Ace Bailey’s Got Skills Visits Nashville
From Staff Reports

The Ace Bailey's Children's Foundation and the Nashville Predators brought Ace's Got Skills Competition to Nashville’s Centennial Sportsplex on Wednesday January 18. Ace's Got Skills is modeled after the NHL's popular All-Star Super Skills Competition and gives Squirt and Pee Wee youth hockey players and goaltenders (boys and girls ages 9-12) the opportunity to come out and test their skills.
Predators defenseman Ryan Suter was on hand to meet and greet the competitors and lend his expertise and support to the future All-Stars.

GOT SKILLS is the ultimate skills challenge for Pee Wees aged (11-12) youth ice hockey players. It is a place for them to push themselves to their limits and test their skills against their peers across the country in a variety of skills categories - fastest skater, best puck handler, hardest shot, shooting accuracy and best goalie.

All tournaments take place in local rinks across the US. Local category winners advance to tougher competition in regional playoffs and the national finals.

Garnet "Ace" Bailey played for 11 years in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cup championships with the Boston Bruins in 1970 and 1972. On September 11, 2001, Ace was flying to begin training camp as a scout for the Los Angeles Kings when his plane struck one of the World Trade Center Towers. The inaugural "Ace's Got Skills" program launched in New York City in 2004 in memory of his passing. The majority of registration fees will go to the Ace Bailey Children's Foundation.
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