Lineups Announced For Skills Competition
Lineups Announced For
January 20, 2009
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL All-Stars will take the ice at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa. on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the 12th Annual ECHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Guardian Wear™.
The Reading Royals, the City of Reading and the Sovereign Center will host the 17th Annual ECHL All-Star Game on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Both events will be broadcast live online free of charge on ECHLALLSTARTV on B2CableTV.com. The video broadcast will require a high-speed internet connection and a current version of Microsoft Windows Media Player.
Competing in the Sherwood Hockey Puck Control Relay will be Travis Morin of South Carolina, Barret Ehgoetz of Cincinnati and Jarret Lukin of Dayton and Matt Shasby of Alaska, Kenny MacAulay of Stockton and Matt Pope of Bakersfield.
In the one-on-one Puck Control Relay sponsored by Sherwood Hockey, the American Conference will be represented by Johann Kroll of South Carolina and the National Conference will be represented by Ryan Huddy of Stockton.
The CCM U+ Fastest Skater competition will feature Aaron Brocklehurst of Florida, Josh Aspenlind of Elmira and Aaron Clarke of Wheeling against Dan Gendur of Victoria, Matt Fornataro of Phoenix and Mark Bomersback of Idaho.
In the Reebok Rapid Fire competition, the American Conference will have Ryan Cruthers of Mississippi and Jordan Fox of Gwinnett against Jean-Philippe Lamoureux of Alaska; Justin Taylor of Las Vegas and Matt Stephenson of Idaho against Kris Mayotte of Johnstown; Ryan Gunderson of Trenton and Bryan Ewing of Wheeling against John Murray of Ontario; Tom May of Las Vegas and Matt Pope of Bakersfield against Michal Neuvirth of South Carolina; Ryan Del Monte of Johnstown and Tyler Doig of Reading against Joe Fallon of Fresno; and Jeff May of Las Vegas and Ryan Huddy of Stockton against David Leggio of Florida. The individual record for most saves is 10 of 10 by Ryan MacDonald of Fresno in 2007 and Dan Ellis of Idaho in 2004 while the team record is 26 of 30 by the Western Conference in 2004.
In the MeiGray Group Accuracy Shooting Competition, the shooters for the American Conference will be Ryan Cruthers of Mississippi, Bryan Ewing of Wheeling and Kevin Baker of Florida and the passers will be Travis Morin of South Carolina and Barret Ehgoetz of Cincinnati. The shooters for the National Conference will be Cory Urquhart of Stockton, Mark Derlago of Bakersfield and Colin Hemingway of Alaska and the passers will be Matt Shasby of Alaska and Kenny MacAulay of Stockton. The individual record for most targets hit is 4 of 4 by Ash Goldie of Victoria in 2008 while the team record is 11 of 19 by the Northern Conference in 2003.
In the Reebok O-Stick Hardest Shot competition, the American Conference will have Steve Ward of Reading, Matt Cohen of Trenton, Matthew Ford of Charlotte and Elgin Reid of Wheeling and the National Conference will have Geoff Walker and Tim Kraus of Ontario, Dylan Yeo of Victoria and Michael Wilson of Phoenix. The record for the hardest shot is 102.2 mph by Jon Awe of Gwinnett in 2007 while the team record is 96.05 mph by the Southern Conference in 1999.
In the Guardian Wear™ Breakaway Relay for the National Conference, Jean-Philippe Lamoureux of Alaska will face Travis Morin and Johann Kroll of South Carolina, Jarret Lukin of Dayton, Josh Aspenlind of Elmira, Aaron Brocklehurst of Florida and Barret Ehgoetz of Cincinnati while John Murray of Ontario will face Aaron Clarke and Elgin Reid of Wheeling, Matt Ford of Charlotte, Matt Cohen of Trenton, Ryan Del Monte of Johnstown and Tyler Doig of Reading and Joe Fallon of Fresno will face Kevin Baker of Florida, Jordan Fox of Gwinnett, Ryan Gunderson of Trenton, Ryan Cruthers of Mississippi, Bryan Ewing of Wheeling and Steve Ward of Reading. For the American Conference, Kris Mayotte of Johnstown will face Matt Shasby of Alaska, Matt Pope of Bakersfield, Mark Bomersback of Idaho, Dan Gendur of Victoria, Kenny MacAulay of Stockton and Matt Fornataro of Phoenix while Michal Neuvirth of South Carolina will face Justin Taylor of Las Vegas, Geoff Walker and Tim Kraus of Ontario, Michael Wilson of Phoenix, Tom May of Utah and Dylan Yeo of Victoria and David Leggio of Florida will face Colin Hemingway of Alaska, Ryan Huddy and Cory Urquhart of Stockton, Matt Stephenson of Idaho, Mark Derlago of Bakersfield and Jeff May of Las Vegas. The record for most goals scored is eight by two teams, most recently by the National Conference in 2006, while the record for most team saves is 16 by the American Conference in 2007 and the record for most individual saves is 6 of 6 by three players, most recently by Daniel Manzato of Las Vegas in 2008.
ECHL Skills Competition Results
2008 Skills Competition at Stockton, Calif.
National Conference 19, American Conference 16
2007 Skills Competition at Boise, Idaho
American Conference 20, National Conference 11
2006 Skills Competition at Fresno, Calif.
National Conference 15, American Conference 8
2005 Skills Competition at Reading, Pa.
National Conference 10, American Conference 9
2004 Skills Competition at Peoria, Ill.
Eastern Conference 11, Western Conference 10
2003 Skills Competition at Estero, Fla.
Northern Conference 12, Southern Conference 9
2002 Skills Competition at Trenton, N.J.
Southern Conference 16, Northern Conference 8
2001 Skills Competition at North Little Rock, Ark.
Southern Conference 15, Northern Conference 5
2000 Skills Competition at Greenville, S.C.
Northern Conference 11, Southern Conference 8
1999 Skills Competition at Biloxi, Miss.
Southern Conference 13, Northern Conference 8
1998 Skills Competition at Lafayette, La.
Canada All-Stars 10, USA/World All-Stars 9
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