Stars to Host First Military Appreciation Event this Weekend

Team Will Wear Stars and Stripes Themed Jerseys against Grand Rapids

Nov 7, 2017

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.

FALL_Military.pngStars 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
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  

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