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Sanders heads to NCAA Skills Challenge


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March 10, 2010

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MADISON, Wis. – The NCAA announced Wednesday that Kyla Sanders will represent the University of Wisconsin at this year’s Frozen Four Skills Challenge. The fifth annual Skills Challenge will be held Friday, April 9, at Ford Field in Detroit.

Sanders finished the season with five goals and six assists, concluding her UW career with 77 points (41 goals and 36 assists). Sanders was one of four seniors this season, along with Jasmine Giles, who was selected as an alternate for the event.

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.

Players eligible for the Skills Challenge are those who will have exhausted their collegiate eligibility and were nominated by their head coach. The participants were selected by representatives from the American Hockey Coaches Association, the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee and NCAA national office staff.

Competitions will include puck control relay, fastest skater, hardest shot, rapid-fire shooting, accuracy shooting and penalty shot.

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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