Stars to Host First Military Appreciation Event this Weekend

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, will host the Grand Rapids Griffins in a pair of games this weekend as part of their first Military Appreciation Weekend event for the 2017-18 regular season.


Friday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. CST at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Saturday’s contest is presented by Round Rock Toyota, Honda and Hyundai and features a Stars Cooler Bag giveaway, courtesy of Re-Bath of Austin. Puck drop is 7 p.m. CST.


As part of the Stars’ ongoing support for current and former members of the armed forces, the organization has teamed up with fans and corporate partners to donate more than 2,400 tickets for the weekend. Those tickets purchased will be given to local soldiers, veterans and their families to express appreciation for the service the military provides for the country.


Stars players will be wearing special Stars and Stripes-themed jerseys, which fans will be able to bid on during both games in a silent auction to benefit the Texas Stars Foundation. The auction runs from the beginning of Friday’s game through the end of the second intermission on Saturday night. At the conclusion of Saturday’s game, the winner of each jersey auction will receive their newly purchased, game-worn jersey off the players’ back and autographed. Fans can also purchase military-themed, autographed Mystery Pucks for a $20 donation, and a Texas Stars lapel pin for a $10 donation, at the Foundation table both nights.


Friday’s game will feature $2 specials on domestic draft beers and buy one, get one free orders of chicken wings. Saturday will be a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center. For both games, fans can purchase a Coke Zero Sugar Family Four-Pack of four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.


The Texas Stars would like to thank the following corporate partners and ticket holders for their support of Military Appreciation Weekend:


-       ABC Home & Commercial Services

-       Action Propane

-       Joe Agosta

-       Aseracare

-       Martin Almendarez

-       Jim Ash

-       Beebe Family 

-       Boytim Family

-       Brenton & Christine Burney

-       Justin Chase

-       Cunningham Allen Engineering

-       Michelle Cuteri

-       Tony & Mary Dale

-       The Erickson Family

-       Charlie Farnham

-       The Finch Family

-       Pete & Val Ford

-       Gatta Family

-       John & Christina Gelsinger

-       Lynda Green

-       Aaron Haley

-       Russ Hall

-       Happy Feet Rescue

-       Jeff Heller

-       Andy Jacobs

-       George Kotlarz

-       Doug Laplante

-       TSgt. Richard & Donna Lauzon

-       Susan Lipscomb

-       Tom MacKay

-       Dave Malanchuk

-       Bruce Martin

-       Michael McKelvey

-       Mode Design Company

-       NightHawk Frozen Foods

-       Mark & Lisa Pucharich

-       Re-Bath of Austin

-       Rhino Staging

-       Joe & Tyna Rodriguez

-       Round Rock Toyota, Honda and Hyundai

-       Steve & Karen Russo

-       Randy Sabbagh

-       Dr. John Shearer

-       Scott Stagner

-       Mark Suchanek

-       Gerry & Jerri Sullivan

-       Stephen Szygenda

-       Texas Lottery

-       Berne & Gary Veneski

-       Warrior Media Solutions

-       James & Tina Wood


The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and currently playing their ninth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. 24-game and 12-game ticket packages for the 2017-18 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit