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On the Farm Report: 11-19-09

by Travis Betts / Dallas Stars

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


Texas Stars (AHL):
Wathier
The Texas Stars defeated the Rockford Icehogs 4-0 Friday at the Rockford MetroCentre. Warren Peters had a goal and an assist, while Sergei Korostin and Colton Sceviour also scored for Texas. Perttu Lindgren assisted on two goals, and Brent Krahn made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season.

The Stars came home Saturday but lost to the Chicago Wolves 4-3 in overtime in front of a sellout crowd at the Cedar Park Center. Peters and Francis Wathier each scored for Texas, while Mathieu Beaudoin and Aaron Gagnon each picked up assists. Matt Climie made 29 saves on 32 shots in the losing effort.

The Stars headed south to play the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday. Krahn made 44 saves to record his third shutout of the season, improving Texas’ record against San Antonio to 3-1-0 on the season. Peters scored on the power play in the second period, and Korostin added an empty-net goal as time was winding down.

After two days off, the Stars were back on the road, facing the Rockford Ice Hogs again on Wednesday. Despite falling behind by a goal in the first period, the Stars came roaring back, scoring three goals in a span of 11 minutes in the first and second period to take a 3-1 lead which they would hold on to until the game’s end. Peters scored the first two goals, and Luke Gazdic added the third, while Korostin, Beaudoin, Sceviour and Maxime Fortunus each picked up assists. Krahn, starting back-to-back games, made 31 saves on 32 shots.

Texas has another full week of games ahead, starting with a game at Grand Rapids on Friday. The Stars play at Rockford Saturday and at Chicago Sunday to finish their five-game road trip before heading home to take on the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday.


Noteworthy:
Peters’ strong play earned him a call-up to the NHL Thursday. The 27-year-old had an active five-game goal streak (6-1-7) and a six-game point streak (6-2-8) at the time of his call-up.

Texas recalled defenseman Trevor Ludwig from the Idaho Steelheads, Dallas’ ECHL affiliate, on Tuesday. In 11 games with Idaho, Ludwig scored two goals and four assists for six points. Ludwig started the year with the Texas Stars, going scoreless in two games.

Texas extended its point streak to 12 games (9-0-3), and has expanded its lead in the West division by 10 points over Houston. The Stars’ 30 points ranks first in the AHL.

Krahn’s 1.20 GAA and .964 save percentage both rank first in the AHL. Krahn also has three shutouts, tying him for first place in the league, while Climie’s two shutouts have him tied for fourth place. Climie has a 1.85 GAA, good for eighth in the league.

Korostin’s eight goals tie him for 10th among AHL leaders, and his three game-winners are tied for first.

For more information on the Texas Stars, visit www.texasstarshockey.com.

Idaho Steelheads (ECHL):
The Idaho Steelheads won all three games in their weekend series against the Stockton Thunder before the first of a three-game set to the Victoria Salmon Kings Wednesday. Idaho is now 11-3-1 and in first place in the ECHL.

Richard Bachman won both of his starts against Stockton, improving his record to 6-2-1 on the season. Bachman’s 2.28 GAA is second in the league, and his six wins are tied for first.

Western Hockey League (WHL):
Center Scott Glennie scored one goal and four assists in three games this week and now has 27 points (11-16-27) in 24 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings. Glennie also has a five-game point streak (2-6-8).

Center Tristan King picked up three assists in two games this week for the Medicine Hat Tigers, bringing his season points total to 24 (9-15-24).

Right Wing Tomas Vincour scored a goal in all three games he played this week for the Edmonton Oil Kings, and now has 20 points (13-7-20) and 27 penalty minutes in 23 games.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL):
Defenseman Hubert Labrie has nine assists and 28 penalty minutes in 22 games for the Gatineau Olympiques.

Ontario Hockey League (OHL):
Goaltender Tyler Beskorowany won all four starts in net for the Kingston Frontenacs, improving his season record to 11-10-2 and lowering his GAA to 3.20.

NCAA:
Right wing Austin Smith scored a goal and two assists in two games for Colgate University, and now has 15 points (7-8-15) in 11 games for the Raiders. Smith now has points in seven straight games.

Left wing Curtis McKenzie has nine points (4-5-9) and 26 penalty minutes in 12 games for the Miami Redhawks.

Right wing Reilly Smith, McKenzie’s teammate, has two goals and two assists in 12 games.

Defenseman Mike Bergin has two goals and three assists in 11 games for RPI.

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

EUROPE:
Defenseman Philip Larsen has two assists in eight games for Frolunda (Swedish Elite League).

Left wing Vojtech Polak has 13 points (6-7-13) and 34 penalty minutes in 24 games for Trinec Ocelari HC (Czech Extraliga).

Center Ondrej Roman has a goal and two assists in 18 games for Vitkovice HC (Czech Extraliga).

Left wing Max Warn has one goal and three assists in 17 games for HIFK Helsinki (SM-liiga).





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