2018 fall meeting in Dallas

2018 Fall Meeting

October 19 to 21, Dallas, Taxas

The Dallas Stars are pleased to host the fall meeting of SIHR on October 19-21, 2018 and the Stars have planned several exciting and memorable events for attendees.

Texas has a rich hockey history and this year marks the 75th anniversary of professional hockey in Texas and the 25th anniversary of the first Dallas Stars game in Texas.

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Registration Process

1 - Register for the meeting and pay fees by clicking here.

2 - Book your hotel room by clicking here.

3 - Purchase your tickets for the Friday game by calling 214-387-5547.

Official Hotel

The official hotel for the meeting will be the Dallas/Addison Marriott by the Galleria, 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, and a group rate is available for SIHR meeting attendees. Click here to book your room.

Friday - Dallas Stars Game

On Friday evening (October 19th), the Dallas Stars play the Minnesota Wild at 8 pm at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas, and SIHR members can purchase group rate tickets directly from the team by calling Todd Streets, Dallas Stars Account Executive for Group Sales, at 214-387-5547 directly, indicate that you are with the "SIHR Group", and be prepared to pay over the phone by credit card. Prices are listed on seating chart below.

Seating Chart


The SIHR meeting on Saturday (October 20th) will be held at the StarCenter Farmers Branch, 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway, Farmers' Branch, TX. The business meeting will start at 9 am and the morning session will include a presentation on Texas and Dallas Stars hockey history, and a panel of the Dallas Stars management team to talk about the team, the NHL today, and hockey in general from a management perspective.

A catered lunch will be provided and then the afternoon will start with a visit by several Stars alumni followed by SIHR presentations and a tour of the Texas Hockey History Center.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Hockey Arenas, Status, and Quality of Life in Entrepreneurial Cities
Dan Mason, Edmonton, Alberta

A Sporting Life - A Look at the Life of Jim Riley, the Only NHL and MLB Player
James Milks, Gatineau, Quebec

Hockey Players in Hospital Beds
Stephen Smith, Toronto, Ontario

The Howards, Hockey, and World War I
John Lokka, Hanover, PA

Evel Knievel- Daredevil, Promoter, Hockey Player
Bill Sproule, Houghton, Michigan

A Saturday evening dinner is being planned for attendees and guests at a restaurant near the official hotel. Attendees pay on their own. Time (7 pm) and location to be confirmed.


On Sunday morning (October 21st), attendees will be able to tour the Stars Executive Offices and Practice Facility at the StarCenter Frisco, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX, and depending on the schedule we may be able attend a practice and visit with a few Stars players and coaches.

More information on confirmed guests, speakers, presentation titles, times, and event details will be posted soon.