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Texas Hosts Manitoba on Tuesday at 7:30 PM

Grand Rapids, MI – The Texas Stars (16-10-1-1, 34 points) were defeated by the Grand Rapids Griffins (12-12-1-4, 27 points) 4-2 in front of 3,373 fans on Sunday afternoon at Van Andel Arena. Grand Rapids forward Tomas Tatar scored at 14:03 of the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving Griffins a lead they never surrendered. Despite 37 saves, Stars goalie Tyler Beskorowany (2-3-0) suffered the loss. Texas right wing Raymond Sawada scored in the defeat, extending his points streak to six straight games. Center Travis Morin netted his team-leading 12th goal of the year, as Texas finished its four-game road trip 2-2-0-0. Griffins goalie Joey MacDonald (5-3-1) stopped 22 shots in the loss. Texas returns home to host Manitoba at 7:30 PM on Tuesday at Cedar Park Center.

Texas claimed a 1-0 first-period lead with the only goal of the opening frame. Stars right wing Greg Rallo found center Travis Morin in the Griffins slot for a shorthanded goal at 4:46. Morin fired his 12th goal over the left shoulder of Grand Rapids goalie Joey MacDonald for the 1-0 lead.

The Griffins countered to tie the game 1-1 at 2:57 of the middle period. Right wing Francis Pare snapped a wrist shot to the Texas net. The puck deflected off Stars defender Trevor Ludwig and past Tyler Beskorowany for Pare’s seventh goal of the year.

In the third period, the Stars pushed in front when defenseman Trevor Ludwig snapped a pass to center ice, springing right wing Raymond Sawada for a breakaway at 9:21. Sawada beat MacDonald with a backhand shot, extending his points streak to six straight games. Right wing Colton Sceviour also picked up an assist as Texas claimed a 2-1 lead. The Griffins countered 1:30 later, as defenseman Doug Janik finished off a centering pass from Jan Mursak at 10:51, tying the game 2-2. Grand Rapids claimed its first lead of the night at 14:03, when Tomas Tatar redirected a shot by defenseman Derek Meech. Tatar’s seventh goal of the year made it 3-2 with 5:57 remaining. Center Jamie Johnson sealed the victory with an empty-net goal at 19:29 for the 4-2 final.

Texas returns home to take on the Manitoba Moose on Tuesday, December 14th at 7:30 pm. Every Tuesday, fans may bring any non-perishable H-E-B food item to receive a $5.00 discount off their ticket price. Tuesday will also be a 3-2-1 night, where fans may purchase $3.00 domestic 12 oz drafts, $2.00 sodas and $1.00 hot dogs. After a road game Friday in San Antonio, Texas will return home to host the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 18th at Cedar Park Center. The first 2,500 fans receive a Texas Stars 2011 Calendar. Fans may also purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack, consisting of four hot dogs, four sodas and four tickets for $44.

Texas Stars Holiday Packages are on sale now. Fans may purchase eight tickets for any upcoming 2010-11 regular season home game, one Stars fleece blanket and a limited edition autographed holiday puck for only $99.

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 12/12/10

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