Just a quick note that the Texas Stars were one of many teams to officially announce their training camp schedule today. The team will report on Friday, September 28th and first hit the ice on Saturday the 29th. A team practice on Monday, October 1st at 3:30 PM is open to the public. Fans are asked to park on the north side of the building and enter through the Northwest Plaza, where they will be directed to sit in one of several designated center ice sections.
The Stars will play three exhibition games this preseason, as in previous years. Some teams were not scheduled to have any preseason games while others have as many as four. Two of the Stars games will be at home while the third and final game will be in San Antonio.
As in previous years, the Idaho Steelheads and Allen Americans coaching staffs are expected to join the Stars' Willie Desjardins and Doug Lidster in Austin for some portion of the camp. Many of those in camp will be sent down to Idaho or Allen throughout the course of the week and a half. Unlike previous years, however, the likelihood of seeing Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk, Coach Glen Gulutzan or others from the Dallas staff is far higher due to the lockout. Nieuwendyk expects to be present for many Texas Stars games for the duration of the lockout.