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When Is A Goalie Not A Goalie? When He's A Center Forced To Stand In Net And Pray

With the backup goalie unavailable and the starter injured just two minutes into the game, the Erie Otters of the OHL were forced to turn to little-used center Connor Crisp. Crisp, who hadn't played goalie in organized hockey since he was five years old, threw on some secondhand pads and skates and gave it his best shot. There's some bad blood today—Erie is mad at Niagara for continuing to shoot on Crisp, while Niagara is mad at Erie for only dressing one goaltender—but any time a goalie gives up 13 goals on 46 shots and gets named the game's first star, we're chalking it up as a feel-good story. [Buzzing The Net]


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