Conacher, Barberio, Smith Are Named To All-Star Squad

By Ken Peacock

The American Hockey League announced the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star rosters for the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic. The game will take place Jan. 29-30 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Cory Conacher, Trevor Smith, and Mark Barberio have all earned a spot on the Eastern Squad. They will play side by side with notable players such as Keith Aucoin and Chris Bourqe of the Bears, Corey Locke of the Senators, Simon Despres of the Penguins, and Michael Leighton of the Phantoms. Former Admiral Cedrick Desjardins will apper in goal for the Western Squad.

Each one of these players have worked hard to get where they are today and are truly worthy of their all-star status. Conacher and Smith have been racking up the goals while Barberio chips in with the assists and keeping things in check on the blueline. Great job for all three.

From Jan. 5-23, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the starting lineups for the 2012 AHL All-Star Game by visiting theahl.com or facebook.com/theahl and completing the official Reebok AHL All-Star Fan Ballot. Voters will also be entered to win a grand prize of a team-signed authentic 2012 AHL All-Star jersey, and five more winners will each receive a pair of tickets to the 2012 AHL All-Star Skills Competition and All-Star Game, courtesy of Insurance Office of America.

 

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I'm not the average hockey nut. It took a bit to grow, but when it did it was like a drug flowing in my veins. I am a season ticket holder of the Norfolk Admirals, longtime supporter of the Washington Capitals, and part time supporter of the Anaheim Ducks (It's hard, but it can be done). My blog is a result of the lack of good sources of Admirals information and happenings. Our paper provides very weak coverage and there is only so much the Admirals themselves can do. There are not to many blogs that cover the Admirals, and when they do it is just rehashed information from the club, the AHL. Nine times out of ten the blogger doesn't even live in the area or go to the games. So what do I want to do? Hmm...good question. I would use this as an outlet for getting out information about the Admirals. Not necessarily the information provided by official channels, but news and information from a fans point of view. Hopefully this is something I can accomplish. I am open to criticism, comments, contributions of infomation for the site. Thank You and Welcome......

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