36-Year-Old Accountant Was Perfect As Blackhawks' Emergency Goalie

Josh Clark
March 30, 2018 - 11:19 am
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Foster

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CHICAGO (105.3 The Fan) - A 36-year-old Chicago-based accountant had the time of his life last night as he was forced into his first-career NHL game.

It all started when Chicago Blackhawks netminder Anton Forsberg missed Thursday morning's practice with an injury, sparking the club to search for an emergency backup for their game later that night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Thanks to a cool NHL rule that allows teams to have a list of amateur goalies on-call for such cases, a man by the name of Scott Foster, a Senior Financial Accountant living in Chicago, was asked to come to the United Center for the game.

With the Blackhawks up 6-2 in the third period, starting goaltender Collin Delia went down with an injury, forcing Foster to be thrown into the fire. 

Foster responded by shutting out the playoff-bound Winnipeg Jets in his 14-plus minutes of action. He had seven saves. 

According to CBS Sports, Foster's last major hockey experience came more than a decade ago when he went 20-22-6 during four seasons at Western Michigan University.