Seven All-Stars Get AHL Call Up

Seven players from the 2004 Par-A-Dice ECHL All-Star Game were called up to the American Hockey League following the game while two players that returned from the AHL to play in the game remained in the AHL.

Named the Most Valuable Player after scoring the game-winning goal to finish with three points (2g-1a), Randy Rowe of Peoria was called up to St. John’s on January 25. Chris Houle, who made 10 saves in the third period to pick up the win, was called up to Philadelphia of the AHL on January 23. Greg Jacina of Augusta was called up to San Antonio on January 24 and had an assist in the Rampage’s 2-1 loss at Milwaukee on January 24 and also played January 25 in a 5-3 loss against Syracuse. Named as a starter for the Eastern Conference for the second straight year, Wheeling left wing Jason Jaffray scored a goal and had an assist in the ECHL All-Star Game. The 2003 ECHL Rookie of the Year, Jaffray was called up to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on January 24.

Western Conference starting goaltender Fred Cloutier of Louisiana was called up to Houston on January 22 and started on January 23, making 25 saves in a 5-3 loss at Cleveland. Michael Garnett of Gwinnett, who made 24 saves in the second period, was called up to Chicago of the AHL on January 22 while Justin Kelly of Las Vegas was called up to Lowell on January 24. Brent Gauvreau of Mississippi, who started at forward and had an assist for the Western Conference, was called up to Bridgeport on January 24.

Idaho goaltender Dan Ellis and defenseman David Cornacchia were called up to Utah on January 13 and 14, respectively. Cornacchia was returned to Idaho on January 23 while Ellis remains with Utah, making 34 saves in a 5-1 loss against Chicago on January 24. Charlotte defenseman Dave Inman was originally named to the Eastern Conference roster, but did not play in the ECHL All-Star Game after being called up on December 17 to Lowell where he has 13 points (5g-8a) in 17 games.

Named as a starter for the Eastern Conference, Roanoke left wing Dan Carlson did not play in the ECHL All-Star Game after being called up on December 4 to Lowell where he has four points (3g-1a) in 20 games. Carlson’s replacement was Roanoke teammate Shawn Limpright, who tallied an assist after returning for the ECHL All-Star Game from Syracuse. Originally called up on January 1, Limpright has returned to Syracuse where he has three assists and is +9 in six games.