Imagine the post-game conversation last night between the Texas Tornado's Brandon Hawkins and his family on Thursday night.
Parent: How did it go?
Hawkins: Great! I got a natural hat trick and we won 4-2.
Parent: What else happened?
Hawkins (vacantly): That's pretty much it.
Parent (knowingly): Bran-don ...
Hawkins: Oh, I also checked a guy into the glass so hard it shattered. Night! Love you, Mom and/or Dad!
Players in U.S. junior leagues have had an adversarial relationship with Plexiglass recently. First Taylor Cox of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League's New Jersey Junior Titans got on ESPN after shattering the glass when he jumped against Ovechkin-style to celebrate a goal. He went through of his own accord. On Thursday, the Corpus Christi IceRays' Perry D'Arrisso did an involuntary Lambeau Leap on skates after being checked by the Tornado's Hawkins.Read More »from Junior hockey player puts opponent through the glass, then scores natural hat trick (VIDEO)