Texas Stars Weekly Update - Nov. 3, 2015Nov 3, 2015
Stars Continue Homestand with Military Appreciation Night
Last week’s record: 2-0-0-1
Overall record: 7-2-0-1, .750 Win Pct. (T-3rd, Pacific Division)
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars are off to their best 10-game start in franchise history and now prepare for a Saturday matchup with the in-state rival San Antonio Rampage on Military Appreciation Night.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
November 7 vs. San Antonio Rampage, 7 p.m.:
The I-35 rivalry resumes on Saturday when the San Antonio Rampage visit the Stars for their second matchup of the season. Texas won the first meeting on opening night in a 5-4 overtime finish, and the Rampage have gone on to win five straight games since that point. Ben Street leads the Rampage with 12 points on the season (three goals, nine assists). The Stars are riding a four-game point streak (3-0-0-1) entering the contest.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
October 27 at Milwaukee Admirals, 4-3 Shootout Loss:
The Milwaukee Admirals forced overtime in the final seconds of regulation and Marek Mazanec denied Justin Dowling in round four of the shootout to top the Texas Stars in a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Frederick Gaudreau scored the shootout-winner for the Admirals. Despite the loss, John Muse of the Stars was brilliant stopping 41 shots. Colton Sissions tipped in Kevin Fiala's shot with 5.9 seconds left in regulation and forced the extra frame.
October 30 vs. Bakersfield Condors, 5-4 Win:
The Texas Stars rattled off three goals in the second period, including one shorthanded, to erase a two-goal deficit and overtake the Bakersfield Condors in a 5-4 win on Friday night at Cedar Park Center in front of 5,165 in attendance. Travis Morin led all skaters with a goal and two assists in the game for Texas. Derek Hulak at 2:34 and Stephen Johns just over a minute later scored back-to-back shorthanded goals to knot the score at 3-3 in the second. Branden Troock then pushed Texas ahead for good late in the middle frame.
November 1 vs. Bakersfield Condors, 4-2 Win:
For the second straight game the Bakersfield Condors jumped out to a two-goal lead, and the Texas Stars offense responded in a 4-2, comeback win on Sunday evening at Cedar Park Center. Four different players scored for the Stars in the win, and Maxime Lagace picked up his fourth win of the year with a 35-save performance in net. After tying the game in the second at 2-2, Texas scored a pair of third period goals to pull away.
-- PRACTICE/TRAVEL SCHEDULE --
Monday: Day Off
Tuesday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Thursday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Friday: Practice, 10 a.m.
Saturday: Texas Stars vs. San Antonio Rampage, 7 p.m.
Sunday: Day Off
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
Devin Shore was named the AHL’s Player of the Month for October on Tuesday after scoring 11 points in nine games. Shore also became the third player called up to the NHL’s Dallas Stars this season last Sunday, joining Radek Faksa and Curtis McKenzie. Jason Dickinson scored the first goal of his professional career on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Maxime Lagace has made 30 or more saves in four of his last five appearances. Esa Lindell is currently tied for first in the AHL with a +10 rating. Mattias Backman (+9) ranks third in the league and Dickinson (+8) is tied for fourth.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Saturday’s game against San Antonio is Military Appreciation Night for the Texas Stars. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to receive a Stars Military T-Shirt giveaway. More than 1,800 tickets have been purchased by corporate sponsors and fans, and donated to local soldiers, veterans and their families to express appreciation for the service the military provides for the country. It is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch-off tickets for a lucky row of seats at Cedar Park Center. Fans can also take advantage of Coke Zero Family Four Packs of four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks for as low at $16 per person. Round Rock Auto Group will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program.
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.