The AHL is marking its 75th anniversary with the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., on Jan. 30 and 31.
The AHL Skills Competition will take place on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m., to be followed by the AHL Post-Skills Party from 6-10 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge.
The AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony kicks off the activities on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m., with the AHL All-Star Game to be played at 7 p.m.
TSN will broadcast the Skills Competition and All-Star Game live in Canada, while several local outlets (Comcast SportsNet, MSG, Fox SportsNet) will televise the events in the United States.
Here are the Eastern Conference and Western Conference rosters for the All-Star Game:
x-Brad Thiessen, W-B/Scranton
x-Lawrence Nycholat, Hershey
x-Mark Wotton, Bridgeport (captain)
x-Jonathan Cheechoo, Worcester
x-Andrew Gordon, Hershey
x-Corey Locke, Binghamton
Head Coach: Mark French, Hershey
Assistant Coach: Troy Mann, Hershey
Athletic Trainer: Dan Stuck, Hershey
Equipment Manager: Justin Kullman, Hershey
x-Jake Allen, Peoria
x-Paul Postma, Chicago
x-Garrett Stafford, San Antonio
T.J. Brodie, Abbotsford
, Grand Rapids
x-David Desharnais, Hamilton
x-Alexandre Giroux, Oklahoma City (captain)
x-Travis Morin, Texas
, San Antonio
, Oklahoma City
, Lake Erie
Co-Coach: John Hynes
Co-Coach: Jared Bednar
Athletic Trainer: Kent Weisbeck, Rochester
Equipment Manager: Ralph Calvanese, Springfield