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Dallas Stars return to training camp in Cedar Park

Austin (KXAN) For the first time since 2019, the Dallas Stars are hosting training camp at the HEB Center in Cedar Park.

During the three-day game, which begins Thursday, professional hockey teams will participate in a variety of practices that are free for the public to watch.

Damon Boettcher, Senior Vice President of Facilities at StarCenter, is delighted to be back in Austin.

“We’ve been here for three years, so it feels kind of normal,” he said. “Coming back here, we want fans to come out and see.”

Boettcher believes Austin will play a key role in developing his organization’s future fan base.

“We see this place as a huge, growing sports market,” he said. “We’re trying to target the booming market here, the companies that move here and the families of the people who move here.”

The Stars are the only NHL team in Texas, which means this moment is special for Leander’s local Sandra Malcolm.

“It’s great because you never get a chance to find the Dallas Stars at Cedar Park other than at training camp,” she said.

The HEB Center is home to the Texas Stars (Dallas’ top developmental team), which competes in the American Hockey League.

“There isn’t a single bad seat in the house on this venue,” Malcolm said. “It’s small, it’s private, and you couldn’t ask for a better vibe.”

Off the field, the Star Street Squad has set up interactive games and experiences for fans of all ages.

Matthew Campbell drove down from Dallas with his wife and two children.

“Hopefully, one day, they’ll get another NHL team here,” he said. “It would add a little more competition to Dallas.”

All practices are open to the public and fans wishing to attend training camp can book free tickets by Click here. Tickets are undated and can be used to attend camp on any day.

Here is the 2022 training camp schedule:

9:30-10:45 am – Ice Lesson 1
11:30-12:45 pm – Ice Lesson 2
1:30-2:45pm – Ice Lesson 3

10am-11am – Ice Lesson 1
12pm – scuffle

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