Why no one has made a cheesy sports movie about an emergency goalie getting to achieve his dream for one night is a mystery to me, because emergency goalies are some of the best cheesy sports stories that can regularly happen in real life. A 31-year-old bank manager who played club hockey at Arizona State, suiting up for the Coyotes! A former video scout who failed to walk onto his college hockey team, signing a one-day contract for the Sabres! These stories are cheesy as hell, nothing really happens in them, and they’re still fucking great!
The Hurricanes gave us one last night. With backup goalie Eddie Lack falling ill a few hours before the team’s game against the Lightning, equipment manager Jorge Alves stepped into the breach. He played club hockey at N.C. State and spent a few years in the minor leagues after that, but the 37-year-old had otherwise …
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