DSTHD Announce Partnership with Texas Tier I Dallas Stars Elite


Dallas, TX – March 4, 2024 – The Dallas Stars Travel Hockey Development Program (DSTHD) is proud to announce its partnership with the Texas Tier I hockey community, a collaboration that aims to bring unparalleled value and development opportunities to the local hockey community. By leveraging the expertise and resources of the Dallas Stars Elite, the premier youth hockey organization in the region, this initiative seeks to positively impact players and coaches across the region.

Eric Silverman, Stars Elite Hockey Director, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to bring the coaching expertise and experiences of Dallas Stars Elite to all StarCenter locations. This partnership represents a significant opportunity to extend our reach and provide valuable development and growth opportunities to all travel hockey players in the region." Silverman emphasized the collaborative nature of the partnership, highlighting the potential for enhanced coach collaboration and development for all DFW coaches.

The DSTHD will introduce specialized programs tailored for the growth and development of the female game, including a dedicated girls' academy in partnership with Stars Elite Girls. Mike Salekin, Stars Elite Girls Hockey Director, shared his excitement about the opportunities this collaboration will bring to female hockey players. Salekin remarked, "Having played a role in developing numerous female players to high-level NCAA hockey, I am confident that the DSTHD program will create a wealth of new opportunities for female athletes in the region."

Through this partnership with the Texas Tier I hockey community and the introduction of female-specific programming, the Dallas Stars Travel Hockey Development Program is poised to make a significant impact on player development and growth in the Texas hockey landscape.