario Reign on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Throughout the weekend, breast cancer survivors and volunteers will participate in various in-game activities, such as flag presentations and intermission contests. Funds will be raised for the Breast Cancer Research Centers of Texas (BCRC) through a game-worn jersey silent auction, mystery puck sales and Chuck-a-Puck contests during both games. Fans can also purchase special Pink in the Rink long-sleeve t-shirts from the Stars Team Store, with $5 from each sale donated to BCRC.
The Texas Stars’ Pink in the Rink jersey auction winners will have the opportunity to meet the player after the conclusion of Saturday’s game and receive the jersey “off their back”.
In addition to opening Pink in the Rink Weekend, Friday’s game will also feature Texas Stars Two-Packs and the Fun Food Friday promotion with $3 beer, chicken tenders and flatbreads, plus $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine. Saturday’s game is a Coke Zero Family Four-Pack Night, where fans can purchase four tickets, hot dogs and soft drinks for as low as $16 per person.
Saturday’s game is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night and features a Stars Pink Fleece Blanket giveaway, courtesy of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
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.