Just a few days after the Peoria Rivermen shutout the Texas Stars 2-0, the Texas Stars got a 3-0 shutout in what was a very similar played game as the Texas Stars Backup Goalie Richard Bachman got only his 2nd career Shutout in the American Hockey League while getting out-shot 38-23 in the game.
After a decent home-stand where the Stars went 3-2 in the last 5 with wins over Lake Erie, Peoria & San Antonio, the Stars head out on the road for 4 of their next 5 with games tonight and tomorrow against the Rockford Icehogs and the Chicago Wolves as they will play both teams for the first time since they beat them both in the 1st 2 Rounds of the playoffs last year.
Peoria Rivermen 0 Texas Stars 3 (0-1, 0-1, 0-1)
Game Report from the Texas Stars Website
From Austin, Texas: The Texas Stars defeated the Peoria Rivermen 3-0 on Tuesday Night in front of 5,013 fans at the Cedar Park Center. Texas Goalie Richard Bachman saved all 38 shots in his first start of the season for the shutout. Stars Defensemen Dan Spang netted the game-winning goal 4:15 into the first period for the Stars first win over Peoria this season. Forwards Cody Chupp and Travis Morin also added tallies in the victory. Peoria Goalie Ben Bishop stopped 20 saves in the defeat. The Stars travel to Rockford on Wednesday Night at 6:35 PM CDT.
Texas scored an early power play goal in the first period at 4:15. Defensemen Dan Spang scored his first goal of the season with help from Tomas Vincour and Travis Morin to take a 1-0 first period lead.
Stars forward Cody Chupp scored in the second period to push Texas to a 2-0 lead at 7:14 Chupp first pro goal was assisted by Luke Gazdic and Tristian King.
The Stars added their final goal to take a 3-0 lead with 5:22 minutes in the remaining period. Travis Morin tipped a shot from the point from Trevor Ludwig, scored his fourth goal of the season. Ludwig and Vincour assisted on the late period goal.
Stars travel to Rockford to face the Icehogs Wednesday, October 27 at 6:35 PM and to Chicago to play the Wolves on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 PM. After a pair of road games, the Stars return home on Saturday, October 30 to face the Houston Aeros at 7:00 PM. The Stars will host the first ever "Pink in the Rink Night" at the Cedar Park Center presented by Cedar Park Regional Center. The first 2500 fans will receive a pink aluminum water bottle to raise breast cancer awareness. The Jerseys will be auctioned off with 50 percent of the proceeds donated to the Austin Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Also, $2.00 of every ind. and group ticket sold for the game will be donated to the Koman Austin Affiliate. The State Farm Family Four Pack is available for every Saturday Home Game at Cedar Park Center. Fans may purchase tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44.00.
Individual tickets for all games on sale now. Tickets are available at http://www.texasstarshockey.com/ or by calling 512-GO-STARS (467-8277). Season Ticket Packages to see the Stars play in the second season at the Cedar Park Center. For more info on Texas Stars season tickets call 512-GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit http://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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