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First Place Stars Start a Five-Game Home Stand on Friday with Peoria at 7:30 PM

Milwaukee, WI – The Texas Stars (28-14-3-4, 63 points) were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals (28-17-1-5, 62 points) 5-1 on Tuesday night in front of 2,737 fans at the Bradley Center. The Admirals scored three power-play goals and ended the Stars five-game winning streak and eight game points streak. Rookie center Colin Wilson scored a goal and set up two others as Milwaukee pulled within a point of the first place Stars in the West Division. Milwaukee goalie Chet Pickard (13-8-2) stopped 27 Texas shots for the win. Texas goalie Todd Ford (4-1-1) suffered his first regulation loss with the Stars, making 28 saves. The Stars begin a five-game home stand at Cedar Park Center starting on Friday at 7:30 pm with the Peoria Rivermen.

After a scoreless first period of play, the Admirals registered a pair of power-play goals and an even strength score to take a 3-0 lead. Milwaukee defenseman Alexander Sulzer ripped a one-timer past Texas goalie Todd Ford for his fourth goal of the year. The power-play tally gave the Admirals a 1-0 lead. Milwaukee doubled the lead at 13:59 when Nick Spaling scored his second goal of the year, lifting a backhand shot into the Texas net for the 2-0 lead and the second power-play goal of the night. The Admirals made it 3-0 at 17:35, as Mike Santorelli scored his team leading 16th goal of the year off a rebound in front of the Texas net.

In the third period, Texas ended Chet Pickard’s shutout bid. Center Aaron Gagnon put in a backhand rebound for the Stars at 9:23, trimming the Milwaukee lead to 3-1. Defenseman Garrett Stafford and forward Ray Sawada assisted on Gagnon’s 11th goal of the year. Milwaukee pushed the lead to 4-1 when Colin Wilson netted a power-play goal at 13:06 of the third period. With 2:18 to go in the game, Milwaukee forward Tristen Grant scored his eighth goal of the year for the 5-1 final.

The Stars return to Cedar Park Center for back-to-back games against the Peoria on Friday, February 5th at 7:30 PM and on Saturday, February 6th, at 7:00 PM. On Friday, the first 3,000 fans receive a Texas Stars T-Shirt. On Friday, Cedar Park Center will sell $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. During Saturday’s game, the first 3,000 fans will receive Texas Stars pennant. Fans may purchase the State Farm Family four-pack (four tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs for $44). All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.

Tickets for any of the Stars 40 regular season home games at Cedar Park Center are on sale, starting as low as $9.00 a seat. Individual game tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, by going online at or by visiting any local Ticketmaster outlet.

Season ticket packages to see the Stars play their Inaugural season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now, starting as low as $12.00 a seat. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

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Posted on 02/03/10

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