Sep 17, 2018
ONTARIO REIGN TO HOST 2020 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
AHL's annual showcase heads to California for first time
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the Ontario Reign have been selected as hosts of the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic.
The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, on January 26-27, 2020.
"The entire Ontario Reign organization is honored to bring the AHL All-Star Classic to the state of California for the first time," said Reign President Darren Abbott. "The All-Star Classic will showcase the brightest talent in our league to the Inland Empire and we're excited to place a spotlight on our franchise throughout North America. Hosting this marquee event is a fitting way to commemorate the fifth season of the AHL in Ontario and was made possible by the dedication shown by our fans."
The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic will include the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 26, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, January 27 and the 2020 AHL All-Star Challenge that evening. Ticket information, the official event logo and details about other social events to take place during the All-Star Classic will be announced at a later date.
The 2020 AHL All-Star Classic will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League: since 1995, more than 94 percent of All-Star Classic participants have gone on to compete in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Logan Couture, Braden Holtby, Martin Jones, Jonathan Marchessault, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza, P.K. Subban and Mats Zuccarello.