The AIHL All-Stars are refining their moves and practicing for the 2016 AIHL All-Star Skills Competition on June 11 2016. They’re promising to be more skilful, more shocking, and more entertaining than ever before. The Adrenaline’s Josef Rezek won the All-Star Shooting Accuracy Competition last year, taking out the targets in a lightning fast 17.1 seconds; who will take the title this season?
Read more about last years’ Shooting Accuracy Competition here and check out the 2015 All-Star Wrap-Up here:
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the contests for the 2016 AIHL All-Star Skills Competition - the rules, points awarded, and objectives.
Competition Rules & Regulations Decision Process
The referee shall make all necessary rulings regarding the skills competition events.
Prior to the competition the team coaches will determine which players are participating in which event and order of participation.
Tie situation - Captains participate in a shootout if the competition ends in a tie. Captains chose their goalie.
Four players from each team compete.
4 passers from each team.
Five points available.
Winner of each match up scores one point.
Procedure / Rules
Four destructible targets 38cm in diameter are attached to the goal posts of both goals, one target in each corner.
Two players, one on each side of each goal, alternately pass pucks to a shooter positioned 25 feet out from the goal line.
Shooters compete at one end, alternating attempts.
The shooter who hits each of the four targets in the least amount of time wins the match.
Any contact of a target by a puck that is shot is scored as a hit.
The player with the fastest time from each team will go head-to-head for the title of the AIHL's Most Accurate Shooter.
If any match up ends in a tie, both players shoot again.
→ Check out John Tavares’ 2016 NHL All-Star Shooting Accuracy win to see what you’re in for: