We’ve seen plenty of hockey players score lacrosse-like goals. But have you ever seen a hockey player score a lacrosse goal on ice?
Enter Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher. He did just that at the Canucks’ SuperSkills event.
It was a full-out lacrosse goal. Stick, ball, and all. He even used deflections off the glass and goalie to complete the goal. And it helps that he used to play lacrosse when he was younger in the summer when hockey season was over. But hockey has been his passion.
Although I played a few different ones growing up, including baseball and lacrosse, it was hockey that I eventually decided to commit all my time and effort towards. To this day, I still remember the summers when I’d go out with my friends to play street hockey in Steveston. It’s hard to believe that I was just shooting balls around in a lacrosse box there not too long ago, and now I’m playing in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the best players in the world. Looking back on that decision to pursue hockey, it was a choice that I know I’ll never regret.
The 24-year-old has a goal and six assists in 28 games played with a +9 rating in his third year in the NHL. If you’re a Canucks fan, follow the Vancouver team site Nucks Misconduct.
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