San Jose to host 2024 AHL All-Star Classic | TheAHL.com
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. …President and CEO of the American Hockey League Scott Howson announced today that the Board of Governors has unanimously approved the San Jose Barracuda as host of the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic.
The event will take place at Tech CU Arena, the crown jewel of a 200,000 square foot extension to the public Sharks Ice rink in San Jose that will become the Barracuda’s new home next season.
“Tech CU Arena is the latest demonstration of the San Jose Sharks’ vision and commitment to growing hockey in the Bay Area,” Howson said. “Our All-Star events provide a stage for hockey’s brightest young stars to shine, and we look forward to sharing this celebration of our players and our league with the San Jose community in 2024.”
The 2024 AHL All-Star Classic will include the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday February 4followed by the AHL Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony on monday february 5 and the 2024 AHL All-Star Challenge that night.
For more information on event tickets, fans can visit sjbarracuda.com/allstar.
“Hosting the AHL All-Star Classic is an incredible opportunity to shine a light on the city of San Jose, our facilities and our organization,” said Joe goes, CEO of Barracuda. “None of this would have been possible without the vision and support of our owner Hasso Plattner who saw the immense value of moving the Barracuda to San Jose seven years ago.
“Receiving the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic is a tremendous source of pride for our organization and is just the tip of the iceberg for the events we hope to host at Tech CU Arena,” said Eric Grundfast, director of business operations for the San Jose Barracuda. “We look forward to showing off our brand new state-of-the-art facility and world-class city to the AHL and hockey fans around the world.
“San Jose is proud to welcome all of the incredibly talented players to the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic,” said the mayor of San Jose. Sam Licardo. “On behalf of our entire city, I look forward to celebrating the game, the players and the thousands of rabid hockey fans who will be in San Jose for this milestone event at the brand new Tech CU Arena at Sharks Ice and provides a huge thanks to our very own Barracuda for hosting the event.
“The San Jose Sports Authority is thrilled to partner with the Barracuda to bring some of hockey’s hottest young prospects to Tech CU Arena for the 2024 AHL All-Star Game,” said John Poch, executive director of the San Jose Sports Authority. “South Bay hockey fans will have the opportunity to see their third professional All-Star game in San Jose, with the NHL Mid-Season Classic at SAP Center in 1997 and 2019. We look forward to hosting the AHL in our amazing hockey community, and we are so excited to bring our celebration of the best young hockey talent to San Jose. We look forward to working with the Barracuda over the next 21 months to deliver a world-class event.
The 2024 AHL All-Star Classic in San Jose will feature the best young talent in the American Hockey League: Since 1995, more than 94% of All-Star Classic attendees have competed in the National Hockey League, including Cam Atkinson, Drake Batherson, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Binington, Jack Campbell, John Carlson, Zdeno Chara, Logan Couture, Thatcher Demko, Denis Guryanov, Connor Hellebuyck, Tristan Jarry, Kaapo Kahkonen, Jordan Kyrou, Jonathan Marchessault, Jacob Markstrom, JT Miller, Brandon Montour, William Nylander, Kyle Palmieri, Mikko Rantanen, Dylan Strom, Vitek Vanecek and Mats Zuccarello.