The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic and Skills competition will take place at the Huntington Center on Monday, January 21, 2019. In a format similar to those adapted by the NHL and AHL All-Star Game, the four teams will compete in a three-round tournament to crown a winner. All-Star players will be announced in January 2019 via a vote of ECHL coaching staffs, captains and media.
All-Star 3-on-3 Tournament
For the second consecutive year, the 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will feature a 3-on-3 tournament with four teams competing for the top spot. New in 2019, the host team will make up two of the four teams and face-off against the other two teams featuring players from the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams.
Rally scoring will be featured, pitting all four teams against each other. Each team consists of 10 players - five forwards, four defensemen and a goaltender.
The first round will be round-robin style, with each team competing against each other in six consecutive eight-minute running clock games. All four teams will advance to the second round and will be re-seeded based on total score. The second round will feature two eight-minute running clock games with the #1 vs. #4 seeds and the #2 vs. #3 seeds. The top two highest scoring teams after Round 1 and Round 2 will meet in the third round for the final matchup. The finals will feature the #1 vs. #2 seed in a 10 minute running clock game to determine the tournament champion.
All-Star Skills Competition
The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place during the intermission break between both the 1st and 2nd round and the 2nd and 3rd round. Additional details regarding the 2019 CCM/ECHL Skills Competition will be announced soon.