Last week was definitely an improvement for the Dallas Stars’ prospects. They started off with a huge statement win over the Rockford IceHogs last Wednesday morning winning 5-1. They returned home where they took care of business against the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night winning 6-4.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t get the sweep as the Admirals took care of them on Saturday night in OT 5-4. There were a lot of good things that happened such as Logan Stankoven setting a Texas Stars record and two Stars scoring their first professional goals. Let’s get down to business and talk about those records and milestones in this week’s edition of Down on the Farm.
Texas Stars Recap: Logan Stankoven shatters another record
Logan Stankoven is shattering records down in the AHL like it’s a walk in the park. It was announced before Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Admirals that Stankoven has the most points through ten games in Texas Stars history. To celebrate this feat, he scored a goal in each game against the Admirals as well.
As of right now, he can’t be called up to the Dallas Stars due to no roster space and cap implications. If he continues to play like this in the AHL, how long is Nill going to wait to accept the fact he’s ready for the NHL? It’s good to watch him develop down in Cedar Park but there will come a time when the AHL is just like junior hockey for him. The Stars are very lucky to have him be the future of this franchise.
Texas Stars Recap: A bunch of firsts
The Texas Stars had two milestones this past week that need to be mentioned. First off, Christian Kyrou scored his first-ever professional goal against the Milwaukee Admirals. Kyrou has had a hard time adjusting to the AHL this season. It’s definitely a step up for some players coming over from junior hockey. Hopefully, he can continue finding the back of the net from the blueline this season.
Let’s not also forget Chase Wheatcroft who scored his first two professional goals as well. Coming off an injury to start his professional career, I was concerned about how long it would take him to get going scoring goals like he did in junior hockey. He shut me up on Friday night as he helped the Texas Stars beat the Admirals. He’s off to a good start in his professional career and I can’t wait to see how he does the remainder of the season. You can see both of their first professional goals below.
Texas Stars Recap: Upcoming Schedule
The Texas Stars have two games at home this weekend. They are both against the Grand Rapids Griffins which are the AHL Affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. The Griffins want to come in and upset the Texas Stars. It’s going to be a great showdown this weekend at the H-E-B Center. Make sure to get your tickets if you live in the area and go check out the future of the Dallas Stars franchise.