Texas Stars Weekly Update - Feb. 6, 2017Feb 6, 2017
Stars Continue Homestand with a Pair of Games this Weekend
Last week’s record: 1-1-0-0
Overall record: 21-20-1-2
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars continue their five-game homestand this weekend with a pair of divisional games against the Tucson Roadrunners.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
February 10 at 7:30 p.m. and February 11 at 7 p.m. CST vs. Tucson Roadrunners:
The Texas Stars will play the Tucson Roadrunners in a back-to-back weekend set as the two teams meet for the fourth and fifth times this season. The Stars took game one in Tucson thanks to an overtime goal from forward Jason Dickinson. Tucson took the second and third meetings, outscoring Texas 8-5 in the process. Roadrunners’ forward Christian Fischer leads all skaters in the series with six points (2-4=6) in three games while Stars forward Brandon DeFazio leads Texas with three goals (3-0=3).
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
February 3 at San Antonio Rampage, 3-2 Loss:
A pair of third-period goals for the San Antonio Rampage held up in a 3-2 win over the Texas Stars on Friday night at AT&T Center to begin a home-and-home series between the two rivals. Jim O’Brien and Julien Nantel scored in the third for the Rampage to overtake the Stars. Denis Gurianov and Jason Dickinson each provided the offense for Texas. Travis Morin tallied an assist for Texas to extend his point streak to six games, and goaltender Justin Peters suffered the loss in his team debut.
February 4 vs. San Antonio Rampage, 2-1 Win:
Nick Ebert provided the late offense and Justin Peters added the saves in the closing minutes to lead the Texas Stars to a 2-1 win over the rival San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The win snapped a five-game skid for the Stars, and it was their sixth win over the Rampage in nine total meetings this season. Ethan Werek also scored for Texas. After making his debut on Friday in San Antonio, Peters earned his first win as a Star with a 22-save performance in net. Justin Hache also made his team debut for Texas.
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES –
Texas picked up two new players last week when the NHL’s Dallas Stars traded Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Justin Peters and Justin Hache. Brandon DeFazio scored the only hat trick this season for the Stars on Jan. 13 against Tucson. With an assist on Friday in San Antonio, Travis Morin tallied the 300th assist of his AHL career and the 450th point of his Texas Stars career.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Friday’s matchup against the Roadrunners is Game Show Night, paying tribute to popular television game shows throughout history. Fans can save money with a Texas Stars Two-Pack of tickets to the game. It will also be a Hat Trick Friday with the Stars with $3 specials on beer and soda, plus $4 specials on Robert Mondavi Private Selection wine.
Saturday’s game features a Stars Youth Jersey giveaway, courtesy of H-E-B. The game is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night and will feature Coke Zero Family Four-Packs. The first Stars player to score wins free scratch tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, courtesy of the Texas Lottery, and fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person, courtesy of Coke Zero.
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.