The AHL All-Star event is this weekend. Players, coaches, and fans will gather in Springfield, Massachusetts this year to celebrate the annual friendly contest that brings together stars from every team in the league. The Syracuse Crunch has three representatives this season: Coach Ben Groulx, goalie Connor Ingram, and forward Cory Conacher.
The Crunch is celebrating their 25th anniversary season in 2018-19. Personally, I’ve been following Syracuse for 15 seasons. I’ve seen the Crunch partner with three different NHL parent clubs: the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Anaheim Ducks, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.