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Gaudreau, Flames staffer, Arkells kick 'Trick Shot for Snowy' up a notch

Latest round of clips from campaign to benefit ALS research will amaze

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

All the stops are being pulled out for the "Trick Shot for Snowy" campaign.

Calgary Flames forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Zac Rinaldo, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas and plenty more submitted entries recently, in addition to some great ones already out there, but a member of the Flames communications staff took it to another level.

Sean Kelso, the team's director of communications and media relations, made a ridiculous backhand into a floating net while riding a boogie board being towed by a speedboat.

If that sounds impressive reading it, it's even more impressive watching it.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Taking #TrickShot4Snowy to another level 👀To donate to our #SnowyStrong campaign, head to

Kelso's feat isn't the only impressice one out there. Gaudreau made a ridiculously long cornhole shot from a very high balcony.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Excellent aim on @johngaudreau03���s #TrickShot4Snowy!@AlumniFlames, Mason Raymond is up!To donate to our #SnowyStrong campaign, head to

Rinaldo tossed a soccer ball into a laundry basket from a long distance.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Boom! @RinaldoZac with perfect aim on his #TrickShot4Snowy!Donate to our #SnowyStrong campaign to #EndALS:

Elliott, who was nominated by Gritty, dropped his fishing lure into his goalie glove from way outside.

Tweet from @KidElls1: Help fund the fight of ALS and try your #TrickShot4Snowy You���re an inspiration @ChrisSnowCGY keep it up! Donate at is my #TrickShot4Snowy #SnowyStrongYou���re up @TroyBrouwer36 and @28CGiroux @NHLFlames @alsassociation

Dubas pulled out his golf clubs and hit the ice for an pinpoint shot off the back bar.

Tweet from @MapleLeafs: Back Bar and Out! @kyledubas connects with the wedge in his #TrickShot4Snowy. Please visit and donate to help the battle against ALS. Kyle has challenged @Marner93 & @arkellsmusic to keep the movement going and help our friend @ChrisSnowCGY!

Arkells frontman Max Kerman hit an incredible shot on a basketball hoop.

Tweet from @arkellsmusic: A request from @kyledubas. Here���s my #TrickShot4Snowy / @ChrisSnowCGY. I now nominate @Craig_McMorris and the OG GOAT trick shot artist @LeoRautins.Learn more at to raise funds for ALS research. We are donating now. You can too.

And, after Harvey the Hound used a t-shirt cannon and bucket to pull off his own shot earlier this month, he got a little help from Calgary Stampeders mascot Ralph the Dog. The pair teamed up for a pretty great Hail Mary pass.

Tweet from @calstampeders: Ralph the Dog & Harvey the Hound teamed up for this Hail Mary of a #TrickShot4Snowy at McMahon Stadium! Ralph is nominating: The @GlobalCalgary Morning Show Team Please visit and donate to help the battle against ALS.

The Flames started the Trick Shot for Snowy campaign in support of Chris Snow, their assistant general manager who was diagnosed with ALS last year. June is ALS awareness month.

The campaign is still ongoing and the team is inviting anyone who can to share trick shot videos and donate to ALS research. You can learn more at

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