ECHL All-Stars 8 at Orlando Solar Bears 4
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
The ECHL All-Stars doubled up host team Orlando Solar Bears 8-4 Wednesday night in the ECHL's mid-season all-star classic. Solar Bear netminder Garret Sparks pitched a 12-save 1st period shutout of the ECHL All-Stars as Orlando took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. But Tampa Bay Lightning forward prospect Danick Gauthier solved Sparks early in the 2nd period, opening the All-Star team scoring by sliding a left post pass from Kalamazoo's Curtis Valk through the pads for the 1-1 equalizer. The All-Stars would ring up 4 more in the 2nd and 3 more in the 3rd. Gauthier was also on the ice for the All-Stars fourth and fifth goals. This was the 3rd year of the All-Star format featuring the league's all-star selections in an exhibition match against the host team.