Jack Elliott

How good is your shot? Ethan Smith of Rainy River was busy at the Arena with a Radar Gun supplied by retired OPP officer Rick Seidel. Adult scrimmage hockey players were blasting shots directly at him . . . behind the glass as he recorded the speed of the whistling pucks. Many of the slap shots were recorded in the range of 50 to 65 mph, but Ethan’s dad, Gavin has a blistering slap shot pegged at 74-79 mph. Recreation Director Danielle Smith plans to run some fun events at the upcoming Winter Festival to not only measure participant’s hockey shots but also gauge their skating speeds. Sounds like fun. Stay tuned for dates and times, as the event is planned.