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Providence picked to host 2013 AHL All-Star Classic

Providence, RI (Sports Network) - The American Hockey League selected Providence, Rhode Island, as the host for the 2013 All-Star Classic on Wednesday.

"The American Hockey League is excited to be returning to one of its founding cities for the 2013 All-Star Classic," said AHL president and CEO David Andrews. "Providence has been part of the fabric of our league since our first season in 1936, and the Providence Bruins organization has been a cornerstone for the last two decades. We're looking forward to showcasing our brightest stars to capacity crowds to an international television audience."

The festivities are scheduled to take place Sunday, January 27 and Monday, January 28 at the former Providence Civic Center.

Providence has hosted the Boston Bruins' affiliate since it relocated from Portland, Maine, prior to the 1992-93 season. The city has hosted two previous All-Star Games, in 1956 and 1995.

02/08 12:39:45 ET