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2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition format, scoring & rules

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Events:

1) Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater
2) Allstate Insurance NHL Breakaway Challenge
3) Canadian Tire NHL Accuracy Shooting
4) G Series NHL Skills Challenge Relay
5) BlackBerry NHL Hardest Shot
6) Tim Hortons NHL Elimination Shoot Out

Competition Rules & Regulations

Decision Process

* The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills competition events.

* Prior to the competition the team captains will determine which players are participating in which event and order of participation.

* Tie Situation -- Captains participate in a shootout if the competition ends in a tie. Captains chose their Goalie.


EVENT 1

Faster Skater


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Participants
* Five players from each team compete (one Rookie, four All-Star skaters).
* Order of skaters -- Backwards, Goalies, Rookies, two All-Stars

Points
* Six points available
* Winner of each heat scores one point
* One point awarded to overall winner

Procedure / Rules
* The contest consists of five races, (two players skating at one time) plus one final match race featuring the fastest skater from each team.
* One skater from each team is positioned side by side on the start line, both skaters race towards the same end zone, both turn outward, skate to the opposite end zone, turn back and skate past centre ice to the finish line.
* The winner of each match is the skater with the fastest time as recorded by the timing devices.
* In case of a clock malfunction, the official time will be recorded by the referee's stop watch.
* The player from each team with the fastest time will meet in the final match to determine the NHL's Fastest Skater.

Tie Situation
* If a preliminary race ends in a tie, each of the teams will be awarded one point. If final is tied, skaters race again.

Event scoresheet

TEAM CHARA
Skater Time
1. Brian Campbell (Backwards) 14.826
2. Jimmy Howard (Goalie) 17.514
3. Colin Greening (Rookie) 12.963
4. Phil Kessel 13.203
5. Marian Hossa 13.343
   
TEAM ALFREDSSON
Skater Time
1. Kris Letang (Backwards) 14.501
2. Jonathan Quick (Goalie) 16.939
3. Carl Hagelin (Rookie) 12.993
4. Keith Yandle 13.731
5. Erik Karlsson 13.021
   
Final:
Colin Greening (Team Chara) 13.303
Carl Hagelin (Team Alfredsson) 13.218
 
Winner: Carl Hagelin
 
 
Score after this event Team Chara:  2
Team Alfredsson:  4  



EVENT 2

Breakaway Challenge


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Participants

* Three shooters (one Rookie and two All-Stars) & one goalie from each team
* Order of shooters -- Rookies, two All-Stars

Points
* One point available
* Shooter with highest Fan votes scores one point

Procedure / Rules
* Shooters can start their routine from anywhere in the offensive zone and have full access to the offensive Zone, including behind the net. (NHL penalty shot rules do not apply)
* Each skater will attempt 3 shots.
* Players alternate after each skater attempts 1 shot.
* The in-arena and television audiences will vote via text message for their choice of winner.

Event scoresheet

TEAM CHARA
Shooter Fan vote %
1. Ryan Johansen (Rookie) 1%
2. Patrick Kane 47%
3. Corey Perry 29%
Goalie: Carey Price  
TEAM ALFREDSSON
1. Sean Couturier (Rookie) 9%
2. John Tavares 8%
3. Logan Couture 5%
Goalie: Brian Elliott  
   
Winner:  Patrick Kane
 
 
Score after this event Team Chara:  3
Team Alfredsson:  4


EVENT 3

Accuracy Shooting


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Participants

* Four players from each team compete (one Rookie, three All-Stars)
* 4 passers from each team
* Order of shooters -- Rookies, three All-Stars

Points
* Five points available
* Winner of each match up scores one point

Procedure / Rules
* Four destructible styrofoam targets 15 inches in diameter are attached to the goal posts of both goals, one target in each corner.
* Two players, one on each side of each goal, alternately pass pucks to a shooter positioned 25 feet out from the goal line.
* Shooters compete at one end, alternating attempts.
* The shooter who hits each of the four targets in the least amount of time wins the match.
* Any contact of a target by a puck that is shot is scored as a hit.
* The player with the fastest time from each team will go head-to-head for the title of the NHL's Most Accurate Shooter.

Tie Situation
* If any match up ends in a tie, both players shoot again.

Event scoresheet

Qualifying Round 
TEAM CHARA TEAM ALFREDSSON
Shooter Total Time Shooter Total Time
1. Cody Hodgson (Rookie) 20.929 1. Matt Read (Rookie) 14.011
2. Tyler Seguin 30.092 2. Jason Spezza 18.639
3. Jamie Benn 13.583 3. Steven Stamkos 44.684
4. Marian Hossa 15.846 4. Daniel Sedin 21.459
 
Passer   Passer  
1. Phil Kessel   1. Alex Edler  
2. Ryan Suter   2. Dan Girardi  
3. Jordan Eberle
  3. Claude Giroux  
4. Brian Campbell 4. Henrik Sedin  
  
Final Round
TEAM CHARA TEAM ALFREDSSON
Shooter Total Time Shooter Total Time
Jamie Benn 10.204 Matt Read 16.361
 
Winner: Jamie Benn
 
Score after this event Team Chara:  6
Team Alfredsson:   6


EVENT 4

Skills Challenge Relay


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Participants
* Sixteen players from each team (two Rookies and fourteen All-Stars).

Points
* Three points available
* Fastest time in each heat scores one point
* The team with the fastest overall time scores one bonus point

Procedure / Rules

* Event consist of 4 relays with the following skills;
  •   One timers -- three shooters, 1 passer (Each shooter must score three goals)
  •   Passing -- one passer (Passer must complete a pass into each of the six nets)
  •   Puck Control Relay -- one skater (Skater with puck skates through a series of cones)
  •   Stick Handling -- one skater (Skater controls puck through a series of pucks)
  •   Accuracy Shooting -- one shooter (Shooter must hit four targets)
* For one of the relay's the one timer shooters must be lefties and for the other relay they must be righties
* Each skill must be completed before moving on to the next skill. Referee whistles/signals start of next skill
* This is a timed event, with the fastest time winning.

Tie Situation
* If both teams in the same heat have the same fastest time, each team will score one point.

Event scoresheet

TEAM CHARA   TEAM ALFREDSSON
RELAY 1 RELAY 2
Skater Skill/Position Skater
Ryan Suter One-timer passer Nick Johnson
Dennis Wideman One-timer (RH) Shea Weber
Jarome Iginla One-timer (RH) Kris Letang
Joffrey Lupul One-timer (RH) Steven Stamkos
Patrick Kane Passing accuracy Henrik Sedin
Pavel Datsyuk Puck control Milan Michalek
Gabriel Landeskog Stick handling Logan Couture
Marian Gaborik Target shooter James Neal
 
Total time:  2:45   Total time:  2:28
 
TEAM CHARA   TEAM ALFREDSSON
RELAY 3 RELAY 4
Skater Skill/Position Skater
Jordan Eberle One-timer passer Alex Edler
Dion Phaneuf One-timer (LH) Keith Yandle
Zdeno Chara One-timer (LH) Scott Hartnell
Jamie Benn One-timer (LH) John Tavares
Kimmo Timonen Passing accuracy Daniel Sedin
Raphael Diaz Puck control Craig Smith
Evgeni Malkin Stick handling Claude Giroux
Phil Kessel Target shooter Jason Pominville
 
Total time:  2:14
Total time:  2:08
 
Winner:  Team Alfredsson (2:08)
 
Score after this event Team Chara:  6
Team Alfredsson:  9

EVENT 5

Hardest Shot


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Participants
* Four players from each team (one Rookie and three All-Stars).
* Order of shooters -- Rookies, three All-Stars

Points
* Five points available
* Winner of each match up scores one point

Procedure / Rules
* Four head-to-head matches featuring one shooter from each team.
* Players alternate shots. Two attempts for each player.
* A single puck is positioned on the ice 30 feet from the left of the goal. A player, starting no further than the nearest blue line, may skate towards the puck and shoot it from its positioned spot into the goal. The highest recorded shot (in mph) of two attempts will be scored.
* Shots must be on goal to be calculated and all shots are recorded by radar in miles per hour.
* If a puck enters the goal uncalculated due to a malfunction of the radar equipment, the shooter will be allowed an additional attempt.
* If player breaks his stick he will be given another attempt.
* At the conclusion of the individual matches, the player from each team who recorded the hardest single shot will meet in a final match to determine the NHL's Hardest Shooter.

Tie Situation
* If any match up ends in a tie, both players shoot again. The highest recorded speed of the tie breaking shot is the winner of that match up.

Event scoresheet

TEAM CHARA   TEAM ALFREDSSON  
Shooter MPH Shooter MPH
1. Luke Adam (Rookie) 98.3 1. Justin Faulk (Rookie) 95.9
2. Dennis Wideman 95.3 2. Daniel Alfredsson 101.3
3. Dion Phaneuf 97.9 3. Jason Spezza 100.5
4. Zdeno Chara 108.8* 4. Shea Weber 104.9
 
FINAL ROUND
Shooter MPH Shooter MPH
Zdeno Chara 107.0 Shea Weber 106.0
 
Winner: Zdeno Chara  * Denotes record
   
Score after this event Team Chara: 9
Team Alfredsson: 11


EVENT 6

Elimination Shootout


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Participants
* 11 All-Stars, one Rookie and three goalies from each team.
* Order of shooters & goalies -- determined by random draw prior to the competition

Points
* Every goal scored counts as one point

Procedure / Rules
* Shooters that score move on to the next round.
* Each scoring attempt is officiated in accordance with NHL shootout rules.
* The winner of the contest will be the player who scores in the final round and all the other player(s) miss or
* The event is over if all shooters in any round do not score.

First Round
* One shot per player
* Each goalie faces four attempts.

Subsequent Rounds
* Shooters who score will continue to move on to the next round in the shootout.
* Goalies rotate after every fourth shooter.
* If one team has one shooter left and the other team has two or more, the one shooter team must wait for all other shooters to go before he goes again.
* Rounds continue until only one player scores and the other(s) don't or if all shooters in any round do not score.
* The last scoring shooter wins.
* If last scoring shooter's team is behind in the competition, the shooter continues to shoot until he does not score. Each goal scored will earn his team a point.

Event scoresheet

 
ELIMINATION ROUND 1
Team Chara Team Alfredsson
Skater Goal/Save Skater Goal/Save
Colin Greening (Rookie) Save Carl Hagelin (Rookie) Save
Pavel Datsyuk Save Steven Stamkos Goal
Evgeni Malkin Goal John Tavares Goal
Corey Perry Save Jason Spezza Goal
vs. Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist
  vs. Goalie: Carey Price  
 
Skater Goal/Save Skater Goal/Save
Tyler Seguin Save Claude Giroux Save
Marian Gaborik Save Daniel Alfredsson Goal
Patrick Kane Save James Neal Save
Jarome Iginla Goal Milan Michalek Save
vs. Goalie: Brian Elliott   vs. Goalie: Tim Thomas  
 
Skater Goal/Save Skater Goal/Save
Jamie Benn Save Jason Pominville Goal
Joffrey Lupul Save Kris Letang Goal
Kimmo Timonen Goal Erik Karlsson Save
Ryan Suter Save Daniel Sedin Save
vs. Goalie: Jonathan Quick   vs. Goalie: Jimmy Howard  
    
ELIMINATION ROUND 2
Team Chara Team Alfredsson
Skater Goal/Save Skater Goal/Save
Evgeni Malkin Save Steven Stamkos Goal
Jarome Iginla Save John Tavares Goal
Kimmo Timonen Save Jason Spezza Save
vs. Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist
Daniel Alfredsson Save
----- ----- vs. Goalie: Carey Price
----- ----- Jason Pominville Goal
----- ----- Kris Letang Save
----- ----- vs. Goalie: Tim Thomas
 
ELIMINATION ROUND 3
Team Chara Team Alfredsson
Skater Goal/Save Skater Goal/Save
----- ----- Steven Stamkos Goal
----- ----- John Tavares Save
----- ----- vs. Goalie: Tim Thomas
----- ----- Jason Pominville Save
----- ----- vs. Goalie: Jimmy Howard
 
Winner: Steven Stamkos  (3-for-3)
    
Score after this event
(FINAL SCORE)
 
Team Chara:  12
Team Alfredsson:  21