Texas Stars
City Cedar Park, Texas
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division West Division
Founded 2009
Home arena Cedar Park Center
Colors Green, Light Green, Gold, Black
Owner(s) Hicks Cedar Park LLC
General manager Scott White
Head coach Glen Gulutzan
Affiliates Dallas Stars (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) Allen Americans (CHL)

Franchise history
1999 to 2001 Louisville Panthers
2005 to 2008 Iowa Stars
2008 to 2009 Iowa Chops
2009 to present Texas Stars
Division Championships 1 (2009–10)
Conference Championships 1 (2009–10)

The Texas Stars are an American Hockey League team. They play in the suburban Austin town of Cedar Park, Texas [1][2]

The team is the top affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars. In April 2008, the Iowa Stars announced that they would no longer affiliate with the Dallas Stars, and changed the team's name to Chops for the 2008-09 season.[3] For the 2008-09 season, Dallas made agreements to send their AHL prospects to four other teams, while a few remained with the Chops.[4] AHL teams which the Dallas Stars sent prospects to were the Hamilton Bulldogs, Manitoba Moose, Peoria Rivermen, and Grand Rapids Griffins.[5]

On April 28, 2009, the AHL granted the Texas Stars limited membership into the league, conditioned on the completed purchase of an existing AHL franchise within one year.[6][7] That condition was met on May 4, 2010, when the AHL approved the Texas Stars' ownership group's purchase of the Iowa Chops franchise, which had been suspended for the 2009-10 season.[8]

Texas Stars games are heard on KWNX 1260AM, ESPN's Spanish language sports radio station in Austin. The games will, however, be broadcast in English. Josh Fisher will provide the play-by-play in 2009-2010.

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