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Team Red captures Flames SuperSkills event

Mikael Backlund won fastest skater and hardest shot to help Team Red win four of five challenges at the Flames SuperSkills event

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The Calgary Flames hosted a SuperSkills event at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday afternoon. 

The event featured five skill challenges:

  • Fastest Skater
  • Relay Challenge
  • King of the Shootout
  • Shooting Accuracy
  • Hardest Shot

The Flames were split up into two teams; Team Red and Team White. Team Red came out on top, winning the fastest skater (Mikael Backlund), Relay Challenge, King of the Shootout and Hardest Shot (Mikael Backlund). Team White were the winners of the Shot Accuracy challenge (Alex Chiasson).

Below are the full results of the Flames SuperSkills event:

FASTEST SKATER

WINNER - TEAM RED

Players Start at centre ice and skate one full lap around the ice.

1. Mikael Backlund (Red) - 13.786
2. Sam Bennett (White) - 13.971
3. Hunter Shinkurak (White) - 14.143
4. Garnet Hathaway (Red) - 14.201
5. Lance Bouma (White) - 14.324
6. Brett Kulak (Red) - 14.456

Video: Highlights from the Fastest Skater competition

RELAY CHALLENGE

WINNER - TEAM RED

Players skate full length of the ice and then skate through a course of pylons with a puck.

Heat 1 (Head-to-head) - Winner - Team Red
Freddie Hamilton (Red) Jyrki Jokipakka (White)

Heat 2 - Winner - Team White
Sean Monahan (White) - TJ Brodie (Red)
Matt Stajan (White) - Michael Frolik (Red)
Hunter Shinkaruk (White) - Matthew Tkachuk (Red)

Heat 3 (Head-to-head) - Winner - Team Red
Kris Versteeg (White) - Johnny Gaudreau (Red)

Video: Highlights from the Relay Challenge competition

SHOOTING ACCURACY

Players stand in the high-slot and take passes alternating from each corner. They must hit four targets placed in each corner of the net within a certain time.

WINNER - TEAM WHITE

Team White
Alex Chiasson - 4 targets in 6 attempts
Sean Monahan - 2 targets in 8 attempts
Mark Giordano - 4 targets in 8 attempts

Team Red
Dennis Wideman - 4 targets in 8 attempts
Matthew Tkachuk - 2 targets in 8 attempts
Johnny Gaudreau - 3 targets in 8 attempts

Video: Highlights from the Shooting Accuracy competition

KING OF THE SHOOTOUT

Teams alternate shooters with the winner being the team that scores the greatest number of goals.

WINNER - TEAM RED

Team Red
Dennis Wideman - scored on Johnson
TJ Brodie - save by Johnson
Mikael Backlund - miss on Johnson
Johnny Gaudreau - miss on Johnson
Matthew Tkachuk - miss on Johnson
Brett Kulak - save by Johnson
Michael Frolik - save by Johnson

Team White
Jyrki Jokipakka - save by Elliott
Mark Giordano - save by Elliott
Matt Stajan - save by Elliott
Kris Versteeg - hit post
Dougie Hamilton - save by Elliott
Alex Chiasson- - hit post
Sam Bennett - poke checked by Elliott

HARDEST SHOT

Players shoot the puck into the net from the high-slot as hard as they can.

WINNER - TEAM RED

Team Red
Mikael Backlund - 103.3 mph
Micheal Ferland - 103.2 mph
Troy Brouwer - 98.2 mph

Team White
Mark Giordano - 100.2 mph
Dougie Hamilton - 100.7 mph
Deryk Engelland - 97.0 mph

Video: Highlights from the Hardest Shot competition

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