13th Annual Skills Night - January 10, 2022 @ 6:45 PM
Updated: Jan 10
The skills night tradition started as part of the Southwest Michigan High School Hockey League and was continued when the league turned into the South Central High School Hockey League.
The Events, participants and results are listed below.
Fastest Skater - Semifinals
Skaters are timed as they skate one lap around the rink.
Portage Muskies - #2 Filip Hendl - 15.67
Kalamazoo United - #10 Noah Kuhnert - 15.78
Kalamazoo Eagles - #9 Brendan Loukes - 16.45
Mattawan Wildcats - #14 Lucas McKeeby - 15.96
Portage Muskies - #2 Filip Hendl - 16.10
Mattawan Wildcats - #14 Lucas McKeeby - 15.63
Each player will have 60 seconds to make a pass into four mini-net and finish by scoring into an empty net. The winner will be determined by the fastest time completing the course.
Kalamazoo Eagles - #4 Braden Mayo - 14.21s
Kalamazoo United - #7 Henri Jarvenpaa - 15.67s
Mattawan Wildcats - #12 Ethan Hogarth - 36.24s
Portage Muskies - #35 Chris Diamondidis - 1m+ (2 nets)
Each player will shoot ten (10) pucks. One passer is stationed on each side of the net on the red line will alternate passing the pucks to the shooter. The shooter will be positioned between the hash marks.
Shots into the two lower pockets are worth 1 point each. Shots into the top upper pockets are worth 3 points each. The player with the most points wins. Any ties will be decided in a shoot off.
Kalamazoo Eagles - 9 points #22 Breckyn Bootland (shooter) / #4 Braden Mayo / #16 Zach Coffinger
Kalamazoo United - 6 points
#4 Andrew Vanderleun (shooter) / Jacob Felmeden / #7 Henri Jarvenpaa
Mattawan Wildcats - 9 points #7 Carson Byers (shooter) / #14 Lucas McKeeby / #00 Ander Ciesielski
Portage Muskies - 9 points
#8 Jack Schnur (shooter) / #3 Ryan Jaros / #6 Tobyn Wietfeldt Championship Shootout (Tie-breaker)
Kalamazoo Eagles - 3 points
Portage Muskies - 6 points
Mattawan Wildcats - 9 points
Each participant will have three shot attempts to clock the fastest speed on a radar gun.
Kalamazoo Eagles - #20 Hayden Belanger - 65 mph - 68 mph - 63 mph
Kalamazoo United - #23 Avery Thielman - 77 mph - 79 mph - 79 mph
Mattawan Wildcats - #14 Lucas McKeeby - 80mph - 77 mph - 78 mph
Portage Muskies - #11 Tyler Stolsky - 81 mph - 84 mph - 72 mph
Each team nominates one skater and one goalie. Each skater shoots twice on each goalie. Skaters will not shoot on the goalie from their team. The skater who scores the most goals and the goalie with the most saves are the winners.
In the event of a tie, the top two skaters and goalies advance to the Championship round. In the championship round, the two skaters will shoot three times on each goalie.
Kalamazoo Eagles - #15 Aiden Crowley - 00 00 00 - 0 goals
Kalamazoo United - #3 Jacob Felmeden - 0X 00 00 - 1 goal
Mattawan Wildcats - #7 Carson Byers - 00 X0 00 - 1 goal
Portage Muskies - #3 Ryan Jaros - X0 00 X0 - 2 goals
Kalamazoo Eagles - #1 Owen Anderson - X 0 0 X 0 0 - 4 saves
Kalamazoo United - #44 Sean Pierucci - 0 0 X 0 0 0 - 5 saves
Mattawan Wildcats - #00 Ander Ciesielski - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 6 Saves
Portage Muskies - #35 Chris Diamondidis - 0 0 0 0 0 X - 5 Saves
Teams of 3 skaters will complete a relay race starting from the goal line. The first skater will skate from the goal line to the blue line and back. The second skater will skate to the center ice line and back. The third skater will skate to the opposite goal line and back.
1st - Portage Muskies - #3 Ryan Jaros / #6 Tobyn Wietfeldt / #2 Filip Hendl
2nd - Mattawan Wildcats - #12 Lucas McKeeby / #12 Ethan Hogarth / #7 Carson Byers
3rd - Kalamazoo United - #19 Ian Blair / #10 Noah Kuhnert / #2 Cam Strunk
4th - Kalamazoo Eagles - #9 Brendan Loukes / #20 Hayden Belanger / #12 Gage Stenger