Friday, June 9, 2017

Texas Stars Announce Six Guaranteed Home Dates

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The AHL schedule is still forthcoming, but the league has released six home dates for each team to lock in some hype and promotional nights. Texas's six dates are as follows:

Friday, Oct. 6 – Opening Night
Friday, Nov. 10 – Military Appreciation Weekend
Saturday, Nov. 11 – Military Appreciation Weekend
Friday, Dec. 8 – Sing for Santa Night
Saturday, Jan. 6 – Girl Scouts’ Night
Saturday, Jan. 27 – WatchDOGS Night

The league does expect to release its schedule earlier than usual this summer. With several teams competing with NBA basketball for arena dates, the AHL had to wait until August to make a full schedule. Now that Milwaukee no longer shares an arena with the Bucks, the Rampage are the only team in the league competing for home dates. Given that the Spurs own the Rampage, it seems like an easier than usual problem to figure out. All that said, no actual definitive date has been set for the full schedule release. The ECHL has already released its schedule and the NHL usually follows suit in late June.

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