Category Archives: Austin Stars

Another little nod to immortality

Last night I stumbled upon this on the way to our seats. How cool to be listed as someone who has stood by my Stars for a decade without interrupting the streak. Even better, my whole name is listed on … Continue reading

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EA NHL 20 – Entry 1, helping out my Stars

The Pandemic has had one mixed result for me passing the time, I got re-acquainted with the PS4 I earned via points at Pinballz two years ago. Somara found out how to hook it up then I think I played … Continue reading

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The Rampage are moving to the Vegas area

After 18 seasons in San Antonio, my team’s I-35 rival for 11 seasons will be wrapping it up this Spring and then joining their new NHL parent, the Golden Showers…I mean Knights. It’s interesting to have a team in Sin … Continue reading

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My contribution to this year’s Teddy Bear toss

One upside to having all those Pinballz points is that I often have enough to score a toy for the Stars’ charity thingy. Last year it was Rick & Morty, this time I figured a kid would love to have … Continue reading

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Stars lose their first opener

Not bad for a relatively new team, our streak of ten years came to an end with a 0-2 loss to the Roadrunners. I wasn’t terribly upset since the first official game of the season isn’t a true indicator of … Continue reading

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Travis Morin officially retires

This announcement wasn’t a surprise, it was when he’d announce his retirement because I doubt no other AHL team would pick him up. That is the downside of a development league but I’m more than happy to see the team … Continue reading

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Stars 2018-19 season ends with a whimper

My team’s tenth season ended without a playoff appearance which is pretty frustrating since we made it all the way to the Calder Cup Championship…only to lose to the Marlies. As per the sources I like to check online, the … Continue reading

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My turn to drop the ceremonial puck!!!

This season may be rather up and down compared to previous ones but it’s special because it marks my Stars’ tenth season in Austin and the AHL. A decade in one spot is pretty tough to pull off in a … Continue reading

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Congratulations (belated) to Greg Rallo!

It’s very old news to my fellow Stars fans but I still wanted to get it out there regarding Greg Rallo, one of the original Stars to play in our inaugural season. He also came back two more times although … Continue reading

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Stars get blown-out in game seven

My Stars forced a seventh game against the Toronto Marlies which was impressive given how weakly they played in their final Austin-based game. However, they came up short again as the Marlies walk away with the Calder Cup and all … Continue reading

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Stars are going to the Calder Cup for the third time!

Despite the inability to protect their leads for very long, my Stars are on their way to the AHL Championship, aka the Calder Cup! Pretty damned awesome for a team that’s only nine seasons old. I can’t immediately think of … Continue reading

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Stars defeat the Roadrunners, on to the Conference Championship

Not bad for a team that’s only been around for nine years. They’ve been to the playoffs seven times and this is their third time to the Conference Championship game. When they defeated the number one Roadrunners (for the division) … Continue reading

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(Austin) Stars clinch a spot in the playoffs!

Tonight’s victory over the Rockford Icehogs and the Stockton Heat’s loss to the San Diego Gulls got my Stars back into the playoffs despite the five-game penalty we share with the San Antonio Rampage. It wasn’t an easy game neither since … Continue reading

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Stars and Rampage leaving the Pacific Division!

I know this is ancient history given that the AHL All-Star Game is long over and it’s when the AHL’s president makes announcements. I for one am glad about my team getting out of the Puss Division after two seasons. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Travis Morin on scoring 500 points!

Travis provided an assist to Curtis McKenzie’s second goal of the evening and became the 92nd player in AHL history to achieve the milestone of 500 points. This also makes him the first member of our Stars to do this. … Continue reading

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A place of honor for my butt

A perk for being a season-ticket holder is getting a nameplate on the seat I’ve had with our hockey team for seven of their nine seasons. First season, I was in the seat behind this one and last season, we … Continue reading

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