The Dallas Stars’ three-day training camp in Fort Worth will include a celebration in Sundance Square.
Stars president and CEO Jim Lites said the organization hopes to make its three-day training camp Sept. 19-21 at the Fort Worth Convention Center a “great” experience the second time around.
Details on the pep rally and other events will be announced closer to training camp, Lites said.
Similar to last year, the Stars will be on the ice for practice every day, including an intrasquad scrimmage on Sept. 21.
All practices are open to the public and free.
Lites and the Stars’ operations staff gave Fort Worth high praise for the hospitality shown by city officials, convention center management and the Omni Hotel staff.
“It was pretty magical,” Lites said. “We kind of accomplished everything that the hockey department wanted to have. It’s just a really good environment for the players away from their families without all the hassle of going someplace remote.”
The Stars’ first preseason game is Sept. 22 against the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center. The season opener is Oct. 9 against the Chicago Blackhawks, also at the AAC.
Last season the Stars reached the playoffs for the first time in five years.
“[Training camp] was a kickoff to a great year,” Lites said. “We anticipate the same thing this year. We engaged a lot of customers in Fort Worth because of it.”
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