Former NHL player Mason Raymond just scored the most insane goal of his hockey career during the 2017 Sochi Hockey Open – an Olympic pre-tournament exhibition series.
Playing for Team Canada’s national team, Raymond used his twig as a psuedo-lacrosse stick, picking the puck up with the blade of his stick and tucking it past the goaltender.
Raymond’s goal put Team Canada up 2-1 over Ilya Samsonov’s Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the third period. It was his second goal of the game. After taking a back-pass from a teammate, Raymond, who currently plays for SC Bern of the Swiss NLA, picked the puck up and beat Vasily Koshechkin to the top corner of the net.
This is really impressive.
The goal would stand as the game-winner.
Team Canada would go on to win the bronze-medal game, held at Bolshoi Sport Palace, 3-1. Former Capitals goaltender Justin Peters as well as former Bears defenseman Patrick McNeill also suited up for Team Canada during the tournament.
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