Both the U16 and U18 Esmark Stars AAA teams will return to the ice this upcoming weekend, Sept. 14 & 15, 2019.
The U15 AAA Stars (1-3-1-0) will be home at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena as they welcome the Palmyra Black Knights to Pittsburgh to open their 2019-2020 home schedule. The two squads open the two-game series with a 6:40 p.m. face-off on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Knights and Stars close the first portion of the home and home series on Sunday, Sept. 15 with an 11:00 a.m. start time.
Admission is free and Esmark Stars fans are encouraged to attend and help the U15 squad kick-off their 2019-2020 home schedule.
Meanwhile, the U18 AAA Esmark Stars (2-0-0-0), will travel down Route 28 to Fox Chapel, PA, and square-off with prep school Shady Side Academy in a pair of road games at the McKnight Ice Arena on the campus of Shady Side Academy.
On Saturday, the Stars open their 2019-2020 road schedule with a 7:00 p.m. face-off. On Sunday the two clubs return to the ice to close the weekend series at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is free and Esmark Stars fans are encouraged to attend and help the U18 squad kick-off their 2019-2020 road schedule.
The U16 Stars have the weekend off.
All three Esmark Stars AAA Midget teams will kick-off North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) action next week, Sept. 19 - 22, at the first NAPHL Showcase of the season in Blaine, MN, at the Schwan's Super Rink.
In what has become know as the Greatest Show on Ice, the opening event of the season, held in conjunction with the annual NAHL Showcase, attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 330 professional, college and junior scouts. For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer.