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Mottau added to All-Star roster

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Peoria Rivermen defenseman Mike Mottau has been added to the PlanetUSA roster for the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic, set for this Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

The AHL also announced that Peoria forward Mike Glumac will be unable to participate in the event due to recall to the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.

Mottau, 27, will be making his third career AHL All-Star Classic appearance, having participated in Wilkes-Barre in 2001 and St. John’s in 2002. The sixth-year pro is tied for eighth among AHL defensemen in scoring with 30 points (three goals, 27 assists) in 42 games for Peoria this year. A native of Boston, Mottau was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2001, and captured the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in U.S. college hockey, playing for Boston College, in 2000.

The 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic will take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, home of the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, and will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League. The event gets underway on Tuesday, January 31, with the 2006 CCM AHL All-Star Skills Competition at 8:00 p.m. (ET), and concludes with the annual All-Star Game at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 1.

The 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada and on a series of regional cable networks in the United States. It will also be offered at no charge on B2 Networks’ broadband video webcast at theahl.com. The action can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio and on the internet at theahl.com.