All-Star Phan Fest
Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun for the whole family, the 2017 All-Star Classic Phan Fest will feature carnival games, live music, photos with your favorite mascots, giveaways, prizes and much more!
There will be a variety of displays as well as plenty of activities to keep the kids busy throughout the event. Come out and enjoy this fun, family-friendly event on the day before the AHL All-Star Skills Competition and get the lay of the land while inside of PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Saturday, January 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sample selections from both local breweries and restaurants from throughout the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania during the All-Star Tailgate Party on Saturday.
Throughout the event, you’ll be able to enjoy live musical performances and even take part in some fun games. Attendees will also be able to see various attractions and displays during this event and get a feel for PPL Center before the AHL All-Stars hit the ice for the Skills Competition.
AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Giant Food Stores and Velaspan
Sunday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
The American Hockey League’s best players will showcase their skills in the All-Star Classic Skills Competitions! Watch in awe as speed and skill are on display in events like the puck control relay, fastest skater competition, rapid fire, hardest shot, accuracy shooting, pass and score drill and the breakaway relay! All-Stars from the Eastern Conference will square off against All-Stars from the Western Conference to determine which Conference reigns supreme.
See the game like never before as the majority of the glass will be removed for this event. Watch as the All-Stars shoot pucks at over 100 miles per hour, demolish targets with pinpoint accuracy and score breakaway goals with finesse and skill! The Skills Competition is great for fans of all ages and is a fun night prior to the All-Star Game festivities.
2017 AHL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Monday, January 30, T.B.A.
Since it’s creation in 2006, the AHL Hall of Fame has become a direct way of honoring some of the very best individuals that have made major contributions and achieved greatness within the American Hockey League.
From historic names like Eddie Shore, Johnny Bower and Jack Butterfield to greats from the Flyers organization like: the first-ever captain of the Philadelphia Phantoms, defenseman John Stevens, who helped the Phantoms win the 1998 Calder Cup Championship and later coached the team to another Calder Cup Championship in 2005; two-time, Eddie Shore Award winner, defenseman John Slaney, who helped claim the 2005 Calder Cup Championship for the Phantoms; and the late Bill Dineen, who’s name is synonymous with hockey greatness in the Glens Falls, New York, area of the Adirondack Mountains and who later went on to coach the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 2017 AHL Hall of Fame class will be inducted during the All-Star Weekend festivities on January 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 2017 class — which marks the Hall of Fame’s 12th induction — will include Billy Dea, Bryan Helmer, Rob Murray and Doug Yingst. Read more about this year’s inductees.
2017 AHL All-Star Challenge
Monday, January 30, 7 p.m.
The 2017 AHL All-Star Game will feature the top talent in the American Hockey League. This year’s format will feature a fun and exciting 3-on-3 tournament with each of the league’s four divisions — Atlantic, North, Central and Pacific — being represented. Rosters for each team will be comprised of 10 skaters and two goaltenders each, and each of the 30 AHL teams will be represented by at least one All-Star player.
The teams will participate in a round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.
Since 1995, more than 93 percent of All-Star Game participants have gone on to compete in the National Hockey League. Some notable names from this list include stars like Ben Bishop, Zdeno Chara, Tyler Johnson, Zach Parise, Pekka Rinne, Eric Staal and P.K. Subban as well as former Lehigh Valley Phantoms representatives Nick Cousins, Brandon Manning and Anthony Stolarz.