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The world’s largest ice hockey league will host its first game in the United States this year, with the Dallas Stars taking on the New York Islanders at the American Hockey League (AHL) Ice Center at Cedar Park.
The game will be played in November, the league announced Tuesday.
The new rink is the result of an AHL deal signed last year that will provide the Stars with the rights to play games at Cedar Point Ice Arena in the Dallas suburb of Irving.
The Ice Center will also host games at the Alamodome in San Francisco and the Alamoda in Houston.
A new arena was also approved by the city in June for the AHL Dallas Stars, and the league has already agreed to lease the building at Cedar, with construction expected to begin in December.
The rink at Cedar is the first indoor ice hockey arena in the US, according to the Stars, who also announced plans to open a new rink at the Cedar City Mall in Cedar Falls, Iowa, later this year.AHL President John Davidson said the league’s new arena will be a new home for the Stars and other NHL teams.
It will be located in Cedar Park, the new arena’s site.