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BEAUDOIN’S HAT TRICK POWERS TEXAS PAST MILWAUKEE 5-1
Stars Play in Chicago on Saturday at 7:00 PM



Milwaukee, WI – The Texas Stars (16-5-2-2, 36 points) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (10-8-1-4, 25 points) 5-1 in front of 4,276 fans at the Bradley Center on Friday night. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin recorded the first hat trick in Texas history, leading the Stars to a four-goal win at Milwaukee. Texas goalie Matt Climie (6-5-2) stopped 25 Milwaukee shots for the victory. Admirals’ goalie Chet Pickard (5-4-2) made 18 saves in the defeat. Forwards Colton Sceviour and Ray Sawada also scored, helping Texas improve to 8-3-1-1 on the road this year. The Stars will play at Allstate Arena in Chicago against the Wolves on Saturday night at 7:00 pm.



The Stars struck for two goals in a 1:16 span of the first period. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin scored his second goal of the season just 6:02 into the opening frame. Beaudoin tipped a shot from the left-wing circle past Milwaukee goalie Chet Pickard for the 1-0 lead. Just over a minute later, the Stars would strike again for a 2-0 lead. Texas defenseman Brad Lukowich fired the puck to the net and forward Colton Sceviour tipped the shot in front for his fourth goal of the year at 7:18.



In the second period, Milwaukee cut into the Stars lead at 11:12, trimming the score to 2-1. Center Nick Spaling played the puck to the front of the net off a face-off, setting up Chris Mueller’s second goal of the year. Texas answered back at 14:18. Defensemen Maxime Fortunus and Matt Stephenson worked the puck to the high-slot for Beaudoin. The Texas winger ripped a slapshot past Milwaukee’s Chet Pickard for his third goal of the season, giving the Stars a 3-1 lead.



In the third period, Texas added to the lead at 3:24 as Ray Sawada banked the puck in off the pads of Pickard for his second goal of the year and a 4-1 Stars lead. Mathieu Beaudoin completed his hat trick at 12:49, as he helped Texas score with a five-on-three power play. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy snapped a pass to the backdoor for a wide-open Beaudoin, who completed the first hat trick in team history and a 5-1 Texas win.



After a three-game road trip, the Stars will begin a four-game home stand on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:30 pm against the Peoria Rivermen. Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs for the game against Peoria. Texas will host Rockford on Friday, December 11th at 7:30 pm, and then again on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. Friday night, the first 3,000 fans to arrive will receive an inaugural season hockey puck and the Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. On Saturday night, State Farm will feature its Family 4-Pack which includes four tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 soft drinks for $44.00. The first 2,000 fans to arrive at Cedar Park Center will receive a Texas Stars winter hat.



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 www.ticketmaster.com 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 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 12/05/09

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