$1,919 RAISED FOR BRUINS EDUCATION FUND
The cheering in the stands of Affinity Place continued long after the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins 7-2 victory over the Weyburn Red Wings on Saturday, February 2nd as the annual Calcutta Shootout fundraiser entertained both players and fans alike.
After seven rounds of the competition, it would be rookie forward Isaiah Thomas skating off the ice as the winner of the Calcutta Shootout, edging out fellow rookie forward Ryder Pierson for top spot. 20-year-old forward Turner Ripplinger finished 3rd place.
Kadin Kilpatrick and a throwback to current Assistant Coach Aren Miller (filling in for the injured Grant Boldt) were the goaltenders for the competition. With the new format, the goalies could not ‘win’ the shootout as the people who bought the correct Save Percentage range for each goalie would each win 20% of the prize pot.
After all was said and done, $3,838 was the total amount of bids made on 29 bid sheets. Half of the funds ($1,919) would be donated to the Bruins Education Fund while the other half would go to the five winning bidders.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the annual Calcutta Shootout fundraiser a fantastic success once again!
1st Place – Isaiah Thomas (winning bid received 30% of prize pot)
2nd Place – Ryder Pierson (20%)
3rd Place – Turner Ripplinger (10%)
Kadin Kilpatrick – .714 Sv% (30 saves on 42 shots) (20%)
Aren Miller – .738 Sv% (31 saves on 42 shots) (20%)
NOTE: The Bruins will plan to use the same format for future Calcutta Shootouts. However, there will be a change for the goaltender save percentage category after the results of this year’s event where the percentages were much lower than anticipated.
For future Calcutta events, the three new Save Percentage ranges will be: Below .700 Sv% – Between .700 – .800 Sv% – Above .800 Sv%
Dylan Lafrentz (Trainer) With The Fly By After Taking His Two Shots. (Photo: Durr Photography)
Johnny Witzke Shoots On Aren Miller. (Photo: Durr Photography)
Isaiah Thomas With A Shot On Kadin Kilpatrick. Thomas Would End Up Winning The Calcutta Shootout. (Photo: Durr Photography)