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Defenseman Ondrej Vala Returns to Steelheads From Texas

Monday, October 21st
Defenseman Ondrej Vala Returns to Steelheads From Texas

BOISE, Idaho – Defenseman Ondrej Vala has been assigned by the Dallas Stars to the Idaho Steelheads from the Texas Stars (AHL), Steelheads Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations announced on Monday.

Vala, 21, re-joins the Steelheads after being called up to AHL Texas on Thursday during their two-game weekend against Grand Rapids. The Kolin, Czech Rep. native appeared in both games to open the 2019-20 regular season with the Steelheads in Utah, posting a plus-two rating with six penalty minutes. Vala played 55 games with the Steelheads last season and tallied 16 points (3-10—13) with a plus-16 rating, which was the fourth-best rating on the team, and also played in 11 postseason games. Prior to his professional career, he played four seasons between the Kamloops Blades and Everett Silvertips (WHL), posting 74 points (21 goals, 53 assists) through 191 games.

The Steelheads open the season against the Wichita Thunder on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:10 p.m. in CenturyLink Arena. Tickets are available for the 7:10 p.m. puck drop by calling 208-331-TIXS (8497) or going online to idahosteelheads.com. Steelheads Fan Fest runs prior to the game from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in The Grove Plaza leading up to Opening Night.

Call the Steelheads Front Office at 208-383-0080 to plan your seats for this season, including single-game, flex plans and season tickets. Stay connected to the Steelheads on idahosteelheads.com or by following the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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