Skills competition: Anthony Richard and Alex Belzile impress

Skills competition: Anthony Richard and Alex Belzile impress


Laval Rocket representatives Alex Belzile and Anthony Richard made a strong impression during the American League All-Star Game skills competition on Sunday at Place Bell.&nbsp ;

The latter did honor to the many supporters who came to Laval for the occasion. 

Anthony Richard took part in the contest for the fastest skater and finished with the third fastest time of the evening at 13.322 seconds. Hershey Bears winner Ethen Frank put his name in the AHL record book with a time of 12.915 seconds.

Rocket number 9 also participated in the “pass and count” event. He offered a nice cross pass to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward, Alex Nylander.

The formation of the Eastern Conference, that of the school club of CH , won the contest by a score of 16 to 10.

His teammate, Alex Belzile was talked about during the burst shots competition. He scored three goals against Calgary Wranglers goaltender Dustin Wolf. He also got the crowd going by hitting the target two more times in the pass and score event.

None of the delegates from the Belle-Province team managed to outsmart the goalkeepers during the breakaway event. For his part, the Quebecer, who plays for the Syracuse Crunch, Gabriel Dumont, allowed his son to start in his place. He beat San Diego Gulls goaltender Lucas Dostal between the pads, the crowd rose to cheers for the youngster.

The All-Star Tournament takes place Monday at 7 p.m. For the occasion, teams from the four divisions will face off in front of Laval fans at Place Bell.