Canadian Junior A Hockey Player Scores Incredible Buzzer-Beating Goal To Win The Game (Video)
Buzzer-beaters are usually reserved for the sport of basketball, but that all changed on Sunday, thanks to Austin Azurdia of the Langley Rivermen.
Taking on the Prince George Spruce Kings in British Columbia Hockey League Junior A action, the Rivermen appeared destined to earn just a single point, as they were locked in a 3-3 tie with less than 10 seconds remaining. But as it turns out, that was more than enough time for Azurdia to work his magic.
One night after scoring two goals to lead the Rivermen to a 3-2 victory over the Spruce Kings, Azurdia picked up where he left off on Sunday, scoring a shorthanded marker in the first period to put his team up by a score of 3-0. But after watching his team squander that lead, it was Azurdia to the rescue once again, as the 19-year-old forward picked the puck up in the neutral zone, toe-dragged his way through two defenders, and beat the Spruce Kings’ keeper upstairs on the short-side to give the Rivermen the improbable 4-3 victory.
Check it out:
Impressive, isn’t it?
I bet if that were LeBron James, he would have dished the puck off after making the final toe-drag, rather than take the final shot.