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That's awesome.  Being a goalie is a tough position and to jump in there without having ever played the position takes guts.  I love what the opposing goalie did.  Pure class.

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Goalies don't play hockey. They play goal while 10 other guys are playing hockey.

 

It's on the same ice, but it's a completely different game. Having picked up pads after years of playing out... it's just *so* vastly different. From mentality to the gear.

 

There's a reason goalies are weird. They spend all that time on an island by themselves. And if they have a bad game, everybody gets pissed off at them because there's very little you can do to overcome a terrible goaltending performance so the pressure is crazy.

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Goalies are crazy, they are weird, they are , well different!

 

But they are loyal...….you hardly ever hear of a goalie missing a game

 

Especially without arranging for another goalie to take their place

 

As the goaltenders Union works very well

 

They all could be hockey analysts......and when they do get mad..

 

they come unglued! LOL

 

But, practically all do their job, without a whimper

 

They are great team-mates 

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7 hours ago, gurn said:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/classy-move-from-opposing-goalie-warms-hearts-on-ice-in-st-stephen/ar-BBY6ZcO?ocid=spartandhp

 

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he hockey world seems bereft of feel-good stories of late, but a bit of sportsmanship in St. Stephen over the weekend is helping fill the void. 

The visiting Southern Victoria High School Vikings were in town Saturday to face the St. Stephen Spartans, but the home team found itself at a major disadvantage. 

Head coach Don MacCallum said they lost their goaltender to injury and senior player Davan Cloney volunteered to strap on the pads.

But the switch from skater to goalie is far from easy. It requires an entirely different set of fundamentals, and this was Cloney's first attempt.

"He's a defenceman for us. And sliding into a position that you have not trained at, the skill set is so much different as far as how you stand positionally. How you go down to the surface to butterfly and make saves. How you cover your angles," MacCallum told Maritime Noon.

As can be expected, it was an awkward beginning for Cloney. But he got support from an unlikely source.

'He's clearly a kind soul'

At the end of the period, Vikings netminder T.J. Sullivan didn't join his team in heading off the ice. Instead, he skated to the other goal and took a knee next to Cloney and shared some pointers. 

"He made a choice to go down there and help our guy," MacCallum said. "He's clearly a kind soul."

The "classy" act drew cheers from the crowd, but Sullivan's support didn't end there, MacCallum said. 

"Every time Davan made a save, T.J. is at the other end, slapping his stick, encouraging him," he said.

The final score was 11-0 in favour of the visitors, but that was of little concern.

The players and fans alike were thinking of the teammate who stuck his neck out to help his squad and the thoughtfulness of an opposing player. 

MacCallum said it was a "100 per cent positive experience on both ends of the ice."

Awesome story! The Viking's netminder should win the most sportman-like trophy for the next 10 years for such a classy act.

 

That being said, the rest of his team running the score up 11-0 was kind of douche thing to do. 

 

 

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I wonder if he was wearing his own skates or if they got him some goalie skates.  It's a whole different experience and so much harder to play goal wearing the wrong kind of skates.

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On 12/18/2019 at 9:44 AM, gurn said:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/classy-move-from-opposing-goalie-warms-hearts-on-ice-in-st-stephen/ar-BBY6ZcO?ocid=spartandhp

 

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he hockey world seems bereft of feel-good stories of late, but a bit of sportsmanship in St. Stephen over the weekend is helping fill the void. 

The visiting Southern Victoria High School Vikings were in town Saturday to face the St. Stephen Spartans, but the home team found itself at a major disadvantage. 

Head coach Don MacCallum said they lost their goaltender to injury and senior player Davan Cloney volunteered to strap on the pads.

But the switch from skater to goalie is far from easy. It requires an entirely different set of fundamentals, and this was Cloney's first attempt.

"He's a defenceman for us. And sliding into a position that you have not trained at, the skill set is so much different as far as how you stand positionally. How you go down to the surface to butterfly and make saves. How you cover your angles," MacCallum told Maritime Noon.

As can be expected, it was an awkward beginning for Cloney. But he got support from an unlikely source.

'He's clearly a kind soul'

At the end of the period, Vikings netminder T.J. Sullivan didn't join his team in heading off the ice. Instead, he skated to the other goal and took a knee next to Cloney and shared some pointers. 

"He made a choice to go down there and help our guy," MacCallum said. "He's clearly a kind soul."

The "classy" act drew cheers from the crowd, but Sullivan's support didn't end there, MacCallum said. 

"Every time Davan made a save, T.J. is at the other end, slapping his stick, encouraging him," he said.

The final score was 11-0 in favour of the visitors, but that was of little concern.

The players and fans alike were thinking of the teammate who stuck his neck out to help his squad and the thoughtfulness of an opposing player. 

MacCallum said it was a "100 per cent positive experience on both ends of the ice."

But but but

 

toxic masculinity white boy thug sport.

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