LEITZA SHINES IN ALL-STAR DEBUT
SOUTHERN STARS WIN SKILLS COMPETITION
     

Baton Rouge Kingfish All-Star goaltender Brian Leitza made his debut at the All-Star Skills Competition a memorable one. The Competition held in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Leitza played in 1998-99, pitted the Northern Conference All-Stars against the Southern Conference.

The Lake Villa, Illinois native was the only All-Star goaltender to stop all 10 shots in the Rapid Fire event. He then stopped five of six shooters in the Breakaway Relay event.

“It was great,” Leitza said. “It’s an honor to play anywhere in an All-Star Game, but I got to come back to where I met my fiancee, and some people remembered me and asked for autographs. It was nice.”

The Southern Conference won the event 15-5.

Leitza is scheduled to play the second period of tonight’s ECHL All-Star Classic at the ALLTEL Arena in Little Rock. The game will be telecast by ESPN2 at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14.

The Kingfish will be back in action this Friday when they take on the Louisiana IceGators at the Cajundome in Lafayette at 7:35 p.m. The Fish then host the Pensacola Ice Pilots on Saturday at 7:05 and the Jackson Bandits onSunday at 5:05 p.m. at the Riverside Centroplex 

February 13, 2001
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