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AHL announces education and drug-testing program that mirrors NHL

Members of the AHL's Hershey Bears starters stand on the blue line for the National Anthem, before the Bears take on the Binghamton Senators at the Giant Center in Hershey Pa. Sunday October 21, 2012.

CHRIS KNIGHT

The AHL will begin an education and drug-testing program this season that will "substantially replicate" the one already in place for NHL players, the leagues announced.

The program was put together by the NHL, AHL, NHL Players' Association and Professional Hockey Players' Association and follows the NHL's CBA.

The doctors who supervise the NHL/NHLPA performance-enhancing substances program and the substance abuse/behavioural health program will also administer this one.

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