Nurse, Rat­tie shoot to thrill

Edmonton Sun - - SPORTS -

With one shot, Dar­nell Nurse gen­er­ated the loud­est roar of the day at the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers skills com­pe­ti­tion Sun­day.

Nurse ripped one 102.1 mph in the hard­est shot com­pe­ti­tion, beat­ing out Matt Ben­ning (101.0) and Mi­lan Lu­cic (100.8).

“It’s like the 100me­tre dash in track. It’s one of those things that catches ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion and is over quick,” said Nurse. “We had a good time with it and it was fun to step into one.”

Does he plan on shoot­ing more now?

“I told the guys there will be no pass­ing for the next cou­ple of weeks,” Nurse said with a laugh.

Ty Rat­tie might have had the most im­pres­sive show­ing of the day, go­ing four-for-four in the ac­cu­racy shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion, bust­ing all four tar­gets in 8.008 sec­onds.

Ryan Spooner won the fastest skater event (which was fun but rather an­ti­cli­mac­tic in the ab­sence of a sick Con­nor Mcdavid) in a time of 14.445, edg­ing To­bias Rieder (14.496) and Jesse Pulju­jarvi (14.688). Mi­lan Lu­cic wasn’t far be­hind at 15.068.

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Dar­nell Nurse wins the Oil­ers’ hard­est shot ti­tle with a 102.1 mph blast dur­ing the club’s skills com­pe­ti­tion at Rogers Place on Sun­day.

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Above: Ryan Spooner wins the fastest skater com­pe­ti­tion. Below: Mikko Kosk­i­nen tries to score on the op­pos­ing net dur­ing the re­lay event.

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