As of last Saturday, it is official! The hockey season is on for the Texas Stars and they have a long road ahead defending their championship. The Calder Cup was on the ice for a celebration and banner raising before the opening game against the Iowa Wild. I got to take a quick shot of the guys with the cup and championship banner before the banner was lifted to its place in the rafters of the Cedar Park Center. After just 5 years it's already getting a little crowded up there! As it reads on the locker room wall, "We win here."
Before a sold out crowd at the Cedar Park Center, the Stars got the season off to a winning start, defeating the Wild 4-2. The team played hard with playoff-like ferocity that made it clear they intend to keep the Cup. Looks like it is going to be another great season and I'm looking forward to documenting the team's journey. Here are a few highlights from opening night.