On a night where the Stars had the offense going for them, including out-shooting the Rivermen 36-19 and having 5 PP Chances throughout the game as well as keeping the Rivermen keeping the number of shots down and getting lower as the game went out (8 in the 1st, 6 in the 2nd and 5 in the 3rd).
Without a doubt the player of the game was Peoria Rivermen Goalie Jake Allen as he stopped all 36 Texas Stars Shots to stun and frustrate the Texas Stars Offense and the crowd of 4438 all night long as the Rivermen took down the Stars 2-0 at the Cedar Park Center on Saturday Night.
Texas Stars Goalie Brent Krahn had 17 saves on 19 shots while Peoria had goals from Nicholas Drazenovic in the first period. Then later on in the 3rd, Rivermen Center Phil Mcrea has had a good start to his pro career for the 20 year old as he scored his 4th goal of the year, along a pair of assists that take him to 6 points in 9 games so far this season.
Peoria Rivermen 2 Texas Stars 0 (1-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Game Story from the Texas Stars Website
From Austin, Texas: The Texas Stars were defeated by the Peoria Rivermen 2-0 on Saturday Night in front of 4,438 fans at Cedar Park Center on Saturday Night. Peoria Rookie Goalie Jake Allen made 36 saves on the night for his first career pro shutout. Peoria's Nicholas Drazenenovic and Phil Macrea both scored to lead the Rivermen to their seventh straight win. Texas Goalie Brent Krhan stopped 17 saves in the defeat. The Stars will host the Peoria Rivermen at 7:30 PM on Tuesday Night as well.
Peoria Center Nicholas Drazenovic scored the lone first period goal quickly in the first period at 3:37. His sixth goal of the season was assisted by defensemen Derek Peltier and Ian Cole for the 1-0 lead.
After a scoreless second period, center Phil Macrea tallied the second Peoria goal with 3:26 remaining in the third period. Mcrea's fourth goal of the season was set up by Brennan Evans for the 2-0 final.
The Stars will conclude the five game home-stand on Tuesday with Peoria at 7:30 PM. Every Tuesday, fans may bring in H-E-B store brand non-perishable food product to receive a $5.00 discount the off the ticket price. After a pair of road games, the Stars will return home Saturday, October 30 to face the Houston Aeros at 7:00 PM. The Texas Stars will host the first ever "Pink in the Rink" Night at Cedar Park Center Aluminum water bottle.
The Texas Stars will wear special pink in the rink jerseys themed to raise breast cancer awareness, which will be auctioned off after the game where 50% of the proceeds donated to the Austin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race to the Cure. Also, $2.00 of every ind. and group ticket sold at the game will be donated to the Koman Austin Race for the Cure. The State Farm Family Four Pack is available for every Saturday Home game at the Cedar Park Center. Fans may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44.00.
Ind. tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at http://www.texasstarshockey.com/ or by calling 512-GO-STARS. Season Ticket Packages to see the Stars play their second season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now. For more info on Texas Stars Season Tickets call 512-467-8277 or visit http://www.texasstarshockey.com/ Anyone interestred in purchasing season tickets, suites or group tickets can call the Texas Stars front Office.
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