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We’ve seen NHL goalies give up some pretty terrible goals this year. Back in October, former Stanley Cup MVP Jonathan Quick whiffed on a puck coming off the boards and let it go into his net. Then, just a few weeks later, Quick’s former backup Jonathan Bernier did almost the same thing. And of course, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored an embarrassing own goal that nearly choked away a game against the mighty Chicago Blackhawks.
However, none of those compares to the horrible goal allowed by Utah State goalie Keegan McHenry against Denver University last Friday. In fact, none of them even come close because, while those were all terrible flukey goals, they all had one thing in common: the goalies were at least in the net trying to stop the puck. McHenry? Yeah, he was off in the corner talking to some fans.
No, really. I wish I was kidding. McHenry wishes I was kidding. But it happened. The Denver Pioneers and Utah State Aggies were tied 1-1 in overtime when the Aggies got a power play and a faceoff in the Pioneers’ zone. During the break in the action prior to the faceoff, the Utah State goalie skated over to the corner to have a chat with some fans and didn’t realize the puck was about to be dropped and…well, you know:
Game over. Pioneers win.
You have to feel pretty bad for McHenry, though. That was downright humiliating. Afterward he got on the Twitters and wrote, “I am ashamed and disgusted with myself. With what happened and how I acted. I let myself and more importantly, my team down.”
Chalk that one up as a character-building learning experience.
Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]