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TEXAS STARS TOP HOUSTON 5-3
Texas Hosts Milwaukee on Friday at 7:30 PM

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (11-7-0-0, 22 points) defeated the Houston Aeros (10-8-1-2, 23 points) 5-3 in front of 4,489 fans on Wednesday at Cedar Park Center. Texas center Aaron Gagnon scored twice on the night, helping the Stars build a 3-0 lead. Texas held on for the two-goal win behind goals by Fabian Brunnstrom, Travis Morin and Ondrej Roman. Defenseman Dan Spang and Colton Sceviour both had two assists, as Texas improved to 7-4-0-0 at home. Houston goalie Anton Khudobin (6-5-1) stopped five of eight shots in 16:46 of play and Matt Hackett (4-4-1) suffered the loss with 15 saves on 17 shots. Texas goalie Richard Bachman (6-2-0) stopped 25 shots and gained an assist in the victory. The Stars host the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday at 7:30 pm at Cedar Park Center.

The Stars scored midway through the first at 9:29 with a power-play goal by left wing Ondrej Roman. Maxime Fortunus and Mathieu Tousignant both assisted on the play to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Texas continued the scoring at 12:54 with a goal by center Aaron Gagnon. Forwards Francis Wathier and Colton Sceviour set up the goal giving the Stars a 2-0 lead. Gagnon struck again at 16:46, extending the lead to 3-0. Defenseman Dan Spang and Sceviour helped with assists to give Gagnon his second goal of the night. With 1:12 left in the first, Houston’s Maxim Noreau notched their first tally of the night on the power play to end the period 3-1 Texas.

The Stars opened the scoring up again at 3:59 of the second period with a goal from left wing Fabian Brunnstrom. Forwards Travis Morin and Greg Rallo assisted on the play to expand the lead 4-1. With a slap shot from the circle, Jon DiSalvatore scored the Aeros’ second goal on the power play at 11:12 with help from Jean-Michel Daoust and Cody Almond to make it 4-2. Texas scored its second power-play goal late in the period. Morin scored his seventh of the year with 44 seconds remaining to give the Stars a 5-2 edge.

Houston’s Jean-Michel Daoust scored the lone goal of the third at 5:56. His fourth goal of the season was assisted by Jon DiSalvatore and Maxim Noreau for the 5-3 final.

Texas will face Milwaukee on Friday, November 26th at 7:30 pm at Cedar Park Center. The first 2,500 fans will receive Texas Stars ear buds courtesy of Best Buy. Also, fans may purchase $3 domestic drafts, $2 sodas and $1 hot dogs. On Saturday night, Texas welcomes the San Antonio Rampage for a 7:00 PM faceoff at Cedar Park Center. The first 2,500 fans receive a Texas Stars ball cap. Also, fans may purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack (4 tickets, 4 sodas, 4 hot dogs = $44 (while available)).

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277). Season ticket packages to see the Stars play in their second season 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 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 11/24/10

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