Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stars Release '09-'10 Schedule

You can view the schedule here.

Stars will open with two games on the road before opening at home on October, 9th against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Some schedule highlights:

* 10/31 (Sat.) - Halloween home game against the Tri-City Storm
* 11/25 (Wed.) - Day before Thanksgiving home game against the Indiana Ice
* 3/17 (Wed.)- St. Patrick's Day home game against the Des Moines Buccaneers
* 8 straight home games in Feb/March
* Of the first 30 games on the schedule, only 11 are at home...19 are on the road.
* Of the last 30 games on the schedule, 19 are at home...11 are on the road.

I like this schedule a lot. Obviously, the Stars will be challenged during the first part of the season with so many games on the road. I think once the team gels, and starts playing better....having all those home games to end the season will be very beneficial. I thought it was interesting that the Stars don't play the Omaha Lancers in Lincoln until January, 22nd 2010. No Sunday home games...three Tuesday home games, and two Wednesday home games.

Your thoughts on the schedule?


Justin said...

We never play Omaha, at home at least, until after the Christmas break. Otherwise, 11 home games in the first part??? I dunno what i'm gonna do without Stars hockey every weekend for the most part.

starstruck said...

I read a few items that seem to lend some support for Reid coming here. He had actually been traded from the Vees the end of April to Nanaimo (also BCHL), which in turn traded him to the AJHL. So if he is not playing in the BCHL and has a new league in his future, there should be a good chance he would take an opportunity in the USHL. One blog post said something along the lines of "making a new start in USHL". Maybe you can find something further, Yeti, but it sounds promising. Coach may have had Newton & Vermy put in a good word, since all 3 have Northeastern committments. A perfect world would have been Krieder, Knight & Reid all in Lincoln-lol