The 7th Annual 10,000 Pucks Contest is about to begin. Last year we had over 5.4 million shots logged world-wide by over 1,400 players. This year’s contest looks to be bigger than ever. Thanks to our prize sponsor for the contest HockeyShot.com.
With the 10,000 Pucks Contest already logging in over 2.5 million shots, we thought it would be good to post a video covering some games you can play while you’re shooting your pucks to keep your training fresh!
The 10,000 Pucks Contest is a free contest dedicated to helping youth hockey players set and reach their goals while becoming a better shooter in the process. The premise is simple: set a goal of how many pucks you want to shoot this summer (Jun 1 – Aug 31) – then track your shots through the 10,000 Pucks website to measure your progress. The website is designed to allow coaches and associations to track the progress of their players in the off-season. Associations and coaches can set up teams in the contest – players can then join the teams, giving coaches and teammates access to their progress, thus creating accountability toward reaching their goals. The contest is free to use for players, coaches, and associations.
This year we’ve made some big improvements to the system. Here are a couple of the key upgrades you’ll find this year:
Track multiple players from the same login
iPad friendly interface (graphs & charts now load on most tablets / mobile devices)
Coaches: manage access to your team
Associations: create all your teams in one place and manage access by team
As another great 10,000 Pucks Contest comes to a close, it’s time to recap this year’s event. With over 800 participants from around the world and 3.5 million shots recorded, this was the biggest (and best) contest to date!
I would like to congratulate all the participants who took the time to focus in on their goals and dedicated themselves to improving their game. Whether your goal was 1,000 or 20,000 -- there is much to be said about setting a goal and putting in the effort to achieve it. By applying these principles on and off the ice, you will be successful in life!
Final Contest Statistics:
Total Participants: 888 Total Shots Logged: 3,541,210
1st Place :: Michael Thoresen -- 50,150 pucks
2nd Place :: CBRSkinner -- 50,115 pucks
3rd Place :: TeamV -- 41,210 pucks
4th Place :: Noahhockey -- 31,844 pucks
5th Place :: chrisv99 -- 30,000 pucks
Top Shooting Teams:
1st Place :: Milwaukee Jr Admirals 2001 -- 189,083 pucks
2nd Place :: AAHA #1 -- 178,852 pucks
3rd Place :: 2001 Green Bay Jr Gamblers -- 174,810
4th Place :: Milwaukee Jr Admirals 1998 -- 163,947
5th Place :: Milwaukee Jr Admirals Girls U14 -- 159,176
With over 200,000 shots already logged in the 10,000 Pucks Contest, we wanted to continue to offer up tips for the players shooting pucks off ice. This video covers some simple tips for working on your backhand shot off the ice.
The results are in for the 10,000 Pucks 2010 contest. In this year’s contest, we had 527 players logging shots from around the world. The total shot tally for this season was an impressive: 1,922,853. Not only did we surpass our goal of seeing 1 million shots logged, we almost broke the 2 million mark! Now, the moment everyone’s been waiting for….the player results.
Well, it’s official – this year’s contest topped the charts with over 1.2 million shots logged from around the world! Wow – I would have never guessed a few years back when we started running this it would ever get this big! Great to see everyone working so hard to reach their goals….which is the true purpose of this contest.
As the first month of the contest draws to a close, we’ve seen a record 740,000 + shots logged in the contest from over 480 participants across the world (yes, we even have some over-seas participants). It’s great to see everyone so dedicated to improving themselves.