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Jay Leach to coach Atlantic Division squad at the AHL All-Star Game

A great first three months of the season lands Leach a mid-season honor.

NHL: JUL 08 Bruins Development Camp Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been quite a first season behind the bench for Jay Leach.

Named Providence Bruins head coach back in the summer, Leach has guided the P-Bruins to the best record in the AHL’s Atlantic Division (as of the end of December) and, as a result, will coach the Atlantic Division team at the AHL All-Star game in late January.

The P-Bruins currently sport a record of 21-8-3 under Leach’s direction, so the honor is well deserved.

Per the AHL, the format for the All-Star Game is as follows:

The teams will participate in a round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

The All-Star Game rosters will be announced later this week.

Congrats to Leach and to the P-Bruins on a hell of a start to the season.