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On the Farm Report: 12-10-09

by Travis Betts / Dallas Stars

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


Texas Stars (AHL):
Beaudoin

The Texas Stars kicked off a three-game Midwest road trip Friday with a 5-1 win against Milwaukee. Mathieu Beaudoin recorded the first hat trick in Texas Stars history, and Matt Climie made 26 saves on 27 shots. Ten other skaters scored points for the Stars, who remained in first place in the West Division.

Saturday, the Stars beat the Chicago Wolves 5-3 at Chicago’s Allstate Arena. Aaron Gagnon tallied a goal and two assists, while Beaudoin and Maxime Fortunus each scored for Texas. Climie picked up his seventh win of the season, making 31 saves on 34 shots.

The Stars beat San Antonio on Sunday 4-1 for their third win in as many days. Beaudoin increased his goal streak to three games, and Tyler Shelast, Warren Peters and Francis Wathier each scored in the final 12 minutes of regulation to put the game away. Goaltender Richard Bachman, playing in his first AHL game, made 33 saves on 34 shots.

The Stars returned home Wednesday, but their good fortunes did not, as they lost to the Peoria Rivermen 5-1 at the Cedar Park Center. Climie allowed five goals on 30 shots, while Texas skaters only mustered two shots in the final frame. The Stars took 10 penalties in the game, including fighting majors by Peters and Dan Jancevski.

Texas will stay at home for the next three games, including tilts on Friday and Saturday against the Rockford Icehogs. The Stars host the Houston Aeros Tuesday before going back on the road.

Beaudoin wins award

Mathieu Beaudoin’s five goals in three games did not escape the attention of the league, as he was named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 6. Beaudoin had just one goal in 24 games prior to his hat trick on Friday. The 25-year-old Quebec native has six goals and nine assists in 28 games this season.


Ludwig called up, Gazdic sent to Idaho
Saturday, Texas recalled defenseman Trevor Ludwig from the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). Ludwig, 24, went scoreless in two games with Idaho after being sent down last week. Tuesday, Texas sent left wing Luke Gazdic down to Idaho. Gazdic, 21, has one goal and a team-high 55 penalty minutes in 17 games with Texas.


Noteworthy:
At 18-6-4, Texas sits in first place in the AHL with 40 points. Two teams in the league (Rochester and Manchester) have 39 points, but the closest competition in the West Division is Rockford at 14-12-3 (31 points).

Despite surrendering five goals to Peoria Wednesday, Texas has allowed just 55 goals this season in 28 games. The Stars are the only team in the AHL allowing less than two goals per game.

Texas continues to win games defensively and with forward depth. Perttu Lindgren and Aaron Gagnon’s team-leading 17 points are tied for 66th in the league.

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Idaho Steelheads (ECHL):
The Idaho Steelheads beat the Utah Grizzlies 3-2 Saturday before coming back home for the three-game series against the Ontario Reign. The Steelheads lost the first game against Ontario 3-2 in a shootout on Wednesday. In the game, Gazdic had a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick”; a goal, an assist and a fight. The Steelheads continue their series against Ontario on Friday and Saturday before playing Utah again next Wednesday.

Click here to visit the Idaho Steelheads web site.

Elsewhere:

Defenseman Jordie Benn, the older brother of Dallas Stars’ left wing Jamie Benn, returned from injury to the Allen Americans’ lineup this week. Benn has two goals, four assists and 33 penalty minutes in 15 games with Allen.

Here is a list of Stars’ prospects playing in the minors, in junior leagues, in college or in Europe:


Player
ECHL Team Pos
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
Trevor Ludwig Idaho (ECHL) D
13
1
5
6
24
6
Guillaume Monast Idaho (ECHL) D
20
0
1
1
29
5
Michael Neal Idaho (ECHL) LW
22
3
5
8
19
0
 
CHL Team Pos
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
Jordie Benn Allen (CHL) D
15
2
4
6
33
-1
 
Junior Team Pos
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
Scott Glennie Brandon (WHL) RW/C
32
13
24
37
18
15
Tristan King Medicine Hat (WHL) C
32
11
20
31
24
2
Hubert Labrie Gatineau (QMJHL) D
31
1
9
10
42
7
Matthew Tassone Swift Current (WHL) C
5
2
1
3
6
-4
Tomas Vincour Edmonton (WHL) C
29
16
9
25
27
2
 
College Team Pos
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
Mike Bergin RPI D
11
2
3
5
8
0
Alex Chiasson Boston University RW
11
4
2
6
12
1
Curtis McKenzie Miami University LW
18
4
8
12
34
4
Nico Sacchetti Minnesota C
15
3
4
7
8
-5
Austin Smith Colgate University RW
16
8
12
20
8
4
Reilly Smith Miami University RW
18
4
3
7
12
2
Scott Winkler Colorado College C
8
0
0
0
4
-3
 
Europe Team Pos
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
+/-
Philip Larsen Frolunda (Swe) D
16
1
4
5
6
-5
Vojtech Polak Trinec HC (Cze) LW
31
6
8
14
42
-1
Ondrej Roman Vitkovice HC (Cze) C
24
1
2
3
6
-2
Max Warn HIFK Helsinki (Fin) LW
17
1
3
4
10
-3
 
Goalies Team/League Pos
GP
MIN
W
L
OTL
GA
GAA
Save%
Tyler Beskorowany Kingston (OHL) G
28
1592
11
15
2
97
3.66
.895




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