AHL player fakes out opponents on gorgeous goal (Video)

Joshua Winquist photo on Bridgeport Sound Tigers website.
Joshua Winquist photo on Bridgeport Sound Tigers website.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Joshua Winquist scored a gorgeous highlight-reel goal in his team’s Sunday game against the Hershey Bears.

The play happened at the 7:01 mark of the third period when Winquist put the puck through his legs to avoid to Hershey defenders. Then as Winquist made his move to the net, he appeared to lose his footing as he fired a shot past Vitek Vanecek for the game-winning goal.

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“We couldn’t lose this game. This was a must-win, and we came out and got the two points we needed,” Winquist said of Bridgeport’s 2-1 in according to the Connecticut Post.

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This is the first season in Bridgeport for the 23-year-old Winquist after spending the last several years with the Edmonton Oilers organization in Oklahoma City and then Bakersfield. He came into Sunday with 67 points in 114 AHL games played.

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