For all the shoot the puck, obstacle courses and human bowling there is to be found during intermissions, it’s hard for anything to really top watching a bunch of kids who are new to the game rip around the ice in an intermission scrimmage.
And it’s even harder to top the mites game, or what Canadians know better as Timbits hockey, when the game features a goal celebration that is big-league ready, as was the case during the first intermission of Monday’s game between the Capitals and Sabres.
The first mid-period break in action between Washington and Buffalo featured the Capitals’ Mites On Ice, and, more importantly, it introduced us to one of the all-time great goal celebrations. During the action, a youngster named Micha scored on a breakaway, fell to his knees and celebrated for a full 15 seconds, hollering with excitement, pumping his arms and raising his stick above his head:
Micha definitely took some of his celebrating cues from his favorite player, Alex Ovechkin, but we wouldn’t mind seeing Ovechkin with an homage to Micha.
The Capitals would go on to win Monday’s game 3-2 in overtime, but no word on how exactly Micha celebrated Marcus Johansson’s game-winning goal.
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