All-Star Game Captains Announced

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that Pensacola defenseman Corey Neilson and Atlantic City left wing Luke Curtin have been named team captains for the 2005 Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game on January 26 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa.

The 13th Annual ECHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will be held at the 7,215-seat Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa. The Skills Competition will be on January 25 at 7:05 p.m. and the All-Star Game will be played on January 26 at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are still available for all events and can be purchased at the Reading Royals box office or by telephone at (610) 898-7825.

Curtin will be making his second start and third appearance in an ECHL All-Star Game. While playing for Baton Rouge, Curtin was named as a starter for the Southern Conference in 2000 and was selected to the Southern Conference roster in 1999.

The alternate captains for the National Conference will be Johnstown center Brent Kelly and Fresno center Dan Tessier.

The 2004 ECHL Defenseman of the Year, Neilson is the only player on the American Conference roster that has appeared in an ECHL All-Star Game, making his second consecutive start and second appearance.

The alternate captains for the American Conference will be Charlotte forward Mike Harder and Florida defenseman Matt Pagnutti.