Gaglardi's Stars unlikely to appear in Kamloops
Don't expect to see Mike Ribeiro at Interior Savings Centre any time soon.
"I don't think bringing training camp to Kamloops is going to sell a whole lot of season tickets for the Dallas Stars, although I'd certainly love to do it," said Tom Gaglardi, who owns the NHL's Stars and is the majority owner of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.
"I really foresee a day where we'll hold our training camps throughout Texas, which is where our fan base is. That's the logical place to do it."
Dallas is under contract this season to hold training camp in Boise, Idaho, home of the club's ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.
The decision to hold camp in Idaho was made before Gaglardi was introduced as the Stars' owner in November.
"There are so many things our guys in Texas have talked about doing, in terms of with our local network [Fox Sports] and training camp," Gaglardi said.
"Training camp is big business."
Gaglardi did not rule out bringing camp to the Tournament Capital, but hockey fans in Kamloops shouldn't hold their breath.
"There's a lot to it that will make it challenging to bring it to Kamloops, as much as it would be so fun to have it in my backyard," he said.
"There are way more places that make more sense for the Dallas Stars and not Tom Gaglardi."