On Monday Night, the American Hockey League held their first All-Star Challenge, in Syracuse, NY. Unlike your typical All-Star format where it's opposing conferences, this event mirrored the NHL's event from Sunday in Nashville.
Each of the league's four divisions -- the North, Atlantic, Pacific and Central -- each fielded their own team, consisting of 11 skaters and two goaltenders. All games were nine minutes long, and all games started 4-on-4. At the 4:30 mark, the horn sounded and it became 3-on-3. For the championship, it was six minutes of 3-on-3.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms had two representatives, forward Nick Cousins and goaltender Anthony Stolarz, both playing for the Atlantic Division. The Central Division claimed the championship, defeating the Atlantic team, 4-0, in the final game.