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BACHMAN BLANKS BARONS 3-0
BACHMAN BLANKS BARONS 3-0
Texas to Host Houston at 7:30 PM on Tuesday

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (27-16-3-3, 60 points) defeated the Oklahoma City Barons (27-19-2-5, 61 points) 3-0 on Saturday night in front of 5,738 at Cedar Park Center. Texas Stars goalie Richard Bachman (18-10-2) made 30 saves for the win, posting his fourth shutout of the year. Stars’ left wing Ondrej Roman scored two goals minutes apart in the first period to give the Stars an early 2-0 that the team never surrendered. Left wing Brandon Segal had a goal and an assist, as the Stars improved to 14-7-3-2 at home this season. Oklahoma City goalie Martin Gerber (17-11-3) stopped 29 of 32 shots in the loss. Texas will host the Houston Aeros on February 8th at 7:30 PM.

Texas took an early 1-0 lead at 6:53 of the first period with a power-play goal by left wing Ondrej Roman. Forwards Greg Rallo and Brandon Segal each provided an assist on the goal. The Stars struck again less than two minutes later at 8:24, with Roman scoring his second goal on the night. Defenseman Jordie Benn and right wing Tomas Vincour both set up the goal to extend Texas’ lead to 2-0.

After a scoreless second period, Texas left wing Brandon Segal slipped the puck past Martin Gerber at 7:52 of the third period. Segal’s third goal of the season went unassisted as Texas secured a 3-0 final.

Prior to the game, the Texas Stars signed left wing Mark Derlago to a PTO (professional tryout agreement). Derlago has appeared in 48 games for the Idaho Steelheads this season, leading the team with 25 goals and 28 assists for a team-high 53 points. Last season, the 25-year old again led the team in goals, assists and points (42g-50a-92) in 60 games for Idaho, finishing fourth in the ECHL for points and tied for third in goals. Before joining the Steelheads, Derlago played for the Bakersfield Condors from 2007-09. The Brandon, MB native led the Condors in goals scored during his time in Bakersfield, scoring 32 his rookie year and 39 in his sophomore season. Derlago made his AHL season debut and Texas debut on Saturday night against Oklahoma City.

Texas hosts Houston on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30 PM. Every Tuesday fans may bring any H-E-B food item to receive $5 off their ticket price. Texas will host the Rockford Icehogs on Friday, February 11th at 7:30 PM. Tuesday and Friday are each a 3-2-1 night, featuring $3 domestic drafts, $2 regular sodas and $1 hot dogs. The Rockford Icehogs will face Texas again on Saturday, February 12th at 7:00 PM. The first 2,500 fans receive a Texas Stars gym bag presented by University Federal Credit Union. Every Saturday, fans may purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack for $44, composed of four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com 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 www.TexasStarsHockey.com. 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 02/05/11

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