Carle added to AHL all-star roster

Hamilton Bulldogs’ defenceman Mathieu Carle has been added to the Western Conference All-Star team for the 2011 American Hockey League All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 30-31 in Hershey, PA.

Carle, 23, has played in 36 games with the ‘Dogs this season posting 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) and 22 penalty minutes. The native of Gatineau, Que., is tied for the team-lead in +/- rating with a +14 and his eight goals are already a career-high. The 6-foot, 200-pound defenceman played in his first three National Hockey League games with the Montreal Canadiens last season, recording four penalty minutes.

Carle also played in 31 games with Hamilton in 2009-10, posting 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and 26 penalty minutes. He was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall by Montreal in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

For full rosters of the 2011 Western and Eastern Conference AHL All-Star teams, or for more information, visit The 2011 AHL All- Star Classic will feature the top young talent in the league competing in the skills competition on Sunday (3 p.m. ET), and the All-Star Game on Monday (7 p.m. ET). The events will be televised nationally on TSN in Canada.

The Bulldogs will host the Manitoba Moose for their first ever School Day Game on Wednesday (Jan. 26) at 10:30 a.m. at Copps Coliseum.

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