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Team White defeats Team Red in Super Skills

by Sue Palanki / Calgary Flames
The Flames showed off their individual talents at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Sunday in the Danone Super Skills competition.


Kids from different minor hockey teams across southern Alberta also got their chance to compete
head-to-head with their peers and share the ice with some of their hockey heroes. Pee wee players have been competing in Hockey Alberta camps since October to qualify for the final roster of the top 16 minor hockey players.

The Flames team was divided into two teams—Red and White each competing in different categories including Hardest Shot, Puck Control Relay, Shot Accuracy, and Fastest Skater. Team White won the competition by accumulating 13 points over Red’s ten.

Defenceman Adrian Aucoin once again won the Hardest Shot Competition with a speed of 102.2 mph for Team White. That’s a nick shy of last year’s shot at 102.3 mph. Andre Roy was second with 101.8, and Jarome Iginla got third with 98.8.

Team White’s Mike Cammalleri hit all four targets in the Accuracy challenge. Iginla came close with hitting three targets.

Eric Nystrom won the Puck Control Relay for Team White as well.

Red's Curtis Glencross was the speed demon in the Fastest Skater honour with completing a full lap around the ice in 13.43 seconds.

Curtis McElhinney was the netminder for the Breakaway Relay. For Team Red, Iginla, Rene Bourque,  and Dion Phaneuf were able to sneak in one past McElhinney out of two opportunities. For Team White, Brandon Prust, Andre Roy, and Mark Giordano all got one shot out of two.

More than 14,000 fans attended this year's SuperSkills competition.

All proceeds from the event were donated to the Flames Foundation For Life as well as the NHLPA's Goals & Dreams Foundation.

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