The 2012 version of the American Hockey League All-Star festivities ended on Monday night and for the most part I’d say it was another successful event. The skills competition was “so so” and the game itself didn’t get exciting until the last half of the third period when the West realized it needed to make a comeback. One of the real highlights was the mascots game during the first intermission and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony featuring Joe Crozier.
(The delayed recap is due to forgetting to hit publish after a well rested night of enjoying Atlantic City and not realizing it until now)
One complaint I heard from people who weren’t there was that they didn’t like the fact that the game wasn’t in a league city. If you weren’t planning on going anyways does it really matter? Atlantic City was an excellent host city with a lot to do at all times. The fact is that cities haven’t been banging down the door trying to host the game so when the opportunity was there for AC the league accepted.