He was invited to this meeting as a substitute goalkeeper for the match in case the other two suffered injuries forcing them to leave. And that’s exactly what happened during this game in Toronto.
“I was sitting in a meeting room when I received text messages asking me to prepare. When I saw the images on television, I understood that it was going to be my turn, “he confessed. Thus, in the second period, the amateur goalkeeper appeared on the ice.
“These guys were perfect. I calmed down when a guy told me to have fun and that even if I took ten goals it wouldn’t matter, “said the amateur goalkeeper.
The match ended with his team’s victory 6-3, and the interim goalkeeper was recognized as the first star of the match. In the second period, he gave in on two of three shots while in the third period, he blocked all seven shots. For him, this match was the very first in the National Hockey League.