INTERNATIONAL TELECAST OF 2012 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has announced that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will produce
the telecast of the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, set for later this month at historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
The event, with the AHL All-Star Skills Competition set for Sunday, Jan. 29 (3 p.m. ET) and the 2012 AHL All-Star Game to
follow on Monday, Jan. 30 (7 p.m. ET), will air live in high-definition on Sportsnet in Canada and on a comprehensive
network of television partners in the United States. Visit theahl.com for a complete schedule of stations and air times for
the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic on the AHL All-Star TV network.
Joe Beninati, a former broadcaster for the AHL’s Maine Mariners and Providence Bruins and now the TV voice of the
Washington Capitals for the past 18 seasons, will handle play-by-play duties for the All-Star Classic. Alongside him will be analyst Craig Laughlin, former AHL and NHL winger and longtime TV analyst for the Capitals. Rounding out the on-air
crew will be former AHL player and coach and current Comcast SportsNet studio analyst Alan May. The television
production will be led by Comcast SportsNet’s Emmy Award-winning executive producer Bill Bell.
Sportsnet will carry the AHL All-Star Classic live through all four of its broadcast regions across Canada. The league’s
showcase event can also be seen this year on more than 25 regional networks in the United States, including Comcast