QMJHL goalie Francois Brassard scores goal — on a bank shot off the glass (VIDEO)

Francois Brassard (#31) of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL), Drummondville, Que., Nov. 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Ghyslain Bergeron
Francois Brassard (#31) of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL), Drummondville, Que., Nov. 22, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Ghyslain Bergeron

When in doubt, off the glass and out.

And in the case of François Brassard, right into the empty net and into the QMJHL history books.

On Saturday night, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles overage goalie capped an 8-5 win over his old team, the Quebec Remparts, with a short-handed empty-netter with 1:02 left in the third period. But it was the way it went in that makes it unique. Brassard shot the puck off the glass in his own zone and had it ricochet by ex-teammate Adam Erne, who was just inside the blueline. The puck slid down the ice and into the net, making Brassard the first Quebec League goalie to score a goal in more than six years.

That's what you call a bank shot. It must have had something to do with the date being 12/13/14.

 

Brassard toiled in net for the Remparts for three seasons before being traded this summer to the rebuilding Eagles. The Gatineau, Que., native also had 33 saves on Saturday to back the Eagles to a big win and extend the Remparts' losing streak to four games.  .

"It was ironic that it was against them," Brassard told the Cape Breton Post. "I wasn't trying to score but it's great." 

There is no definitive list of goal-scoring goalies; hockeygoalies.org has a partial list of 'tender tallies from major hockey leagues. Brassard iswould be the fourth QMJHL goalie to notch a goal. He's also the first to do since Dec. 6, 2008 when the Lewiston MAINEiacs' Peter Delmas and Rimouski Oceanic's Maxime Gougeon scored on the same day (obviously, not in the same game). 

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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