July can be a pretty brutal month for sports, especially during the Major League Baseball All-Star break. Alex Tuch apparently knows this, because he provided the sports world with an absolute gem of a highlight this weekend.
Tuch, a 19-year-old Minnesota Wild prospect and Boston College star, took the ice for a scrimmage at the Wild’s development camp Sunday. The scrimmage had to be decided by shootout, which was fantastic news for all of us, as it allowed Tuch do this.
First things first: This is a pretty awesome goal. Tuch was the second-leading scorer on the U.S. national under-18 team in 2013-14 and was selected 18th overall by the Wild in the 2014 NHL Draft, so he appears to have a bright future ahead of him.
But let’s be honest. The best part of this goal is the celebration, and it’s not even close.
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After the scrimmage, Tuch revealed the move was inspired by one of his coaches at Boston College.
“Guys weren’t having as much fun as they should have,” Tuch said, via the Wild’s official website. “So I thought I’d spark it up a little bit, chirping and laughing.”
You certainly achieved your goal, Alex.