Any hockey player’s first NHL goal is bound to be memorable, but Brock Boeser has a strong case for one of the most memorable ever. Boeser’s first career NHL goal came just 24 hours after finishing the NCAA Championship with the University of North Dakota (UND) and signing a contract with the Vancouver Canucks. His college teammate Shane Gersich, a Capitals prospect, was along for the ride.
UND’s team, whose alumni include TJ Oshie and Taylor Chorney, is full of NHL prospects. Gersich registered eight shots on goal during the team’s double overtime loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday. Boeser, who was second on the team with seven shots on goal, signed with the Canucks Saturday morning and then scored his first goal, the game winner, against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon. What a wild 24 hours.