The Sugar Land Imperials tried their best to erase a four-goal deficit, but the Dallas Jr. Stars would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 6-5.
Dallas made the score 5-1 on a goal by Colin South at 6:15 in the second period, and Sugar Land got as close as 5-4 when Wayne Hubley scored 10:53 into the third period.
Tommy Stock was all over the ice for the Jr. Stars, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Stock scored the first of his two goals short handed at 10:21 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Dallas found itself down a man on Jon Gibson\’s head contact. Cam Choate picked up the assist. Stock\’s next tally short handed made the score 6-4 Dallas with 6:47 left in the third period. The Jr. Stars had gotten the advantage when the Imperials\’ Benjamin Wilkins was sent off for slashing. Brandon Salisbury assisted on the tally.
Dallas forced Sugar Land\’s netminders to work all game long, taking 36 shots and forcing 30 saves. Colton Anderson made 18 stops and Matt Douglas made 12. The Jr. Stars outdid their season average for goals scored. Dallas has scored at the pace of 3.3 goals per game during the current campaign. The Jr. Stars cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on five chances.
Dallas also got points from Choate, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Salisbury, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Dallas also got a goal from Rutger Kesling as well. In addition, Dallas received assists from Alex MacInnis, who had one and Raurie Petrich and Jared Renfro, who each chipped in two.
The Imperials forced Dallas goalie Chris Mallon to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots.
Sugar Land additionally got points from Cole Sharrah, who also registered one goal and one assist. Yves Bader also scored for Sugar Land. More assists for Sugar Land came via Travis Wilson, who had two and Matthew Davies and Aksel Campbell, who contributed one a piece.
The Jr. Stars\’ Mallon stopped 29 shots out of the 34 that he faced. Dallas incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. Sugar Land incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Dallas Jr. Stars defeated the Sugar Land Imperials in a shootout 4-3 (1-0 SO).
The two teams needed 12 turns to complete the shootout.
Dallas saw a two-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. The Jr. Stars made the score 3-1 on a goal by Tommy Stock at 11:21 in the second period. Sugar Land evened things up at 3-3 on a goal by Aksel Campbell at 17:32 in the third period.
Dallas was led by Stock, who registered one goal and one assist.
The Jr. Stars forced the Imperials goalie Colton Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 48 shots.
Others who scored for Dallas included Alex Cyrenne and Stephen Smith, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Dallas were Jon Gibson, who had two and Corey Burns and Alex MacInnis, who each chipped in one.
Sugar Land kept Dallas\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Chris Mallon made 40 saves on 43 shots. The Imperials struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 26 penalty minutes for eight opposing power plays.
Sugar Land was led by Yves Bader, who tallied one goal and two assists. Bader scored short handed 3:27 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Dallas. The Imperials played down a man on Campbell\’s checking from behind. Jonathon Benavides assisted on the tally. Sugar Land also got a goal from Alex Tilman as well. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Travis Wilson and Wayne Hubley, who contributed one a piece.
The Jr. Stars incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Sugar Land\’s Anderson stopped 44 shots out of the 47 that he faced. The Imperials registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.
(December 16, 2013) The Dallas Jr Stars are happy to report that center Raurie Petrich has made a commitment to attend Aurora University next season and will play for the Spartans in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (DIII). The announcement comes just three weeks after the NA3HL Showcase in Romeoville, IL. Petrich leads the Jr Stars in scoring with 5 goals, 17 assists and 22 points headed into the final game before the holiday break.
Aurora Assistant Shaun Falzone confirmed that he was asked by the Stars' coaching staff to make it a point to watch the team play during the Showcase. Falzone said, "During the game I noticed Petrich was working hard at both ends of the ice. Even when the team was down he was giving it his all. Raurie is the type of player, on and off the ice, that will represent Aurora University well. Coach Buchanan and I are excited and honored to have Raurie commit to our University. I look forward to building a relationship with the Jr Stars' organization."
In just the team's fourth month of existence the Jr Stars have already moved two players to the NAHL and now one to the the collegiate ranks. For more information about the Jr Stars organization please contact Reggie Hall, GM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dallas defenseman Cam Choate, 19, helped the Jr. Stars to a weekend home split with Topeka. The 6’4/215 lbs. defenseman from Plano, Texas chimed in with three assists in the two games. On Friday, Choate assisted on two of the Jr. Stars three goals in a 5-3 loss. On Saturday, the physical defenseman picked up an assist on the game-winning goal as Dallas salvaged a weekend split with a 3-1 win.
For the season, Choate leads all Dallas defenseman in scoring with 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 22 games played. “Cam has been solid all season for us and he is a guy that sticks up for his teammates,” said Jr. Stars head coach Jason Deitsch. “For a bigger defenseman, Cam brings an offensive element, which allows him to contribute on a regular basis.”
Colin South was named the 2nd star for the week.
(November 12, 2013) The Stars announced this morning that the scheduled game this Saturday against the Dallas Baptist Patriots has been cancelled and will be added to the schedule later in the season. DBU suffered several injuries this past weekend and asked to reschedule the game against the Stars. Watch for updates on the make up game.
The Stars will next play in Romeoville, IL in the highly anticipated NA3HL Showcase. Games begin November 22 and run through November 25. The Stars will face off against Peoria, St Louis, Battle Creek and Minnesota. The Stars full schedule can be found on the Schedule page of our web site.
All games will be broadcast live on Fasthockey.