March 10, 2010
Indianapolis, Ind. – Northern Michigan University goaltender Brian Stewart has been selected by the NCAA to participate in the fifth annual Frozen Four Skills Challenge, while will be held April 9 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
The competition will be conducted in an East versus West format with each team having six male position players, six female position players, two male goaltenders and two female goaltenders. An alternate list has been established in the event that players have to withdraw from the competition due to other commitments, such as their team’s participation in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four. NMU forward, Ray Kaunisto has been named as an alternate for the West Squad.
Requirements for selection to the team consist of all players having exhausted their collegiate eligibility and a nomination by their head coach. The players were selected by representatives from the American Hockey Coaches Association and NCAA national office staff. The competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot. Each competitor will receive a complete set of equipment and a full uniform from Bauer Hockey.
Tickets for the event are $10 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will begin at 8 p.m. (Eastern), and will be preceded by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award at 7 p.m. and the Hockey Humanitarian Award at 6:30 p.m.
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