|Mid-Cities Jr. Stars|
|League:||North American 3 Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Dr. Pepper StarCenter (Euless)|
|Colors:||Victory Green, Silver, Black, White |
|Owner(s):||Brass Roots Hockey, LLC|
|Head Coach:||Tom Train|
|Affiliates:||Coulee Region Chill|
|2013-2015:||Dallas Jr. Stars|
|2015-2017:||Euless Jr. Stars|
|2017-Present:||Mid-Cities Jr. Stars|
The Mid-Cities Jr. Stars are a USA Hockey-sanctioned ice hockey team from Euless, Texas. The team commenced play with the 2013-14 season. They play in the North American 3 Hockey League at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter (Euless)
In early August 2015 the team was sold to the same ownership that owns the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League and the La Crosse Freeze of the North American 3 Hockey League. With the sale the team was renamed the Euless Jr. Stars from their previous Dallas Jr. Stars.
History[edit | edit source]
Established in 2013 as the Dallas Jr. Stars, the club entered the league to form a South Division along with the Topeka Capitals and Sugar Land Imperials. After a second place finish in their inaugural regular season, the Jr. Stars (16-22-2) went on a playoff run that ended in the Silver Cup Finals. A first round series sweep against third place Sugar Land Imperials earned a spot in the division finals against Topeka Capitals. The Stars eliminated Topeka, who finished the regular season 33 points ahead of Dallas, to advance into the 2014 NA3HL Silver Cup Finals. Dallas lost all three round robin games to close their first season.
In Summer of 2015, the team announced an affiliation agreement with the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League. Shortly after the affiliation the team was purchased by KWM Kids, Inc. led by Michelle Bryant of La Crosse, Wisconsin and owner of the Chill.
In 2017, the team was once again sold. The new owners were Brass Roots Hockey, LLC. led by Brad Allen who announced a new head coach in Tom Train and hired Tony Curtale as an advisor. The team was then re-branded as the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars for the 2017–18 season.
Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]
|Season||GP||W||L||OL||SL||GF||GA||Pts||PIM||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|2013–14||40||16||22||2||-||34||137||167||1052||2nd of 3, South Div.
15th of 21, NA3HL
|Won Division Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Sugar Land Imperials|
Won Division Finals, 2-1 vs. Topeka Capitals
Eliminated in Silver Cup Round Robin
(L, 7-1 vs. North Iowa Bulls; L, 5-2 vs. Flint Jr. Generals; L, 8-1 vs. St. Louis Jr. Blues)
|2014–15||47||10||33||4||-||109||221||24||1091||5th of 6, South Div.
27th of 31, NA3HL
|Did not qualify|
|2015–16||47||9||36||2||-||106||279||20||806||6th of 6, South Div.
31st of 34, NA3HL
|Did not qualify|
|2016–17||47||36||10||0||1||243||111||73||-||3rd of 6, South Div.||Lost Division Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Atlanta Capitals|
|2017–18||47||30||16||1||0||192||117||61||-||3rd of 6, South Div.||Win Division Semifinal 2-0 vs Atlanta Capitals|
Lost Division Final, 0-2 vs. Texas Jr. Brahmas
|2018–19||47||21||24||1||1||188||154||44||-||4th of 5, South Div.||Lost Division Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Texas Jr. Brahmas|
|2019–20||47||19||25||3||0||160||202||41||-||4th of 5, South Div.||Playoffs cancelled during division semifinal round|
Alumni[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Dallas Jr. Stars Win Division Championship (23 March 2014).
- NA3HL’s Jr. Stars purchased by Chill, Freeze ownership (4 August 2015).
- 34 in 34: Euless Jr. Stars (8 August 2015).
- Euless Jr. Stars announce new ownership and head coach. NA3HL (May 30, 2017).
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