Jon Matsumoto and Jerome Samson (Photos: Renee Kalicicki)

Down On The Farm - Matsumoto and Samson Headed to AHL All-Star Game

Two of Charlotte’s top offensive talents are headed to the 2012 AHL All-Star Game! Jon Matsumoto and Jerome Samson received word today that they will represent the Checkers and the Western Conference in the game this year in Atlantic City. The Skills Competition will take place on Sunday, 29-Jan-2012 (3pm EST) with the Game at 7pm EST on Monday, 30-Jan-2012.



Matsumoto is currently leading the Checkers with 29 points and is second  in goals with 13. This marks his second All-Star Team selection, the first being in 2010 with the Adirondack Phantoms.

Samson ranks first on the team in goals (14) and is second behind Matsumoto in total points with 26. This is also Samson’s second All-Star appearance, representing the Checkers in last year’s game.


The starters for the All-Star Game will be voted on by the fans so make sure to log on to from January 5-23 and vote to get our boys into the starting lineup!



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