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, their will be four teams that will compete in a three-round tournament to crown a winner.
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 seven-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 seven-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 seven-minute running clock game to determine the tournament champion.
All-Star Game Rules
- Each game will begin with a center ice faceoff
- Icing, Offsides & Out of Play – Faceoff
- Save & Goals – Puck starts behind the net
- Penalties - Shooter starts at the Blue Line; Players chase from the Red Line
All-Star players were selected using a vote of ECHL coaching staffs, captains and media:
- Eastern and Western Conference rosters
- Hooks and Fins rosters
- All-Star coaches, athletic trainer and equipment manager, officials, broadcasters
All-Star Skills Competition
The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Skills Competition, presented by Charlie's & Grogan Towne's Dodge Chysler Jeep Ram, will take place during the intermission break between both the 1st and 2nd round and the 2nd and 3rd round. The Skills Competition will feature three events: Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot and Accuracy Shooting. Each competition will feature one player from each team, with the winning player earning one point for his team.
- The Fastest Skater will include Newfoundland’s Giorgio Estephan (Eastern Conference), Allen’s Alex Breton (Western Conference) and Toledo’s Tyler Spezia (Team Hooks) and Bryan Moore (Team Fins).
- The Hardest Shot will feature Greenville’s Johno May (Eastern Conference), Kansas City’s Jared VanWormer (Western Conference) and Toledo’s Matt Register (Team Hooks) and A.J. Jenks (Team Fins).
- Competing in Accuracy Shooting are Brampton’s David Pacan (Eastern Conference), Cincinnati’s Vasili Glotov (Western Conference) and Toledo’s Greg Wolfe (Team Hooks) and T.J. Hensick (Team Fins).
Winners of the Skills Competition events will earn points for their teams that will be added into the rally scoring that determines which squads will compete in the Championship Round. The Fastest Skater winner will earn one point for his team. The Hardest Shot winner will earn two points. The Accuracy Shooting winner will earn three points.
NOTE: Skills Competition participants are subject to change.