September 28, 2009
The National Hockey League might not drop the puck for real for another three days, but the Ontario Hockey League is underway and the junior players are already producing YouTube quality goals.
During a 4-2 victory over the Niagara Ice Dogs yesterday afternoon, Kingston Frontenacs forward Mike Farrell delivered an early goal of the year candidate:
Farrell's goal, his second of the game, came shorthanded, tying the game at 2-2 early in the second period. Kingston would add the game-winner just 14 seconds later to improve its record to 3-2.
You've got to give the kid credit for having the guts to attempt that move down a goal and on a shorthanded breakaway. Had Farrell muffed the move or been denied by IceDogs goaltender Mark Visentin, Frontenacs head coach and Toronto Maple Leafs legend Doug Gilmour would have been barking in his ear the rest of the night.
Finally: Isn't it great that live, meaningful hockey is back in our lives? It's been too long.