Paul L. Caron

Saturday, March 31, 2018

NHL Stunner: 36-Year-Old Accountant Who Has Never Played Pro Stars In Blackhawks Win

Washington Post: NHL Stunner: A 36-year-old Accountant Who has Never Played Pro Stars in Blackhawks Win:

On Thursday night in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unfamiliar figure in a No. 90 Blackhawks jersey stepped onto the ice at the United Center.

“Hey who’s this guy?” an announcer joked.

That guy was Scott Foster, the team’s emergency goalie, a 36-year-old accountant who hadn’t played in a high stakes hockey game in more than 10 years. He played hockey for Western Michigan University from 2002 to 2005 and plays in an amateur league, albeit a high-level one composed of former college and professional players. His venue most of the time is not the Blackhawk’s United Center, with a capacity of 23,000, but Johnny’s Ice House in Chicago’s elite league.

But Foster has never played in the NHL.

Less than 15 minutes after he took the ice, the Blackhawks came away with a 6-2 victory and Foster emerged a hockey legend, delivering a performance that left everyone who watched it in awe....

But how did the father-of-two and amateur player end up trending on Twitter and stealing the spotlight from fellow Blackhawk Brent Seabrook, who played his 1,000th-regular-season game that same night?...

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This violates Generally Accepted Athletic Principles.

Posted by: AMTbuff | Apr 1, 2018 1:52:18 PM

Mr. Foster was named First Star of the Game.

Posted by: Robert Alpiner | Apr 1, 2018 8:57:50 AM

Accountants are used to rescuing their clients.

Posted by: mike livingston | Apr 1, 2018 5:12:09 AM