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ACE BAILEY WINNERS HEAD TO NEW YORK

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
ARIZONA ‘ACE BAILEY CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION GOT SKILLS’

WINNERS TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL FINALS
 
Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th
 
Eight Kids from Arizona to Compete
 
The Phoenix Coyotes are proud to announce that eight winners of the “Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation Got Skills” competition, which took place last November at Jobing.com Arena, will be competing at the 2007 National Finals this weekend. The Nationals will be held Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th at Aviator Sports Recreation in Brooklyn, New York.

This is the first year Arizona will be represented in this competition, and the Phoenix Coyotes are proud to help promote the children. By sponsoring the Region, the Coyotes donated ice time for the November competition and have outfitted each Nationals contestant with their own Coyotes jersey to wear during the Finals. Coyotes’ players Keith Ballard and Fredrik Sjostrom also attended the event and met with the kids, signed autographs and took pictures to show their support.

Over 120 girls and boys ages 9-12 from all over the Valley competed last November in fastest skater, hardest shot, shooting accuracy, shoot out and best goalie.

The Ace Bailey front office already has their eye on one Arizona skater. Lynndy Smith, a 12-year-old girl from Glendale, won the fastest skater for PeeWee travel. According to Got Skills officials, her time of 13.93 seconds per lap should hold up in the ‘Top 5’ in the country. She also had the second hardest shot at 53 mph (the winner shot 57 mph).

Winners were selected for each travel and house category for both Squirt (9-10 year old) and PeeWee (11-12 year old).

SQUIRT HOUSE DIVISION
Fastest Skater: Austin Crosby, Phoenix, 16.20
Accuracy: Jonathan Simon, Mesa, 2 in 2
Hardest Shot: Jonathan Simon, 38 MPH
Best Goalie: Forbes Ploszaj, Gilbert

SQUIRT TRAVEL DIVISION
Fastest Skater: Malachi Bushey, Tucson, 15.10
Accuracy: Malachi Bushey, 3 in 6
Hardest Shot: Colin Quinn, Phoenix, 38 MPH
Best Goalie: Devin Bell, Laveen

PEEWEE HOUSE DIVISION
Fastest Skater: Willie Biberdorf, Phoenix, 15.39
Shootout: Willie Biberdorf

PEEWEE TRAVEL DIVISION
Fastest Skater: Lynndy Smith, Glendale, 13.93

For more information, visit www.acebailey.com or www.phoenixcoyotes.com.
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