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January 17, 2013

Peter Holland Named to AHL All-Star Team


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Ė The American Hockey League today announced that Norfolk Admirals forward Peter Holland has been named to the Eastern Conference roster for the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Jan. 27-28 in Providence, R.I.

Holland, 6-foot-2, 192 pounds, has appeared in 34 games with the Admirals this season, registering 12 goals and 31 points with 58 penalty minutes. He leads the Admirals in points and assists (19) while ranking second in goals. In 108 career AHL games between the Admirals and Syracuse Crunch, Holland has posted 38 goals and 97 points with 117 penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old native of Toronto, Ontario, is currently on NHL recall to Norfolk's NHL parent club, the Anaheim Ducks. In four career NHL games with the Ducks, Holland has one goal and two penalty minutes. Holland was selected by Anaheim in the first round (15th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to turning professional, Holland played four seasons of junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm. In 256 games with the Storm, Holland scored 103 goals and 257 points with 170 penalty minutes.

A complete roster of 2013 AHL All-Stars can be found at theahl.com.

Beginning Friday and until Jan. 24, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the starting lineups for the 2013 AHL All-Star Game by visiting facebook.com/theahl and completing the official CCM AHL All-Star Fan Ballot. Voters will also be entered to win prizes of a team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star stick (two) and team-signed 2013 AHL All-Star commemorative programs (10).

Tickets for the 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now by calling the Providence Bruins at (401) 273-5000 or visiting www.providencebruins.com. All-Star 2-Packs are $55 and $75 and include admission to both the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, and the 2013 AHL All-Star Game at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28. All-Star 4-Packs are $75 and $100 and include admission to the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, as well as the Post-Skills Party (January 27, 9:30 p.m.) at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the 2013 AHL Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Ceremony (January 28, 11 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

The 2013 Dunkiní Donuts AHL All-Star Classic in Providence will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. Of the 597 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since the event was reinstated in 1995, more than 92 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Briere, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Mike Cammalleri, Zdeno Chara, Miikka Kiprusoff, Ryan Miller, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Martin St. Louis, Cory Schneider, Jason Spezza and Eric Staal.

The Admirals return to Scope on Friday and Saturday nights for a weekend series against the St. Johnís Ice Caps. Saturday night is the sixth annual Pink in the Rink to benefit the Tidewater affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Special discounted fundraising tickets are available for a limited time, with $15 Red Level Tickets for sale through komentidewater.org, norfolkadmirals.com/groups and by calling the Komen Tidewater office. For more details, visit norfolkadmirals.com.

Donít miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. Stop by the Admiralsí Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime.


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