The Texas Stars will begin the 2018-19 season with a pair of home games, first against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Oct. 5 and the next night against the Milwaukee Admirals.
Prior to the season opener, Texas will raise its Western Conference Championship banner after advancing to the Calder Cup Finals for the third time in franchise history.
The Stars join the Griffins, Admirals, Chicago Wolves, Iowa Wild, Manitoba Moose and Rockford IceHogs in the Central Division this season after spending the last three seasons in the Pacific Division.
Former Texas assistant coach Karl Taylor, who spent four years with the Stars before taking charge of the Admirals this summer, will return to Cedar Park on opening weekend.
In total, the Stars play 27 of their 38 home games on Friday or Saturday and all games on those days will begin at 7 p.m.
Texas’ most common opponent is the San Antonio Rampage with 14 meetings between them. of the remaining games, 62 will be played against division opponents and the rest weir be against teams in the familiar Pacific Division.
Six of the first nine games are at home and March is the busiest month with 15 games on the schedule. The Stars go on a five-game, 10-day road trip on the West Coast in January.
A few more familiar faces will be around the team next season as they announced that Samuel Laberge signed an AHL contract for next season and Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, two-way contract with Dallas.
Both players spent most of last season in Cedar Park and were key contributors on the run to the Calder Cup Finals.