Skills Competition for STH Tonight!

Tuesday, 02.25.14 / 9:12 PM
By admin

Tonight two teams drafted from the Thunder roster by team captains Garet Hunt and Ryan Constant will compete in five events to claim the Bulletproof Energy Skills & Drills crown. The Thunder will be joined by players from the Stockton Colts junior hockey team who will compete in the events and help earn points for their team.

The event is only open to Stockton Thunder Season Ticket Holders and will start at 6:30 p.m. at Stockton Arena, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Season ticket holders can print off and bring the e-mail invitation they received or their ticket to the March 2nd game to receive admission to the event.

If you did not receive the email, first check your spam folder, and if you still do not see the invitation, feel free to call your ticket representative to confirm that we have your correct email on file.

Bulletproof Energy Skills & Drills Competition Format:
Event #1: Fastest Skater
Event #2: Accuracy Shooting
Event #3: Stick-Handling Relay
Event #4: Hardest Shot
Event #5: Shootout Competition

Season Ticket Holders will enter Stockton Arena through the North Entry and seating for tonight’s event is general admission, but only open to sections 101, 126 and 127. Fans also have the opportunity to renew their season tickets at the event for the Thunder’s upcoming 2014-15 Ten Year Anniversary season!

Thunder staff members and ticket representatives will be on hand at the Information Booth to help with the renewal process. Fans will also have the chance to try free samples of Bulletproof Energy Drinks at a table near the North Entry. After tonight’s skills competition is over the Thunder will hold a half hour team autograph session in the north conference room.

Team captains Hunt and Constant drafted their teams from the current pool of Thunder players. Garet won the right to draft first after a spirited “rock-paper-scissors” battle, and chose forward Mathieu Gagnon with the first overall pick.

The draft lasted ten rounds to select all 19 players on the roster, and both captains agreed they’d be able to make one trade. They decided to swap players Adam Brace, Landon Oslanski and Alex MacLeod from Team Hunt for Mitch Bruijsten and Riley Wetmore from Team Constant. Fans can see the full team rosters by picking up a free roster card at the event.

Tonight’s competition will also feature ten skaters and one goalie from the Stockton Colts junior hockey team. Two players each were selected from the five different levels of Stockton Colts hockey: mites, squirts, pee-wees, bantams and midgets.

One player from each level was randomly designated to compete for Team Hunt and Team Constant. The pee-wee and midget players will compete in the Fastest Skater event, the the squirt and bantam players will feature in the Accuracy Shooting competition and the bantam and midget players will take part in the Hardest Shot event.

All Stockton Colts players will be in the Stick-Handling Relay and Shootout Competition, and one goalie, from the midget team, was selected to be in net for their shootout attempts.