East came back in the 3rd, but the West's depth was just too much. I suppose it's always helpful to have complete lines from Sioux City and Des Moines on the ice too.
Ben Ryan received the West Player of the Game. He recorded a goal, not sure what makes him more special than the others who scored a goal as well. I think this award could have gone to Jesse Martin and his 3 assists (only player to record 3 points.)
Tommy Wingels received the East Player of the Game. This one was well deserved, as he had 2 powerplay goals. Despite the two goals, he was also a -5 in the game.
Corey Tropp took home the All-Star Game MVP award. He also had 2 goals, one being the game winner. Corey was a +3 on the ice as well. Sioux Falls only had one representative, and Tropp represented his team quite well. Corey becomes the 5th Stampede player to win the Ron Woodey Award. Past Stampede winners include Rick Gorman, Jim McKenzie (also won it as lone Stampede representative), Andreas Nodl and Buffalo Sabres star Thomas Vanek. So Tropp is in some elite company when it comes to Stampede players winning the MVP award. Quite an accomplishment for the Stampede organization.
Congrats to the West on a dominating victory and to all the award winners.
Special mention to Jerry Kuhn and Matt DiGirolamo for being the best goalies for their respective divisions tonight. Kuhn stopped all 13 shots he faced, and DiGirolamo stopped 11 shots, while allowing 1 goal.
The B2 broadcast was pretty good, a lot better than it was last season, but still nothing to brag about, but can't complain about it being free.