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SMU junior Thomas Hodges named Dallas Stars Emergency Goalie

On the other end of the line was the assistant general manager for the Dallas Stars. Thomas Hodges, a junior at SMU, couldn’t believe the news he had just received. He was going to be the emergency goalie for the Stars.

“I was excited, maybe a little nervous too, but it didn’t sink in until my first practice a few weeks later,” Hodges said.

This has been a dream of his ever since he attended his first Stars game when he was 11 years old.

However, he never thought about sports, let alone hockey, until receiving the news his family would be moving to the U.