On Saturday, January 28, 2012 the Downsview Park Ball Hockey League will host the second annual All-Star Day inside the Hangar starting at 2pm. Over the next few weeks the coaching staffs and players will all be announced on a weekly basis.
The Defending DPBHL Tier 2 Champions Vaughan Red Wings, who have made the jump to the Premier level, will get the chance to return and take on a group of All-Stars from the 2011 Fall Season. Last year's Tier 2 All-Star team was victorious defeating the Toronto Polar Bears. Can the 2012 group of Stars repeat the feat versus the high flying Vaughan Red Wings? The Tier 2 All-Star team will be coached by the bench staff from the two teams that reach the Finals of the current Tier 2 season. The team will be released weekly, so tune in as the Stars are named.
Taking a page from the NHL format, the Premier All-Star Game selection process will consist of a draft. Two Captains will be chosen and a total of forty players will be selected one at a time to form two clubs that will compete for the ultimate bragging rights. Four goaltenders, twelve defenders, and twenty four forwards will be selected. The first members to be named next week will be the coaching staffs for both sides. We will then hold a live draft with the Captains at the Hangar in January to form two super All-Star teams. A list of forty players representing all nine Downsview Park teams currently in action will also be released weekly so check in to see who will participate in this year’s Winter Classic.
Premier and Tier 2 Commissioner