TACOMA, Wash. - The Anaheim Bolts visited the City of Destiny over the weekend and the Tacoma Stars feel a whole lot better about themselves after taking 12:9 and 9:7 victories. The Stars raise their season record to 5-6 and jump ahead of the Bolts in the Pacific Division standings of the PASL.
Ian Weinberg celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday night with a hat trick. The Stars and Bolts battled back and forth but Tacoma broke free at the end in part thanks to three assists from Mark Lee. Read recap here.
On Sunday afternoon Tacoma went down early on three goals in the first five minutes by Anaheim. The Stars appeared less ready than their foes for the matinee match. However Tacoma managed to dig back to take 5:4 edge going into half time.
Amos Freiheit continued his scoring streak with two more goals. Sean Morris, Jeff Bader, Ian Weinberg and Mark Lee also added goals.
The Stars went up 9:5 in the fourth quarter on a power play score before the Bolts scored the final two tallies of the contest.
Tacoma has only one home match left, Saturday February 2 against the Mexico Toros. The other four PASL contests for the Stars will be on the road. Tacoma is now only 1/2 game behind the second-place Turlock Express. The Stars remaining schedule includes two away matches at Turlock as well as two at last-place Sacramento.