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Off the Hook: At the All-Star Break

Monday, January 19th
Off the Hook: At the All-Star Break

Most of the Steelheads have most of the week off as the ECHL breaks for the 17th Annual ECHL All-Star Game on Wednesday and the 12th Annual All-Star Skills Competition on Tuesday. Steelheads? defenseman Matt Stephenson and forward Mark Bomersback will take part in the festivities hosted by the Reading Royals, the City of Reading and the Sovereign Center. The Steelheads return to the ice in Utah on Friday, and continue their three-game road trip against the Grizzlies on Saturday and Sunday.STEELHEADS COMPETEBomersback will compete Tuesday in the Fastest Skater competition along with Aaron Brocklehurst of Florida, Josh Aspenlind of Elmira and Aaron Clarke of Wheeling against Dan Gendur of Victoria, and Matt Fornataro of Phoenix. Stephenson is slated to go up against goalie Kris Mayotte of Johnstown in the Reebok Rapid Fire competition. Both Steelheads will also participate in the Breakaway Relay for the National Conference.WATCH and LISTENThe ECHL All-Star Game presented by Guardian Wear will be broadcast live at 7:00 pm ET online free of charge on ECHLALLSTARTV on B2CableTV.com. The video broadcast will require a high-speed internet connection and a current version of Microsoft Windows Media Player. The game will also be televised live on NHL Center Ice at 7 p.m. ET on Channel 785 on DirecTV, on Channel 626 on Dish Network and on Channel NHL10 on Digital Cable (channel numbers vary by cable system). It is the seventh year in a row that the ECHL All-Star Game has been televised live by the NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey. The game can be heard locally on the radio on 1350 KTIK The Ticket.IDAHO STEELHEADS AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK45 Points; 3rd West Division, 3rd National Conference, 8th OverallOverall: 21-14-2-1 (45 points) Home: 11-10-0-1 (home)Away: 10-7-2-0 (road)Streak: 0-1-1-0Past 10: 6-3-1-0ECHL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, DIVISION STANDINGS West GP W L OTL PTS PCTVictoria Salmon Kings 40 26 10 4 56 0.700Alaska Aces 39 23 14 2 48 0.615Idaho Steelheads 38 21 14 3 45 0.592Utah Grizzlies 37 15 14 8 38 0.514Phoenix RoadRunners 35 15 17 3 33 0.471 Pacific GP W L OTL PTS PCTOntario Reign 38 21 14 3 45 0.592Stockton Thunder 39 17 17 5 39 0.500Las Vegas Wranglers 35 16 16 3 35 0.500Bakersfield Condors 39 13 21 5 31 0.397STEELHEADS AS ECHL ALL-STARSHow they?ve fared:2004 @ Peoria, Ill. Eastern Conf. 7, Western Conf. 6• No starters. G-Dan Ellis (0-1-0, 17sh, 14sv); D-David Cornacchia (0g-0a)2005 @ Reading, PA: National Conf. 6, American Conf. 2? No starters. G-Frank Doyle (1-0-0, 21sh, 20sv). Doyle named All-Star MVP.2006 @ Fresno, CA: National Conf. 7, American Conf. 6? 2 Starters. F-D?Arcy McConvey (0g-2a); D-Garett Bembridge (0g-1a)2007 @ Boise: American Conf. 6, National Conf. 3? 1 Starter. D-Darrell Hay (0g-0a); F-Derek Nesbitt (1g-0a); Greg Rallo (1g-1a). Hay named Captain of the National Conference Team. 2008 @ Stockton: National Conf. 10, American Conf. 7? 2 Starters (Hay, Rallo). G-Kellen Briggs (0-0-0, 11sh, 10sv); F-Greg Rallo (1g-4a); D-Darrell Hay (0g-0a)STEELHEADS BITES? Captain Marty Flichel has scored in each of Idaho's last two games ? All-Star Mark Bomersback has a goal and an assist in each of the Steelheads' last three contests ? Kory Scoran has 7 assists in the team's last five gamesROSTER TRANSACTIONS (1/13/09 ? 1/20/09)1/20/09 Delete Trevor Ludwig, D placed on 3-day IR1/16/09 Delete T.R. Kirkman, G released as emergency backup goaltender1/14/09 Add Travis Wight, D activated off IRSTEELHEADS SCHEDULE THIS WEEKMonday, Jan. 19:? Travel to BoiseTuesday, Jan. 20:? Off? ECHL ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITIONWednesday, Jan. 21:? Off? ECHL ALL-STAR GAME; READING, PAThursday, Jan. 22:? Travel to UtahFriday, Jan. 23: ? GAME NIGHT Idaho @ Utah 7:05 pm MSTSaturday, Jan. 24: ? GAME NIGHT Idaho @ Utah 7:05 pm MSTSunday, Jan. 25: ? GAME NIGHT Idaho @ Utah 5:05 pm MSTMonday, Jan. 26:? Travel to BoiseSTEELHEADS GAME SCHEDULEThe following is a schedule of games left to be played in the 2008-09 season:OPPONENT DAY DATE39 at Utah 1/23/200940 at Utah 1/24/200941 at Utah 1/25/200942 at Bakersfield 2/4/200943 at Bakersfield 2/7/200944 at Stockton 2/9/200945 Phoenix Fri 2/13/200946 Phoenix Sat 2/14/200947 Las Vegas Wed 2/18/200948 Las Vegas Fri 2/20/200949 Las Vegas Sat 2/21/200950 Utah Tue 2/24/200951 Utah Wed 2/25/200952 at Stockton 2/27/200953 at Stockton 2/28/200954 at Stockton 3/1/200955 Victoria Wed 3/4/200956 Victoria Fri 3/6/200957 Victoria Sat 3/7/200958 at Utah 3/11/200959 at Las Vegas 3/13/200960 at Las Vegas 3/14/200961 at Utah 3/15/200962 at Victoria 3/18/200963 at Victoria 3/20/200964 at Victoria 3/21/200965 at Victoria 3/22/200966 Ontario Wed 3/25/200967 Ontario Fri 3/27/200968 Ontario Sat 3/28/200969 Phoenix Tue 3/31/200970 Phoenix Wed 4/1/200971 Phoenix Fri 4/3/200972 Phoenix Sat 4/4/2009GET IN THE GAME AT HOOTERSJoin the party at Hooters on Friday (Jan. 23) to watch the Steelheads take on the Grizzlies in Utah. The game starts at 7:05 pm.BROADCAST INFOListen to all 72 games with Doug Plagens calling the action. Doug is joined in the booth this season by Steelheads players who will provide color commentary. Tune in to ESPN Radio 1350 KTIK the Ticket on games nights as well as Monday though Friday at 6:00 pm for the Bud Light Idaho Steelheads Hockey Show as Doug and Will Hoenike talk all things Steelheads. All home and road games can be watched through a link on the Steelheads website provided by B2 Networks for $6 a game.TICKET INFOThe Idaho Steelheads offer a variety of ticket plans to fit any schedule or pocket book. Call (208) 383-0080 to find out more. For day of game tickets, visit idahosteelheads.com and use the print at home feature, or call (208) 331-TIXS or visit the box office at Qwest Arena.- www.idahosteelheads.com -

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