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2020 SKILLS COMPETITION BROUGHT TO YOU BY A&W RECAP

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers took advantage of their week off to give back to the community by hosting their Annual Skills Competition brought to you by A&W on Thursday night at the Canalta Centre.

The Skills Competition allows the players to showcase their skills as well as their personality while they give back to the community since it is a fundraiser for the local MS Society. The MS Society collected donations at the door and they sold 50/50 tickets during the event. Together the Tigers and the community of Medicine Hat raised $3,713.45 for the MS Society.

This year the Skills Competiton featured four teams captained by the Tigers’ four captains, James Hamblin, Ryan Chyzowski, Bryan Lockner and Cole Clayton. The teams were drafted earlier in the week with Cole Clayton selecting Brett Kemp first overall in the draft.

Drafted Teams

The players on each team were then chosen to compete in the following competitions: fastest skater, showtime shootout, most accurate shot, hardest shot and an elimination shootout.

Fastest Skater: Each Captain selected one player to represent them in the fastest skater competition and each player was timed during an individual heat before facing off in the finals.

Players in Events - Fastest Skater

Caleb Willms from Team Chyzowski finished in 13.63
Baxter Anderson from Team Lockner finished in 12.94
Brett Kemp from Team Clayton finished in 12.41
James Hamblin from Team Hamblin finished in 13.34
Hamblin and Willms then raced to see who would finish third with Willms winning.
Anderson and Kemp raced to see who would finish first with Kemp winning.
1st place – Team Clayton (3 points)
2nd place – Team Lockner (2 points)
3rd place – Team Chyzowski (1 point)
4th place – Team Hamblin (0 points)

Showtime Shootout: Each Captain chose one player to compete in everyone’s favourite event the Showtime Shootout. Using their creativity, the players had two chances to impress the panel of guest judges. This year’s guest judges were Ryan McCracken of the Medicine Hat News, Elijah Brown, Tigers prospect Tyler Mackenzie and Rooty the A&W Root Bear.

Players in Events - Showtime Shootout NEW

Here are the scores from the showtime shootout:

Corson Hopwo of Team Hamblin: 63/80
Nick Perna of Team Clayton: 54/80
Parker Gavlas of Team Lockner: 72.5/80
Cyle McNabb of Team Chyzowski: 78/80
1st place – Team Chyzowski (3 points)
2nd place – Team Lockner (2 points)
3rd place – Team Hamblin (1 point)
4th place – Team Clayton (0 points)

Accuracy Shooting: Each Captain put forth their best shooter who had two chances to hit all four targets.

Players in Events - Accuracy Shooting

Daniel Baker of Team Clayton’s best time was 10.11
Jonathan Brinkman of Team Hamblin’s best time was 12.68
Lukas Svejkovsky of Team Lockner’s best time was 18.74
Ryan Chyzowski of Team Chyzowski’s best time was 13.58
1st place – Team Clayton (3 points)
2nd place – Team Hamblin (2 points)
3rd place – Team Chyzowski (1 point)
4th place – Team Lockner (0 points)

Hardest Shot: Each Captain selected one player who they thought had the hardest shot. Each shooter had two chances to shoot with a radar gun clocking their speed.

Players in Events - Hardest Shot

Dylan Plouffe of Team Hamblin’s hardest shot was 84 mph
Cole Sillinger of Team Chyzowski’s hardest shot was 88 mph
Cole Clayton of Team Clayton’s hardest shot was 89 mph
Bryan Lockner of Team Lockner’s hardest shot was 88 mph

In light of the tie between Team Chyzowski and Team Lockner, they had a shot off. Each player shot one more time to determine second place.

Cole Sillinger of Team Chyzowski shot 92 mph
Bryan Lockner of Team Lockner shot 89 mph
1st place – Team Clayton (3 points)
2nd place – Team Chyzowski (2 points)
3rd place – Team Lockner (1 point)
4th place – Team Hamblin (0 points)

Elimination Shootout: Every player had a chance to participate with the last man standing winning.

First round: Team Lockner’s Baxter Anderson, Lukas Svejkovsky and Bryan Lockner, Team Chyzowski’s Caleb Willms, Cole Sillinger and Ryan Chyzowski and Team Clayton’s Daniel Baker all scored to advance
Second round: Team Lockner’s Baxter Anderson and Team Chyzowski’s Cole Sillinger scored to advance
Third round: Team Chyzowski’s Cole Sillinger was the last man standing.
1st place – Team Chyzowski (3 points)
2nd place – Team Lockner (2 points)
3rd place – Team Clayton (1 point)
4th place – Team Hamblin (0 points)

The standings heading into the 3 on 3 tournament were:

1st place – Team Clayton & Team Chyzowski tied with 10 points each
3rd place – Team Lockner with 7 points
4th place – Team Hamblin with 3 points

For the tiebreaker, Chyzowski and Clayton played paper rock scissors to determine who would play Team Hamblin in the first game of the 3 on 3. Clayton won which meant Team Chyzowski played Team Lockner.

3 v 3 Tournament: 1st place vs 4th place, 2nd place vs 3rd place with the winners facing off in the finals.

Team Clayton defeated Team Hamblin 5-3
Team Chyzowski defeated Team Lockner 5-4 in overtime

In the finals, Team Chyzowski defeated Team Clayton 2-1 to be crowned this year’s Skills Competition brought to you by A&W Champions.

Team Chyz

The Medicine Hat Tigers will be back in action this weekend facing off against two Central Division Rivals. On Saturday night the Tabbies will host the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the Canalta Centre. Tickets for the game can be purchased in person at the Canalta Centre Box Office or online. Sunday, the Tigers will travel to Edmonton for an afternoon meeting with the Oil Kings.

 

 

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