1998 NHL All-Star Game
Archived from 1997-98 season.
1998 is the year when NHL players will participate in the Olympic Games for the first time ever, fittingly the league announced its 1998 All-Star Game will feature a unique international format, pitting North American All-Stars against World All-Stars.
The All-Star Game International Showdown will be played on Sunday, Jan. 18, at General Motors Place in Vancouver. Under the new international format, the top NHL players representing Canada and the United States will comprise the North American All-Star team, who will face the top NHL players from the rest of the world.