January 7, 2019
For Immediate Release
Kalamazoo, MI.- Justin Taylor will represent the Kalamazoo Wings at the 2019 ECHL All-Star Weekend the ECHL announced on Monday afternoon.
Taylor, 29, leads the ECHL in scoring with 21 goals, and ranks third on the team in points behind Chris Collins and Reid Gardiner. In his ninth professional season Taylor has amassed 540 ECHL games during his career, netting 383 points (203g, 180a). He joins players from the Western Conference to make up the Western Conference All-Star team that will participate in the All-Star Classic. The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will take place Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:00pm ET at the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH.
For the second consecutive year, the CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will feature a 3-on-3 tournament with four teams competing for the top spot. New in 2019, the host team will make up two of the four teams and face-off against the other two teams made up of All-Star players from the Eastern and Western Conference. These four teams will compete in a 3-on-3 tournament with rally scoring in order to crown a winner. The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place in between rounds of the tournament, highlighting the talents of the ECHL Players, and showcasing the future of hockey as they develop in the League.
The rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Stars, as determined by the votes of coaches, team captains, media relations directors, broadcasters, and members of the media are below. The game will air live exclusively on NHL Network.
Eastern Conference All-Stars
G – Mitch Gillam, Worcester Railers
D – Dajon Mingo, Jacksonville Icemen
D – Sean Day, Maine Mariners
D – David Kolomatis, Manchester Monarchs
F – Mike Szmatula, Adirondack Thunder
F – David Pacan, Brampton Beast
F – Joe Cox, Florida Everblades
F – Johno May, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
F – Giorgio Estephan, Newfoundland Growlers
F – Jonathan Charbonneau, South Carolina Stingrays
F – Brett McKenzie, Atlanta Gladiators
D – Jalen Smereck, Norfolk Admirals
F – Brent Pedersen, Orlando Solar Bears
F – Steven Swavely, Reading Royals
Western Conference All-Stars
G – Tomas Sholl, Idaho Steelheads
D – Alex Breton, Allen Americans
D – Neil Manning, Indy Fuel
D – Kevin Spinozzi, Wheeling Nailers
F – Vasili Glotov, Cincinnati Cyclones
F – Justin Hodgman, Fort Wayne Komets
F – Justin Taylor, Kalamazoo Wings
F – Jared VanWormer, Kansas City Mavericks
F – Andrew Radjenovic, Rapid City Rush
F – Steven Iacobellis, Wichita Thunder
G – Evan Fitzpatrick, Tulsa Oilers
F – Caleb Herbert, Utah Grizzlies
Kalamazoo Wings single game and half season tickets are available now! More information can be gathered at www.kwings.com.
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