The LA Kings would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2008-09 LA Kings Skills Competition. The semi-finals and finals were held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at STAPLES Center. Skaters qualified for the finals by competing in three skills: Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot and Accuracy Shooting. The two top qualifiers if each age division competed in a shoot out competition during the intermission of the LA Kings vs. New Jersey Devils game against the overall winner of the goalie competition. Below is listed the Overall Age Division Skater Winners, Age Division Runner Ups and Age Division Goalie Champions.
Goalie Competition Winners *No runner up in goalie competition
12&U Winner: Vincent de May Runner Up: Jared Turcotte
14&U Winner: Brandon Smith Runner Up: Ahoran Lara
16&U Winner: Jarryd Ramborger Runner Up: Ryan Smith
18&U Winner: Peter Larson Runner Up: Phillip Kaldenburg
The Kings would also like to thank the host rinks for our preliminary rounds: Bakersfield Ice Sports Center, Toyota Sports Center, La Quinta Ice Garden, Center Ice Arena, Iceoplex Simi Valley, Valley Ice Center, and Pickwick Ice Arena.
Congratulations to Cole Ingram, the 2008-09 LA Kings Skills Competition Raffle Winner. Cole wins a personalized new LA Kings Alternative Third Jersey, four VIP Premiere level Seats and dinner for four in the San Manuel Club at a 2008-2009 Kings home game.
For more information contact the Kings Fan Development Department at 310.535.4461.