AHL Weekly Roundup: All-Star Classic, Rocket de Laval, 2017 Hall of Fame


AHL Weekly: The Central Division Takes Home the AHL’s All-Star Classic Win, the Rocket de Laval Reveal Their New Jersey Designs, the 2017 AHL Hall of Fame Class is Welcomed and More!

Welcome to the AHL weekly roundup. Here you’ll find the weekly headlines, matchups and standings for your favorite NHL affiliate teams. Catch up with the weekly happenings of the American Hockey League world.

Prior to the All-Star Classic this past weekend, the AHL had a few good games on the week’s calendar. On Jan. 28,  the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins topped the Binghamton Senators 6-2, the Iowa Wild topped the Rockford Ice Hogs 5-1 and the Syracuse Crunch topped the Utica Comets 4-3 in a shootout.

The All-Star Classic won most of the AHL’s attention this past week. On Jan. 30, the AHL’s divisions faced off in a challenge to find the best. The round robin concluded with a Central Division victory, though the divisions’ different matchups had fans on the edge of their seats.

The Week’s AHL Highlight:

AHL Weekly Headlines

Central Division Repeat as All-Star Champs

The Central Division walked away as All-Star Classic champs after dominating in the league’s round robin battle. [TheAHL.com]

The All-Star Skills Competition Results

The All-Star Classic skills competition put the AHL’s best talents to the test. See the victors of the hardest shot contest and more in the All-Star skills results. [TheAHL.com]

More from AHL

The Rocket de Laval Reveal Jersey Designs

The Montreal Canadiens’ new AHL affiliate team, the Rocket de Laval, have released their jerseys for their first season. Montreal’s signature colors will show bright and center in the Rockets’ debut jerseys. [NHL.com]

Albany Devils Are Moving to Binghamton

The Albany Devils are officially relocating to Binghamton. The Devils will find a better crowd as they move into the Binghamton Senator’s former home arena. [TheAHL.com]

Penguins’ Captain Tom Kostopoulos Gets 500th Point

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pens captain Tom Kostopoulos has officially grabbed his 500th point. Kostopoulos is the 91st player in the AHL to reach 500 points and grabbed the achievement just a few days after his 38th birthday. [TheAHL.com]

AHL Welcomes Four New AHL Hall of Famers in 2017 Class

The AHL is welcoming the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Four new players will be joining the Hall of Fame including Billy Dea, Bryan Helmer, Rob Murray and Doug Yingst. [TheAHL.com]

Next: CHL Power Rankings: Week 17

AHL Weekly Standings Update

Atlantic Division: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with .767 PCT.

North Division: Syracuse Crunch with .616 PCT.

Central Division: Grand Rapids Griffins with .686 PCT.

Pacific Division: Ontario Reign with .679 PCT.