Texas Stars overpowered by Iowa Wild


The Iowa Wild scored twice on power plays as they defeated the Texas Stars 5-1 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday night.

Alex Tuch and Sam Anas each scored two goals for the Wild (28-23-6-2) while Ethan Werek was the only Texas Star to cash in offensively.

Alex Stalock made 32 saves on 33 shots to get the win in net for the Wild.

Justin Peters allowed two goals on just three attempts before leaving the game about 13 and a half minutes into the first period. His replacement, Maxime Lagace, allowed three goals on 18 shots.

Anas got things going for Iowa 12 minutes into the first period when he scored on a power play assisted by Mike Reilly and Christoph Bertschy. Reilly assisted on two goals in the game.

Tuch scored his first goal not even a minute after Anas. Tuch’s goal was assisted by Pat Cannone and former Texas Star Maxime Fortunus.

Werek pulled the Stars (27-28-1-2) to within a goal when he scored with the help of Denis Gurianov and Gemel Smith midway through the second period.

Michael Sdao put the Wild back up by two goals early in the third period and Anas cashed in on his second power play goal of the night a little over a minute later.

Tuch scored the final goal 7:41 into the final period to slam the door on the Stars.

Texas outshot Iowa 33-21, but it didn’t matter.

Iowa went 2 for 4 on the power play while Texas was 0 for 4.

The Stars will try to avenge the loss Saturday at 7 p.m. at the H-E-B Center.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Wisconsin football: A look at how 2017 recruiting class fared on field
Wisconsin football: A look at how 2017 recruiting class fared on field

Wisconsin is expected to sign most of its 2018 recruiting class during the new NCAA early signing period, which runs Dec. 20-22. And while it’s difficult to project just which prospects might earn immediate playing time, it’s a good bet that there will be on-field contributors from the class. With that in mind, let&rsquo...
Iowa: How Hawkeyes landed Spencer Petras days before signing day
Iowa: How Hawkeyes landed Spencer Petras days before signing day

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When anyone came to watch Spencer Petras, they always told his coach the same two things. The first was about his size. Petras stands 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, but it’s a little deceptive. “You don’t realize how big he is until you are standing next to him or he’s standing next to somebody,” Marin...
Elite 2019 SDE Marcus Stripling names Oklahoma in top 8
Elite 2019 SDE Marcus Stripling names Oklahoma in top 8

Nebraska-Florida volleyball: NCAA Tournament time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)
Nebraska-Florida volleyball: NCAA Tournament time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska women’s volleyball plays in the national championship of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament against Florida on Saturday, December 16. Find match time, TV channel and watch online information below. Nebraska beat Penn State to get to the championship round. Nebraska and Florida play at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday...
Nebraska-Kansas basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)
Nebraska-Kansas basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (December 16, 2017)

Nebraska (7-4, 1-1 Big Ten) and No. 13 Kansas (7-2, 0-0 Big 12) basketball meet at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday evening for a matchup of former Big 12 foes. Kansas will be the first Big 12 team to visit Pinnacle Bank Arena, which is fitting considering the history between the programs. The Huskers and Jayhawks were founding ...
More Stories