One of the squirmiest aspects of own-goals is the seemingly innocent way they're set up. It's like watching a horror movie where the first 20 minutes take place in an idealistic suburb; then someone sees a spooky shadow, things get creepy and suddenly a goblin jumps out of a mirror and eats the family dog (Mr. Scruffles, nooooo!).
Such is the case in this own-goal from a recent Swiss B League game: Pedestrian dump-in off the end boards from the other end of the rink; rebound off said boards to the goaltender … and then the proverbial goblin eats a dog moment:
That was goalie Damiano Ciaccio of La Chaux-de-Fonds, attempting to play the caroming puck with his glove before accidentally tucking it into his own goal with his glove.
Andy Furrer of Visp was credited with the goal, and hopefully purchased a bottle of Ciaccio's adult beverage of choice as a thank you.
No wonder Tyler Seguin's a goal-a-game player in Switzerland …