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BLOG: Benson, Starrett earn AHL Second Team All-Star honours

Selection as AHL Second-Team All-Stars for forward Tyler Benson and netminder Shane Starrett on Thursday made it two accolades in as many days for the Condors duo

by Jamie Umbach / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - It's two accolades in as many days for the Bakersfield Condors duo of Tyler Benson and Shane Starrett, being named AHL Second-Team All-Stars on Thursday after being selected to the league's All-Rookie Team a day prior.

Benson, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, retook the lead on AHL's rookie leaderboard for points with a pair of helpers in last night's 4-3 win over the Tucson Roadrunners, improving his season total to 14 goals and 51 assists in in 66 games.

Starrett is third in the league for goals-against average (2.31) and fourth in save percentage (.919), improving to 26-7-5 with 32 saves on 35 shots on Thursday.

With two games remaining in their regular-season schedule, the Condors are 40-21-3-2 and two points up on the San Jose Barracuda first in the AHL's Pacific Division.

Tweet from @Condors: The awards keep rolling in. Shane Starrett and Tyler Benson have been named to the 2018-19 @TheAHL Second All-Star Team! #CondorstownDETAILS ��������https://t.co/YTgS9sPQqN pic.twitter.com/iC2qCtv16A

First Team
G - Alex Nedeljkovic (Charlotte Checkers)
D - John Gilmour (Hartford Wolf Pack)
D - Zach Redmond (Rochester Americans)
LW - Daniel Carr (Chicago Wolves)
C - Carter Verhaeghe (Syracuse Crunch)
RW - Jeremy Bracco (Toronto Marlies

Second Team
G - Shane Starrett (Bakersfield Condors)
D - Aaron Ness (Hershey Bears)
D - Ethan Prow (Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins)
LW - Tyler Benson (Bakersfield Condors)
C - Chris Mueller (Toronto Marlies)
RW - Andrew Poturalski (Charlotte Checkers)

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