Crunch takes over All-Star Classic with four Syracuse players

The Syracuse Crunch may have lost some of their very best players to the NHL over the past week or so, but that's not stopping them from having five representatives at this year's American Hockey League's All-Star Classic.

Crunch defenseman Radko Gudas was added to the Eastern Conference roster on Wednesday, joining Tyler Johnson, Richard Panik and Mark Barberio as players on the team. Syracuse head coach Jon Cooper will also make the trip as a part of the Eastern Conference coaching staff. The Crunch will have the most players at the game than any other team in the league, and will have the highest total of representatives in franchise history.


All-Star Classic is slated for Providence, Rhode Island, starting with the

Skills Competition
this Sunday night. The All-Star Game itself will be played Monday at 7 p.m.