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The American Hockey League announced the rosters for the 2013 All-Star Game today where the best in the league will have the chance to showcase their talent. But there still might be a few changes before the All-Stars take the ice for the Skills Competition on January 27th. Some of those named are still participating in training camps for their respective NHL clubs. For the first time, a number of the players at the top of the league in scoring were not even named as they will be returning to the NHL to start the season this weekend. This year’s rosters include 33 first time participants, 12 of whom are rookies. Voting for the starting line ups starts tomorrow and will close January 24th. All-Star Weekend will take place on January 27th and 28th at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI.

Eastern Conference Roster
Coached by: Luke Richardson, Binghamton Senators and Jon Cooper, Syracuse Crunch

Goaltenders:
Robin Lehner, Binghamton Senators
Curtis McElhinney, Springfield Falcons
Niklas Svedberg, Providence Bruins

Forwards:
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Springfield Falcons
Beau Bennett, W-B/Scranton Penguins
Alexandre Bolduc, Portland Pirates
Chris Bourque, Providence Bruins
Bobby Butler, Albany Devils
Peter Holland, Norfolk Admirals
Tyler Johnson, Syracuse Crunch
Tim Kennedy, Worcester Sharks
Chad Kolarik, Connecticut Whale
Nino Niederreiter, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Richard Panik, Syracuse Crunch
Tyler Toffoli, Manchester Monarchs
Trent Whitfield, Providence Bruins (“C”)

Defensemen:
Mark Barberio, Syracuse Crunch
Andre Benoit, Binghamton Senators
Matt Donovan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Tim Erixon, Springfield Falcons
Eric Gustafsson, Adirondack Phantoms
Tomas Kundratek, Hershey Bears
Zach Redmond, St. John’s IceCaps
David Rundblad, Portland Pirates

Western Conference Roster
Coached by: Dallas Eakins, Toronto Marlies and Jeff Daniels, Charlotte Checkers

Goaltenders:
Barry Brust, Abbotsford Heat
Petr Mrazek, Grand Rapids Griffins
Justin Peters, Charlotte Checkers

Forwards:
Andrew Agozzino, Lake Erie Monsters
Mark Arcobello, Oklahoma City Barons
Matt Fraser, Texas Stars
Brendan Gallagher, Hamilton Bulldogs
Ryan Hamilton, Toronto Marlies
Quintin Laing, Abbotsford Heat (“C”)
Gustav Nyquist, Grand Rapids Griffins
Kevin Porter, Rochester Americans
Martin St. Pierre, Rockford IceHogs
Mike Sgarbossa, Lake Erie Monsters
Drew Shore, San Antonio Rampage
Brett Sterling, Chicago Wolves
Jason Zucker, Houston Aeros

Defensemen:
Victor Bartley, Milwaukee Admirals
Chad Billins, Grand Rapids Griffins
Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs
Mark Cundari, Peoria Rivermen
Michal Jordan, Charlotte Checkers
Mike Kostka, Toronto Marlies
Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans
Jamie Oleksiak, Texas Stars

A New England girl, born and raised, Jessica Higham has grown up loving few things more than hockey. Although she has never considered herself to be a good skater, she fell in love with hockey back when boys still had cooties and that love has only grown since. She genuinely wishes she had been alive to enjoy ‘Miracle on Ice’ and considers it to be one of the greatest moments in US history. Nothing compares to the feeling of September coming and signaling the start of a new season, complete with a whole new set of ups and downs. After having been an avid reader and occasional writer, Jessica wanted to try putting the two loves together and writing about hockey. Aside from hockey, Jessica also loves music, going to concerts, animals, and walking on the beach. Email: jessica@thepinkpuck.com @JessicaHigham

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  1. There’s a great group of former NCAA college players participating in this game especially the University of Denver Pioneers trio of Beau Bennett, Drew Shore and Jason Zucker who were playing college hockey only one year ago.

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