Stars to hold training camp in Idaho next season

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Defenseman Miro Heiskanen (33) takes the ice on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

From left, defenseman Niklas Hansson (38), defenseman Michael Prapavessis (51), defenseman Miro Heiskanen (33), forward Shaw Boomhower (57), defenseman Shane Hanna (39) and forward Carson Gicewicz (54) fight for possesion of the puck in font of goalie Colton Point on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Smiley N. Pool/Staff Photographer Young fans watch a workout on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Denis Gurianov works against goalie Jake Oettinger on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Players huddle for instruction on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Fans watch a workout on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Defenseman Chris Martenet takes off down the ice during a drill on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Defenseman Miro Heiskanen participates in a drill on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Goalie Jake Oettinger gets a drink of water between drills on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Denis Gurianov participates in a drill on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Goalie Jake Oettinger makes a save on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Players huddle on the ice on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Riley Tufte signs an autograph for Chloe Brown, 10, of Justin, Texas, after a workout on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Defenseman Miro Heiskanen takes a shot during a drill on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Defenseman Miro Heiskanen (right) and forward Roope Hintz (left) participate in a drill on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Riley Tufte (24) works against goalie Landon Bow on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Goalie Jake Oettinger takes a break between drills on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Riley Tufte (top) fights for position against forward Sheldon Dries in front of goalie Jake Oettinger on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Forward Jason Robertson works along the boards on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Goalie Jake Oettinger and defenseman Miro Heiskanen pause during a break in the action on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Conor Matejka, 3, of Frisco, gets a fist bump from forward Riley Tufte as he exits the ice after a workout on the first day of Dallas Stars development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Frisco. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Here is the press release:

FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars today announced that they will hold their 2018 Training Camp at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, ID, home to the Idaho Steelheads, who serve as the team’s development affiliate in the ECHL. This marks the first time that the team will hold their training camp in Idaho and it will run from Sept. 14 – 16.

“The Idaho Steelheads have been a tremendous affiliate of ours for fourteen seasons,” said Dallas Stars President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Lites. “In holding our training camp there, we’re thrilled to give their fans the chance to appreciate Dallas Stars hockey up close and in person.”

The three-day training camp will culminate with a Victory Green vs. White Intrasquad Scrimmage on Sunday, Sept. 16. Steelheads season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the scrimmage, after which tickets will be made available to the general public. Dates to purchase tickets, and further details and ice times will be released for the camp at a later date.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Dallas Stars for training camp and to give our fans an opportunity to see the best of the best on the ice here in Idaho,” said Steelheads President Eric Trapp. “We have been trying to bring an NHL event to CenturyLink Arena for years and we are thrilled that everything has come together for this summer. I think the Stars players are going to enjoy our facilities and everything that Boise has to offer, and Steelheads fans will be on hand to see world-class players in practice and game action.”

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