THE HOCKEY MINOR LEAGUES AT THEIR ALL-STAR BREAKS
The AHL's first All-Star game since December 1959 takes
place tonight at the Providence Civic Center, while the IHL plays
its All-Star Game tomorrow in Las Vegas. The AHL game will be
televised at 8:00pm EST on ESPN2. AHL President Dave Andrews:
"We created a strategy for the next few years to increase the
profile of the league" (Judy Van Handle, BOSTON GLOBE, 1/15). In
Milwaukee, Mike Hart takes a look at the IHL's progress. IHL
Commissioner Bob Ufer: "Our ticket prices are extremely popular.
The NHL can't tough that" (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL, 1/17).