Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RBC Future Stars announced, local Maine players participating

The American Hockey League and the Portland Pirates announced today that eight Portland-area players have been named *RBC Future Stars* and will represent their respective teams at the 2010 Ducks Unlimited AHL All-Star Skills Competition, being held Monday, Jan. 18 (8:00 p.m. ET) as part of the *2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic* at Cumberland County Civic Center.

The RBC Future Stars will participate alongside American Hockey League All-Stars in select events during the skills competition, and their scores in those events will count toward the final outcome for the evening.

*Cam Cain* (defenseman, Portland Junior Pirates, Kennebunk, Maine) and *Dan Hanley *(forward, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Maine) will participate with the PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars while *Trevor Fleurent *(forward, Biddeford High School, Biddeford, Maine) and *Matthew Michaud* (forward, North Yarmouth Academy, South Portland, Maine) will suit up for the Canadian AHL All-Stars.

*Samuel Henley* (forward, Lewiston Maineiacs, QMJHL, Val’Dor Quebec), *Jake Landry* (sophomore at North Yarmouth Academy, Greene Maine), *Dixon Pike*(forward, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Maine) and *CJ Maksut *(forward Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine) will serve as on-ice support staff for the Skills Events.

The RBC Future Stars are presented by *RBC*, the Official Bank of the American Hockey League. Recent RBC Future Stars include *Jerry D’Amigo*(2008) and*Jeremy Morin *(2008), who won gold medals with the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championships; *Christian Thomas* (2007), currently the leading scorer for the OHL’s Belleville Bulls; *Cody Eakin* (2006), who is currently one of the top scorers in the Western Hockey League skating for Swift Current; and *Colin Greening* (2002), a senior captain at Cornell University this season.

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