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Record Crowd Enjoys Skills Competition

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Saturday, 01.03.2008 / 11:38 PM / News
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Record Crowd Enjoys Skills Competition
A record sold-out crowd watched the Edmonton Oilers compete against each other in their annual Oilers Skills Competition, powered by McDonald's, at Rexall Place this afternoon. Fans of all ages cheered on Team White to a 20-11 win over Team Blue, while also helping to raise over $75,000 for Ronald McDonald House, the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Fund, and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.

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Some of the highlights from the Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition included:

Puck Control Relay - Team White barely squeaked past Team Blue for the win.

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In the individual competition, Andrew Cogliano outskated Sam Gagner to the finish line to steal a goal for his team.

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Fastest Skater
- Curtis Glencross was the surprise winner of the event, and blazed around the Rexall Place ice surface in an astonishing 13.370 seconds - an unofficial NHL record. Incredibly, Geoff Sanderson, Andrew Cogliano, Kyle Brodziak, Robert Nilsson and Joni Pitkanen all recorded times under 14 seconds.

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Hardest Shot
- Jarret Stoll found the back of the net with a howitzer of a shot. His blast of 101.4 miles per hour was enough to steal the win away from runner-up Steve Staios.

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King Of The Shootout – Dustin Penner, the Oilers big centre, was crowned the King of the Shootout, when he scored on both shootout attempts.

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Most Accurate Shooter – Fernando Pisani was named the Oilers Most Accurate Shooter, picking off the 4 targets in 5 shots. Dustin Penner and Marty Reasoner both also had four of five, but Pisani won the tiebreaker hitting one target in one attempt.

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3-on-3 Powerplay – Team White outscored Team Blue by a score of 6-2 to win the 3-on-3 Powerplay competition. Steve Staios, Dustin Penner, Fernando Pisani, Andrew Cogliano, Kyle Brodziak and Marty Reasoner were the winning players for Team White.

The Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition, powered by McDonald's, was presented by the Edmonton Journal, Joe FM, CISN Country, Cool 880 and 630 CHED.
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