Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999
Location: Island Sports Center, Neville Township, PA
Teams: WPCHA North vs. WPCHA South
Winner: WPCHA North
Final Score: North 4 d. South 3
MVP: North, Jeff Petronic (#10, Allegheny College)
The 1st Annual WPCHA All-Star Game and College Expo was held at the Island Sports Center located in Neville Township, PA. The inaugural event was hosted by Robert Morris College and was coordinated by then General Manager and now current WPCHA Commissioner, Chuck Kuzniewski. From the day the event was conceived, the main focus was to market the schools of the WPCHA and promote the fact that competitive college hockey is right here in Western PA and the surrounding tri-state area. Over 300 people attended the event and more than 50 students stopped by the expo booths requesting information. Commissioner Kuzniewski commented on the first event saying, "The WPCHA All-Star Game & College Expo is only the beginning of great things to happen to college hockey. If there are 5 kids interested or 55 kids interested we will continue to promote the event."
LEFT: Joe Mullen Stands before the 1998-99 All-Star Teams and is about to address the crowd and drop the ceremonial first puck.