Texas Stars Schedule Features Just Five Teams Across 38 Games

The AHL has released schedules for the coming season, and it goes without saying that this one is unlike anything we've seen before. The Texas Stars will play 38 games, evenly split between home and road, featuring only five opponents through the season. Starting on February 5th and lasting until May 15th, the schedule will feature Iowa, San Jose, Colorado, Tucson and Cleveland.

The calendar is reminiscent of the baseball-style scheduling that the NHL has picked up as well, focusing primarily on lengthy stands against the same opponent to lower travel costs and risk of virus transmission. The Stars will face Colorado eight times over just two of these such stands. The first will take place in Cedar Park from March 12 to 17, putting four games in six days, and the second in Loveland from April 6 to 11 with the same four-in-six layout.

The season will both open and close in Iowa with three-game stints for each. The Wild are Texas's most frequent opponent with 12 games, followed by Colorado with eight and Cleveland, San Jose and Tucson all at six.

Currently, there are no schedules available for the Canadian teams as they await provincial approval for their return to play plans.

Texas has not announced training camp plans. At this time, the Stars are planning to host fans in the building at limited capacity.