The 2007 Skills Competition continued on Friday, Jan. 19 as participants from the LA area flexed their muscles against their peers in three competitions (fastest skater, hardest shot, and accuracy shooting) with the hopes of advancing to the semi-finals that will take place at STAPLES Center on March 17, 2007.
"I had never done it before," said Teddy Bader, who won the 18 and under division. "You see it on TV and you want to do it. "It is really exciting to play [in the semi-finals] at STAPLES Center, it is every kid's dream to play in an NHL arena filled with a huge crowd and all of your family and friends."
This was the second of nine competitions at local rinks in a competition which will ultimately award a Grand Prize of a personalized Kings Jersey, two tickets in a suite for a Kings game and a chalk talk with a Kings' Coach, a $50 Gift Certificate to Team LA and a free 2007 Kings Camp Registration for the Youth Divisions.
Simi Valley Easy Street Ice Arena winners: 10 & Under: Jared Turcotte and Collin Schreiber 12 & Under: Dallas Marvin and Ryan Rosenthal 14 & Under: Dillon Bucci and Chad Goldberg 16 & Under: Joseph Koressel and Hunter Patrick 18 & under: Teddy Bader
The next stop is Pickwick Ice (Burbank) on Friday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m.