Dallas Stars to open 2010 Training Camp in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

NHL Club to Train in Home Province of Brad Richards and Steve Ott

Frisco, Texas – The Dallas Stars announced today that the National Hockey League club will open its 2010 Training Camp in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. PEI is the home province for both Brad Richards (born in Murray Harbour) and Steve Ott (born in Summerside).

“We’re very excited to start our 2010 Training Camp in Charlottetown, PEI,” said Stars Assistant General Manager Frank Provenzano. “Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Events Development Officer, Wayne Long, were very instrumental in putting this deal together. We would like to thank them for their efforts. We are really looking forward to bringing the Dallas Stars to PEI.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our city,” said Mayor Clifford Lee. “Charlottetown is an award-winning and internationally recognized event hosting destination. Today’s exciting announcement further reinforces our position in the event attraction market place. Our community looks forward to welcoming the Dallas Stars and extending our warm hospitality.”

The Stars will hold their physicals and testing in Frisco early on the morning of Friday, September 17th before departing for PEI. Dallas’ first practice in Charlottetown will be Saturday, September 18th, with on-ice training sessions held at the MacLauchlan Arena at the CARI Complex, which features two sheets of NHL-regulation size ice. All practice sessions will be open to the public (times to be determined).

The team will skate for three days in Charlottetown (September 17th-20th), and will also hold an intersquad game on Sunday, September 19th, at the Charlottetown Civic Centre. Tickets will be available beginning July 12th.

The Stars will return home to Dallas on the evening of September 20th, in time to begin NHL pre-season play that next evening when the Tampa Bay Lightning come to American Airlines Center.

The Stars’ 2010-11 regular season schedule will begin on October 8th at New Jersey.

Contacts:
Rob Scichili or Graham Clark                                                     Wayne Long
Dallas Stars                                                                             City of Charlottetown
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