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HERSHEY, Pa. - After posting a 19-7 win in Sunday’s skills competition, the Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars completed a two-event sweep with an 11-8 All-Star Game victory over the Western Conference before a sellout crowd of 10,736 fans.
Checkers forward Jerome Samson notched a goal and two assists and captain Bryan Rodney was held pointless for the East, who overcame a 4-1 deficit to win.
Binghamton Senators rookie forward Bobby Butler, one of 34 first-time All-Stars on the two rosters, was named most valuable player after registering a goal and three assists for the East.
Andrew Gordon of the hometown Hershey Bears set an event record when he scored one of his two goals on the night just 14 seconds after the opening face-off. The Western Conference responded with four straight tallies and took a 4-1 lead. The East then scored nine of the game’s next 11 goals to build a comfortable third-period advantage.
Five-time AHL All-Star Corey Locke from Binghamton picked up two assists and now has a league-record 11 career All-Star points.
Click here for the scoresheet and visit www.TheAHL.com for a full recap.
The Checkers (26-18-5) will host Norfolk Thursday at 7 p.m. Show your Harris Teeter VIC Card at the box office at Thursday’s game and get $5 off any seat in the house. For ticket information, call 704-342-4423 or visit www.GoCheckers.com.