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RHI All-Star Game - 1996


East       5  1  2  4 - 12
West       3  5  2  4 - 14

First Quarter
  :54 West - Colbourne (Cook, Gervais)
 2:58 East - Szabo (Lawrence, Rymsha)
 4:33 West - McCarthy (Cook)
 6:15 East - Szabo (Lawrence)
 6:28 East - Plager (Palmer, MacInnis)
 9:19 East - Szabo (Savage, Belanger)
10:22 East - Larin (Rymsha, Lawrence)
11:49 West - McKillop (Spoltore, Valicevic)

Second Quarter
  :44 West - Cook (Maier, St. Jacques)
 1:26 West - Colbourne (Gervais, Hamr)
 1:45 West - Burton (Spoltore, McKillop)
 4:44 West - Cook (Colbourne)
 5:59 East - MacInnis (Palmer)
 6:33 West - Maier (McCarthy, Valicevic)

Third Quarter
 1:05 East - Savage (Belanger)
 4:48 East - Palmer (Plager)
 8:22 West - Maier (St. Jacques)
11:19 West - Gervais (Cook, Woolfe)

Fourth Quarter
  :43 West - McCarthy (Maier, Valicevic)
 1:34 East - Plager (Savage)
 6:30 West - Woolfe (Gervais, Colbourne)
 8:21 East - Szabo (Vittucci)
 9:25 East - Szabo (Laylin, Belanger)
11:13 East - Szabo (MacInnis)
11:23 West - Cook (Maier)
11:49 West - Maier (McCarthy) 


Shots
East  55
West  57

Goaltenders
East  Morissette (1st half), Vitucci (2nd half)
West  Laurie (1st half), Bonvie (2nd half)

Date
July 8, 1996

Location
Anaheim Pond - Anaheim, California

Anounced Attendance
9,406

RHI All-Star Skills Competition - 1996


Players participating
West
R. Laurie (ANA)
R. Hamr (OK)
B. McKillop (LA)
V. Gervais (ANA)
J. Burton (OK)
K. St. Jacques (DEN)
J. Spoltore (SD)

East
N. Vitucci (EMP)
A. Morissette (MON)
R. MacInnis (PHI)
A. Brassard (OTT)
S. Groleau (EMP)
T. Szabo (LI)
C. Palmer (OTT)
C. Laylin (MIN)
H. Belanger (LI)
A. Rymsha (NJ)
A. Savage (MON)
K. Plager (STL)

Those players missing had  games scheduled for Sunday night
and would not arrive until Monday.  Orlando players flight
arrived late on Sunday.

Puck Handling Skills Test
Players were required to move themselves and their puck
around a series of cones as quickly as possible.
Negotiating the course required a series of sharp turns
around the cones.  Several players slipped, but the final
times turned in were all pretty close.  The winner with a
time of 17.34 seconds was Alain Savage of Montreal.  Below
in skating order is a list of the participants and their
skating times.

          Mc Killop (LA)    18.92
          Gervais (ANA)     22.15
          Savage (MON)      17.34
          Hamr (OK)         18.74
          Laylin (MIN)      19.48
          Spoltore (SD)     18.96
          Groleau (EMP)     19.23

Hardest Shot Competition
Each player received 3 chances to bang the puck into the
net.  Bullfrog Asst Coach Brad McCaughey (dressed
appropriately in a ref's uniform) sat behind the net with a
radar gun measuring the speed of each shot.  The winner of
this competition with the hardest shot was Andy Rymsha of
New Jersey.  The puck reached a top speed of 101 MPH.
Below are the speeds of each shot taken by the competitors.

          Palmer (OTT)      85/89/86
          McKillop (LA)     93/96/92
          Laylin (MIN)      90/91/88
          Szabo (LI)        96/95/96
          Gervais (ANA)     89/90/90
          Bellanger (LI)    90/89/92
          St Jacques (DEN)  89/90/93
          Rymsha (NJ)       96/101/98
          Plager (STL)      92/89/91
          Hamr (OK)         89/90/87
          Groleau (EMP)     86/88/84
          McInnis (PHI)     93/94/91
          Brassard (OTT)    96/93/95

          The 2 coaches also competed against each other with McIssac
          edging out Sonier.

          McIssac  91/94/94
          Sonier   90/87/87

Shooting Accuracy Competition
Each shooter had 8 chances to fire pucks into a specially
covered goal with openings only in the upper and lower
corners.  Each contestant could only use each opening once
(e.g. if the puck went into the upper left opening you
couldn't shoot at that opening again.) After the first round
there were 6 shooters tied for first place.  A shoot-off was
held using the best of 3 shots on goal.  Cory Laylin of
Minnesota won the Accuracy Competition by firing 2 of 3
shots into the allowed openings.

          First Round Results (Best of 8 shots)
          Hamr (OK)         1 of 8
          Rymsha (NJ)       2 of 8
          McKillop (LA)     1 of 8
          Groleau (EMP)     2 of 8
          Spoltore (SD)     2 of 8
          MacInnis (PHI)    1 of 8
          St Jacques (DEN)  1 of 8
          Laylin (MIN)      2 of 8
          Gervais (ANA)     1 of 8
          Bellanger (LI)    1 of 8
          Plager (STL)      2 of 8
          Brassard (OTT)    1 of 8
          Palmer (OTT)      2 of 8
          Szabo (LI)        1 of 8
          Savage (MON)      0 of 8

          Tie Breaker Round (Best of 3 shots)
          Groleau (EMP)     1 of 3
          Plager (STL)      1 of 3
          Spoltore (SD)     0 of 3
          Palmer (OTT)      1 of 3
          Laylin (MIN)      2 of 3
          Rymsha (NJ)       1 of 3

Goalie Competiton
All 3 goalies present lined up to face shots on goal from
the 16 participating All Stars.  There were 2 rounds of 8
skaters each.  Rob Laurie blanked the first 11 skaters he
faced to take an early lead in the competition.  Nick
Vitucci was eliminated in round 13, having made 9 of 13
saves (tough competition!)  The final shooter broke the tie
between Laurie and Alain Mourissette.  Rob Laurie won the
contest making 13 of 16 saves.  It was quite a fireworks
display of goaltending.  Here is how the shooters did.  (0 =
miss, 1 = goal scored).

                           (ANA)     (EMP)     (MON)
                          Laurie    Vitucci   Mourissette
          Palmer (OTT)      0          0          0
          Szabo (LI)        0          0          0
          Hamr (OK)         0          1          0
          Spoltore (SD)     0          1          1
          St Jacques (DEN)  0          0          0
          Burton (OK)       0          0          0
          Gervais (ANA)     0          0          0
          McKillop (LA)     0          0          0
          Laylin (MIN)      0          0          1
          Bellanger (LI)    0          1          0
          Rymsha (NJ)       0          0          0
          Savage (MON)      1          0          0
          Plager (STL)      0          1          1
          Groleau (EMP)     1          -          0
          MacInnis (MIN)    1          -          1
          Brassard (OTT)    0          -          0
                           13/16      9/13       12/16

Date
July 7, 1996

Location
Stuarts Rollerworld - Orange County, California

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