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TEXAS TAKES DOWN ROCKFORD 3-1
Stars Continue Five-Game Road Swing in Grand Rapids on Friday


Rockford, IL – The Texas Stars (13-2-2-2, 30 points) defeated the Rockford Ice Hogs (8-10-1-1, 18 points) 3-1 on Wednesday night in front of 1,795 fans at the Rockford MetroCentre. Center Warren Peters scored two goals and left wing Luke Gazdic each scored for the Stars, who are now unbeaten in regulation in the last 12 games (9-0-2-1) and have only one loss in regulation in their last 18 games played. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (9-1-0-0) made 31 saves for his ninth straight win, as the Stars improved to 6-1-1-1 on the road. Rockford goalie Joe Fallon (3-4-0-0) stopped 28 Texas shots in the defeat. Texas will play the third game of five straight games on the road, Friday night in Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm (Central).

Rockford struck for the first tally of the night just past the halfway point of the opening period. Forward Bracken Kearns tipped a shot from the blueline by defenseman Brian Connelly. The deflection beat Texas goalie Brent Krahn at 11:45 for the 1-0 Ice Hogs lead. The goal ended Krahn’s scoreless streak at 162:56, dating back to Saturday, November 7th against Manitoba.

Texas would answer back with a pair of goals prior to the end of the period, both strikes coming from Warren Peters. The Stars tied the game 1-1 just 32 seconds after falling in a one-goal whole. Right wing Sergei Korostin centered the puck to the Ice Hogs slot, finding Peters for his sixth goal of the season. The goal extended Peters’ goal-scoring streak to five straight games. Texas would claim a 2-1 lead prior to the end of the period on Peters’ second goal of the evening. Rookie Colton Scevior passed the puck to the Rockford crease and Peters finished the play for his seventh goal of the year at 19:11.

Texas scored the only goal in the second period. The Stars tallied 3:00 into the middle period for the 3-1 lead. Center Travis Morin fired the puck from the high slot and left wing Luke Gazdic tipped the puck past Rockford goalie Joe Fallon for his first goal of the season.

Texas continues a five-game road swing Friday, November 20th at Grand Rapids at 6:00 pm (central). Texas will return home to host the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday, November, 25th at 7:30 and then again on Friday, November, 27th at 7:30 pm. Cedar Park Center will host College Discount Night, providing $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. Fans who present a college ID will receive a discount for either game. On Friday, the first 2,000 fans will receive a Texas Stars t-shirt.

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.
Posted on 11/19/09

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