Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers took a break from action this week to celebrate giving back to the community with their annual ATB Financial Skills Competition. All proceeds raised from the event went to the MS Society and this year we raised $3,235.60.  The Tigers competed in 7 different events, including 3 on 3 hockey for the first time, and kept all those in attendance happy and entertained.

Mason Shaw co-hosted the event with Scott Roblin from CHAT TV. Injured Tigers players Kristians Rubins, Linus Nassen, Hayden Ostir and Joel Craven judged the Showtime Shootout event along with special guests Ryan McCrackin from the Medicine Hat News and Sue Edwards from the MS Society.

Mark Rassell and David Quenneville were the team captains and after winning the coin toss, Quenneville selected Elijah Brown as first pick overall in the skills comp draft. Here are the rosters from the event:

Team Q (Black)
#10 James Hamblin
#12 Henry Rybinski
#15 – Elijah Brown
#17 Gary Haden
#19 – David Quenneville
#20 Trevor Longo
# 21 Dawson Heathecote
#28 Bryan Lockner
#29 Ryan Chyzowski
# 36 Jaeger White
Team Rassell (White)
#4 Daniel Baker
#6 Dylan MacPherson
#11 Baxter Anderson
#14 Ryan Jevne
#22 Tyler Preziuso
# 24 Josh Williams
#26 Dalton Gally
#27 Mark Rassell
#34 Cole Clayton
Fastest Skater: Each team captain put forward their top three fastest skaters to see who would be crowned the team’s fastest skater.
Heat 1:     Elijah Brown – 15.58 seconds
                  Dylan MacPherson – 14.99 seconds
                  Winner: MacPherson
Heat 2:     James Hamblin – 14.91 seconds
                  Ryan Jevne – 14.90 seconds
                  Winner: Jevne
Heat 3:     Jaeger White – 15.52 seconds
                  Tyler Preziuso – 15.16 seconds
                  Winner: Preziuso
Final:       James Hamblin – 15.47 seconds
                  Ryan Jevne – 15.29 seconds
                  Winner: Jevne
Team Rassell won fastest skater with the final time of 15.29 seconds. 


 Most Accurate Shot: Each team put forward three shooters to fire at 4 targets. Whoever could hit all four targets in the least amount of time won the event for their team.
Gary Haden – 27.18 seconds
Daniel Baker – 25.92 seconds
Henry Rybinski – 19.39 seconds
Josh Williams – 18.83 seconds
David Quenneville – 12.44 seconds
Mark Rassell – 39.06 seconds
Winner: Quenneville
Team Q won most accurate shot with 12.44 seconds.


Hardest Shot: Each contestant had 2 shots to try and break the 100 mph barrier.
Bryan Lockner – 89 mph, 89 mph
Ryan Jevne – 88 mph, 87 mph
Ryan Chyzowski – 80 mph, 86 mph
Cole Clayton – 87 mph, 87, mph
David Quenneville – 91 mph, 94 mph
Dalton Gally – 89 mph, 85 mph
Winner: Quenneville
Team Q won hardest shot with 94 mph.


Showtime Shootout: Each player has two chances to impress the judges and record the highest score possible. Each round is worth 60 points.
Dawson Heathecote – 50/120
Baxter Anderson – 108/120
Trevor Longo – 108.5/120
Cole Clayton – 73/120
Gary Haden – 77/120
Mark Rassell – 91/120
Team Q won showtime shooter with 108.5 points beating Team Rassell by 0.5!


Team Relay: There were 2 groups (1 from each team) in this event made up of 5 players each. The fastest time was the winner.
Team Q: Elijah Brown, Ryan Chyzowski, Bryan Lockner, James Hamblin, Jaeger White, Henry Rybinski – 49.49 seconds
Team Rassell: Dylan MacPherson, Dalton Gally, Cole Clayton, Baxter Anderson, Josh Williams, Daniel Baker – 47.90 seconds
Team Rassell won the team relay by finishing it in 47.90 seconds. 


Elimination Shootout: The last man standing wins.
Michael Bullion shut out all of Team Q and Josh Williams was the last man standing.
Team Rassell won the elimination shootout.


3 vs. 3 Hockey: A new event for this year, the teams played 10 minutes of 3 vs. 3 hockey.
Team Rassell Goal Scorers: Mark Rassell (3), Tyler Preziuso (1), Baxter Anderson (1)
Team Q Goal Scorer: Ryan Chyzowski (1)


Team Rassell won 3 vs.3 Hockey and the Skills Competition with a final score of 8-4 over Team Q. 
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