Richard Bachman Stars in Texas 3-0 Win Over Rivermen
The Texas Stars handed the Peoria Rivermen a 3-0 loss to end
their season long, seven game road trip at the Cedar Park Center Tuesday
night. Stars’ goaltender Richard Bachman saved all 38 shots that the
Rivermen put on net and notched the win in his first start of the
Peoria finished the trip with a 5-2-0-0 record and remain atop
the American Hockey League with 14 points through their first 10 games
of the season.
Texas got on the board early in the first period with a
power-play goal by defensemen Dan Spang. Just 35 seconds into their
first power play, Tomas Vincour slid a pass from behind the net into the
low slot where Spang wound up and blasted a one-timer past Ben Bishop
to give Texas the lead just 4:15 into the game.
Cody Chupp added his first professional goal at 7:14 in the second period, which was assisted by Luke Gazdic and Tristian King. After
Peoria nearly tied the game in the Texas zone, Chupp raced into the
Peoria end on a two-on-one with King. Chupp’s shot was stopped by Bishop
but bounced in by a Rivermen defenseman who tried to break up the
Stars forward Travis Morin tallied his second point on the
night and his first goal at 14:38 in the third period after deflecting a
wrist shot from Trevor Ludwig Bishop.
Chris Porter led the Rivermen with six shots on net, followed
by Dave Spina with five, and Nick Drazenovic, Nathan Oystrick, Dan
Boyle, and Graham Mink with four a piece. The Rivermen outshot the Stars
in every period and 38-23 in the game.
Peoria was scoreless on four power-play chances while the Stars finished 1-for-5.