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Area Sports Suspended to Abate COVID-19, March 12, 2020

Professional and collegiate sports ground to a halt as the nation attempts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This is a summary of what is affected locally: American Hockey League (Texas Stars) – remainder of season cancelled. Circuit of the Americas – MotoGP postponed, IndyCar Classic <more>

Stars’ Hopes Raised Then Dashed Against Admirals, March 4, 2020

The Texas Stars (24-28-3-4) took on the Milwaukee Admirals (39-13-5-3), the best team in the AHL, and play competitive for most of the game but lost in overtime by a score of 3-2. Yes, you would be correct to say that the Stars gave up 3 answered goals after leading 2-0.  But set the correct expectation.  <more>


Stars Implode, Fall to Marlies, March 2, 2020

The Texas Stars (24-27-2-4) squandered a 2-1 lead with seven minutes remaining the game to give the Toronto Marlies (28-24-3-2) a 3-to-2 victory.  Two careless penalties by the Stars, that produce two power play goals, cost Texas the game.  “We put ourselves in a position to get 2 points (a win) and then we took it away,” ... <more> 

Stars Fall Badly to IceHogs, February 28, 2020

The Texas Stars (23-26-2-4) played pathetically for first two periods of their game against the Rockford IceHogs (28-28-1-2).  Most teams would have thrown in the towel and conceded the game.  But the Stars reached deep, played hard in the final 20 minutes, and nearly came back.  <more>

Stars Fail in OT Shoot-Out, Again, February 26, 2020

The Texas Stars played the Rockford IceHogs with an intensity that is often reserved for a playoff game.  In some regards, this was a playoff game. Or at least a race to make the playoffs.  If the result of Wednesday’s game is any indication, it might be a while before the Stars see another playoff game. <more>

Stars Upset Wild in Thriller, February 21, 2020

The second place Iowa Wild (33-16-3-3) were upset by the sixth place Texas Stars (23-24-2-3) in a frenzied contest.  The final score was 4-to-3.  The Stars, one of the worst teams in the league in power play conversions, score on both man-advantage opportunities and on an Iowa power play. <more>

Weariness Shows as Stars Fall to Rampage, February 14, 2020

The Texas Stars (23-24-2-3) looked very tired as they took on the San Antonio Rampage (18-20-7-5) after just completing a disappointing two-week road trip.  The Stars dropped 4 of 6 games while wearing their visitor’s jerseys. And the losing didn’t stop on home ice as the Rampage defeated the Stars... <more>

Wolves Squeeze by Stars, January 24, 2020

The visiting Chicago Wolves (21-18-3-2) won a tight, hard-fought game against the Texas Stars by a score of 2-1. Defenses were tight on both sides of the ice.  Texas managed only 20 shots-on-goal in the game and Chicago produced just 23.  Gavin Bayreuther gave the Stars the early lead with a slap shot <more>

Stars Best Penguins in Shootout Thriller, January 17, 2020

Shootout goals by Jason Robertson and Nick Caamano, and masterful goaltending by Jake Oettinger gave the Texas Stars (19-17-2-2) a 4-3 overtime victory against the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins (18-17-3-4).  The win extends Texas’ streak to six games and have a perfect 6-0-0-0 record in 2020. <more>

Kero’s Hat Trick Thrusts Stars Over Penguins, January 15, 2020

Tanner Kero tallied his second career hat trick to lead the Texas Stars (18-17-2-2) over the Wilke-Barre/Scranton Penguins (18-16-3-3) by a final score of 5-2.  The Stars extend their win-stream to five games and are undefeated in 2020.  Additional scoring for the Stars came from Anthony Louis with a goal <more>

Marlies Coach Stricken, Team Forfeits, January 10, 2020

Toronto Marlies (20-12-2-2) assistant coach Rob Davison suffered a grand mal seizure in the locker room 90 minutes before the start of their game against the Texas Stars (15-17-2-2). The game would have been the first meeting in Cedar Park since the 2018 Calder Cup Finals.  Davison, 39, has been with the team <more>

Texas Sweeps Manitoba,  December 13, 2019

Adam Mascherin led the Texas Stars (11-13-1-2) to a two-game sweep of the Manitoba Moose (13-15-0-0) by a score of 3-2.  The victory was Texas’ fifth consecutive and eighth in nine games.  Mascherin’s goal came just 45 seconds into the final frame.  Rhettt Gardner set Mascherin up for the game-winning score.   <more> 

Stars Deliver with New Leader at Helm, December 11, 2019

The Texas Stars (10-13-1-2) looked anything but unsettled as they soundly defeated the Manitoba Moose (13-14-0-0), 3-1.  Anthony Louis led the Stars with a goal and an assist.   The Stars had good reason to be unsettled as six-year head coach Derek Laxdal was promoted to the Dallas Stars in the midst <more>

Stars Rout Conference Leading Admirals, December 3, 2019

The last place Texas Stars (7-13-1-2) defeated the conference leading Milwaukee Admirals (17-4-1-2) by a score of 5-1 to break the Admirals’ 13-game winning streak.  Both teams played a cautious first period.  Milwaukee’s Yakov Trenin opening the scoring at 4:18 in the second period on a power play, <more>

Stars Fall in Overtime, December 1, 2019

The Texas Star fought hard and came from behind to force overtime against the conference leading Milwaukee Admirals, but ultimately fell 2-1.  Both teams played an error-free, penalty-free game. Milwaukee’s Yakov Trenin opened the scoring late in the first period.  The Admiral led until midway through <more>

Stars Overpower Wild, November 26, 2019

The Texas Stars (5-13-0-2) handily defeated the Iowa Wild (11-4-2-2) by a score of 7-3.  The Stars have amassed 13 goals in two consecutive wins that snapped a 12 game losing streak.   Texas wasted no time scoring.  Michael Mersch and Anthony Louis each found the back of the net in the first four minutes of play.  <more> 

Stars fall to Rampage, Inexperience Shows, November 1, 2019

The San Antonio Rampage (5-2-2-1) defeated the Texas Stars (3-6-0-2) at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas.  Lack of experience on the part of the Stars appeared to be a major cause of that defeat. “We’ve done a lot of teaching here in the last three weeks,” said Stars head coach Derek Laxdal, <more>

Stars Seesaw into Victory, October 18, 2019

The Texas Stars (2-2-0-1) eked out a 4-3 victory over the Grand Rapid Griffins (2-1-0-1) in an uneven performance that ended in a shootout. The Stars suffered an anemic first period, mustering only 5 shots on goal versus 12 by the Griffins.  Matt Puempel gave the Griffins a 1-0 advantage, scoring on a first period <more>

Inexperience Shows, Stars Fall in Home Opener, October 4, 2019

For the first time in six years the Texas Stars have had a complete turnover of players and it showed. The Tucson Roadrunner defeated the Texas Stars 2-0 in the home opener for Texas.  The Stars played 10 players who skated their first American Hockey League game.“Having that many rookies in your lineup <more>

Stars Wrap Exhibition, Season Starts Friday, September 27, 2019

The end of the NHL training camp marks the start of an abbreviated AHL training camp.  Players not making the NHL cut trickle down into the AHL and ECHL, giving the developmental leagues a running start.  Texas Stars fans got a brief glimpse at some of the young talent that may be on the <more>

Stars Fall with Season Running Short, April 10, 2019

The Texas Stars (36-30-4-4) dropped the first game in a critical three-game against the San Antonio Rampage (30-37-6-1) that closes out the regular season.  The Stars a competing the Manitoba Moose and the Iowa Wild for the final playoff position in the Central Division.  San Antonio, however, <more>

Rookies Lift Stars over IceHogs, April 5, 2019

The Texas Stars (36-29-4-3) used five players with a combined 30 games of professional hockey experience in their battle with the Rockford IceHogs (33-29-4-6) for the final divisional playoff spot.   And those players stepped up to the challenge. Stars’ goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, in only his second <more>

Texas takes Manitoba in Come-from-Behind Win, March 27, 2019

The Texas Stars pulled off an exciting come-from-behind third period win against the Manitoba Moose. It was an important win for the Stars as they fight with the Moose and two other teams for the final playoff spot in the AHL “I think the whole group gave us good minutes tonight.  It was a tough game. <more>

Wolves Too Much for Stars, March 22, 2019

The division leading Chicago Wolves (38-19-5-3) showed their maturity and defeated a greener Texas Stars (32-28-4-3) by a score of 4-to-1 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. Chicago showed great patience, cycling the puck until an opportunity presented.  Texas, on the other had looked a little unsettled. <more>

Stars over Griffins in Massive Third Period, March 20, 2019

The Texas Stars dug deep and pulled out a huge win against Grand Rapids Griffins. A scoreless first period, led to a tight second period, was followed by an explosive third. Stars won 6-3. The Stars are battling with Rockford for the final playoff slot.  Defenseman Gavin Bayreuther scored the first <more>

Stars Trounce Rampage, March 10, 2019

It’s all about the playoffs. That’s the mindset of Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.  “Every game we play is the playoffs,” said Laxdal.  “Every game is going to be a grind and it will be a sprint to the finish.“ If you look at the AHL Central Division, there are three teams that have run away with it. <more>

Stars Drop Defensive Contest in OT, March 1, 2019

“We don’t have the fire-power to score 4, 5 goals a game.   We have to play the 1-0, 2-1 games,” said Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.  And that’s exactly what the Texas Stars (27-24-4-3) did as they took on the division leading Chicago Wolves (33-17-5-1), and lost 2-1 in overtime.  Missing from <more>

Stars Rise Up Over Admirals, February 27, 2019

Rise up.  That was Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal’s pre-game speech to his team.  “We got guys up in Dallas (with the parent club) and we got to get guys rising up,” Laxdal said. And rise up they did. The Texas Stars (27-23-3-3) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (23-22-11-1), 4-2.   Michael Mersch <more>

Stars Shutout Roadrunners, February 15, 2019

The Texas Stars (25-20-3-2) played a near-perfect game in their 2-0 win over the Tucson Roadrunners (24-16-4-2).  Stars goaltender Phillipe Desrosiers (5-7-0) made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season.  “Phil was outstanding. He made some timely saves for us,” said Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.  <more>

Grand Rapids Comes from Behind to Top Texas,  January 31, 2019

The Texas Stars (22-18-3-2) dominated the Grand Rapid Griffins (26-14-3-4) until early into the second period.  But the arena tilted, the puck moved only in one direction and the Stars were skating up-hill after that.  Grand Rapids defeated Texas 5-3 in a come from behind victory.  Texas’s Tony Calderone <more>

Texas Bests Rockford in OT Shootout, January 11, 2019

The Texas Stars (20-11-3-2) fought a back-and-forth contest against the Rockford IceHogs (16-16-3-4) and won in an overtime shootout.  Stars’ center Travis Morin scored the only goal of the shootout.  This was the Star’s first shootout win in three tries.  The IceCats are winless in five shootout attempts. <more>

Stars top Condors in Solid Home Win, January 9, 2019

The Texas Stars (18-11-3-2) notched another home ice win, defeating the Bakersfield Condors (16-14-2-1), 3-2.  Tony Calderone and Adam Mascherin each led the Stars with a goal and an assist. Landon Bow did an outstanding job between the posts, making 28 saves.  The Stars have won 8 of 9 games <more>

Texas Stars Extend Home Ice Win Streak, January 4, 2019

Joel L’Esperance netted two goals against the Manitoba Moose (13-18-2-0) to lead the Texas Stars (18-11-3-1) to their seventh straight win on home ice.  L’Esperance leads the team with 19 goals and is the top goal-scoring rookie in the AHL this season.  The Moose aggressively attacked the Stars and <more>

Gleason leads Stars over Rampage, December 27, 2018

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Stars Roll Over the Rampage, December 21, 2018

The Texas Stars topped the San Antonio Rampage, 5-2, in what started in a back-and-forth battle, but ended in a trouncing.  San Antonio started the game aggressively, taking an early lead when Samuel Blais scored on a power play. Texas’ Joel L’Esperance tied the game three minutes later, also on a power play. <more>

Stars go Wild Against the Wild, December 12, 2018

The Texas Stars (13-9-1-1) looked extremely impressive as they defeated the first place Iowa Wild (14-5-4-2), 6-3.  It was the team’s fourth win in a row.  “It’s a big win,” said Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal,   “they got a good hockey club, they got good speed; they got some high end skill.”  <more>

Hintz Lifts Stars Past Admirals, December 7, 2018

Roope Hintz, returning from the Dallas Star, scored the game-winning goal and led the Texas Stars over the Milwaukee Admirals 3-2.  The win was Texas’ third in around and fifth in six games.  The Stars jumped to lead with goals by Justin Dowling and Niklas Hansson in the first 4 minutes. The Admirals <more>

Stars Trounce Admirals in Shoot-Out, December 5, 2018

The Texas Stars (11-9-1-1), the AHL Central Division’s sixth place team, soundly defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (14-8-3-0), the division’s first place team, 5-1.  The Star scored five consecutive goals before the Admirals scored their solo goal.  Commenting on the game, Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal said <more>

Stars Skate IceHogs off the Ice, November 16, 2018

The Texas Stars (7-6-1-1) dominated the Rockford IceHogs (8-6-1-2) in route to a 5-1 victory.   IceHog’s goalie Collin Delia bent but did no break, making 26 saves on 27 shots in the first two periods. The Stars’ Roope Hintz skated like there was no tomorrow and made the first score of the game at 6:25 in the first <more>

Moose Edge Stars in Frenetic Finish, November 14, 2018

In a high-risk attempt to tie the game, Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal pulled goalie Landon Bow with five minutes left in the game and down by two goals.  The Stars scored 45 second later, but were unable to even the score.  The Manitoba Moose (8-7-0-0) defeated the Texas Stars (6-6-1-1), 5-4. <more>

Texas Stars Calendar for Texas Humane Heroes, November 6, 2018

Players from the Texas Stars Hockey Club enjoyed their time away from practice as they hosted pets from Texas Humane Heroes for their joint 2019 calendar.  The calendar will be made available to Texas Stars hockey fans and supported of Texas Humane Heroes.  Texas Humane Heroes is a no-kill shelter for dog and <more>

Wolves Break Stars Win Streak, October 26, 2018

The Chicago Wolves (6-1-0-1) ended the Texas Stars’ (4-2-1-1) three-game win streak by a score of 4-3. Wolves’ goal tender Oscar Dansk withstood a frenetic third period blitz in route to the victory.   The Wolves and the Stars are two of the hottest team in the AHL Central Division.  The teams are ranked <more>

Texas Stars go to the Dogs, October 23, 2018

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Stars Explode in Third Period to Top Wild, October 19, 2018

The Texas Stars (3-1-1-1) overcame a slow start to give the Iowa Wild (3-1-0-0) their first loss of the season.   Texas mounted a four-goal third period to earn the 5-4 victory.  Down by two goals Iowa unleashed a massive attack in the final two minutes of the game.  A hooking penalty by the Stars’ Dillon <more>

Stars Christen Tenth Season with Win, October 5, 2018

There is no better way to begin a new season than with a home opening win.  The Texas Stars did exactly that the tenth consecutive time in the team’s history.  The Stars beat division rival, the Grand Rapid Griffins, 3-1.  Prior to the game the Stars unfurled the 2018 Western Conference Champion  <more>

Stars Top Rampage in Preseason Meeting, September 29, 2018

Contending for the Texas Stars roster beat their peers from the San Antonio Rampage 4-to-3 in their second and final pre-season meeting.  Joel L’Esperance netted two goals for the Stars, including the game winner with 34 second remaining.  Penalties hamstrung both teams.  Texas amassed 14 penalty <more>

Marlies Roll Over Stars, Lead Series 3-2, June 9, 2018

It was a one-two blow that Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal called a “gut punch.”  Toronto’s Andreas Johnsson capitalized on a turnover by Brett Regner and went one-on-none against Stars goal Mike McKenna to score the first goal at 1:32 of the game.  And 47 second later Trevor Moore of the Marlies increase <more>

Stars Dig Deep, Tie Calder Cup Series, June 7, 2018

The Texas Stars skated onto the ice with an edge of urgency.  The Stars were trailing 2-1 in the Calder Cup finals against the Toronto Marlies.  The team has an all-time 2-3 record when down 2-1 in a series, and 0-1 when down 3-1.  The Stars needed a win.  “They know what’s at stake,” said head coach Derek Laxdal <more>

Marlies Edge Stars, Lead Series 2-1, June 5, 2018

The Toronto Marlies and the Texas Stars earned their way to the American Hockey League Calder Cup Championship Finals by two very different paths.  The Marlies led the AHL during the regular season with an impressive record of 54 wins, 18 losses, 2 overtime losses and 2 shoot-out loses.  They ended the <more>   

Stars Take IceHog, Claim Western Conference Championship, May 28, 2018

The Texas Stars beat the Rockford IceHogs in a tightly battle overtime contest to claim the Robert W. Clarke trophy and the Western Conference Championship.  The contest was as well executed as possible.  Neither team incurred a penalty minute.  The first goal, by Sheldon Dries of Texas, occurred <more>

Stars Hand IceHogs First Playoff Loss, May 18, 2018

The Texas Stars (7-2) took on the undefeated Rockford IceHogs (7-0) in game one of the Western Conference Championship.  The winner of this best of seven game series will advance to the AHL Calder Cup Championship.  Texas played a cautious first period, making only seven shots on goal; however, <more>

Stars Take Series in Frenetic OT,May 11, 2018

The Texas Stars took on the Tucson Roadrunners in game five of the AHL Pacific Division Finals.  The Stars lead the best of seven series 3 – 1.  The Stars won the last game in a 2-0 shutout.  The intensity of play in the opening and closing ten minutes of the game reached new heights.  Tucson desperately  <more>

Stars Lead Series 3-1 Over Roadrunners, May 9, 2018

How could the Stars top an exciting, back and forth, overtime win in game three of the AHLPacific Division Finals against the Roadrunners?  They did it by holding the Roadrunner scoreless in a well-executed game four.  Both teams played an evenly matched first period, ending in 0-0 draw.  The Stars were <more>

Reign Rain on Stars, April 20, 2018

The Ontario Reign dominated the Texas Stars in game 2 of their Pacific Division Semifinal playoff series to even the contest.  The Reign continued their physical play from game 1 and manhandled the Stars.  Both teams played a cautious first ten minutes, tallying a total of only six shots-on-goal.  Philippe Maillet <more>

Texas takes Game 1: Championship Caliber Play, April 19, 2018

Play started slowly for both the Texas Stars and the Ontario Reign in game one of their Pacific Division semifinal playoff series.  Texas made only seven shots-on-goal, one by Sheldon Dries found the back of the next at 3:17 into the period.  Effective fore-checking by Texas made it difficult for Ontario to bring out <more>

Stars top Griffins, Ease into Playoffs, April 11, 2018

The Texas Stars revealed a glimpse of their post-season strategy as they eased into one of their final regular season games against the Grand Rapid Griffins.  The #4 seeded Stars could move into the #3 position by pushing their final three games.  But they appeared willing to maintain their current slot <more>

Stars Drop Come-From-Behind Heartbreaker, April 6, 2018

Pulling the goaltender in the final seconds of a game usually results in an empty-net goal against you more often than a goal to tie the game.  Not was the case for Texas Stars as they took on the Rockford IceHogs as they battle for a playoff spot.  Texas took the lead late in the first period on a goal by Brent Regner, <more>

Texas, Stockton Fighting for Post-Season Lives, April 4, 2018

The Texas Stars took on the Stockton Heat for their last meeting of the 2017 / 2018 regular season.  Both team played with intensity, as if they were fighting for their lives.  Indeed, they were fighting for their postseason lives.  Stockton twice got the jump on the Stars, first with only 1:07 into the game <more>

Stars over Rampage: Picture Perfect Come from Behind Victory, March 23, 2018

The games between the Texas Stars (33-22-7-3) and the San Antonio Rampage (31-25-10-0) have become somewhat routine.  Tonight’s match-up was the eleventh of fourteen between the teams this season.  But this game was anything put routine.  It was a tightly fought defensive battle that featured a <more>

Storybook Comeback Disappointed, March 16, 2018

The Texas Stars (32-22-6-3) took on the Cleveland Monsters (20-32-5-3) in their fourth and final contest of the season.  Texas had taken the three previous games, one in overtime.  The Stars are battling for a playoff position; currently they are just outside the cut.  The first period of play was exceptionally intense.  <more>

Stars Out-Matched in Physical Game, March 14, 2018

The Texas Stars (32-21-6-3) took on the Manitoba Moose (36-17-4-4) in the third of four meetings this year.  The Stars are battling for a playoff position in a very tight ALH Pacific Division.  With four weeks left in the season, the Pacific is the only division where every team has a winning record.  <more>

Composed Stars Fight for Playoff Position, March 7, 2018

The Texas Stars (30-21-5-3) entered tonight’s game against the Iowa Wild (27-17-8-4) fifth in the AHL’s Pacific Division, fighting for the fourth available playoff position.   The Wild, currently in third place in the Central Division, were looking to improve their seed position for home ice advantage during the playoffs.  <more>

Stars Sink Admirals, February 23, 2018

The Milwaukee Admirals played much like last year’s Texas Stars.  The Admirals took undisciplined shots-on-goal with the hopes one would find the back of the net.  The end result: Milwaukee out-shot Texas 37 to 28, but Texas won 3 to 1.  The game was a welcome turn-around for the Stars.  <more>

McKenna joins AHL Career Top Ten, February 23, 2018

Tonight Texas Stars goalie Mike McKenna earned his 218th AHL career victory against the Milwaukee Admirals.  The victory ties him for tenth with Red Almas for all-time AHLwins.  It was only last Saturday that McKenna recorded his 27th career shut out, also against the Admirals.  McKenna is tied for ninth <more>

Roadrunners Shutdown Stars, February 9, 2018

The No. 1 Tucson Roadrunners controlled the middle ice and shut down the No. 2 Texas Stars in their first meeting this season.  The Stars led the scoring at 1:20 in first period on goal by Greg Rallo, just the second of the season for the eleven-year veteran.  For the next 38 minutes and 40 second the Roadrunners <more>

Stockton Slams Stars, January 26, 2018

The Texas Stars and the Stockton Heat began a two-game series on Friday night.  This is the fourth meeting for the season with the Heat winning two of the last three games.  The game was evenly matched for the first two periods.  The Heat came alive in the third period and scored four unanswered goals to <more>

Another Overtime Win for the Stars, January 23, 2018

The Texas Stars returned home after going 3-1-1-1 on their most recent road trip.  Texas is currently in second place in the AHL’s Pacific Division and hopes to strengthen their position in this home series.  Texas faced off against the San Jose Barracuda Tuesday evening in their final matchup of the season.  <more>

Condors Rally over Stars, January 6, 2018

“That was probably the most disappointing loss of the year” said Texas Stars’ team captain Curtis McKenzie. “We’ve just got to find a way to clamp down. Everyone is pretty frustrated right now.”  And there is reason for the frustration.  The Stars had dropped seven of their last ten games headed into tonight’s <more>

Power Plays Lift Gulls over Stars, January 3, 2018

Tonight’s game between the Texas Stars and San Diego Gulls brought together two teams on different trajectories.   Texas has lost three in a row, and five of the last six games.  San Diego, however, has won six of the last eight games.  Texas leads the series this season 3-2-0-0, entering into this final <more>

McKenzie, Morin excel, but Stars Fall in Overtime, December 23, 2017

The Texas Stars may have entered into the holiday doldrums.  The team is second in the AHL Pacific Division, having won eight of ten games.  Most recently the team has gone 5-5 and rookie phenom goal tender Landon Bow has lost three of his last four games.  It should have been a good night for the Stars.  <more>

Stars Fall to the Reign, December 13, 2017

The Texas Stars have won eight of their last ten games, and have steadily risen in the Pacific Division of the AHL West.  And tonight the Stars could lay claim to second play if they won their match-up against the Ontario Reign, and if the Stockton Heat lost to the San Diego Gulls. Mark McNeill of Texas scored <more> 

Stars Handle Ontario Reign, December 9, 2017

Who are these guys?  Where did they come from?  What happened to last season’s Texas Stars?  You remember, the same guys that got chased out of their loading dock warm-up area by visitors.  This year’s Texas Stars are aggressive.  They have a swagger.  They fight every minute in a sixty-minute game.  <more>

Stars Win in OT, Again!, December 8, 2017

The Texas Stars played hurry-up hockey against the Bakersfield Condors on Friday night.  They picked their shots nicely, not blasting away like a drive-by-shooting.   And the Stars’ won in overtime for the second game in a row.  Both teams played conservatively in the opening period.  <more>

Travis Morin… He’s Back?! December 6, 2017

Travis Morin was more present in Tuesday’s game against the Iowa Wild than he has been all season.  Morin yielded the team captain role to Curtis MacKenzie this season until three days ago when the Dallas Stars called up MacKenzie.  Did this have an affect on Morin’s game?  Perhaps Morin was <more>

Stars Surprise Rampage, November 15, 2017

Expectations were high for the San Antonio Rampage in Wednesday’s contest against the Texas Stars. Goal tender Spencer Martin was just named player of the week.  The team had a 0.643 winning percentage coming into the match.  And the Rampage had won all three of the pairings against the <more>

Stars Repel Shock and Awe Attack, November 10, 2017

The Grand Rapids Griffins drew a play from Desert Storm on Friday against the Texas Stars.  Shock and Awe used overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the Iraqis in the Gulf War.  It worked convincing against the Iraqis, but not so well against the Stars.  The first ten  <more>

Stars over Gulls in Battle of Fists and Sticks, October 27, 2017

You knew it would be a battle when the Texas Stars and San Diego Gulls entered the ice.  The Stars’ fought with their sticks, the Gull’s with their fists. San Diego is the second most penalized team in the AHL Pacific Division with 161 penalty minutes in just 8 games.  Lead thug for the Gulls is Stu Bickel, <more>

Stars Fall to Rampage’s Rope-a-Dope, October 20, 2017

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Stars Open with Impressive Home Win, October 6, 2017

Wow!  The only word to describe the Texas Stars’ season opening game against the Chicago Wolves at the HEB Center at Cedar Park.  Wow!  Six different Stars players found the back of the net. Wow!  The Stars defense gave up five goals and nearly blew a three-goal advantage with less then six minutes <more>

Stars Sharp in last Pre-season Contest, September 30, 2017

Hockey is here! Well, almost.  The Texas Stars played their last pre-season game of the year on Saturday evening against the San Antonio Rampage.  Neither teams were strong last season, but if this game is an indicator, the Stars could be looking at a very good year.  The Texas beat San Antonio 4 – 0.  <more>

Dallas Stars start Training Camp in Cedar Park, September 17, 2017

Hockey is back!  Almost.  The Dallas Stars, NHL partner of the AHL’s Texas Stars, kicked off their 2017 / 2018 training camp at the HEB Center.  The training camp included four days of practices and a Green vs. White intra-squad scrimmage.  A total of 62 players, 37 forwards, 20 defensemen and five <more>

Stars close disappointing season with a loss, April 16, 2017

Fans ruled Saturday night as the Texas Stars closed out the 2016 / 2017 season with Fan Appreciation Night.  The Stars played their IH 35 rivals, the San Antonio Rampage.  The teams played 12 prior times this season with Texas leading the series eight games to four.  San Antonio controlled the first period.  <more>

Stars remain dominant in IH35 rivalry,  April 13, 2017

Wednesday’s game was the twelfth meeting this season between the Texas Stars and the San Antonio Rampage.  The games are usually exciting, owning both to the short distances separating the cities and the comparable, albeit sub-0.500, level of play.  Texas leads the series seven games to four.  <more>

Late surge puts Heat over the Stars, March 29, 2017

Stockton Heat goalkeeper Jon Gillies put in another strong performance to shutdown the Texas Stars.  The Heat offense added two third period goals to insure the win.  Both teams were held scoreless in the first period.  Hunter Shinkaruk of the Heat open the scoring at 4:06 of the second period with <more>

Payback: Stars put out the Heat in OTthriller, March 26, 2017

Something was different tonight.  The previously night the Texas Stars blew a 4-1 lead and ultimately lost to the Stockton Heat 5-4.  Tonight the Stars didn’t play their normal soccer ball knock-around.  The trainer didn’t come out to the ice for the pre-game warm-up.  And the coaches left the locker room <more>

Stars lose heartbreaker to Stockton Heat, March 25, 2017

The struggling Texas Stars showed a glimpse of their former selves Friday night against the Stockton Heat.  Texas got an early jump on the night, when Jason Dickinson scored on a power play at 2:35 in the first period.  Dillon Heatherington added another Star’s goal at 15:02, and Texas led 2-0 at the end <more>

Tucson Rally Falls Short, Stars in OT, February 10, 2017

The Tucson Roadrunners rallied to force an overtime period, but Matej Stransky’s goal secure victory for the Texas Stars.  First period play lacked energy, with neither team scoring.  Stars’ Coach Derek Laxdal fired up the players during the break and the team re-entered the ice with a new attitude.  <more>

Race to the bottom? Stars fall to Rampage, March 14, 2017

Has the long-standing IH-35 American Hockey League rivalry become a race to the bottom?  The San Antonio Rampage and the Texas Stars are currently last and second-to-last, respectively, in the Western Conference of the American Hockey League’s Pacific Division.  The teams met for the eleventh of 14 total <more>

Stars played hearts out, come up short, March 12, 2017

The Texas Stars played with intensity in their final home game of the season against the Iowa Wild.  The action was so intense that than the first 20 minutes felt like the final two minutes of tight game.  Iowa jumped to an early lead with a goal by Alex Tuch.  And they built upon that lead in the second period <more>

Iowa Wild go wild against Texas Stars, March 11, 2017

The Iowa Wild beat the Texas Star with the first three shots on goal.  But the beating did not end there.  Those three shots by the Wild resulted in goals by Sam Anas and Alex Tuch in the first 14 minutes of play.  Anas and Tuch repeated the feat in the third period.  They were helped by teammate Michael <more>

Payback: Stars top Griffins in second meeting,  March 9, 2017

The Grand Rapid Griffins manhandled the Texas Stars when they played four days ago and the Stars had but one thing on their mind: payback.  Travis Morin of Texas started the scoring mid-way through the first period.  However, the second period, and most of the third, looked like a repeat of the <more>

Tale of two halves: Griffins out do Star 5-2, March 5, 2017

The Texas Stars were the more aggressive team in the first 30 minutes of their game with the Grand Rapids Griffins.  Texas jumped to an early lead on a goal by Cole Ully at 6:15 in the first period.  Grand Rapids quickly followed suit on a power play goal by Evgeny Svechnikov at 10:10, and a goal by <more>

Wolves howl, bite Stars, February 19, 2017

The Chicago Wolves came out strong and fast against the Texas Stars Saturday night.  Chicago put up two first period goals by Samuel Blais and Andrew Agozzino, the later on a power play.   Texas scored the only goal of the evening on an effort by Ethan Werek late in the second period.  However Chicago <more>

Stars Over Wolves in Overtime, February 17, 2017

Nick Ebert could have taken another 24 seconds, but he chose not.  Instead the defenseman converted a 4-on-3 overtime power play to secure the win for the Texas Stars over the Chicago Wolves.   It was the eighth goal of the season for Ebert.  Mike McMurtry of the Stars started the scoring <more>

Stars Overpower Tucson with Power Plays, February 11, 2017

The Texas Stars converted on four of seven power plays to beat the Tucson Roadrunners 6-2.  The Stars scored the first three goals of the game, starting with Travis Morin (16) at 10:39 of the first period.  Julius Honka (6) followed at 12:10 with the first power play goal of the evening.  And Nick Ebert tallied <more>

Morin Tallies 300th Career Assist in Win, February 10, 2017

Andrew Bodnarchuk led the Texas Stars with a goal and an assist as the Star beat the Tucson Roadrunner 3-2.   Travis Morin recorded his 300th career assist as a Star.  After a scoreless first period, Bodnarchuk put Texas on the board at 8:58 of the second with a power play goal, his fifth goal of the season.  <more>

Peters Impresses with Winning First Game, February 4, 2017

Justin Peters turned aside 22 of 23 shots on goal and led the win in his game with the Texas Stars.  Final score was Stars 2, San Antonio Rampage 1.  Ethan Werek started the scoring for Stars at 17:46 in the first period.  It was Werek’s fourth goal of the season, and was assisted by Mike McMurtry (6) and Nick Ebert <more>

Texas out-shoots Bakersfield but still fall, January 29, 2017

The Texas Stars came out with guns a blazing, out shooting the Bakersfield Condors nearly three-to-one.  Unfortunately a full house of 6300 fans was disappointed as the Stars were out-scored two-to-one.  Scott Allen of the Condors started the scoring at 13:01 in the first period, and teammate Jere <more>

Condors stop Stars in shoot-out, January 28, 2017

The Texas Stars wasted no time in their match-up with the Bakersfield Condors.  Stars’ Captain Travis Morin scored this 15th goal of the season in the first 72 seconds of the game.  The fast start was not necessarily a good omen as the Condors followed suite a few minutes later.  Matej Stransky put that <more>

Cleveland Monsters squeak by Texas Stars in overtime shoot out, January 8, 2017

Saturday nights match-up between the Texas Stars and the Cleveland Monsters had an entirely tone from the previous night.  In Friday’s game both teams tallied a total of six goals.  Saturday’s game was much tighter contest, allowing only a total of two goals in regulation play.  All of the Stars scoring came <more>

Stars snap slump, tap Monsters for win, January 7, 2017

The Texas Stars played the Cleveland Monster before a crowd of 5000 fans at the HEB Center on Friday.  The Stars started the scoring on a goal at 3:04 in the first period by Remi Elie.  The  Monsters evened the score, and then took a lead into the locker room to close the first.  It was all Texas after that.  <more>

Gulls ruin Stars New Years Eve, January 1, 2017

Quantity does not always produce quality, and the Texas Stars proved that on a very dysfunctional New Years Eve.  The Stars needed 38 shots on goal to put one puck in the net, while San Diego Gulls needed only 23 attempts to score three times.  Such was close of 2016 for 4500 very disappointed fans <more>

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