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More roster changes for OHL all-star game

By SooToday Staff
SooToday.com
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

NEWS RELEASES

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

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Bulls' Cameron added to OHL All-Star Classic in Sault Ste. Marie

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Belleville Bulls’ forward Bryan Cameron has been added to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic at the Steelback Centre in Sault Ste. Marie on February 5 and 6, 2008.

Cameron replaces Stefan Legein of the Niagara IceDogs, who is unable to play in the game due to injury.

Cameron, an 18-year-old native of Brampton, is enjoying an outstanding third OHL season with the Bulls. He has 27 goals and 30 assists for 57 points in 48 games and is poised to crack the 30-goal mark for the second straight season. The former first round OHL pick was a fourth round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL Entry Draft last summer. He also played in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in November.

The 2008 OHL All-Star Classic will feature 40 of the league's brightest stars in an Eastern Conference versus Western Conference showdown format. It is a two-day event that includes the OHL All-Star Skills Competition and Three-on-Three Game on Tuesday February 5, along with the All-Star Luncheon and OHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday February 6.

The 2008 OHL All-Star Classic is supported by OHL partners Boston Pizza, All Weather Windows, Subway, NAPA, Yamaha and Reebok and will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet.

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IceDogs' Swift added to OHL All-Star Classic in Sault Ste. Marie

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League announced today that Niagara IceDogs’ forward Michael Swift has been added to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2008 OHL All-Star Classic at the Steelback Centre in Sault Ste. Marie on February 5 and 6, 2008.

Swift replaces Logan Couture of the Ottawa 67’s, who is unable to play in the game due to injury.

Swift, a 20-year-old from Peterborough, enjoyed a career year last season with the IceDogs, racking up 34 goals and 59 assists for 93 points in 67 games. The IceDogs’ captain has 18 goals and 45 assists for 63 points in 48 games this season. He enjoyed a 10-game scoring streak in December and January and will be making his first OHL All-Star appearance.


2008 OHL All-Star Classic Rosters

Western Conference All-Stars

Goaltenders
Steve Mason, Kitchener Rangers
Jeremy Smith, Plymouth Whalers

Defencemen
Michael Caruso, Guelph Storm
Wes Cunningham, Plymouth Whalers
Drew Doughty, Guelph Storm
Josh Godfrey, S.S. Marie Greyhounds
David Kolomatis, Owen Sound Attack
Yannick Weber, Kitchener Rangers

Forwards
Justin Azevedo, Kitchener Rangers
Joshua Bailey, Windsor Spitfires
Jack Combs, Saginaw Spirit
Justin DiBenedetto, Sarnia Sting
Matt Halischuk, Kitchener Rangers (injured)
Justin Hodgman, Erie Otters
Dustin Jeffrey, S.S. Marie Greyhounds
Pat Maroon, London Knights
Wayne Simmonds, S.S. Marie Greyhounds
Bradley Snetsinger, Windsor Spitfires
Nick Spaling, Kitchener Rangers
Steve Stamkos, Sarnia Sting
Chris Terry, Plymouth Whalers

Management Team
Dave Torrie, S.S. Marie Greyhounds
Dave Barr, Guelph Storm

Head Coach
Mike Vellucci, Plymouth Whalers

Assistant Coach
Todd Watson, Saginaw Spirit


Eastern Conference All-Stars

Goaltenders
Mike Murphy, Belleville Bulls
Bryan Pitton, Brampton Battalion

Defencemen
Zach Bogosian, Peterborough Petes
Tyler Cuma, Ottawa 67’s
Ryan McGinnis, Oshawa Generals
Alex Pietrangelo, Niagara IceDogs
Bobby Sanguinetti, Brampton Battalion
P.K. Subban, Belleville Bulls

Forwards
Matt Beleskey, Belleville Bulls
Bryan Cameron, Belleville Bulls
Luca Caputi, Niagara IceDogs
Logan Couture, Ottawa 67’s (injured)
Kaspars Daugavins, Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors
Stefan Legein, Niagara IceDogs (injured)
Brett MacLean, Oshawa Generals
Cody Hodgson, Brampton Battalion
Alex Hutchings, Barrie Colts
Shawn Matthias, Belleville Bulls
Nathan Moon, Kingston Frontenacs
Jared Staal, Sudbury Wolves
Michael Swift, Niagara IceDogs
John Tavares, Oshawa Generals

Management Team
George Burnett, Belleville Bulls
Jeff Twohey, Peterborough Petes

Head Coach
Mike Foligno, Sudbury Wolves

Assistant Coaches
Bryan Verreault, Sudbury Wolves
Bob Jones, Windsor Spitfires


2008 OHL All-Star Classic Itinerary

Tuesday February 5, 2008

4:00 p.m. Media Reception and Player Introduction – Steelback Centre
7:00 p.m. All-Star Skills Competition and Three-on-Three Game – Steelback Centre
8:30 p.m. Player autograph session – Steelback Centre

Wednesday February 6, 2008

9:00 a.m. Team East – Game day skate and team photo – Steelback Centre
10:00 a.m. Team West – Game day skate and team photo – Steelback Centre
11:30 a.m. All-Star Luncheon
7:00 p.m. OHL All-Star Classic

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