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Texas Returns Home to Host Milwaukee at 7:00 pm on Saturday

Houston, TX - The Texas Stars (24-14-3-2, 51 points) were defeated by the Houston Aeros (25-18-1-3, 54 points) 3-1 in front of 6,309 fans at the Toyota Center on Friday night. Houston’s Matt Hackett (11-10-0) made 30 saves on 31 Texas shots to preserve the win. After Texas winger Michael Neal gave the Stars a 1-0 lead, the Aeros countered with three unanswered tallies in the game, improving to 6-1-0-0 against the Stars this season. Houston forwards Robbie Earl, Jon DiSalvatore and Casey Wellman scored, as Houston improved to 5-0-0-1 in its last six games. Texas goalie Richard Bachman (14-10-2) stopped 28 of 30 shots in the loss. Texas will return home to face the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:30 PM on Saturday.

The teams traded goals in first period, with the Stars striking first at 9:41. Rookie left wing Michael Neal scored his first goal in his first game with the Stars this season. Neal put in a rebound of a Colton Sceviour shot for the 1-0 lead. Defenseman Maxime Fortunus picked up an assist on the power-play goal.

The Aeros countered to tie the game 1-1 at 15:46 with Casey Wellman scoring his eighth goal of the season. Wellman was set up with a feed from behind the net by Patrick O’Sullivan.

The Aeros landed the only goal of the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Robbie Earl put in a rebound off a point shot by Casey Wellman. Defenseman Maxim Noreau also added an assist on the power-play goal at 5:15 of the middle frame.

With 15 seconds left in the third period, Aeros Captain Jon DiSalvatore scored an empty-net goal for the 3-1 final.

Texas returns home to face the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Texas Stars mouse pad courtesy of Heroic Efforts. Every Saturday, fans may purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack to receive 4 ticket, 4 hotdogs and 4 soft drinks for $44.00. The Stars will also host the San Antonio Rampage this Monday at 7:30 PM. Every Monday, fans may bring an H-E-B food item to receive $5 off their ticket price. Every Monday game is also a 3-2-1 night with $3 domestic drafts, $2 sodas, and $1 hot dogs.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277). Pro-rated season ticket packages to see the Stars play at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now. 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 01/21/11

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