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Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition: Sights and Sounds

If you missed last night’s Skills Competition, here are some sights and sounds from the event.

While we have already given you a breakdown of who won which event and which side was crowned the eventual champion, if you weren’t one of the 10,505 inside the MTS Centre last night, here are some pictures and videos from the party like atmosphere within the arena.

Player announcement:
Skills Competition Player Announcement

MC from TSN Dennis Beyak introduces the Skills Competition Trophy:
Skills Competition Trophy

Breakaway Competition:

Kyle Wellwood refused to share his secrets with Dennis before he shot on Mason:
Wellwood before breakaway

Of course it proved for naught as he was stopped by the Jets veteran netminder:
Wellwood after breakaway

Check out Burmistrov’s breakaway move:

Fastest Skater:

The big money was on Kane, but guys like Bryan Little clocked in not too far behind:
Bryan Little Fastest Skater

Evander Kane goes for round 1:

Shooting Accuracy:

The King was Kyle Wellwood who went 4/4 in 9.38 seconds:
Wellwood shooting accuracy

Wellwood receives kudos from Team White:
Wellwood Shooting Accuracy congrats

Big Buff gives accuracy a shot:
Dustin Byfuglien Shooting Accuracy

Puck Relay:

Longtime Moose favorite Jason Jaffray waits his turn:
Jason Jaffray Puck Relay

While Bryan Little waits on the other side:
Bryan Little Puck Relay

Here is a video of one of Heat 2, ending with Chris Thorburn and Dustin Byfuglien going head-to-head:

Hardest Shot:

Jason Jaffray with a blast of 94 mph:
Jason Jaffray Hardest shot

The player labeled by Big Buff as his biggest competition, Tim Stapleton blast it home at 96 mph:
Tim Stapleton Hardest shot

Dennis Beyak asks Tim Stapleton about his surprising (to the crowd) slapshot:
Tim Stapleton Hardest shot explanation

Jets captain Andrew Ladd steps into a 90 mph slapshot:
Andrew Ladd Hardest shot

But the man that everyone expected to take this competition put on quite the performance.  Dustin Byfuglien blasted home shots of 103, 101 and 104.  Enjoy the video.

Team White wins:

Dennis Beyak interviews Team White captain Chris Thorburn:
Beyak interviewing Thorburn

Chris Thorburn accepts trophy on behalf of his team from co-MC Brian Munz, radio voice of the Jets on TSN Radio 1290:
Thorburn accepts trophy

Team White celebrates winning the 1st ever Jets Skills Competition trophy:
Team White wins1

A lot of fun was had by the 10,505 in attendance.  The Jets next see action Thursday night when the Washington Capitals roll into town.  Stay tuned to Illegal Curve for all the latest Jets news.