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NHL team will hold training camp, scrimmage in Boise in September

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov collide during the third period of an NHL hockey game Feb. 5, 2018, in Dallas.
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh and Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov collide during the third period of an NHL hockey game Feb. 5, 2018, in Dallas. AP

The Dallas Stars will give Boise a taste of NHL hockey in September.

The Stars will hold a three-day training camp Sept. 14-16 at CenturyLink Arena in Downtown Boise. The event will culminate with an intrasquad scrimmage on Sept. 16. The scrimmage will be a ticketed event with Idaho Steelheads season-ticket holders getting first shot to purchase them.

It’s unclear whether the practices will be open to the public.

This will be the first NHL event at CenturyLink since the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings played a preseason game there in 1997, the arena’s first year.

“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,” Steelheads President Eric Trapp said in a press release. “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.”

The Steelheads, who play in the ECHL, have been an affiliate of the Stars for 14 seasons. Ten Steelheads have gone on to play for the Stars.

The Stars are 31-19-4 this season.

Boise previously has hosted training camps for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

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