Thu Jul 14 09:06am EDT
Chances are you've probably never watched a game from the IIHF's Division III championships, so the probability of you ever hearing the name Eliezer Sherbatov is slim, unless you're a devout follower of the Israeli national hockey team or the Montreal Juniors or Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL.
During the D-III championships in April in South Africa, Sherbatov had a six-point game against Greece and delivered what would have been a highlight-reel goal around the world had the tournament been on many more people's radars ... and also not been finally uploaded to YouTube last weekend.
Sherbatov was the star at the tournament leading Israel to the gold medal with 14 goals and 26 points in four games. When you beat teams like Greece 26-2, that'll help pad your stats. (The Greeks also lost 20-0 to Luxembourg and allowed 79 goals in four games. Mongolia withdrew from the tournament giving each team an automatic 5-0 victory.)