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On the Farm Report: 11-12-09

by Travis Betts / Dallas Stars

We take another look at the Stars’ prospects in minor league, college and junior hockey.

Texas Stars (AHL):
The Texas Stars continued their strong play at home Friday, beating the Manitoba Moose 4-0 at the Cedar Park Center. Stars’ prospects Ivan Vishenvskiy, Aaron Gagnon and Perttu Lindgren scored for Texas, and Matt Climie made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season.

Lindgren in pre-season action
The Stars beat Manitoba again on Saturday, 3-1, for their fifth straight win. Lindgren had a goal and an assist, Gagnon scored a goal and Sergei Korostin scored the game-winner. Brent Krahn made 33 saves on 34 shots to improve to 6-1-0 on the season.

The Stars lost on Wednesday in overtime to the Peoria Rivermen by a score of 5-4. Warren Peters and Vishnevskiy scored for Texas, while Gagnon and Garrett Stafford each got two assists. Climie made 32 saves on 37 shots.

Wednesday’s game against Peoria was the Stars’ 15th game of the season, but the first outside the state of Texas. The Stars are in the middle of a stretch in which they play eight games in 12 days. Texas plays at Rockford on Friday, at home against Chicago on Saturday, at San Antonio on Sunday and at Rockford again on Wednesday.  The Stars’ complete schedule can be found here.

Texas is second in the Western Conference and the AHL at 10-2-3 (23 points). The Stars lead Peoria in the West Division by six points.

Despite the loss, the Stars have picked up points in each of their last eight games (6-0-2, 14 points).

Brent Krahn and Matt Climie are ranked second and third respectively in the AHL in goals-against average (GAA). Krahn has a 1.58 GAA, while Climie’s is 1.59. Hamilton’s Curtis Sanford leads the league at 1.40.

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Idaho Steelheads (ECHL):
Idaho went 1-2 last week against the Utah Grizzlies, but still leads the West Division and the National Conference at 8-2-1 (17 points).

Left wing Michael Neal, the younger brother of Stars’ left wing James Neal, has one goal and four assists in eight games.

Defenseman Trevor Ludwig has one goal, one assist and 16 penalty minutes in eight games.

Goaltender Richard Bachman is 4-2-1 with a 2.67 GAA in seven games.

Western Hockey League (WHL):
Center Scott Glennie scored a goal and two assists in his last two games and now has 21 points (8-13-21) on the season for the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Center Tristan King has 21 points (9-12-21) in 24 games for the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Right wing Tomas Vincour has missed the last four games for the Edmonton Oil Kings, but still has 10 goals and seven assists in 19 games.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL):
Defenseman Hubert Labrie, playing for the Gatineau Olympiques, had one assist last week to bring his season assists and points total to nine.

Ontario Hockey League (OHL):
Goaltender Tyler Beskorowany is 7-10-2 in 19 games with the Kingston Frontenacs, with a 3.53 GAA and a .901 save percentage.

Dallas native Austin Smith, playing right wing for Colgate University, scored two goals and an assist Friday against Harvard, and then followed that up with two assists the next day against Dartmouth. Smith has six goals and six assists in nine games.

Left wing Curtis McKenzie has eight points (3-5-8) and 24 penalty minutes in 10 games for Miami (OH) University.

Right wing Reilly Smith has four points (2-2-4) in 10 games for Miami University.

Defenseman Mike Bergin has five points (2-3-5) and 10 penalty minutes in 10 games for RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).

Right Wing Alex Chiasson has five points (4-1-5) in seven games for Boston University.

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