VIDEO: Danish goalie scores on empty net, goes wild in celebration
One happy goalie celebrates his goal-line-to-goal-line goal.
Two words for you: Goalie goal!
With Denmark holding on to a 4-1 lead over France in the U-18 World Championships in Italy Division I (think relegation group, playing for the right to move up), the French pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, leaving a big target at the other end of the ice.
Upon the Danish winning the faceoff and the puck ringing behind the net, Danish goalie George Sorenson went back to play the puck, saw a clear lane and went for it, from goal line to goal line. While you don't see the puck going in on the video, the reactions say it all: Goalie goal.
This wasn't one of those flukey goals either like Martin Brodeur scored earlier this season just by benefit of being the last to touch the puck. In this case Sorenson literally shot the puck in the net, Ron Hextall style.
While the goal is great, the celebration was even better. Just look at the joy on Sorenson's face as his teammates mob him in celebration and his mask was off. But the teammates on the ice weren't enough so Sorenson went for an exuberant skate through the handshake line at the bench as well. Goalies don't score often so might as well go all the way like Sorenson.
In addition to scoring, Sorenson also stopped 30 of the 31 shots from France so really, he tied the French by himself. Not a bad day at the office.
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