Boise - The Dallas Stars have a fresh look with new coach Jim Montgomery who wants the Stars to play a faster style of hockey with more aggressiveness while focusing on the offense.
The Stars have started training camp in Boise and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. fans can get their first look at the squad when they play a scrimmage at Century Link Arena.
"You are going to see guys battling for spots and you can see from the three ice times we've had here today the competition has been there, the tempo has been there," said Idaho Steelheads head coach Neil Graham. "I expect Sunday to be no different."
The Steelheads have been the ECHL affiliate for the Dallas Stars since 2005 and having the Stars in town is another way to grow the sports in Boise.
"It's only going to get bigger, the Ice World and the minor hockey have done a terrific job building from the ground up," said Graham. "It's terrific to get Boise on the map and we are very excited to play host this weekend."
Most of the Stars players are not from the United States it is Russian Alexander Radulov's first trip to Boise and he looks forward to checking it out.
It's nice to be here, I've never been here before," said Radulov. "But all the guys are ready, all the guys prepare and training camp is important, it is short, but it is really important.