The greatest hockey shot ever! (video)
You won’t believe this video of 9-year-old Maine boy Oliver Wahlstrom making a trick hockey shot in Boston during a taping for the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1, a promotion that begins Oct. 29 at the Bruins game vs. the New Jersey Devils.
Wahlstrom, spins around, twists his stick and sends the puck sailing past the stupefied goalie. The kid has hockey genes, as his father, Joakim Wahlstrom, played professional hockey in Sweden for seven years, skated in two World Junior Championships, and spent the 1988-89 season playing for the University of Maine.
“I call it ‘The Michigan,’ ’’ said Wahlstrom, who fashioned the move in the style of a goal by the University of Michigan’s Mike Legg in the NCAA playoffs in March 1996 – a goal scored more than four years before Wahlstrom was born. “I just dreamt it up.’’
The kid, who plays for the Portland Junior Pirates peewee team in Maine, typically scores 150-200 goals in any given peewee season, said his father, and this year he is playing in a league with 12-year-olds. Right below is the video of Wahlstrom’s goal, and below that is the Michigan goal he is referring to.