Sidney Crosby Plays Goalie for Penguins Front Office Ball Hockey Team (Pic + Videos)
The Pittsburgh Penguins front office staffers have their own ball hockey team. They call themselves Team Iceland (an obvious reference to the hockey classic D2: The Mighty Ducks), they have a sweet Nordic-themed logo, and they have a sweet Twitter account.
Of course, they should have a sweet logo and Twitter account, seeing as how the team consists of members of the Penguins’ marketing, new media, communications, and IT departments. But I digress. This story isn’t really about Team Iceland. It’s about how Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby showed up for their game on Tuesday and actually suited up…in goal.
That’s right. The greatest hockey player on the planet played goalie for a recreational ball hockey team in front of about 40 fans in Pennsylvania. And he backstopped that recreational ball hockey team to a 4-3 shootout victory.
Oh, and he was joined by former Penguin Colby Armstrong, who played forward for Team Iceland and netted the winning goal in shootout.
Take a look:
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 19, 2015
“Getting to share the experience of playing with Sid was pretty special,” said junior systems administrator Justin Mellor to the guy who runs the Penguins website and probably also plays on the team. “It’s something we will be talking about for a long time. This morning in the office, there’s been multiple conversations along the lines of: ‘I can’t believe that happened last night.’ We’re all grateful that he took time out of his offseason routine to come and play.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Crosby has stepped between the pipes for a ball hockey game. He did it a few years ago, too, after getting bored during the NHL lockout.
Hat Tip – [Sportsnet]