Divided into Team CCM (East) and Team Reebok (West), 46 of the United States Hockey League's best players put on quite a show at the USHL All-Star Game. Des Moines Buccaneers forward Ryan Walters added a fourth hat trick to the USHL All-Star Game history books, but defenseman Nick Bailen claimed the title of game-winner with an overtime goal to secure the East Division's victory.
Nate Codon (Fargo Force) of the West was the first to light up the score board within the first three minutes of play. But a quick response from Tom Serratore (Youngstown Phantoms) and Max Cook (Indiana Ice) put the East ahead 2-1. Heading into intermission Walters registered the first of three goals to even the score.
Barely four minutes into the second period, Walters struck again, giving the West its second lead of the game. Later in the second, Shane Berschbach (Indiana Ice) caught a pass from teammate Max Cook and buried it in the net to even the score once more.
Tyler Barns (Waterloo Black Hawks) notched a goal to put the East in the lead once more. But the lead didn't last, as Walters completed his hat trick six minutes later to tie the game. Unable to get another goal in, the teams headed into a four-on-four overtime.
With 13 remaining in overtime, Nick Bailen (Indiana Ice) sent the puck to the net to tally the game-winner for Team CCM (East).
Nate Condon was named player of the game for Team Reebok, and Nick Bailen was honored as player of the game for Team CCM. Ryan Walters awarded the Ron Woodey Award as All-Star MVP.