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Stars Continue the State Farm Lone Star Faceoff at home with San Antonio on Sunday at 5:00 PM

Houston, TX – The Texas Stars (33-21-3-4, 73 points) defeated the Houston Aeros (28-27-6-1, 63 points) 5-2 on Saturday night in front of 8,711 fans at the Toyota Center. Texas scored three goals in the first period and coasted to victory, improving to 7-1-0-1 against Houston this season. Defensemen Dan Jancevski and Andrew Hutchinson, as well as forwards Perttu Lindgren, Mathieu Tousignant and Francis Wathier, each scored as Texas improved to 16-11-2-2 on the road this year. Hutchinson posted two points, giving him 200 for his AHL career. Stars goalie Matt Climie (16-14-3) made 31 saves for his second straight win. Houston goalie Wade Dubielewicz (12-12-0) suffered the defeat after failing to stop a Texas shot in the first period and was pulled before the opening period expired. The Stars return home to host San Antonio at 5:00 pm on Sunday.

The Stars opened the scoring just 2:04 into the game with a power-play goal. Left wing Francis Wathier tipped a Garrett Stafford shot from the left point, deflecting the puck past goalie Wade Dubielewicz for the 1-0 Texas lead. The Aeros answered back 1:20 later, tying the game 1-1. Defenseman Jamie Fraser scored off a rebound of a Jean-Michel Daoust shot at 3:24 for his fourth goal of the season. Texas regained its lead 1:41 later on Andrew Hutchinson’s sixth goal of the season. Right wing Colton Sceviour set up the one-timer at 5:05, sending a cross-ice pass from the right-wing circle to the left-wing circle. Hutchinson’s goal marked his 200th career point in the AHL. The Stars made it a 3-1 game at 14:38. Mathieu Beaudoin set up Mathieu Tousignant’s third goal of the year. Houston goalie Wade Dubielewicz was pulled after the goal, finishing the night without a save on three Texas shots. Barry Brust replaced Dubielewicz for the Aeros.

Texas increased its lead to 4-1 with the only goal of the second period. Francis Wathier set up defenseman Dan Jancevski in the left-wing circle of the Houston zone. Jancevski snapped a wrist shot between the legs of Brust for a power-play goal at 3:42. Greg Rallo also picked up an assist on Jancevski’s second goal of the year.

In the third period, the Aeros trimmed the Texas lead to 4-2 after Matt Climie misplayed the puck in the Stars zone. Defenseman Jamie Sifers capitalized off the turnover, scoring a shorthanded goal at 15:43. Stars center Perrtu Lindgren scored an empty-net goal with 56 seconds left in regulation for the 5-2 final.

On Sunday, the Stars wrap up their three-games-in-three-nights weekend with the San Antonio Rampage at 5:00 PM at Cedar Park Center. Fans may purchase a $20.00 terrace level ticket for the game that includes an all-you-can eat pass for nachos, hot dogs, peanuts and soft drinks. FSN Southwest will also broadcast the State Farm Lone Star Faceoff on Sunday, February 28th. All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.

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 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 Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

Photos by Jason Villaneauv.

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Located at the intersection of New Hope Drive and Toll Road 183-A, north of Austin, Cedar Park Center is a multi-use facility, with 6,800 seats available for hockey and 8,700 for concerts and other events. Cedar Park Center has 24 suites (including four party suites) and 545 club seats and a private club lounge. A retail site of 17 acres is adjacent to the facility grounds for mixed-use development, including 91,000 square feet for retail and 91,000 square feet for commercial, developed by Hicks Cedar Park, LLC.

Posted on 02/27/10

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