EDMONTON, AB - Team Orange defeated Team White 18-17 at the 2019 Oilers Skills Competition, presented by Rogers in front of a large crowd at Rogers Place.
View our breakdown of the day event by event below.
Some highlights include Darnell Nurse showing off his blistering 102.1 mph slap shot, Ryan Spooner winning fastest skater with a time of 14.445 seconds and Ty Rattie winning the accuracy shooting by going 4-for-4 in 8.008 seconds.
Video: SKILLS | Highlight Reel
Connor McDavid, Jujhar Khaira, Alexander Petrovic, Andrej Sekera and Kailer Yamamoto did not participate in this year's skills competition.
Video: SKILLS | Puljujarvi and Lucic Pre-Event
The team with fastest youth hockey skater is awarded one point, while the fastest Oilers skaters is awarded four points.
Video: SKILLS | Fastest Skater
Youth Skater - Ashton Brown: 16.516 (1 point)
Youth Skater - Jake Smith: 17.443
Spooner: 14.445 (4 points)
Team White leads 4-1 after the first event.
Video: SKILLS | Ryan Spooner Interview
Players trade chances on net, with the winner of youth skater fan vote being awarded one point. The winner of each Oilers shooter fan vote was awarded one point.
Video: SKILLS | Breakaway Challenge
Youth Shooter: Andrew Thomson
Kassian: (1-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)
Manning (Can you score with it? 1 point - Fan Vote):
Youth Shooter: James Bothwell (1 point - Fan Vote)
Spooner: (0-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)
Draisaitl: (0-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)
Gambardella (Can you score with it? No goal)
Team White leads 7-3 after two events.
The winning youth hockey team is awarded one point. The team with the individual winner is awarded three points. The team with the lowest combined total time is awarded two point.
Video: SKILLS | Accuracy Shooting
TEAM ORANGE: (1 point - lowest average time)
Youth Shooter Simon Leung: 19.733
Oilers Shooters (Awarded 1 point for fastest total):
Rattie: 8.008 (3 points)
Passers: Russell & Benning
Youth Shooter Nolan Eastwood: 18.075 (1 point)
Passers: Gravel & Puljujarvi
Team White leads 8-7 after three events.
Video: SKILLS | Ty Rattie Interview
SKILLS CHALLENGE RELAY
The winning team is awarded five points.
Video: SKILLS | Skills Challenge Relay
TEAM ORANGE: 1:41.764 - 5 Points
One-Timers: Benning & Larsson (Passer: Brodziak)
Saucer Pass: Nugent-Hopkins
Puck Control: Rattie
Goalie Goal: Talbot
TEAM WHITE: 3:37.182
One-Timers: Jones & Gravel (Passer: Spooner)
Saucer Pass: Draisaitl
Puck Control: Rieder
Goalie Goal: Koskinen
Score is 12-8 Team Orange after four events.
The winning youth skater earns one point, while the hardest Oilers individual shot earns three points. The team with highest average receives one point.
Video: SKILLS | Hardest Shot
TEAM ORANGE: 1 Point - Highest Team Average
Youth Hockey Shooter Gabriel Kenny: 60.2 mph
Manning: 94.7; 94.7
Brodziak: 99.7; 99.1
Lucic: 99.2; 100.8
Benning: 100.4; 101
Youth Hockey Shooter Kade Prediger: 61.5 mph (1 Point)
Gambardella: 96; 94.4
Puljujarvi: 89.6; 95.2
Draisaitl: 88.3; 88.2
Nurse: 101.8; 102.1 - (1 point - Hardest Shot)
Darnell Nurse owns the biggest shot on the Oilers!
Team Orange is edging Team White 13-12 heading into the final event of the day.
Video: SKILLS | Darnell Nurse Interview
KING OF THE SHOOTOUT
Each youth skater goal is worth one point, as was each Oilers goal.
Video: SKILLS | King of the Shootout - Final Round
TEAM ORANGE YOUTH: 2 Points
TEAM WHITE YOUTH: 3 Points
TEAM ORANGE OILERS: 3 Points
TEAM WHITE OILERS: 2 Points
TEAM ORANGE WINS 18-17
Video: SKILLS | Shootout - Round 1