Shooting Stars Al Iafrate and Bryan Trottier
Light Up RapidShot at One Goal Hockey Show!
What could be more fun than having Al Iafrate, record-holder for the hardest recorded slapshot, and Bryan Trottier, 50-goal scorer, Stanley Cup and Hart Trophy winner, together on the RapidShot Hockey Training System at the same time? Well, not much!
Both All Stars gave demonstrations of "how to do it" during the three day One Goal Hockey Show at the Boston Convention Center January 7-9.
Al Iafrate boomed huge slapshots and showed why he was a leading NHL All Star. Bryan Trottier stepped up and registered 186 points during his first series ever. As far as we know, this could be a "first timer" record! This RapidShot score reflects a combination of speed, reaction time and accuracy: all measured by the proprietary RapidShot software.
Company President Walter Payerl stated, "We are very pleased by the continued acceptance of the RapidShot technology for improving shooting skills. Retailers have emerged as a viable location for our system due to the system's ability to increase store traffic and provide valuable information on purchasing decisions."
RapidShot and Black Beauty paired up for the One Goal Hockey Show with $1000 in prize money. Over 300 shooters tested their shooting prowess.
RapidShot was a featured attraction at the show and garnered attention from over 300 shooters as well as the CBC television crew. A contest was sponsored by the show which awarded $1000 dollars in prize money to the highest scoring shooters, using the Black Beauty line of hockey sticks.
In the Exhibitor's category, winner Matt Hoppe, of Nike-Bauer, scored 157.8 and hit 28 of 32 targets! Adam Hatt from Wheatley, Ontario won in the Visitor's group.
The OneGoal Hockey Show was the major show for the sporting goods retailers for the 2005-2006 hockey season