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Local Youth "Got Skills" at Nationals

Thursday, 07.3.2008 / 3:20 PM CT / Community
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Local Youth \"Got Skills\" at Nationals
The fourth Annual “Ace’s Got Skills” program, supported by the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Nashville Predators and operated by RDW Marketing & Media, held its National Championships at the Walter A. Brown Arena Memorial Skating Pavilion in Boston on June 27-29. The event, featured over 130 boys and girls from across the country including 17 players representing the Nashville Predators.

2008 Ace Got Skills National Competition
With 17 players, the Nashville Predators has the best representation of participants from the Western Conference and overall for the 10 NHL teams represented. Western Conference competitions took place on Saturday, July 26, with the top scores in each skills advancing to the National Finals on Sunday, June 29 followed by the All-Star Game were all participants competed in an Eastern vs. Western game.

Modeled after the NHL’s popular All-Star SuperSkills Competition, the “Ace’s Got Skills” program gives players ages 9-12 the opportunity to test their skills in skating, puck handling, shooting, and goaltending categories. Back in February 2007, over 100 local youth hockey players competed in the Ace’s Got Skills Regional competition at Centennial Sportsplex hosted by the Nashville Predators. The top participants were then invited to the Ace’s Got Skills Nationals, held recently in Boston, MA on June 27-29, to represent the Nashville Predators and showcase the development of southeast hockey market.

The Ace’s Got Skills event was launched in memory of Garnet “Ace” Bailey. Ace was an 11-year veteran of the NHL and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins in 1970 and 1972. On September 11, 2001, Ace was performing his duties as director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings when his plane struck one of the World Trade Center Towers.

Below are the Nashville Predators representatives’ scores at Ace’s Got Skills 2008 Nationals. The Nashville Predators congratulate all participants at the local and national level and are proud to have taken home an impressive 10 individual awards: 6 National Champion; 2 National Finalist; 1 National Runner-up and 1 National Top Skills.

Fastest Skater
Taylor Saxon - Squirt House National Champion
Micheal Nodarse - Squirt Travel Western Conference 3rd Place
Nathaniel Chiarizzio - Peewee House National Finalist
Jake Malezis - Peewee Travel Western Conference 4th Place

Shot Accuracy
Andrew Washburn – Squirt House National Champion
Malcolm Cardwell – Squirt Travel Western Conference 5th Place
Andrew Smith – Peewee House National Champion
Braden Pichel – Peewee Travel Western Conference 3rd Place

Hardest Shot
Brendan Smith – Squirt House National Runner-up
Russel Morris – Squirt Travel Western Conference 5th Place
Andrew Smith – Peewee House National Champion
Jake Malezis – Peewee Travel Western Conference 5th Place

Shootout
Andrew Washburn – Squirt House National Finalist
Warren Preston – Squirt Travel Western Conference 3rd Place
Tyler Decker – Peewee House Western Conference 3rd Place
Jake Malezis – Peewee Travel Western Conference 4th Place

Goalie
Zachary Rogers – Squirt House Western Conference 3rd Place
Connor Smith – Squirt House Western Conference 4th Place
James Mainland – Squirt Travel National Champion
Tyler Rettke – Peewee House Western Conference 3rd Place
Teddy Bunton – Peewee Travel Western Conference 4th Place

Top Skills
James Mainland – Squirt National Goalie

For a complete of scores from the Nationals event, click here.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36