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WATHIER’S LATE GOAL SENDS STARS PAST MONSTERS 3-2
WATHIER’S LATE GOAL SENDS STARS PAST MONSTERS 3-2
Stars host Peoria Rivermen at 7:00 pm on Saturday

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (3-1-0-0, 6 points) defeated the Lake Erie Monsters (2-4-0-1, 5 points) 3-2 on Friday night in front of 4,014 fans at Cedar Park Center. Stars left wing Francis Wathier scored the game-winning goal with 41 seconds remaining in regulation. Texas right wing Colton Sceviour notched his first goal of the season on a penalty shot, tying the game with 3:41 left in the third period. Both goalies carried shutouts into the third period. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (2-1-0) stopped 33 Lake Erie shots for the victory. Lake Erie goalie Jason Bacashihua (1-2-1) made 31 saves in the defeat. Stars rookie forward Sean Backman scored his first pro goal in the win, as Texas improved to 2-1-0-0 at home this season. The Stars will host Peoria at 7:00 PM on Saturday night.

After two scoreless periods of hockey, Lake Erie’s Mark Olver scored the first goal of the night at 7:13 of the third period, pushing the Monsters in front 1-0. The Stars responded at 12:18 with a goal by forward Sean Backman, tying the game 1-1. Backman’s first pro goal was set up by left wing Luke Gazdic and center Mathieu Tousignant. Lake Erie regained the lead 40 seconds later, forward Greg Mauldin snapped a wrist shot past Brent Krahn for his second goal of the year and a 2-1 Monsters lead. With 3:41 remaining, Texas was awarded a penalty shot when a Lake Erie defender covered the puck in the Monsters crease. Stars right wing Colton Sceviour beat Jason Bacashihua with a backhand shot for his first goal of the year and a 2-2 hockey game. Texas left wing Francis Wathier scored his second goal of the season with a wraparound shot at 19:19. Stars forwards Greg Rallo and Aaron Gagnon set up the game-winning goal to defeat the Monsters 3-2.

The Stars will continue a five-game home stand next Saturday with the Peoria Rivermen on October 23rd at 7:00 pm. The first 2,500 fans receive a Texas Stars drawstring backpack courtesy of State Farm. Also, the State Farm Family Four pack is available for every Saturday home game at Cedar Park Center. Fans may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44.00. Texas will conclude its five-game home stand on Tuesday at 7:30 with Peoria.

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 10/22/10

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