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St. John's to host 2014 AHL All-Star hockey game

09/10/2013 03:00 EDT | Updated 11/10/2013 05:12 EST
Mile One Centre in St. John's — home ice for the AHL St. John's IceCaps — will host the AHL All-Star Classic hockey game Feb. 12.

"The announcement today is really unique," said Glen Stanford, CEO of the St. John's IceCaps.

"You're going to have one American hockey league all-star team playing a team from Europe."

Stanford said the AHL all-stars will face off against Farjestad BK, one of the top professional teams in the Swedish Hockey League.

"It's one of the most storied hockey-franchise leagues in Sweden," said Stanford.

"With that international flavour and that bit of high competition, it's going to be a great event."

Stanford said the event will also include a skills competition on Feb. 11, social events, and the 2014 AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony.

Stanford said the game will be broadcast live on SportsNet in Canada.

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