February 20, 2011
Last night against the Michigan Tech Huskies in WCHA action, freshman David Makowski of Denver University scored what could be the longest shorthanded goal in hockey history; at least that's been caught on video: Scoring from over 190 feet away on a shot flubbed by goalie Kevin Genoe. Watch and ... wow:
Immediately, one thinks about Rob Davison's instant-classic shorthanded goal for the New York Islanders back in 2008, in which he fired the puck down the ice and past Vesa ToskaLOL of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In analyzing both videos, it's clear Davison shoots from in front of the goal line while Makowski's behind it. So the Pioneers' freshman gets the nod for longest shorty. (It's like jumbo shrimp!)
After Denver's 5-1 win, Makowski discussed his long-range shooting:
"Wasn't really trying to score or anything" ... so modest. Everyone knows he dead-eyed that thing from the other end of the rink.
It should surprise no one that Makowski now has a viral video clip, considering he played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, who should probably have their own category here on Puck Daddy for crazy stuff.
Stick-tap to Marc Ragusin for the clip, who said he felt bad for Genoe: "He had to let it happen on the road in a college arena. He caught all sorts of hell..."
UPDATE: Reader A. Harvey sends over this clip from a DIII St Vincent Polar Bearcats vs East Stroudsburg game, claiming this is the longest shorty caught on film. Check out the 2:41 mark for a shorthanded one-timer from the other end of the rink. Still think Makowski's is longer ...