The Ontario League’s North Bay Battalion were already celebrating a hard-fought shootout win on home ice when fate – and gravity – conspired against the Troops.
Jake Smith thought he was good. The North Bay Battalion goaltender had just deflected Aaron Laishram’s wrister away from the net, so he skated off the celebrate the shootout victory with his teammates. But he celebrated too early.
Witness the most devastating of shootout goals:
Off the blocker, up in the air, then down again seconds later. That marker by Laishram tied up the skills competition for Belleville and of course the Bulls came back to win it a couple rounds later. It’s not your fault, Jake – we all would have done the same thing.
(Video originally found by Neate Sager of Buzzing the Net)