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Heat Sneak By Stars 2-1
Heat Sneak By Stars 2-1
Texas Remains in Abbotsford on Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 P.M. (CT)

Abbotsford, BC, Canada - The Texas Stars (24-28-2-2, 52 points) were defeated by the Abbotsford Heat (31-21-3-2, 67 points) 2-1 in front of 3,609 fans at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Friday night. Heat forwards Krys Kolanos and Ben Walter each scored a power-play goal 2:27 apart in the first five minutes of the game and Abbotsford goalie Danny Taylor (16-12-1) took care of the rest, stopping 22 of 23 Texas shots for the win. Texas goalie Andrew Raycroft (8-9-1) suffered the loss despite making a game-high 27 saves. Forward Angelo Esposito scored the team’s lone goal in the defeat, as Texas fell to 10-19-0-1 on the road this season. Texas remains in Abbotsford for a rematch with the Heat on Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 P.M. (CT).

The Heat jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes of the opening period. Krys Kolanos gave Abbotsford a 1-0 with his 19th goal of the season at 2:33. Dustin Sylvester had the lone assist on the power-play goal that opened the scoring. Abbotsford lead was extended to 2-0 at 5:00 of the first period off Ben Walter’s 12th goal of the year. Ryan Howse and Clay Wilson set up the power-play tally for the two-goal lead. Texas countered with a power-play goal of its own at 7:32. Forward Angelo Esposito tucked a wrist shot under the cross and over the shoulder of Heat goalie Danny Taylor. Espositio’s fifth of the year was set up by Travis Morin and Brenden Dillon, trimming the Abbotsford lead to 2-1.

The Stars remain in Abbotsford to take on the Heat on Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m. (CT). Texas returns home to take on the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays’ game is an HEB Night, fans may bring any HEB store brand non-perishable food item to the box office and receive $5 off their ticket price. It is also a Winning Wednesday, if the Stars win, every fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to an upcoming home game.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277).

2011-12 season seat packages 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 03/02/12

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