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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Texas Stars/Idaho Steelheads Report

By Mark Stepneski

AHL Clear Day Rosters released

The AHL released the Clear Day rosters for every team in the league on Tuesday. According to AHL rules, “only those players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the 2010-11 AHL regular season and in the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension.”

Teams can also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts, but only after their respective junior or college seasons are finished.

Teams submitted their rosters on Monday and the most notable player left off the Texas roster is goaltender Brent Krahn, who has been out with an injury. Richard Bachman and Tyler Beskorowany are the two goaltenders listed. Here’s the Texas Stars’ Clear Day roster:

Goaltenders:  Richard Bachman, Tyler Beskorowany

Defensemen:  Jordie Benn, Maxime Fortunus, Philip Larsen, Trevor Ludwig, Brad Lukowich, Dan Spang, Matt Stephenson

Forwards:  Sean Backman, Cody Chupp, Aaron Gagnon, Luke Gazdic, Travis Morin, Greg Rallo, Ondrej Roman, Raymond Sawada, Colton Sceviour, Brandon Segal, Mathieu Tousignant, Tomas Vincour, Francis Wathier

The past week

The Texas Stars won two of three (2-1-0) over the past week and are now 34-22-9 on the season. The Stars rank third in the West Division in both points percentage.

The Stars played San Antonio on Friday, opened a 4-0 lead after one period and then gave up five answered goals to fall behind 5-4. But Aaron Gagnon scored with 19 seconds left in the third to force overtime and Greg Rallo scored a power play goal 2:01 into the extra period to give Texas a wild 6-5 win over the Rampage at Cedar Park Center. Ray Sawada scored two goals in the game and Maxime Fortunus had three assists. Richard Bachman made 28 saves and picked up in the win in goal.

On Saturday, Tyler Beskorowany made 29 saves as the Stars beat Houston 3-1 at Cedar Park Center. Brandon Segal had one goal and one assist and Rallo and Fortunus scored as well.

The Stars played an early game in Cedar Park on Monday, falling 3-1 to Syracuse. Brad Lukowich scored the lone goal. Beskorowany was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on six shots. Bachman played the rest of the way and stopped all 13 shots he faced.

The Stars play their next five games on the road.

The week ahead

Friday March 11, at Syracuse
Saturday March 12, at Hamilton
Sunday March 13, at Toronto

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Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 1-1-0 over the past week and are 28-19-12 on the season. They currently rank third in the ECHL’s Western Conference.

Here are the statistics for the Texas Stars and Dallas players in Idaho.