OHL Announces rosters for the 2006 Bell OHL All-Star Classic

By pbadmin

The Ontario Hockey League announced today the roster of players who will compete in the 2006 Bell OHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday February 1, 2006 at the Yardmen Arena in Belleville.

The rosters were selected by the management teams of Jeff Twohey of the Peterborough Petes and Alan Millar of the Sarnia Sting. The teams will be coached by London Knights’ coach Dale Hunter, who guided the London Knights to the OHL and Memorial Cup Championship last season, and Ottawa 67’s coach and general manager Brian Kilrea, who coached the 67’s to the Eastern Conference championship last year.

The rosters include eight players who won the gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships earlier this month including Steve Downie of the Peterborough Petes and Benoit Pouliot and Marc Staal of the Sudbury Wolves, who will represent the Eastern Conference. David Bolland of the London Knight, Ryan O’Marra and Michael Blunden of the Erie Otters, Ryan Parent of the Guelph Storm and Tom Pyatt of the Saginaw Spirit will represent the Western Conference.

Americans Robbie Schremp of the London Knights and Bobby Ryan of the Owen Sound Attack also played in the World Junior Championships earlier this month in B.C.

Goaltender Kevin Lalande and defenceman Matt Kelly of the Belleville Bulls will play in the game on home ice.

“The player’s who were named today to represent the Ontario Hockey League in our All-Star Game demonstrate the high level of talent that we have playing in our league,” said David Branch, Commissioner of the OHL. “The player selection process is always difficult and we are very proud to be represented by these young men at this special event. We are also looking forward to hosting the All-Star Game in the city of Belleville. The support that the entire Quinte area has shown for the OHL and the Bulls is nothing short of outstanding and we are very proud to bring this showcase event to the City of Belleville.”

As part of the Belleville Bulls 25th anniversary celebrations around the All-Star event, graduates Marty McSorley and Craig Billington will be on hand as special guest speakers during the luncheon and as honourary captains during the All-Star Game.

Tickets for the 2006 Bell OHL All-Star Classic, which will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2006 at the Yardmen Arena in Belleville, can be purchased at the Belleville Bulls Box Office or by calling 613-966-8338 ext. 3885. Ticket packages are $30 which includes a reserved seat for the OHL All-Star Skills Competition on January 31 and a reserved seat for the Bell OHL All-Star Classic on February 1. All fans will also receive a special commemorative OHL All-Star souvenir program. A limited number of tickets for the OHL All-Star Luncheon are also available at $20 from the Bulls’ Box Office.

2006 Bell OHL All-Star Classic Team Rosters



2006 Western Conference All-Stars




Forwards

Bolland, David – London Knights

Blunden, Michael – Erie Otters

Callahan, Ryan – Guelph Storm

Hunter, Dylan – London Knights

Kennedy, Tyler – Sault St. Marie Greyhounds

McGrath, Evan – Kitchener Rangers

O’Marra, Ryan – Erie Otters

Painchaud, Chad – Sarnia Sting

Pyatt, Tom – Saginaw Spirit

Ryan, Bobby – Owen Sound Attack

Schremp, Robbie – London Knights

Vigilante, John – Plymouth Whalers




Defencemen

Aston, Peter – Windsor Spitfires

Lashoff, Matt – Kitchener Rangers

McNeill, Patrick – Saginaw Spirit

Parent, Ryan – Guelph Storm

Sanguinetti, Bob – Owen Sound Attack

Sekera, Andrej – Owen Sound Attack




Goaltenders

Dennis, Adam – London Knights

MacDonald, Ryan – Guelph Storm




2006 Eastern Conference All-Stars

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Forwards

Donati, Justin – Toronto St. Michael’s Majors

Downie, Steve – Peterborough Petes

Emmerton, Corey – Kingston Frontenacs

Haskins, Tyler – Toronto St. Michael’s Majors

Little, Bryan – Barrie Colts

Owens, Jordan – Mississauga Ice Dogs

Pouliot, Benoit – Sudbury Wolves

Staal, Jordan – Peterborough Petes

Stewart, Chris – Kingston Frontenacs

Tardif, Jamie – Peterborough Petes

Tsimikalis, Peter – Oshawa Generals

Wolski, Wojtek – Brampton Battalion




Defense

D’Aversa, Jonathan – Sudbury Wolves

Joslin, Derek – Ottawa 67’s

Kelly, Matt – Belleville Bulls

Lehman, Scott – Toronto St. Michael’s Majors

Marshall, Andrew – Barrie Colts

Staal, Marc – Sudbury Wolves




Goal

Lacosta, Dan – Barrie Colts

Lalonde, Kevin – Belleville Bulls