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Collin Delia named AHL All-Star

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Former Merrimack goaltender Collin Delia was named to  2019 AHL All-Star Game on Thursday.

The AHL All-Star Game, which has taken on the NHL’s 3-on-3 tournament format, will take place on Jan. 28 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

The round-robin tournament features six games of 10 minutes, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

Delia started 16 games for the Rockford IceHogs prior to getting recalled by the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 17. In those 16 starts, Delia posted a 7-5-4 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Delia, at the time of his recall, ranked first in the AHL in save percentage, second in total saves and third in goals-against average.

The 24-year-old is 3-0 this season as a start for the Blackhawks with a 1.66 GAA and a .957 save percentage. In five NHL starts over the last two seasons, Delia is 4-1 with a 2.51 GAA and a .933 save percentage.

Delia will start for the Blackhawks tonight against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Collesium.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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