NHL Stunner: A 36-year-old accountant who has never played pro stars in Blackhawks wins
On Thursday night, in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unknown figure in a Blackhawks jersey No. 90 hit the ice at the United Center
"Hey, who is that "Guy?" A announcer whined.
This guy was Scott Foster, the team's emergency goalkeeper, a 36-year-old accountant who had not played in a hockey game for more than 10 years. From 2002 to 2005, he played hockey for Western Michigan University and plays in recreational "beer leagues". However, Foster never played in the NHL.
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But how? the father of two and recreational players end up on Twitter and steal the spotlight from his colleague Blackhawk Brent Seabrook, who played his 1000th regular game the same night?
Foster is one of a small group of "emergency support" goalkeepers who are usually held in the press box or in the stands, in the highly unlikely event both regular goalkeepers on the list are injured or otherwise unavailable ,
It's "hockey big trouble," as Hockey News says, "It's the only professional sport with the potential for someone not on the list to come out of the stands and actually play in the game." But "it takes very rare circumstances to open this door …"
Hours before the game, goalkeeper Anto n Forsberg injured himself during a morning workout, according to the Chicago Tribune. Up to a goalkeeper, rookie Collin Delia, the Blackhawks signed Foster as an emergency backup.
Here's a piece-by-piece sampler from the Blackhawks Twitter account:
This isn For the first time, Foster was tapped for the role. In an interview after the game, he said that he had been designated as the Nottorhüter for 12 or 15 games this season, but his usual job was sitting in the press box and using the free meal.
Imagine his surprise when he learned that Delia – in the middle of his own NHL debut – suffered an injury in the third period and was needed.
"The first shock happened when I had to dress and then somehow I think you're darkening," said Foster.
The cameras trained on him as he passed a confused Joel Quenneville, the coach of the Blackhawks, and other players. Despite wearing his hockey helmet, his eyes betrayed complete confusion.
When asked if he had any advice before his big moment, Foster said, "I do not think I've heard anything other than & # 39; putting on helmet & # 39 ;." 19659016] It turned out that no advice was needed.
Foster was an impenetrable wall that stopped all seven shots he faced, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
In the 14 minutes and a second that Foster played, the internet was playing wild.
His flawless performance amazed the fans, and Sun-Times reporter Satchel Price tweeted a reminder that Foster "NEVER PLAYED HOCKEY".
His own Leisure League hit tweeted their support for the burgeoning star.
His flawless performance earned him the team belt awarded to the player of the game.
"This is something no one can ever take away from me," said Foster. "It's something that I can go home and tell my children."
In an instant, Foster became an icon for adult recreational hockey players who imagine playing in the NHL.
On Twitter, a user tweeted that Foster "That's why we're all in the beer leagues and collecting games."
His story was compared compared to other inspirational sports moments as Rudy Rüttiger takes the field along the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on.
Despite his newly discovered fame, Foster said he still has to go back to his job where he wears his Blackhawks jersey against a button-down Shirt
"Who would have thought that?" He said. "You just keep going in the men's league and finally get your shot."
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