The Texas Stars start their pre-season this Friday, September 27th. Players are now trickling into Austin and are required to report for their physicals by Tuesday September 24th in preparation for their busy week. The Stars have announced their initial roster and the complete training camp schedule. The training camp on-ice sessions are open to the media. No word if any of the practices will be open to the public though the Stars have a practice at Chaparral Ice on Thursday September 26th at 9:30am. Press release from the Stars below:
"CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today their 2013-14 Training Camp Schedule, as well as their initial team roster.
Players will report to Cedar Park Center on Tuesday, September 24th for physicals and will have their first on-ice practice on Wednesday, September 25th at 9:50 a.m. As previously announced, Texas will play two pre-season games at Cedar Park Center, Friday, September 27th against the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29th versus the San Antonio Rampage at 5:00 p.m. All training camp on-ice sessions are open to the media. For specific media requests, please contact the Texas Stars media relations department.
2013-14 Texas Stars Training Camp Schedule
(All On-Ice Sessions are at Cedar Park Center, unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, September 24th
5:30 p.m. – Players Report to Cedar Park Center for Physicals
Wednesday, September 25th
9:50 a.m. – Practice
2:00 p.m. – Practice
Thursday, September 26th
9:30 a.m. – Practice at Chaparral Ice
Friday, September 27th
10:00 a.m. – Non-Game Players Practice
11:00 a.m. – Game Players Pre-Game Skate
7:00 p.m. – Pre-Season Game vs. Oklahoma City
Saturday, September 28th
10:30 a.m. – Practice
Sunday, September 29th
10:15 a.m. – Non-Game Players Practice
11:15 a.m. – Game Players Pre-Game Skate
5:00 p.m. – Pre-Season Game vs. San Antonio
Monday, September 30th
Team Day Off – No Practice
Tuesday, October 1st
10:10 a.m. – Practice
Wednesday, October 2nd
10:10 a.m. – Practice & Stars Media Day
Thursday, October 3rd
10:10 a.m. – Practice
Friday, October 4th
TBA – Practice
Saturday, October 5th
TBA – Pre-Game Skate
7:00 p.m. – Season Opener vs. Chicago Wolves at Cedar Park Center
The Stars also announced their initial training camp roster, consisting of 21 players (13 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders).
Forwards: Spencer Bennett, Justin Dowling, Mike Hedden, Curtis McKenzie, Justin Mercier, Brock Montgomery, Anthony Nigro, Taylor Peters, Toby Petersen, Brendan Ranford, William Rapuzzi, Taylor Vause, Francis Wathier.
Defensemen: Etienne Boutet, Ryan Button, Tyler Elbrecht, Ryan Hegarty, Hubert Labrie, William Wrenn.
Goaltenders: Pat Nagle, Josh Robinson.
Players in italics indicate being on a tryout contract."