Dallas Stars: Tyler Beskorowany

Prospect update: Tyler Beskorowany

May, 18, 2012
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The latest in a series on the top prospects of the Dallas Stars looks at goaltender Tyler Beskorowany, who played for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League this past season.

Texas, which missed the playoffs for the first time in its three-year history, had a rough season, and so did Beskorowany. He posted a 10-19-0 record with a 3.39 goals against average and .886 save percentage.

It was a step back for the 22-year-old, a second round pick (59th overall) in 2008, who was in his second professional season.

“If you were to ask him he would be disappointed in his season. He had moments where he looked like he was going to grasp it, but he really never got a hold,” said Les Jackson, Dallas Stars Director of Player Personnel. “I am sure he is frustrated with the way the season went. He had a great opportunity to take the net when we got Richard (Bachman) up to the big team, but he kind of floundered all year.”

After Bachman was called up to Dallas in late November, Beskorowany won five of his first nine starts, but then he struggled the rest of the season, posting a 4-11-0 record with a 3.99 goals against average and .875 save percentage.

Beskorowany, who has excellent size (6-4, 212 pounds) and quickness, made only one relief appearance over the final few weeks of the season as highly touted Jack Campbell joined the team after his junior career finished and started Texas’ final 12 games of the season.

“It will be interesting to see how (Beskorowany) preps this summer, how he takes the lessons from last year and how he learns from them and moves ahead,” Jackson said. “He’s at a crossroads of his young career. He’s going to have to find out how bad he wants to be a pro and how bad he wants to be a player.

“He certainly has the physical tools to be a player; it’s going to be whether he’s dug in enough mentally to decide that he wants to put the work in and how bad he wants this. He's got a lot of questions to ask himself about how bad he wants to be a player.”

Beskorowany will enter next season in the third and final year of his entry-level contract.

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars goaltender Richard Bachman had a season even he didn’t envision when he showed up at training camp last September. He started in the AHL, won the NHL backup job midseason, and next month he’ll represent the United States in international play for the first time when he suits up at the World Championship.

“It all happened very quick when you really look at everything, from the end of November to now, everything that has happened, but it’s been a fun ride and I’m just trying to enjoy every chance I can,” Bachman said.

It has been quite a ride for the 24-year-old Bachman, who came into Dallas Stars training camp expected to battle with Tyler Beskorowany for the No. 3 goaltender spot in the organization. But an injury to Stars No.1 goalie Kari Lehtonen and the struggles of backup Andrew Raycroft opened the door for Bachman, who was recalled from the Texas Stars of the AHL in late November and never looked back.

He won his first three starts and five of his first seven. He finished the season 8-5-1 with a 2.77 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He gave the Stars some stability in the backup position.

“I learned a lot this year,” Bachman said. “I came in and tried to learn the NHL game, the speed, the shots, the preparation and then I kind of switched my role into a backup role, which I was pretty unfamiliar with. Just preparing and being ready to go at the drop of a hat was also one of the really big things I took from this year. Learning how to do that, I think, is good. Other than that, I just enjoyed every second.”

There were some big wins along the way. He won his first start, stopping 26 of 27 shots in a 2-1 win over Los Angeles at Staples Center. In his second start, at Madison Square Garden, he shut out the New York Rangers, making 34 saves. He also posted wins in Chicago and Vancouver.

“I played in some pretty fun arenas and pretty fun environments,” Bachman said. “It’s what you want to play in; you want to play in those games. Actually, you want to play in all of them, but if you’ve got to pick some arenas, I got to play in some pretty cool ones. I look back and it’s almost a little shocking where I played in the last couple months. As I said before, it’s been a heck of a ride and a lot of fun.”

Bachman will now get to represent the United States in international competition for the first time when he plays at the World Championship, which gets underway May 4 in Finland and Sweden.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for me,” Bachman said. “It gives me a chance to play more hockey and it will be a lot of fun. Getting to go over to Europe, I’ve never been over there, so I am looking forward to the experience.”

Bachman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in the Denver area and played at Colorado College. He’s spent a lot of time around USA Hockey, which is based in Colorado Springs, but he’s never had a chance to play for the U.S. on the international stage.

“You’re near the program or you see it and I’ve just never been able to be a part of it,” he said. “Now I get that opportunity, so I am really excited.”

2012 World Championship

When: May 4 – May 20
Where: Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
Television: NBC Sports Network will carry all the Team USA preliminary round games, all four quarterfinal games, a semifinal game and the gold medal game

Texas Stars Report

April, 2, 2012
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The past week: Texas eliminated from playoff contention

The Texas Stars, who went 2-2-0-0, over the past week, were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Texas, which is 30-36-2-2 on the season and 15th in the Western Conference, has six games remaining this season.

Texas opened the week with a with a 4-3 shootout win at Lake Erie on Tuesday. Jack Campbell made 36 saves, including eight in overtime for the Stars. He also stopped five of seven in the shootout. Travis Morin and Francis Wathier were among the goal scorers in regulation and Colton Sceviour and Austin Smith were among the scorers in the shootout.

On Thursday, the Stars lost 4-2 to Hamilton at Cedar Park Center. Campbell stopped 35 of 38 shots and Morin and Luke Gazdic scored goals. Right wing Alex Chiasson, Dallas’ 2nd round pick from 2009, made his professional debut in the game. He had no points and three shots. Austin Smith, a 5th round pick by Dallas in 2007, picked up his first professional assist.

On Saturday, Campbell posted his first pro shutout, stopping 30 shots in a 4-0 win over Lake Erie in Cedar Park.

“It’s pretty cool, but I don’t play to get shutouts. I play to get wins and to help this team win,” Campbell told reporters after the game. “The guys played great in front of me and I did whatever I could to help.”

Matt Fraser scored two goals pushing his season total to 33, and Gazdic chipped in one goal and one assist.

Texas lost 8-4 to Lake Erie at Cedar Park Center on Sunday. The loss eliminated the Stars from the playoff race. Campbell got the start and gave up four goals on 12 shots in the first period. Tyler Beskorowany played the rest of the game, surrendering four goals on 16 shots. Colton Sceviour scored a pair of goals for Texas and Morin scored as well.

The week ahead

Wednesday April 4, at Grand Rapids
Thursday April 5, at Peoria

Transactions

4/2: D Jordie Benn assigned to Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads open the ECHL Playoffs this week, taking on the Ontario Reign in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. It’s a best-of-five series.




Texas Stars Report

March, 21, 2012
3/21/12
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Jack Campbell, Austin Smith join Texas Stars

The Texas Stars got a couple of Dallas’ top prospects for the remainder of the regular season, and more could be on the way.

Goalie Jack Campbell, Dallas’ first round pick (11th overall) in 2010, wrapped up his junior career and was assigned to Texas by the Dallas Stars on Monday.

Forward Austin Smith, Dallas’ fifth round pick (128th overall) in 2007, wrapped up his collegiate career at Colgate over the weekend. Smith, college hockey’s leading goal scorer this season, signed an amateur tryout contract with Texas.

Both Smith and Campbell are with the team now and are expected to see action with Texas soon.

“We expect two more blue chip guys coming in potentially after the weekend, depending on how their teams do this weekend,” Texas Stars GM Scott White told ESPN 104.9 in Austin on Wednesday.

White didn’t mention those two players by name, but he could be talking about forwards RW Alex Chiasson (2nd round/2009) and RW Reilly Smith (3rd round/2009). Both players are involved in the NCAA tournament this weekend.

The past week

The Texas went 0-3-0-0 over the past week. Texas is 27-33-2-2 on the season and is 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference, 13 points out of the final playoff spot.

Texas lost 4-3 to Oklahoma City Friday at Cedar Park Center. The Stars blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads in the game. Matt Fraser and Brenden Dillon were among the goal scorers for Texas. Tyler Beskorowany made 32 saves.

After the game, Texas coach Jeff Pyle was blunt about where his team stood.

“We don’t deserve the playoffs, we really, truly don’t,” Pyle said. “We came out in the first and got a 2-0 lead by being patient. In the second period it was still 2-0 and (Travis) Morin turns that puck over. That can’t happen. That’s embarrassing. A leader like that, with a 2-0 lead, you’ve got to take care of the puck and show leadership, and we get none of that. Then we retaliate on a penalty and give them a power play – bad call or not it doesn’t matter. We shouldn’t be there. So, we let them back in the game. Then 3-3 and we deflect a puck blind through the middle of the ice.

“We don’t deserve the playoffs. We don’t do things that are conducive to playoff hockey. We’re not committed to playing playoff hockey. We’re not there. There’s a reason we’re in the situation were in.”

On Saturday, Texas lost 4-3 again to Oklahoma City at Cedar Park Center. The Stars were down 3- 1after the first period and could never catch up. Colton Sceviour and Francis Wathier scored for Texas. Andrew Raycroft made 24 saves.

The Stars dropped their fifth straight game, falling 5-2 to Abbotsford on Monday. Sceviour scored both goals for Texas. Beskorowany made 26 saves. Texas ended it is seven-game homestand with a 2-5-0-0 record.

The week ahead

Friday March 23, at Oklahoma City
Sunday March 25, at Toronto

Transactions

3/20: Texas signed F Austin Smith to amateur tryout contract
3/19: G Jack Campbell assigned to Texas (AHL) from Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
3/19: Texas signed C Taylor Vause to amateur tryout contract
3/17: D Matt Case released from professional tryout contract

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 1-1-0-1 over the past week. Idaho is 27-30-2-7 and ranks 7th in the ECHL’s Western Conference.




Texas Stars Report

March, 14, 2012
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Matt Fraser sets franchise mark for goals in season

Texas Stars forward Matt Fraser has set the franchise mark for most goals in a season. When Fraser scored shorthanded against San Antonio on Saturday, it was his 28th of the season. That eclipsed the club record of 27 set by Aaron Gagnon in the 2009-10 season.

Fraser, who is on a three-game goal scoring streak and has eight goals in the last 14 games, now has 29 goals in 58 games this season.

The past week

The Texas Stars went 2-2-0-0 over the past week. The Stars are 27-30-2-2 on the season and rank 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference. They are currently 12 points out of the final playoff spot with 15 games left in the regular season.

Texas beat Grand Rapids 5-4 in overtime last Wednesday at Cedar Park Center. Francis Wathier, Travis and Luke Gazdic were among the goal scorers. Brenden Dillon had two assists. Tyler Beskorowany made 31 saves.

The Stars beat San Antonio 4-3 in overtime at CPC on Friday. Colton Sceviour scored the OT winner. Matt Fraser scored the game-tying goal with 7:08 left in regulation. Andrew Raycroft had 25 saves.

Texas lost to San Antonio 4-3 in Cedar Park on Saturday. Fraser, Wathier and Angelo Esposito scored for Texas. Raycroft started the game but left after the first period due to injury. He allowed two goals on nine shots. Beskorowany finished the game and stopped 11 of 13 shots.

The Stars lost 5-2 to Grand Rapids on Tuesday. Fraser and Dillon scored goals. Beskorowany had 22 saves on 27 shots.

The week ahead

March 16, vs. Oklahoma City
March 17, vs. Oklahoma City
March 19, vs. Abbotsford

Transactions

3/13: D Nick Layton assigned to Texas (AHL) from Allen (CHL)

3/12: D Jordie Benn recalled to Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

3/7: RW Jake Hauswirth assigned to Idaho (ECHL) from Texas (AHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 3-0-0-1 over the past week. The Steelheads are 26-29-2-6 on the season and are in 7th in the ECHL’s Western Conference.



Texas Stars Report: Roster decisions

March, 6, 2012
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Texas announces Clear Day Roster

The Texas Stars announced their Clear Day Roster Tuesday. The 22 players on the roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the AHL regular season and in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless an emergency arises due to recall, injury or suspension. Teams can also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts after their respective junior or college seasons are complete.

Forward Ryan Garbutt is not on Texas’ Clear Day Roster, an indication that he is staying in Dallas for the remainder of the season. Tomas Vincour is on the Texas roster, which means he is eligible to be assigned back to the AHL.

Here is the Texas Clear Day Roster:

Goaltenders: Tyler Beskorowany, Andrew Raycroft

Defensemen: Jordie Benn, Jace Coyle, Brenden Dillon, Maxime Fortunus, Brad Lukowich, Drew Schiestel, Dan Spang

Forwards: Angelo Esposito, Michael Forney, Matt Fraser, Luke Gazdic, Scott Glennie, Eric Godard, Mike Hedden, Travis Morin, Colton Sceviour, Mathieu Tousignant, Tomas Vincour (recalled), Francis Wathier, Shawn Weller

Texas also has four players in residence: Scott Campbell, Matt Case, Jake Hauswirth, Hubert Labrie . Those players can only be used during the remainder of the regular season or the playoffs if a combination of three members of the 22-man roster are injured, recalled or suspended.

Sawada sent to St. John’s

The Dallas Stars assigned right wing Ray Sawada to St. Johns of the AHL on Friday. Sawada, Dallas’s 2nd round pick (52nd overall) in 2004, played only 26 games with Texas this season due to injuries.

The past week

Texas went 1-1-0-0 over the past week. The Stars are 25-28-2-2 on the season and rank 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference. They are currently 11 points out of a playoff spot.

Texas’ road losing streak hit eight games with a 2-1 loss at Abbotsford Friday night. Angelo Esposito scored the lone goal for Texas and Andrew Raycroft stopped 27 of 29 shots.

On Sunday, Texas snapped the road losing streak with a 4-1 victory at Abbotsford. Luke Gazdic scored two goals and Francis Wathier and Colton Sceviour also scored. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 30 shots to get the win in goal.

Texas now returns home for a seven-game homestand.

The week ahead

March 7, vs. Grand Rapids
March 9, vs. San Antonio
March 10, vs. San Antonio

Transactions

3/6: D Cameron Brodie released from PTO.

3/6: Buffalo assigned D Drew Schiestel from Rochester (AHL) to Texas (AHL).

3/6: F Nick Layton assigned to Allen (CHL) from Texas (AHL).

3/2: Dallas assigned RW Ray Sawada to St. John’s (AHL) from Texas (AHL).

3/2: Winnipeg assigned LW Michael Forney from Colorado (ECHL) to Texas (AHL).

3/2: Texas acquired LW Shawn Well from St. John’s (AHL) for future considerations.

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 0-2-0-0 over the past week and their winless streak hit 10 games (0-8-0-2). The Steelheads are 23-29-2-5 on the season and rank 7th in the ECHL’s Western Conference.




Texas Stars Report

February, 28, 2012
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The past week

The Texas Stars lost two of three (1-2-0-0) over the past week. Texas is now 24-27-2-2 on the season. Texas ranks 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference and is 11 points out of the final playoff spot.

Texas opened the week with a 5-1 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. It was the seventh straight road loss for the Stars. Jordie Benn scored the lone goal for Texas. Andrew Raycroft was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 18 shots. It was the second time in the last three starts that Raycroft has been pulled. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 16 of 17 shots in relief.

The Stars beat Houston 3-2 at Cedar Park Center on Friday. Scott Glennie had one goal and one assist, and Angelo Esposito and Francis Wathier also scored. Beskorowany made 39 saves.

Houston beat the Stars 5-2 Saturday in Cedar Park. Brenden Dillon and Colton Sceviour scored for Texas and Beskorowany stopped 32 of 37 shots.

The week ahead

Friday March 2, at Abbotsford
Sunday March 4, at Abbotsford

Notes

*Texas has been outscored 32-12 during its seven-game road losing streak.

*Texas is 10-18-0-1 on the road this season.

*Texas’ .362 points percentage on the road is the worst in the Western Conference and second worst in the entire AHL.

Transactions

2/24: LW Matt Fraser assigned to Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

2/23: D Cameron Brodie signed to PTO

2/22: LW Matt Fraser recalled from Texas (AHL) to Dallas (NHL)

2/21: F Nick Layton recalled from Allen (CHL) to Texas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 0-2-0-1 over the past week and saw their winless streak hit eight games (0-6-0-2). Idaho is 23-27-2-5 on the season and in seventh place in the ECHL’s Western Conference.




Texas Stars Report

February, 20, 2012
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 2-1-0-0 over the past week. The Stars are currently in 13th place in the AHL’s Western Conference, nine points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

Texas opened the week with a 4-3 loss at Lake Erie on Wednesday. Scott Glennie and Francis Wathier each had one goal and one assist in the game. Colton Sceviour also scored a goal and Angelo Esposito had two assists. Tyler Beskorowany had 40 saves.

Texas won 5-4 in a shootout over San Antonio at Cedar Park Center on Friday. Matt Fraser scored twice for the Stars. Wathier also scored and Esposito picked up another two assists. Mike Hedden scored the lone goal of the shootout. Beskorowany made 28 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all five shooters he faced in the shootout to get the victory and stop a personal five-game losing streak.

The Stars won 4-2 over San Antonio on Saturday at Cedar Park Center. Fraser, Sceviour, and Maxime Fortunus were among the goal scorers. Esposito picked up his fifth assist over the last three games. Andrew Raycroft stopped 24 of 26 shots to earn just his second win in the last seven starts.

The week ahead

Wednesday February 22, at Oklahoma City
Friday February 24, vs. Houston
Saturday February 25, vs. Houston

Notes

*LW Matt Fraser has five goals in the last six games and now has 26 in 50 games this season. He ranks fourth in the AHL in goal scoring.

*C Scott Glennie has 18 points (7 goals, 11 assists) over his last 20 games.

*RW Colton Sceviour has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) over his last 24 games.

Transactions

*2/18: Texas signed LW Scott Campbell to PTO

*2/17: C Ryan Garbutt recalled from Texas (AHL) by Dallas (NHL)

*2/16: Texas signed D Matt Case to PTO

*2/14: LW Stephen Schultz assigned to Idaho (ECHL) from Texas (AHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 0-4-0-1 on a five-game road trip over the past week. The Steelheads are 23-25-2-4 on the season and are in sixth place in the ECHL’s Western Conference.


Texas Stars report

February, 13, 2012
2/13/12
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 1-2-1-0 over the past week. They currently rank 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference and are nine points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Stars lost 4-3 in overtime to Milwaukee at Cedar Park Center on Tuesday. Colton Sceviour scored two goals and Travis Morin also scored. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 17 of 21 shots.

On Wednesday, the Stars defeated Milwaukee 6-3 in Cedar Park. Ryan Garbutt led the Texas offense with three goals. Scott Glennie had one goal and two assists and Sceviour had one goal and one assist. Matt Fraser scored a goal as well. Andrew Raycroft had 21 saves.

The Stars lost 9-4 at Rochester on Friday. Raycroft was pulled midway through the game after allowing six goals on 19 shots. Beskorowany played the rest of the way, giving up three goals on 16 shots. Fraser and Morin were among the goal scorers for Texas.

Texas lost 2-0 at Hamilton on Sunday. Beskorowany got the start in goal and stopped 25 of 27 shots. It was the seventh loss in the last eight games (1-6-1-0) for Texas.

The week ahead

Wednesday February 15, at Lake Erie
Friday February 17, vs. San Antonio
Saturday February 18, vs. San Antonio

Notes

*LW Matt Fraser is tied for fourth in the league in goal scoring with 23.

*Fraser ranks fifth in the AHL with 170 shots on goal.

*Over his last 30 games, C Scott Glennie has 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists).

Over his last 21 games, RW Colton Sceviour has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists).

Transactions

*2/9: D Adam Pardy recalled from Texas (AHL) by Dallas (NHL)

*2/9: D Mike Berube released from PTO

*2/8: F Brendan Connolly released from PTO

*2/8: RW Jake Hauswirth assigned to Texas (AHL) from Rio Grande (CHL)

*2/8: F Stephen Schultz assigned to Idaho (ECHL) from Texas (AHL)

Idaho Steelheads

*The Idaho Steelheads went 2-1-0-0 over the past week. The Steelheads are 23-21-2-3 and are in sixth place in the ECHL’s Western Conference.




Texas Stars Report

January, 31, 2012
1/31/12
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 0-2-0-0 over the past week. The Stars are 20-20-1-2 on the season. They rank 13th in the Western Conference, four points out the eighth and final playoff spot.

On Friday, the Stars had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 6-2 loss at San Antonio. Angelo Esposito had one goal and one assist and Tomas Vincour also scored for Texas. Andrew Raycroft got the start in goal and gave up five goals on 20 shots in 47:22 of playing time before being pulled in the third period. Tyler Beskorowany played the final 12:38 and stopped five of six shots.

On Saturday, the Stars lost 3-1 at Oklahoma City, which outshot Texas 45-23. Francis Wathier scored the lone goal for Texas and Vincour picked up an assist. Raycroft stopped 42 of 44 shots.

The week ahead

Thursday February 2, at Houston
Saturday February 4, vs. Charlotte

Notes: Fraser at AHL All-Star Classic

*Texas Stars forward Matt Fraser suited up for the Western Conference All-Stars at the AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City Monday night. Fraser had one assist and then scored in the shootout his Western Conference team beat the Eastern Conference 8-7 in a shootout.

*Fraser is tied for fourth in the AHL in goal scoring with 21 in 42 games. He is tied for fifth in rookie scoring with 35 points.

*F Ray Sawada, D Brad Lukowich and F Mathieu Tousignant currently are out with injuries for Texas.

Transactions

*1/30: D Philip Larsen recalled to Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

*1/30: RW Jake Hauswirth assigned to Rio Grande (CHL) from Texas (AHL)

*1/25: D Philip Larsen assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

*1/25: RW Tomas Vincour assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

*1/25: LW Matt Fraser assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 2-1-0-2 over the past week. The Steelheads are 20-19-2-3 on the season and rank sixth in the ECHL’s Western Conference.

Texas Stars Report

January, 9, 2012
1/09/12
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 1-0-2 over the past week and are now 15-16-3 on the season. They are in fifth place in the West Division, three points out of fourth place.

The Stars opened the week with a 4-3 shootout loss at San Antonio. Colton Sceviour, Matt Fraser and Eric Godard scored in regulation for the Stars, but Sceviour, Fraser and Travis Morin all failed to connect in the shootout. San Antonio scored on all three of its shootout chances against Andrew Raycroft, who stopped 27 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime.

On Saturday, Raycroft stopped 25 of 27 shots as Texas beat Rockford 4-2 at Cedar Park Center. Brad Lukowich scored one goal and had two assists. Fraser, Ryan Garbutt and Francis Wathier also scored goals. Sceviour chipped in three assists.

The Stars lost 6-5 in overtime to Rockford at Cedar Park Center on Sunday. Rockford tied the game with 2:24 left in regulation and then won it 1:02 into overtime. Scott Glennie had two goals and one assist for the Stars. Fraser and Lukowich each had a goal and an assist and Sceviour and Morin each chipped in two assists. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 29 of 35 shots.

The week ahead

Wednesday January 11, vs. Abbotsford
Friday January 13, at Grand Rapids
Saturday January 14, at Milwaukee

Notes: Fraser to AHL All-Star Classic

*Texas Stars forward Matt Fraser has been named to the Western Conference team for the AHL All-Star Classic, which will be played January 30 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

*Fraser, who has 10 goals in the last 14 games, now has 19 in 34 games this season. He’s tied for fourth in the AHL and is tied for second among rookies. His 9 power play goals are tied for second in the league.

*Forward Colton Sceviour has 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in the last seven games. Sceviour has 20 points (6 goals, 14 assists) in 34 games this season.

*F Ray Sawada, F Mathieu Tousignant and D Dan Spang have been out with injuries for Texas.

Transactions

*1/9: F Ian Lowe released from PTO

*1/8: G Jimmy Spratt released from PTO

*1/4: D Mike Berube signed to PTO

*1/4: D Brenden Dillon assigned Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

*1/2: D Brenden Dillon recalled by Dallas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads: Boise to host Dallas Stars 2012 training camp

The Idaho Steelheads announced over the weekend that the Dallas Stars would open their 2012 training camp this coming September in Boise, Idaho. The Stars will also host an NHL exhibition game against the Minnesota Wild on September 25, 2012, in Boise.

The Steelheads went 0-2-0 this past week and are 15-16-3 on the season. They are fourth in the ECHL’s Mountain Division.



Texas Stars Report

December, 19, 2011
12/19/11
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 2-2-0 over the past week. Texas is 12-14-1 on the season and currently ranks fifth in the AHL’s West Division.

The Stars opened the week with a 3-2 win at Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Raymond Sawada, Colton Sceviour and Stephen Schultz scored to give Texas a 3-0 lead after one period. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 18 of 20 shots.

On Friday, Texas lost 4-1 to Houston at Cedar Park Center. Matt Fraser scored the lone goal for Texas. Beskorowany made 28 saves.

Texas defeated Rochester 6-2 Saturday night in Cedar Park. Ryan Garbutt had two goals and two assists to lead the Texas offense. Defenseman Brenden Dillon had one goal and one assist. Francis Wathier, Brad Lukowich and Mike Hedden also scored. Goaltender Jimmy Spratt, making his first AHL appearance, stopped 14 of 16 shots.

The Stars lost 4-2 at San Antonio on Sunday. Fraser and Ondrej Roman scored goals for Texas. Beskorowany made 29 saves on 33 shots.

The week ahead

Wednesday December 21, at Houston

Notes

*LW Matt Fraser is tied for second among AHL rookies with 14 goals.

*Fraser is tied for second among all AHL players with 8 power play goals.

*Texas is 1-26 (3.8%) on the power play over the last six games.

*Texas ranks 12th in the AHL in scoring at 2.96 goals per game.

*Texas ranks 25th in goals against at 3.07 per game.

Transactions

*12/14: Dallas assigned RW Jake Hauswirth to Texas (AHL) from Rio Grande (CHL)

Idaho Steelheads

Idaho went 2-0-0 over the past week and is 11-12-3 on the season. The Steelheads, who are 10-6-3 in their last 19 games, are fourth in the ECHL’s Mountain Division.



Texas Stars Report

December, 12, 2011
12/12/11
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The past week

The Texas Stars went 1-1-0 over the past week and are 10-12-1 on the season. They are currently in fifth place in the AHL’s West Division.

On Friday, Tyler Beskorowany stopped 29 shots for his second career AHL shutout as the Stars defeated Charlotte 3-0 at Cedar Park Center. Colton Sceviour, Matt Fraser and Hubert Labrie were the goal scorers for Texas. Labrie’s goal was his first as a pro. Francis Wathier had a pair of assists.

On Saturday, the Stars lost 3-2 to West Division leading Oklahoma City in Cedar Park. Scott Glennie and Fraser scored for the Stars, who trail Oklahoma City by 18 points. Beskorowany stopped 16 of 19 shots.

The week ahead

Tuesday December 13, at Oklahoma City
Friday December 16, at Houston
Saturday December 17, vs. Rochester

Notes

*F Matt Fraser has scored a goal in three straight games. He is tied for third among AHL rookies with 12 goals.

*F Scott Glennie has points in five of his last seven games for Texas and has registered 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) during that span.

Transactions

*12/6: D Jace Coyle assigned from Texas (AHL) to Idaho (ECHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Steelheads went 1-2-0 over the past week and are now 9-12-3 on the season. They rank fourth in ECHL’s Mountain Division and seventh in the Western Conference.

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



Texas Stars Report

November, 28, 2011
11/28/11
7:04
PM CT
The past week

The Texas Stars went 1-2-0 over the past week to drop to 8-10-1 on the season. The Stars are currently in fifth place in the AHL’s West Division.

The Stars opened the week with a 3-2 loss against Chicago in Cedar Park. The Wolves scored twice in the first 3:55 of the game and the Stars could never catch up. Jordie Benn had one goal and one assist for Texas, and Ryan Garbutt also scored a goal. Tyler Beskorowany stopped 24 of 27 shots.

The Stars won 2-1 in overtime at Houston on Friday. Richard Bachman stopped 31 of 32 shots for the Stars and Maxime Fortunus scored the game-winner with 37 seconds left in overtime. Scott Glennie scored Texas’ goal in regulation.

The Stars lost 4-2 to Houston in Cedar Park. Goals by Mike Hedden and Jordie Benn gave Texas a 2-1 lead, but the Aeros scored three unanswered goals to secure the victory. Bachman stopped 22 of 26 shots in the game.

The week ahead

Wednesday November 30, at Charlotte
Saturday December 3, at Charlotte

Texas signs goalie Spratt to PTO

With goaltender Richard Bachman called up to Dallas due to an injury to Kari Lehtonen, Texas signed goaltender Jimmy Spratt to a professional tryout agreement Monday.

Spratt, a third-year pro, has played 12 games with Idaho of the ECHL this season, posting a 5-5-0 record, a 2.95 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.

Spratt played with Toledo and Victoria of the ECHL, as well as Rapid City of the CHL last season.

Notes

*D Jordie Benn has points in six of the last seven games (4 goals, 3 assists). Benn is tied for the lead in goals among AHL defensemen with 6 and is tied for sixth in scoring among defensemen with 12 points.

*F Scott Glennie has points in three straight games (1 goal, 3 assists). Glennie, Dallas’ first round pick (8th overall in 2009) has 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 16 games.

Transactions

*11/28: G Jimmy Spratt signed to professional tryout agreement.
*11/28: LW Michael Neal recalled to Texas (AHL) from Idaho (ECHL)
*11/27: LW Francis Wathier recalled by Dallas (NHL)
*11/27: G Richard Bachman recalled by Dallas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Steelheads went 1-1-1 in a three-game series at Colorado last week. Idaho is 7-9-3 on the season and is in fourth place in the ECHL’s Mountain Division.

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


Texas Stars Report

November, 22, 2011
11/22/11
6:16
PM CT
The past week

The Texas Stars went 1-1-0 over the past week, splitting a home-and-home series with the Houston Aeros. The Stars are now 7-8-1 on the season and currently rank fourth in the AHL’s West Division.

The Stars won 3-2 in overtime in Houston on Friday. Tomas Vincour scored with 6:20 left in regulation to tie the game and Ray Sawada scored 1:30 into the extra period to give Texas the victory. Jordie Benn also scored for the Stars and Travis Morin and Maxime Fortunus each picked up two assists. Richard Bachman stopped 21 of 23 shots.

Saturday in Cedar Park, the Stars fell 5-1 to the Aeros. Vincour scored the only goal for Texas, his 10th in 15 games this season. Bachman played the first two periods, allowing four goals on 18 shots. Tyler Beskorowany played the third, stopping seven of eight.
The week ahead

Wednesday, Nov. 23, vs. Chicago
Friday, Nov. 25, at Houston
Saturday, Nov. 26, vs. Houston

Notes

*When Tomas Vincour was called up to Dallas on Sunday, he had scored goals in eight of his last ten games with Texas.

*Vincour is currently tied for sixth in the AHL in goal scoring.

*Texas Stars rookie Matt Fraser is tied for ninth in the league in goal scoring with 9 and he ranks second among rookies.

*Texas ranks seventh in the league in scoring at 3.19 goals per game.

*Texas ranks 29th in the AHL in goals against 3.44 per game.

*Texas’ power play is second in the league at 27.2 percent.

*The Texas penalty kill is 22nd at 79.7 percent.

Transactions

*11/20: RW Tomas Vincour recalled by Dallas (NHL).

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 1-1-0 over the past week. They are now 6-8-2, ranking fourth in the ECHL’s Mountain Division.

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

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