They lost their goaltender to injury and senior player Davan Cloney volunteered to strap on the pads.
But the switch from skater to goalie is far from easy. It requires an entirely different set of fundamentals, and this was Cloney’s first attempt.
…At the end of the period, Vikings netminder T.J. Sullivan didn’t join his team in heading off the ice. Instead, he skated to the other goal and took a knee next to Cloney and shared some pointers.
…”Every time Davan made a save, T.J. is at the other end, slapping his stick, encouraging him,” he said.