Thursday, October 5, 2017

Landon Bow Wins Backup Job as Texas Stars Announce Opening Roster

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The Texas Stars announced their opening night roster this afternoon. Most notably, the team showed their hand on which goalie will backup Mike McKenna.

Undrafted free agent signee Landon Bow will backup McKenna on opening night. Philippe Desrosiers has been assigned to Idaho. However, Desrosiers will likely find himself in Austin pretty soon. Coach Laxdal is looking to 'platoon' the two, switching them out to keep a good mixture of AHL practice/backup time and ECHL game time in their diets.

Here is the full roster by position:

Goalies: Mike McKenna, Landon Bow

Defensemen: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Dillon Heatherington, Matt Mangene, Gavin Bayreuther, Chris Martenet, Ludwig Bystrom, Brent Regner, Niklas Hansson

Forwards: Remi Elie, Justin Dowling, Jason Dickinson, Colin Markison, Austin Fyten, Curtis McKenzie, Sheldon Dries, Roope Hintz, Cole Ully, Travis Morin, Denis Gurianov, Greg Rallo, Brian Flynn, Mark McNeill, Samuel Laberge


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