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Schneider named starting goalie for PlanetUSA in 2009 AHL All-Star Classic

January 7, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) Manitoba Moose

The Manitoba Moose, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, are pleased to announce goaltender Cory Schneider has been named the starting goaltender for the PlanetUSA All-Star Team in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications. This year's All-Star Classic will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA from January 25th-26th, 2009.

Schneider, 22, has appeared in 11 games so far this season with the Moose and has a record of 10-1-0. The Marblehead, MA native is currently riding a franchise-record 10-game personal winning streak with one shutout that came on Nov. 2/08 at Peoria. He has played in 47 games in his two-year pro career with the Moose. Last season, he compiled a record of 20-12-2 with a goals against average of 2.28 and a save percentage of .913 - both of which ranked second amongst AHL rookie netminders. Schneider was named the Rbk Edge/AHL Rookie of the Month for March and started all six Calder Cup games for Manitoba in the playoffs where he posted a 2-4 record with 1.92 goals against average and a .938 save percentage.

Schneider also made his first appearance in the National Hockey League this season as he was recalled to the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 22/08. He made his NHL debut Nov. 29 @ Calgary where he stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 3-0 defeat but was named the game's second star. He played in eight games during his recall earning a 2-4-1 record. He recorded his first-ever NHL win Dec. 5 @ Minnesota after stopping 16 of 17 shots.

Schneider was originally drafted by Vancouver in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

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