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Toyota named title sponsor of All-Star Classic

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League and Syracuse Crunch announced today that Toyota has been named the title sponsor of the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic.

The event will take place in Syracuse, N.Y., on January 31 and February 1, 2016.

Local Toyota dealers are continuing their long-tenured partnership with the Crunch, whose official car is Toyota. Toyota was also a proud title sponsor of the Crunch’s record-setting Toyota Frozen Dome Classic on Nov. 22, 2014, and was a presenting sponsor of the Mirabito Outdoor Classic on Feb. 20, 2010, the first outdoor game in AHL history.

Tickets for the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic are on sale now. Ticket prices range from $40-60 and can be purchased either in person at the Syracuse Crunch office located in the War Memorial Arena on 800 South State Street in Syracuse, by calling (315) 473-4444 or through all Ticketmaster outlets.

Details about other social events taking place during the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic, including the post-skills VIP party, AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, will be announced at a later date.

The 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League: Of the 679 players to take part in the AHL All-Star Classic since 1995, more than 93 percent have competed in the National Hockey League, including Patrice Bergeron, Ben Bishop, Troy Brouwer, Ryan Callahan, Zdeno Chara, Logan Couture, Jiri Hudler, Tyler Johnson, Chris Kunitz, Ryan Miller, Gustav Nyquist, Zach Parise, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Bobby Ryan, Cory Schneider, Patrick Sharp, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal, P.K. Subban and Mats Zuccarello.

In operation since 1936 and celebrating its 80th-anniversary season in 2015-16, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 14th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2014-15.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit