Well here's something you don't see every day. A night after Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins missed scoring a goal by inches, Austin Rediron, the goaltender of the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, shot a puck into the net with 9 seconds left for his first goal on the season against the Kindersley Klippers:
Better than the goal itself, you'd think, has to be Rediron's celebration. The Meadow Lake, SK, native dropped to one knee and fist pumped towards his team's bench. It was a pretty aggressive goalie pull from Klippers coach (and no, I am not making this name up) Rockie Zinger. There were just seconds left in the game and his team was down by two goals at the time, with no chance of a comeback.
The Mustangs beat the Klippers 5-2 thanks to Rediron's goal. While there are several recorded instances of goalies shooting the puck into the net, how many of those goalies can also say that they recorded an assist in the same game? Rediron recorded the second assist on a Mustangs powerplay goal by Travis Mayan midway through the second period. That goal that wound up being the winner.
Offensive outburst aside, Rediron stopped 19 Kindersley shots and helped his team pull within a tie for third place in the Sherwood Division with the Flin Flon Bombers.