ECHL All-Star Game

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The ECHL All-Star Game is an exhibition ice hockey game that traditionally marks the midway point of the ECHL's regular season, with many of the league's star players playing against each other. The starting lineup for the two teams, including the starting goaltender, is voted on by the coaches, players, and other league representatives. The coaches for the two All-Star Game teams are typically the head coaches of the teams that, at the time of the All-Star Game roster announcements, are leading their respective conferences in point percentage (i.e. fraction of points obtained out of total possible points). The All-Star Game is preceded by the ECHL All-Star Skills Competition, a competition showing the various talents of the all-stars.

In August 2011, the ECHL Board of Governors announced its intent not to hold an All-Star Game for the 2011–12 season, citing a desire to explore other options in preparation for celebrating the league's 25th anniversary during the 2012–13 season.[1] This will mark the first season since the All-Star Game's inception in 1993 that one will not be held.

All-Star Game results[edit]

Year Winner Score Loser MVP Host City Host Arena Reference
2013 ECHL All Stars 7:3 Colorado Eagles Ryan Zapolski, South Carolina (ECHL All Stars) Loveland, CO Budweiser Events Center

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2012 No All-Star Game scheduled [1]
2011 ECHL All Stars 9:3 Bakersfield Condors Mark Arcobello, Stockton (ECHL All Stars) Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena [4]
2010 National Conference 10:9 American Conference Evan Barlow, Idaho (National) Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena [5]
2009 American Conference 11:5 National Conference Matt Ford, Charlotte (American) Reading, PA Sovereign Center [6]
2008 National Conference 10:7 American Conference Ash Goldie, Victoria (National) Stockton, CA Stockton Arena [7]
2007 American Conference 6:3 National Conference Adam Berkhoel, Dayton (American) Boise, ID Qwest Arena [8]
2006 National Conference 7:6 American Conference Luke Curtin, Fresno (National) Fresno, CA Save Mart Center [9]
2005 National Conference 6:2 American Conference Frank Doyle, Idaho (National) Reading, PA Sovereign Center [10]
2004 Eastern Conference 7:6 Western Conference Randy Rowe, Peoria (East) Peoria, IL Carver Arena [11]
2003 Northern Conference 8:2 Southern Conference Scott Stirling, Atlantic City (North) Estero, FL Germain Arena [12]
2002 Southern Conference 7:6 Northern Conference Allan Sirois, Augusta (South) Trenton, NJ Sovereign Bank Arena [13]
2001 Southern Conference 9:5 Northern Conference Jonas Soling, Augusta (South) N. Little Rock, AR ALLTEL Arena [14]
2000 Northern Conference 8:6 Southern Conference Jeff Mitchell, Dayton (North) Greenville, SC BI-LO Center [15]
1999 Southern Conference 7:4 Northern Conference Jason Elders, Mobile (South) Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum [16]
1998 Canada All-Stars 11:7 USA/World All-Stars Thomas Braun, Jacksonville (Canada) Lafayette, LA Cajundome [17]
1997 Charlotte Checkers 7:6 ECHL All-Stars Andrei Bashkirov, Huntington (ECHL)
David Brosseau, Charlotte
Charlotte, NC Independence Arena [18]
1996 Northern Conference 10:7 Southern Conference Don Parsons, Johnstown (North) Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center [19]
1995 West All-Stars 6:5 East All-Stars Jay Neal, Toledo (West) Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum [20]
1994 West All-Stars 7:6 East All-Stars Joe Cook, Columbus (West)
Cory Cadden, Knoxville (West)
Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope [21]
1993 East All-Stars 7:3 West All-Stars Darren Schwartz, Wheeling (East) Wheeling, WV Wheeling Civic Center [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press release (August 1, 2011). "Annual ECHL Board of Governors meeting concludes". ECHL. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/84377/2013-echl-all-star-game-all-stars-use-five-goal-outburst-to-down-eagles-7-3/
  3. ^ "Colorado Eagles to Host 2013 All-Star Game". ECHL.com. ECHL. February 24, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (April 28, 2010). "2011 All-Star logo unveiled". The Bakersfield Californian. 
  5. ^ Marquez, Liset (January 20, 2010). "Hockey fans brave the elements". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. 
  6. ^ Stewart, Don (January 22, 2009). "Royals' Doig, Ward play key roles in all-star rout". Reading Eagle. p. C1. 
  7. ^ Linesburgh, Scott (January 24, 2008). "Usual rivals Goldie, Ferraro lead Thunder's side to victory". The Record. p. C1. 
  8. ^ Langrill, Chris (January 18, 2007). "Nesbitt scores and Rallo notches an assist, but their National Conference team loses to ECHL foes in all-star game". The Idaho Statesman. p. C1. 
  9. ^ Robison, Ken (January 26, 2006). "Nice ice dream - Large crowd, local hero, tight game offer hope interest is sparked". The Fresno Bee. p. D1. 
  10. ^ Staff Reporters (January 27, 2005). "National Conference wins ECHL All-Star duel". The Peoria Journal Star. p. D1. 
  11. ^ Eminian, Dave (January 22, 2004). "Peoria player is All-Star big shot". The Peoria Journal Star. p. D1. 
  12. ^ Hardwig, Greg (January 22, 2003). "North stars shine brightest". Naples Daily News. p. C1. 
  13. ^ Esposito, Scott (January 23, 2002). "Kowalsky still has 'Killer' instinct". The Trentonian. 
  14. ^ Hammack, Don (February 14, 2001). "Wolves help South win". The Sun Herald. p. D5. 
  15. ^ Shanesy, Todd (January 20, 2000). "Two goals by Grrrowl's Venedam not enough Northern Conference never trails in 8-6 win in front of 2nd largest ECHL All-Star crowd ever". Herald-Journal. p. D1. 
  16. ^ Magandy, Kate (January 14, 1999). "South treats crowd to win". The Sun Herald. p. A1. 
  17. ^ Herndon, Mike (January 21, 1998). "MacIntyre scores 4 goals for Canada in ECHL All-Star Game". Mobile Register. p. C1. 
  18. ^ Mehrtens, Cliff (January 22, 1997). "Checkers top ECHL stars". The Charlotte Observer. p. 1B. 
  19. ^ Thomas, Bob (January 24, 1996). "ECHL All-Stars turn on offense". The Florida Times-Union. p. D5. 
  20. ^ Packett, John (January 25, 1995). "West prevails after fast start". Richmond Times-Dispatch. p. E7. 
  21. ^ Radford, Rich (January 26, 1994). "West rallies, wins ECHL All-Star Game at Scope". The Virginian-Pilot. p. C1. 
  22. ^ Staff Reporters (February 3, 1993). "East wins first ECHL All-Star Game". The News & Observer. p. C5. 

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