All-Star Game Intermissions Feature Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot Competitions

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced today the Solar Bears players who 2015 ECHL All-Star Classic

will participate in the Fastest Skater competition presented by Coors Light and the Hardest Shot competition presented by Walgreens and The Original Protein Shot. Competitors from the ECHL All-Star Team will be announced at a later date.

The All-Star Skills Competition will take place during each intermission of the the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando on Wednesday, January 21, at the Amway Center. The Fastest Skater competition is scheduled for the first intermission of the contest, while the Hardest Shot event will be held during the second intermission.

Solar Bears players participating in the events include:
Fastest Skater:
Brett Findlay – F
Scott Tanski – F
Brady Vail – F

Hardest Shot:
Bryce Aneloski – D
Blake Kessel – D
Yann Sauve – D

The ECHL record for Fastest Skater is held by Jeff Lazaro (New Orleans), set in 1998 with a time of 13.395 seconds. The Hardest Shot record was recorded by Josh Godfrey (South Carolina) with a 102.7 MPH shot in 2011.

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The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

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