Are you thinking what George Sørensen might have been thinking? From the look of it, as soon as France pulled its goalie for an extra skater despite facing an insurmountable three-goal deficit with 34 seconds left against Team Denmark at the IIHF Division I Group A U18 world championship it Italy, the 17-year-old Sorensen was thinking, "go for the goal."
The video does not show Sorensen's shot, taken from behind his own goal line, go into the French net. But the netminder's jump-for-joy, helmet-knocked-off celebration is priceless. Plus he made sure to go high-five his teammates on the bench after making a memory that's sure to last him a lifetime.
Sorensen, who plays for the Herning Blue Fox pro team coached by Todd Bjorkstrand, father of Portland Winterhawks' bright young right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand, ended up being player of the game after making 30 saves during the Danes' 5-1 win. He's helped Denmark start 2-0 at the touranment in Asiago, Italy.
Anyway, be it resolved that from now on, any goalie who scores a goal has to go through the receiving line at the bench. Gabe Grunwald of the Junior A Georgetown (Ont.) Raiders started that trend last fall.
Here's hoping coach Bjorkstrand didn't come down too hardly on his goalie for having a little fun after a job well-done. The last time Danish juniors acted like teenagers, a few players ended up on the bench for the next game. Remember the mock 'press conference' at the 2012 world junior in Edmonton?
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