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Jan 16, 2007, 10:34 PM EST

QUEBEC (CP) - Keaton Ellerby of the Kamloops Blazers won with his shot and Akim Aliu of the Sudbury Wolves did it his skates at the Top Prospects skills competition Tuesday night.

Their performances helped the Red team coached by Pat Burns and Michel Bergeron defeat the White squad led by Scotty Bowman and Jacques Demers 22-13 before about 4,000 spectators at the Pepsi Colisee. Forty of the best bets for the 2007 NHL draft are here this week for events capped by the annual Top Prospects game Wednesday night (7 p.m. ET)

Ellerby finished tied with Keven Veilleux of the Victoriaville Tigres in the hardest shot competition, with both posting blasts of 95.6 miles an hour. In a one-shot playoff, Ellerby's shot registered 94.2 and Veilleux managed only 92.8.

"Everyone tells me I should shoot more," said Ellerby. "So now that I've done something with it, maybe I'll start listening to them.

"I'll shoot more now."

Aliu's tour of the ice in 14.828 seconds easily won the fastest skater event. His Red teammate Jacob Voracek of the Halifax Mooseheads was second in 15.004 seconds while the quickest White team skater was Nick Spaling of the Kitchener Rangers at 15.012.

"That's the strongest part of my game," said Aliu. "Any time I can put it on display, it feels good.

"The biggest thing is to keep speed through the corners. That's the hardest part."

The White team of Brett Sonne of the Calgary Hitmen, Maxim Gratchev of the Rimouski Oceanic and Michal Repik of the Vancouver Giants won the skating slalom event. But Red team member Stegan Legein of the Mississauga Ice Dogs beat Oscar Moller of the Chilliwack Bruins in a 1-on-1 race with the puck through the pylons.

The White squad trio of Patrick Kane of the London Knights, Brett MacLean of the Oshawa Generals and Brandon Sutter of the Red Deer Rebels captured the team target shoot, nailing 10 targets on 23 shots. Zach Hamill of the Everett Silvertips, David Skokan of the Rimouski Oceanic and Eric Doyle of the Swift Current Broncos managed seven targets on their 23 shots for the Red side.

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