Frisco, TX – The Dallas Stars and Texas Stars announced today that the clubs have signed a new affiliation agreement with the Central Hockey League’s Allen Americans through the 2012-13 season. It will be the fourth season the trio of teams has worked together.
The Allen Americans play at the 6,275-seat Allen Event Center, which opened in Allen, Texas, in 2009, and the club played host to over 140,000 fans last season. The Americans have qualified for the playoffs every year since joining the CHL in 2009, including reaching the 2010 Ray Miron President’s Cup Finals and winning the 2010-11 Berry Conference Regular Season .
“We are pleased to continue our affiliation with the Allen Americans,” said Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk. “Allen has had a great deal of success since their inception, and it’s been a very positive partnership having a development affiliate in such close proximity.”
The CHL is a “AA” professional minor hockey league with ten active teams located in eight states. The AHL is the highest level of minor-league hockey in North America.