Great assists in hockey don't always appear on the stat sheet.
In a German league game involving the KEV Pinguine, one of those great assists occured. A faceoff in the Pinguine offensive zone led to a sudden breakout from the opposing team, Adler Mannheim. Trying his best to slow the quick rush up ice, Kevin Clark took a swing toward the legs of the player on the rush. In doing so, he lost control of his stick and it went flying up ice.
With the rush on, it would have been tough for Clark to reach down and pick up his stick on the fly (actually picking it up might prove challenging) so teammate Adam Courchaine decided to help out. Courchaine reached the fallen stick first and with Clark trailing, Courchaine calmly reached down and flipped Clark's stick into the air where he was able to grab it and keep playing. Courchaine barely even broke his stride to do so.
Team work at its finest. That's pretty close to the best stick pick-up you'll ever see.