CEDAR PARK — Maxime Fortunus embodies hockey in Central Texas. As the team’s captain, he’s the public face of the Texas Stars, but the 31-year-old defenseman’s persona also is tightly woven into Austin’s small but growing hockey community. It’s not surprising to find Fortunus at either of Austin’s full-time ice rinks, the Pond Hockey Club […]

Here is the official release: CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today defensemen Jamie Oleksiak and Jyrki Jokipakka have been recalled to the NHL. Oleksiak (oh-LEHK-see-ak), 22, has registered eight points (one goal, seven assists), eight penalty minutes and 28 shots on goal in […]

#yessir (Michael Ryder forever) https://t.co/x0O817XCVe — Steph (@myregularface) January 26, 2015 Texas Stars captain Maxime Fortunus was the co-winner in the accuracy shooting contest during the AHL All-Star Classic skills competition on Sunday. Fortunus hit four targets on six shots (video above), tying with Hartford’s Chris Bourque who also went 4-for-6. Fortunus also competed in […]

CEDAR PARK — Despite its relative anonymity, the Texas Stars’ fourth line of Jesse Root, Eric Faille and Branden Troock — all rookies — had the biggest impact in a 5-4 win Saturday over the Chicago Wolves. The line brought extra energy, won crucial faceoffs and was the Stars’ only offensive unit that wasn’t on […]

Travis Morin will miss the AHL All-Star Classic after sustaining a lower-body injury, according to Texas Stars coach Derek Laxdal. Morin suffered the injury in the game Friday night and “battled through” the injury on Saturday. Laxdal said the organization made the decision for Morin to miss the All-Star Classic. It will be the second […]

Texas Stars coach Derek Laxdal liked the energy in a 3-2 win against the Chicago Wolves on Friday. He’s looking for a similar effort when his team goes for the weekend sweep this evening. That starts with the fourth line of Jesse Root, Eric Faille, and Branden Troock. “I really like the work of our […]

CEDAR PARK — The Texas Stars ratcheted up the physicality in a 3-2 win against the Chicago Wolves on Friday night. Earlier this week, Texas didn’t answer the challenge in a loss to the San Antonio Rampage. Coach Derek Laxdal said the team didn’t finish checks and let San Antonio “off the hook.” Texas could […]

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