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Texas on Ice: Pro Strides to the Stars
The 1942–43 to 1992–93 Seasons

This 152-page book covers some of the most important hockey events and people in the history of the state during a colorful era that featured:

  • 9 pro hockey championships won by Texas teams, including the Houston Huskies (USHL), Dallas Black Hawks (CPHL/CHL), Houston Aeros (WHA), Amarillo Wranglers (SWHL) and Fort Worth Texans (CHL).
  • The 1978 CHL Adams Cup Final series which was an all-Texas affair with the Fort Worth Texans winning their first-ever pro hockey championship by beating the fierce cross-town rival, the Dallas Black Hawks, in an epic seven-game series.
  • 11 Hockey Hall of Fame players and five Hockey Hall of Fame Coaches/Managers who were part of a Texas pro hockey team, including Eddie Shore, Gordie Howe, Roger Neilson, Serge Savard, Rogie Vachon and others.
  • The first NHL game played in Texas, a preseason tilt on September 27, 1975 between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Islanders, both of whom were affiliated with the Fort Worth Texans.

Professional teams covered in the book include the Dallas Black Hawks, Dallas Freeze, Dallas Texans, Fort Worth Wings/Texans, Fort Worth Fire, Fort Worth Rangers, Houston Apollos, Houston Aeros, Houston Skippers/Huskies, Amarillo Wranglers and El Paso Raiders. Four professional hockey leagues are featured in the book, highlighted by the United States Hockey League (USHL), Central Hockey League (CHL), World Hockey Association (WHA), and SouthWest Hockey League (SWHL).


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