Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stars Finish 5th with 7-3 Thrashing of Hurricanes

Dallas got out to a 2-0 lead, gave it up and then came back strong to finish with a 7-3 margin in the final game of their tournament. The Stars came out of Traverse with 5th place, a distinction that really has no bearing on the regular season of any team whatsoever, so don't worry about it too much.

Here's a few notes:

  • Dallas scratched a few players that are expected to see a lot of action in Dallas training camp this coming weekend. Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz and Colton Point were all scratched along with Joel L'Esperance.
  • Texas Stars forward Sam Laberge wore the captain's "C" today and scored a shorthanded goal in the third period.
  • Defenseman Ben Gleason continued to impress, scoring two goals and potting an assist today. He's got to be working his way to an AHL camp invite at this point.
  • Tony Calderone, who wore an "A" today, had the opening goal. I have a feeling that he is going to break out for Texas this season as a more mature player coming out of college (age 23).
  • When you're thinking about how many games the Texas Stars have played later on this season, don't forget these four games for this select group. A huge number of these guys will now proceed to Dallas camp and play in multiple preseason games as well. Every game is a battle.

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