- Editor's note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California's Sharks coverage for the 2021-22 season. You can read more of his coverage on San Jose Hockey Now, listen to him on the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, and follow him on Twitter at Sheng_Peng.
The AHL’s marquee event is coming to San Jose.
The league announced today that the 2024 AHL All-Star Game would be coming to yet-to-be-opened Tech CU Arena on Feb. 4 and 5, 2024.
“It’s the largest event that the American Hockey League puts on during the year,” San Jose Barracuda director of business operations Eric Grundfast said.
In conjunction with the All-Star Game, the AHL traditionally holds a Board of Governors meeting and its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on site in the host city. There will also be a Skills Competition.
Getting the All-Star Game is yet another jewel in the Barracuda’s crown, as the San Jose Sharks’ AHL affiliate steps out of the parent NHL club’s shadow.
It all starts with the Barracuda’s sparkling new home, a 4,200-seat arena where the Cuda will be the primary tenant. Tech CU Arena is set to open this fall.