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Texas Stars Set To Lead Traverse City Prospects
Texas Stars Set To Lead Traverse City Prospects
NHL Prospect Tournament Starts This Weekend

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars will be well represented when the Dallas Stars take part in the NHL prospects tournament starting this weekend in Traverse City. Seven former Texas Stars, including five forwards, one defenseman and one goalie, will take part in the tournament.

Dallas’ first round pick (No. 8 overall) in 2009, forward Scott Glennie headlines a long list of Dallas prospects participating in the rookie tournament. The 20-year old turned pro in the spring after completing a four-year career with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. In 2010, he helped send the Wheat Kings to the Memorial Cup and during the 2010-11 season he finished second on the team in goals and assists. After completing his junior season, he joined the Texas Stars in April, going scoreless in the final four regular season games. He also played in six playoff games against Milwaukee, netting his first career playoff goal in a first-round exit for Texas. This weekend marks his third trip to Traverse City.

Ondrej Roman wrapped up his first season in the AHL with Texas last spring. As a rookie, Roman scored eight goals and totaled 22 points in 72 games played. He represented the Czech Republic in the 2009 World Junior Championships where he registered four goals and four assists. In 2008 he helped the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs win the WHL Championship and the Memorial Cup.

Stephen Schultz joined Texas after completing his collegiate career at Colorado College. He was scoreless in five games for Texas at the end of the 2010-11 season. Schultz attended Colorado College from 2007-11, where he recorded career highs as a senior with 45 points (17g-28a) in 43 games.

Tristan King split his first full rookie season between Texas and Idaho in 2010-11. King played 11 games for Texas in the 2010-11 season where he registered two goals and two assists. He spent the remainder of the year playing for the Idaho Steelheads, scoring three goals and totaling 13 points in 24 games.

Matt Tassone attended Texas Stars training camp in the fall of 2010 and was assigned to the Idaho Steelheads for the 2010-11 season. The Alberta native played in 32 games for Idaho, scoring three goals and totaling ten points. He spent 2005-10 with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos, scoring 25 goals and setting up 20 others for 45 points in 187 WHL games.

Defenseman Brenden Dillon joined the Texas Stars in late March after signing a free agent contract with the Dallas Stars. He played the final ten AHL regular season games for the Stars without picking up a point. Dillon also suited up in six Calder Cup Playoff games for Texas, setting up two goals. Prior to turning pro, he spent four seasons with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds where he was captain during the 2010-11 season. He led the team in assists (51) and was second overall in points (59) over the span of 72 regular season games.

Goalie Tyler Beskorowany was drafted by Dallas in the second round (#59 overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He enters his second season of professional hockey after splitting his rookie campaign between Idaho and Texas. In all, Beskorowany played in 38 games, posting a 17-13-5 record with a 2.45 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. In 18 games with Texas, the 21-year old went 7-8-1 with a 2.58 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

In addition to Glennie, defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and goalie Jack Campbell were also first-round draft picks for the Dallas Stars and are featured on this year’s Traverse City roster. Campbell was the first goalie taken in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft after the Stars selected him with the tenth overall pick. Oleksiak was taken 14th overall by Dallas in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The Traverse City Prospect tournament is composed of teams from five of the six divisions in the Eastern and Western Conferences of the NHL. The Dallas prospects will play the Carolina prospects at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th. They will face the New York Rangers prospects at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11th. They will then take on the St. Louis prospects on Tuesday, September 13th, at 2:00 p.m. The Dallas prospects’ final game will be on Wednesday, September 14th, with the time and opponent to be determined.

Texas will play three preseason games starting on Friday, September 30th, at 7:30 p.m. with the San Antonio Rampage visiting the Cedar Park Center. The team will then visit the Rampage on Saturday, October 1st, at 3:00 p.m. in San Antonio. The game will be played at the Ice Center at Northwoods in San Antonio. Texas will round out its preseason schedule by hosting the Houston Aeros at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd, at Cedar Park Center. Tickets to both preseason games at the Cedar Park Center are now on sale.

The Texas Stars will host Opening Night at Cedar Park Center on Sunday, October 9th, against the San Antonio Rampage at 5:00 p.m. Every fan who attends the first regular season game of the year will receive a Texas Stars magnetic schedule compliments of Austin Telco Credit Union.

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 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 09/10/11

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