Ice Dogs Skills Competition Day and Archie wowed em.
91 mph slap shot and a team high five goals in the three on three game.
Second fastest skater on the team while contributing to the winning puck relay team.
Alex mus t be out with injury as no mention of him at Family Day.
Team Denise Takes Third Straight IceDogs Family Day Skills Comp!
February 21, 2011
Team Denise continued their Family Day dominance, knocking off Team Bill to win their third straight IceDogs Skill Competition 25-22 in front of approximately 1500 fans at the Gatorade Garden City… Share
Team Denise continued their Family Day dominance, knocking off Team Bill to win their third straight IceDogs Skill Competition 25-22 in front of approximately 1500 fans at the Gatorade Garden City Complex.
The results of the events were as follows: Puck Control Relay
Team Denise got the first point of the day as her Puck Control Relay team of Darren Archibald, Andrew Agozzino, Luke Mercer, Nik Knezic and Mitchell Theoret defeated Team Bill's team of Dougie Hamilton, Freddie Hamilton, Mike Schwindt, Joel Wigle and Steven Shipley. Team Denise's final time of 1:33.25 bested Team Bill's time of 1:39.16 when a showboating Steven Shipley lost control of the puck during his anchor leg of the relay, allowing Team Denise to take away what looked to be a sure Team Bill win, making it 1-0 Team Denise. Fastest Skater
Team Bill quickly got back into the competition with a pair of victories in fastest skater heats as Jesse Graham beat Billy Jenkins and Jason Wilson beat Simon Gronvaldt. Team Denise would quickly tie things back up however as Team Denise's Darren Archibald would edge Myles Doan in the final heat to make it 2-2 after the fastest skater competition. Team Denise Time Team Bill Time
Billy Jenkins 13.30 sec Jesse Graham 12.46 sec
Simon Gronvaldt 13.50 sec Jason Wilson 13.33 sec Darren Archibald 12.57 sec
Myles Doan 12.59 sec Breakaway Challenge
Next, the players brought out a little originality and they certainly didn't disappoint. The judging panel of Alex Friesen, Ryan Strome and Dalton McGrath saw fit to award a pair of perfect 30s in competition. The first 30 would go to Team Bill's Freddie Hamilton for an amazing one handed, between the legs deke, beating Mike Gallardi for the goal. Team Denise's perfect score would come from a surprising source in defenceman Tim Billingsley who wowed the crowd with a great puck on a string prop that allowed him to pull off some amazing moves before throwing puck, stick and all by Mark Visentin for the goal. With the scores tied, it was decided there would be a head to head showdown for the point. Freddie Hamilton would pull off a great soccer style goal kicking the puck back and forth between his feet before pull a beautiful move for the goal. The judges were not overly impressed however awarding a score of only 24 for the effort. Billingsley would answer back with a falling pool shot attempt that would not even go in, but draw a score of 25, giving Team Denise the point and the 3-2 lead. Team Denise Score Team Bill Score
Andrew Agozzino 29 Freddie Hamilton 30
(24 in tiebreaker) Billy Jenkins 18 Myles Doan 18 Tim Billingsley 30(25 in tiebreaker)
Dougie Hamilton 16 Shayne Rover 25 David Pacan 22 Shooting Accuracy
Team Denise would keep things rolling in the accuracy shooting competition, picking up two more points to make it 5-2, as Mitchell Theoret would take the individual most accurate shooter for Team Denise going 4 for 5, while Team Denise would also prove to be the more accurate team going 15/29 to beat Team Bill's 5/34. Team Denise Score Team Bill Score
Andrew Agozzino 4/10 Steven Shipley 3/10 Mitchell Theoret 4/5
Victor Terreri 0/8 Luke Mercer 4/6 Jesse Graham 1/8 Nik Knezic 3/8 Mike Schwindt 1/8 Total 15/29
Total 5/34 Shooting Accuracy (Goalies)
Team Bill would begin to get back on track with the goalie accuracy shooting as Mark Visentin (2 for 8) would best Mike Gallardi (0 for 8) to close the deficit to 5-3. Hardest Shot
Team Bill would continue their comeback, tying things up at 5-5 with a pair of points in the hardest shot competition. The first point would come for individual hardest shot, as Jason Wilson would put up the top shot of the day, clocking in at 95 mph. Team Bill would also take home the point for hardest average shot, with a 90.75 mph average beating Team Denise's 89.5 mph. Team Denise Speed Team Bill Speed
Shayne Rover 81 mph Jason Wilson 95 mph
Simon Gronvaldt 92 mph Joel Wigle 87 mph Tim Billingsley 94 mph Dougie Hamilton 93 mph Darren Archibald 91 mph David Pacan 88 mph Average 89.5 mph Average 90.75 mph Elimination Shootout
The final individual event before the 3-on-3 game was the elimination shootout where all skaters participated in a shootout, where if you scored you survived and if you missed you were eliminated. Both teams would have three shooters advance from the first round, with Agozzino, Rover and Theoret scoring for Denise, while Doan, Hamilton, and Wilson scored for Bill. Rover and Wilson would make it one more per side to score in the second round and after both being stopped in the third round, Wilson would score again to give Team Bill the two bonus points and an 11-9 lead heading into the 3-on-3 game. Team Denise Score Team Bill Score
Simon Gronvaldt 0 Jesse Graham 0 Luke Mercer 0 Mike Schwindt 0 Andrew Agozzino 1 Steven Shipley 0 Shayne Rover 2 Myles Doan 1 Billy Jenkins 0 Freddie Hamilton 1 Mitchell Theoret 0 Joel Wigle 0 Darren Archibald 0 Jason Wilson 2
Tim Billingsley 0 Victor Tererri 0 Nik Knezic 0 David Pacan 0 Mitchell Theoret 1 Dougie Hamilton 0 3-on-3 Game
After seven initial events, it would ultimately come down to the always enjoyable 3-on-3 game. Consisting of two 15 minute run time periods with one minute shifts, it was certainly anybody's event with a two goal lead meaning little heading in. Team Bill would get off to a good start, extending the lead to four on multiple occasions, before Team Denise would pour it on late adding six straight goals late to build a 25-21 lead, before a final goal by David Pacan goal for Team Bill would make it a 25-22 final in favour of Team Denise. MVP of the game went to Shayne "Sweetness" Rover with three tremendous goals in helping lead Team Denise to victory. Darren Archibald also starred for Team Denise with five goals. Team Denise Goals Team Bill Goals
Archibald 5 Wigle 2 Rover 3 F. Hamilton 2 Agozzino 3 Pacan 2 Mercer 2 Shipley 1 Gronvaldt 1 D. Hamilton 1 Billingsley 1 Schwindt 1 Knezic 1 Doan 1 Graham 1 Total 16 Total 11
While Team Denise took home the bragging rights once again, the entire IceDogs organization would like to thank the true stars of the day, the fans. The IceDogs appreciate all the fans support and thank all fans who came out to join us for a great day of Family Day fun. We hope to see you back at the rink for a game soon and look forward to seeing everyone back next year as Team Bill looks to snap Team Denise's winning streak again.