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TEXAS STARS EDGE SAN ANTONIO 2-1
Stars Host Rampage on Sunday at 3:00 pm at Cedar Park Center



San Antonio, TX - The Texas Stars defeated the San Antonio Rampage 2-1 in a preseason game on Thursday night at the Ice Center at Northwoods. Stars’ goalie Richard Bachman made 30 saves for the victory, shutting out the Rampage for the first 52:13 of regulation. Forwards Travis Morin and Greg Rallo each scored in the Texas win. The Stars’ penalty kill was flawless, stopping all seven San Antonio power plays. The Texas Stars will make their Cedar Park Center debut on Sunday at 3:00 pm in a rematch with San Antonio.



After a scoreless first period, forward Travis Morin tallied the first preseason goal in Texas history, beating San Antonio goalie Josh Tordjman with a shot early in the second period. Defensemen Brandon Straub and Kenny Macaulay assisted on the goal at 2:35 of the middle period for the 1-0 Texas lead.



Texas took a 2-0 lead just 1:39 into the third period, when forward Greg Rallo scored his first preseason goal. Center Justin Bowers set up Rallo’s even-strength goal, giving the Stars a two-goal lead early in the final period. The goal proved to be crucial as Rampage forward Matt Watkins cut the Stars’ lead in half at 12:13 of the third period. San Antonio defenseman Patrick Wellar set up Watkins’ goal for the final score of 2-1.



Texas will host a pair of preseason games, starting with San Antonio at Cedar Park Center at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 27th. The Stars will then host the Houston Aeros at 7:00 pm at Cedar Park Center on Monday, September 28th.



Texas will conclude its training camp schedule with “The Bud Light Battle of the Stars”, an exhibition game with the NHL’s Dallas Stars on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at Cedar Park Center.



The Stars begin their Inaugural season on Friday, October 2nd at the AT&T Center in San Antonio against the Rampage at 7:00 pm. Texas will host the first regular season game in team history at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd at Cedar Park Center.



Tickets for the Stars 40 regular season home games at Cedar Park Center are on sale, starting as low as $9.00 a seat. Fans may also purchase seats to the two preseason games against Houston and San Antonio, as well as the “Bud Light Battle of the Stars” exhibition game with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm. Individual gate prices for the historic match-up start as low as $15.00 per seat.



Individual game tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000, by going online at www.ticketmaster.com or visit 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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