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Texas Stars
Texas Stars
City: Cedar Park, Texas
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: West Division
Founded: 2009
Home Arena: Cedar Park Center
Colors: Green, Light Green, Gold, Black

                   

Owner(s): Hicks Cedar Park LLC
General Manager: Scott White
Head Coach: Willie Desjardins
Media: KZNX
Affiliates: Dallas Stars (NHL)
Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
Allen Americans (CHL)
Franchise history
1999–2001: Louisville Panthers
2005–2008: Iowa Stars
2008–2009: Iowa Chops
2009–present: Texas Stars
Championships
Division Championships: 1 (2009–10)
Conference Championships: 1 (2009–10)

The Texas Stars are an American Hockey League team. They play in Cedar Park, Texas.

Official Texas Stars Website: http://www.texasstarshockey.com/

History Edit

The team is the top affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars. In April 2008, the Iowa Stars announced that they would no longer affiliate with the Dallas Stars, and changed the team's name to Chops for the 2008-09 season. For the 2008-09 season, Dallas made agreements to send their AHL prospects to four other teams, while a few remained with the Chops. AHL teams which the Dallas Stars sent prospects to were the Hamilton Bulldogs, Manitoba Moose, Peoria Rivermen, and Grand Rapids Griffins.

On April 28, 2009, the AHL granted the Texas Stars limited membership into the league, conditioned on the completed purchase of an existing AHL franchise within one year. That condition was met on May 4, 2010, when the AHL approved the Texas Stars' ownership group's purchase of the Iowa Chops franchise, which had been suspended for the 2009-10 season.

The team's inaugural season was a successful one. After finishing second in the West Division, the Stars swept Rockford in the first round of the playoffs, then claimed their first division championship by defeating Chicago four games to three. The Stars then won their first Robert W. Clarke Trophy by defeating Hamilton in another seven game series to become the Western Conference champions. The Stars eventually fell to Hershey in game six of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals.

Texas Stars games are heard on 104.9 The Horn and KZNX 1530 AM, two of ESPN's radio stations in Austin. Owen Newkirk will provide the play-by-play in 2012-2013 .

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostOTLSOLPoints Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
2009–1080462734 992381982nd, West
2010–1180412946 922132104th, West
2011–1276314032 672242515th, West

PlayoffsEdit

Season1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundFinals
2009–10 W, 4–0, Rockford W, 4–3, Chicago W, 4–3, HamiltonL, 4–2, Hershey
2010–11 L, 2-4, Milwaukee
2011–12 Out of playoffs

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