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NESN to Produce International Telecase of 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic

January 17, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League has announced that the New England Sports Network (NESN) will produce the telecast of the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, set for later this month in Providence, R.I.

The event, with the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition set for Sunday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m. ET) and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game to follow on Monday, Jan. 28 (7 p.m. ET), will air in high-definition and reach more than 100 million households on a comprehensive network of television partners in the United States - anchored by NESN - and on Sportsnet in Canada. Live broadcasts of the event will be streamed worldwide via AHL Live (ahllive.com).

Visit theahl.com for a complete schedule of stations and air times for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic on the AHL All-Star TV network.

Sportsnet will have coverage of the AHL All-Star Classic across Canada through all four of its broadcast regions plus Sportsnet ONE. The league's showcase event can also be seen this year on more than 25 regional networks in the United States, including Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Northwest and Comcast SportsNet California as well as The Comcast Network in Philadelphia and Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS); MSG Network, serving the New York City metro area and upstate New York; Root Sports in Pittsburgh; Fox Sports Net's Ohio, North, Midwest, Southwest and Arizona affiliates; and Altitude Sports and Entertainment, which reaches viewers across 10 states in and around the Rocky Mountains.

Time Warner Cable customers in New York, the Carolinas, Wisconsin, Texas and Los Angeles will get to see the AHL All-Star Classic on their local TWC sports channels. Metro Sports will carry the event for its viewers in Kansas City and parts of Kansas and Nebraska, and Florida viewers will be able to catch it on Sun Sports. My Network TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (WQMY-TV) will also air the event for fans in northeast Pennsylvania, and America One will broadcast it in over 125 markets in the U.S., Caribbean and Central and South America. Additionally, fans overseas will be able to watch the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic on ESPN America in northern Europe and the Middle East.

Tickets for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com. All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, more than 92 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.

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