Congratulations to every participant this year and especially to those who finished the required shots this summer. We heard from many of you that your shot got harder and more accurate, and that you were motivated to finish. We hope you had fun!
Saturday's wrap up event, featuring Jon Hutcheon from High End Hockey, was lots of fun! Winners' names were drawn and prizes awarded. If you participated in this year's Challenge, a limited edition tshirt is waiting for you at our Salem store.
Rocco M. - Bauer 1N stick
Tyler P. - HEH shooting lesson
William T. - Bauer 1N stick
Tyler G. - HEH shooting lesson
Conor K. - Bauer 1N stick
Ethan G. - HEH shooting lesson
Andrew W. - Bauer 1N stick
Drew B. - HEH shooting lesson
Aidan C. - Bauer 1N stick
Brian K. - HEH shooting lesson
...and special congrats to the only girl to finish the 5000 Shot Challenge this year: Sophia P. who won both the Bauer 1N stick and HEH shooting lesson.
High End Hockey
Huge thanks to High End Hockey for our weekly videos and for being at both the kickoff and wrap up events. High End Hockey is a skills program that has grown to currently service over 500 players a summer between skills, 3 on 3 leagues and tournament teams. Jon works with players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, SM-Liga, SEL, DEL, NCAA D1/D3, Junior A, Prep School, down to learn to play. He is currently the coach of the Boston Junior Rangers 18U team, the Boston Junior Rangers MET team, and is the youngest coach to win a national championship as the coach of the Neponset River Rats (2012-13).
High End Hockey offers private shooting lessons on the synthetic ice surface at Breakaway Ice Center and has upcoming vacation clinics (Columbus Day and Veteran's Day). Get more info on private lessons (and invaluable resource) and the rest of what High End Hockey offers at www.highendhockey.com.
By the Numbers
Number of shooters to sign up: 147
Number of shooters who participated: 76
Number of shooters who finished: 38
Highest number of pucks shot: 10,000
Number of girls who finished: 1
Number of Midgets to finish: 2
Bantams had highest amount of finishers: 11
Furthest participants (all finishers!!): the Cunningham brothers from Wisconsin
Total number of pucks shot by participants: 217,663