Coyne Schofield first woman in NHL All-Star skills event

#PayDecker: Fans demand women's hockey star get paid after NHL skills comp

Decker, 27, wasn't the only woman to make waves with her performance at the Skills Competition on Friday.

Unfortunately, since she was "demonstrating" the Premier Passer event, her time - unofficially clocked at three seconds faster than the best men's time - did not count.

USA women's hockey star Brianna Decker showed everyone how it's done in the passing challenge at Friday night's NHL all-star skills competition in San Jose.

Decker was one of four stars of the women's game who participated in Friday night's skills challenge in San Jose alongside U.S. teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canada's Renata Fast and Rebecca Johnston.

However, Coyne Schofield was the only one to participate in an official capacity, replacing Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon in the fastest skater event. She flew through the course and posted a time of 14.346, and placed 7th in a field that includes the best skaters in a world.

While the 27-year-old Decker's 1:06 was the fastest completion of the course, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was declared the victor with a time of 1:09 during Friday's event.

Draisaitl, along with other winners of the night's events, earned $25,000 for his efforts. "I was just casually going through the demo". "Wow. That's really impressive".

"She beat me. Wow", the Oilers forward told ESPN.

Once it was determined Decker's time indeed was faster than Draisaitl's, a #PayDecker campaign started on Twitter to get the National Hockey League to pay her the money many believed she deserved.

Enter hockey manufacturing brand CCM, who announced Saturday that it will be providing Decker with her rightful earnings. "You have been nothing but 1st class the last 5 years I have been a part of your family!"

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