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Stars fall to Roadrunners in Tucson


Brendan DeFazio recorded a hat trick for the Texas Stars, but it wasn’t enough as the Texas Stars fell to the Tucson Roadrunners 5-3 on Friday night in Arizona.

Every goal by DeFazio came on a power play as the Stars (17-14-1-2) cashed in on 3-of-8 opportunities. DeFazio’s final goal came early in the final period, cutting the Roadrunners’ lead to 4-3.

An empty net goal by Christian Fischer sealed the win for Tucson with less than a minute to play.

The Roadrunners (17-9-4-0) took the lead with less than three minutes to play in the firs period when Jamie McBain scored on a breakaway.

McBain notched his second goal of the game in the next period on a power play.

DeFazio made the score 2-1 when he ended the Stars’ 0-for-19 power play drought a little over five minutes into the period.

Anthony DeAngelo doubled the lead once again with a man-advantage. The Roadrunners were 2-for-4 on power plays in the contest.

DeFazio’s second goal made it 3-2 with less than eight minutes left in the second period before Michael Bunting a little over a minute and a half later.

Maxime Lagace took the loss as he stopped 23-of-27 shots on the night.

Adin Hill turned away 37 shots on 40 attempts for the Roadrunners.

DeFazio’s hat trick was the first for the Stars since Brendan Ranford scored three against San Diego on the road on Jan. 16 of 2016.

The teams will have a rematch at the Tucson Arena on Saturday at 8:05 p.m.



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