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AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES PURCHASE OF FRANCHISE BY HICKS CEDAR PARK, LLC
Stars Host Game 3 on Tuesday, Game 4 on Wednesday and Game 5 on Friday


Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars, in conjunction with the American Hockey League and Hicks Cedar Park, LLC, announced Tuesday that the American Hockey League Board of Governors has unanimously approved the purchase of the Iowa Chops inactive franchise by Hicks Cedar Park, LLC, owners of the Texas Stars.

“On behalf of the Hicks family, we are proud to officially become a member of the American Hockey League”, said Executive Vice President of Hicks Cedar Park, LLC, Mack Hicks. “We have a great base of hockey fans here in Central Texas and this purchase reaffirms our commitment to the sport and to the Austin area. The Texas Stars are just one element in our continuing efforts to bring the highest quality entertainment to the Cedar Park Center.”
The purchase brings the Texas Stars to full membership in the AHL and satisfies the conditions of the limited membership granted to Hicks Cedar Park for the 2009-10 season.

“The Texas Stars will continue to strive to be a model franchise in the AHL, both on and off the ice,” added Texas Stars President Rick McLaughlin. “The city of Cedar Park helped us create one of the best facilities in the AHL and we look forward to many years of great hockey at Cedar Park Center.”

The Texas Stars have enjoyed an outstanding inaugural season in the AHL, finishing second in the West Division with a record of 46-27-3-4 (99 points) and advancing to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and this season marks the ninth consecutive year in which more than 6 million fans have attended AHL games across North America.

The Texas Stars are currently tied in their best of seven series with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs 1-1. The West Division Finals resumes at Cedar Park Center on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM.

West Division Finals Schedule (best of seven)
Game 1 - Texas 4 at Chicago 3 (OT)
Game 2 - Texas 3 at Chicago 4 (OT) (Series tied 1-1)
Game 3 - Tue., May 4 – Chicago at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4 - Wed., May 5 - Chicago at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 - Fri., May 7 - Chicago at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 6 - Sun., May 9 - Texas at Chicago, 3:00 p.m. - X
Game 7 - Tues., May 11 – Texas at Chicago, 7:00 p.m. -X
X = If Necessary

The best-of-seven series remains at Cedar Park Center for Games 4 and 5. Game 4 is on Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30 PM. Game 5 will be at Cedar Park Center on Friday, May 7th at 7:30 PM. If necessary, Chicago will host Games 6 and 7. Game 6 is slated for Sunday, May 9th at 3:00 PM and Game 7 on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM.

To purchase a Calder Cup playoff package, which offers fans the same seat for all 16 possible home games, fans may call 512-GO-STARS. To rent a suite for a home playoff game or book a group, those interested may call 512-GO-STARS. Individual tickets for playoff games at Cedar Park Center also can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, visiting any Ticketmaster outlet or the Cedar Park Center box office, or online at ticketmaster.com.

2010-11 Season ticket packages to see the Stars play in their second season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now, starting as low as $12.00 a seat. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

--Texas Stars--
Posted on 05/04/10

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