Hurricanes Use Emergency Goalie

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Updated: February 22, 2020

On Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes were squaring off at the Scotiabank Arena. It was a game that saw not one, but two of the Carolina goalies go down to injury leaving the Hurricanes without a goalie and having to use emergency net-minder David Ayres.

Ayres who drives Zamboni for the Toronto Marlies and was forced into action. What is even more amazing is that Ayres was seeing his first competitive minutes since 2015 when he was a member of the Allan Cup Hockey League’s Norwood Vipers.

Nerves obviously played a role as the 42-year-old net-minder surrendered two goals on his first two shots. The good news was that he made his first save after those two goals and the Carolina team rallied around their goalie to put off a stellar defensive effort. Eventually, the Canes would add 2 more insurance goals, giving Ayres his first NHL win.

The video below shows Ayres heading to the ice:

Carolina Hurricanes Emergency Goalie David Ayres

Carolina Hurricanes use emergency goalie David Ayres against the Leafs as their two goalies suffer an injury. Ayres is the Zamboni driver for the Toronto Marlies & he picked up his win as the Canes go on to defeat the Leafs 6-3.

Posted by Newfoundland Hockey Talk on Saturday, February 22, 2020

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