My AHL team went 2-1 over the Thanksgiving stretch. Four points, I’ll take it. Losing 1-0 to Milwaukee on Friday night was a bummer, especially with how hard both sides were playing. The Stars just couldn’t get the puck in.
Hard to believe they’ve played this many. Then again, an AHL season is 80 games. Only two members have participated through all 100: Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour.
To celebrate our centennial match, the Stars scored within the first 24 seconds against their rival, the first-place San Antonio Rampage. I never thought I’d ever say that “first-place” phrase after watching them rack up numerous losing seasons.
Neither side relented on their intensity. There were hits, hard checks and trash talking. Sadly the bad blood is a little close to home. The Rampage have three players from our Western-Conference winning squad: Matt Climie (the goalie who carried us), Garrett Stafford (an excellent D-man but Dallas had plenty to draw from through the Steelheads) and Mathieu Beaudoin (now the leading scorer in the AHL’s West Division).
Should we stick with our season-ticket packages, I am stoked about seeing the Stars’ 200th regular game which would be at the midpoint of the 2011-12 stretch. Then the CPC’s rafters will have three additional championship banners to join the two we have.