PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Monday that Reading rookie goaltender Barry Brust will replace Wheeling goaltender Dany Sabourin on the National Conference roster for the 2005 Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game. It was also announced that Long Beach goaltender Chris Madden would replace Sabourin in the starting lineup for the National Conference.
Sabourin is currently on call up to the American Hockey League and is unable to return for the All-Star Game as originally planned because of an injury to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Andy Chiodo.
Under contract to Los Angeles of the National Hockey League and in his first professional season, the 21-year-old Brust ranks sixth in the league with a goals-against average of 2.22 and he is 13-5-2 with a save percentage of .920. In his last three starts, he is 3-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.64 and a save percentage of .933. Brust played four seasons in the Western Hockey League with Spokane and Calgary, going 76-79-20 with a goals-against average of 2.89, and appeared in two WHL All-Star Games.
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.