Tonight was a record setting AHL All Star Classic. The Western Conference took down the Eastern Conference by a final score of 14-12. It is the most goals that have ever been scored in an AHL All Star contest and saw four players score hat tricks: Charles Hudon, Mark McNeill, Shane Prince, and the Milwaukee Admirals own Brendan Leipsic.
With the hat trick tonight, Leipsic became the first ever Admiral to score a hat trick in an AHL All Star Classic. He scored a goal in each period and was set up by a former teammate of his with the Portland Winterhawks on all three goals that he scored.
Magnus Hellberg entered into the game in the second period. In his last appearance with the Admirals he allowed a goal on the first shot he faced. That didn’t happen in the AHL All Star Classic though. He stopped the first shot he faced and then proceeded to allow four goals in 4:46 of ice time. In total, Hellberg stopped 12/18 shots on goal. Thanks to the ridiculous performance by Richard Bachman in the third period, where he stopped 18/22 shots on goal, Hellberg secured the win in the game as the West maintained their lead from the second period to the end.
Have fun watching the AHL All Star Classic? Better than theNHL’s? How did our boys look?