Thursday, February 18, 2016

Maxime Lagace Named Lone Star Grille/100 Degree Hockey Player of the Week

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Each week, we name the Lone Star Grille/100 Degree Hockey Player of the Week. Lone Star Grille offers happy hour weekdays from 4-7 PM just minutes from the Cedar Park Center. The new Higher Ground Bar at the Grille is a smoke-free bar open 6 PM to 2 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Redeem your game ticket for reverse happy hour from 10-12 PM with $2 off specialty cocktails, $4.00 house wine and $2.50 domestic longnecks.

Sometimes, being the player of the week isn't about mindblowing stats or highlight reel performances. Sometimes, it's just about performing on a consistent level and having success. This week, it's time to honor Maxime Lagace, the engine behind the Stars' current six game winning streak and a large part of their success over the last three months.

"Laggy" has a personal eleven game win streak going at the moment, which stretches back to November 28th, 2015. In the past week, he was dominant when he needed to be, keeping Texas in a very rough first period on Sautrday against Lake Erie. Players and coaches alike admitted postgame that the score could have been 5 or 6 to nothing. With Lagace's performance, Texas held it to 2-0 after two and later climbed back in to win in overtime.

On the week, Lagace is 3-0 with a 2.29 GAA and .939 SV%. This is the type of effort that the Stars expected from others in the system this season. However, the good news is that the world of hockey is based on merit. If you're playing well, you can move up and get a chance at the next level. Lagace got that chance and grabbed hold with both hands.

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