The Rogers Fastest Skater Challenge

April 19, 2010

This season, 10 local minor hockey teams came out to cheer on the Marlies and compete in the Rogers Fastest Skater challenge as part of Rogers Minor Hockey Nights. On Sunday, April 11th each team’s winner returned to Ricoh Coliseum to compete for the title of Rogers Fastest Skater during the last Marlies game of the season.

After catching the action from the Rogers Red Zone with their family and friends, the skaters took to the ice during the second intermission in front of a crowd of 5,500. Finalist Sebastien Moschetta from the Credit Valley Wolf Cubs was unable to participate due to a recent injury but helped cheer on the other skaters from the Marlies bench. The remaining finalists were divided into three preliminary heats based on their qualifying times. The only girl in the finals, Emma Langlois from the Etobicoke Dolphins was ecstatic to learn she had received a bye into the semi-finals for having the fastest qualifying time.

After five extremely close and exciting races, Vaughan’s Chris Emma just edged out Langlois in a photo finish to take home the title and trophy, along with a team party courtesy of Rogers and the Toronto Marlies including ice time at Ricoh Coliseum, a Marlies dressing room tour and tickets to a regular season 2010-2011 Marlies game.