The lineups have been announced for the 2012 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League All-Star Classic.
Coaching staff and players for both the Prospects Game and All-Star Game who will be at George Pearkes Arena in Victoria on Jan. 15 were released earlier this week by the league.
Comox Valley Glacier Kings representing the North All-Stars include forwards Jackson Garrett, Garrett Brandsma, Jordan Kamprath and Lee Orpen plus defencemen Tyson Arnoholtz and Brian Rideout along with goalie Cameron Large.
North Prospects from the Comox Valley include forwards Adam Robertson, Mitch Ball and Jed Martin along with defencemen Garrett Halls, Keegan Fletcher and Rylan Ball.
They will be guided by some familiar faces behind the bench as the North coaching staff comprises Glacier Kings head coach Jordan Butcher, associate coaches Steve Ruthven and Tony Wishart, and athletic therapist Tom Trainor.
The big day, hosted by the Saanich Braves, kicks off with the banquet at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Prospects Game at 1 p.m., Skills Competition at 2:30 p.m. and All-Star Game at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult and $7 children, with more information available from Anne McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete All-Star Classic details are at www.vijhl.com.
The league is currently on its holiday hiatus. Action resumes Jan. 5 with the Glaciers Kings visiting the Victoria Cougars. The Yetis’ first home game of 2012 is Jan. 7 when they welcome the Peninsula Panthers to the Comox Valley Sports Centre.