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TEXAS BEATS ROCKFORD 4-2
Stars Host IceHogs Again on Saturday Night at 7:00 PM


Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (19-6-2-2, 42 points) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (14-13-2-1, 31 points) 4-2 in front of 4,716 fans at the Cedar Park Center on Friday night. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin broke a 2-2 tie with 7:18 left in regulation and Greg Rallo sealed the Stars’ fourth straight win over Rockford. Goalie Matt Climie (8-6-2) made 35 saves to preserve the victory. Defenseman Dan Jancevski and left wing Francis Wathier also scored as Texas improved to 9-3-1-1 at home this year. Rockford goalie Joe Fallon (7-7-1) suffered the defeat with 26 saves. Texas will host Rockford at 7:00 pm on Saturday night.

The two teams skated to a scoreless tie for the first 15 minutes of the game. Rockford took a 1-0 lead off a power-play goal by Daryl Boyle at 15:08. Winger Kyle Greentree set up the goal, finding Boyle for his third goal of the season with a cross-ice feed. Texas countered at 17:59, tying the game 1-1 after Francis Wathier’s seventh goal of the year. Wathier finished off a centering pass from Greg Rallo in front of the Rockford net. The IceHogs regained the lead with one minute left in the period. Greentree ripped a slapshot past Texas goalie Matt Climie for his seventh goal of the year, a power-play tally that gave Rockford a 2-1 lead. The Stars tied the game prior to the end of the period. Defenseman Dan Jancevski scored his first goal of the year at 19:59. Jancevski fired the puck at the net, beating the goalie Joe Fallon and the buzzer for the 2-2 score.

In the second period, Texas scored the lone goal of the period. The Stars caught the IceHogs on a line change, taking a 3-2 lead at 12:42. Forward Travis Morin sprung right wing Mathieu Beaudoin for a breakaway. Beaudoin beat Fallon with a backhand shot, giving the Stars the one-goal lead after two periods of play.

In the third period, Texas added the final goal of the night with a power-play goal by Greg Rallo. The Stars right winger ripped a shot off the pads of Fallon from the bottom of the right-wing circle, scoring his team-leading 12th goal of the season at 18:19 and a 4-2 final score.

The Stars continue a four-game home stand with Rockford on Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. On Saturday night, State Farm will feature its Family 4-Pack which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks for $44.00. The first 2,000 fans to arrive at Cedar Park Center will receive a Texas Stars winter hat. The Stars will conclude their four-game home stand with Houston at 7:30 PM on Tuesday night at Cedar Park Center.

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 12/11/09

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