Texas Stars Release Full 2017-18 Schedule

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Earlier than ever before, the AHL has released the league schedule this afternoon. The Texas Stars will play 76 games evenly split between home and away contests. The opponent slate is exclusively Western Conference and heavily Pacific Division, kicking off on October 6th against Chicago.

The Stars' most frequent opponent will be San Antonio, as usual, with 14 contests total between the I-35 rivals. Their longest road trip will span 7 games from Saturday, November 18th to Saturday, December 2nd. During that stretch, they will play in San Antonio, Chicago, Cleveland, Grand Rapids and Rockford. The road trip will be followed by the longest home stand, 5 games from December 5th to 20th.

In addition, Texas has several four-game home stands and makes a six-game trip to California and Manitoba in mid-January.

Given the Western conference slant, the Stars will not see new additions to the league Belleville or Laval.

The schedule, as always, is heavy on Fridays and Saturday both home and away. There are no Monday home games at all and only two on Tuesday. As in prior years, all weekend home games start at 7:30 PM, and Saturday games start at 7:00 PM.

Texas will play its only three-in-three weekend much earlier this season. In 2016-17, the team's only 3-in-3 came in the last month of play. This year, the third weekend will see a home-home-away setup with San Antonio.

Finally, the Stars will of course be competing in a division with the California teams and Tucson, who only play 68 games.

Find the full schedule on TheAHL.comhttp://www.TheAHL.com.