Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Draft Jakub Gasparovic, short-handed hero

Three short-handed goals in 57 seconds. I think he just got vaulted a few dozen spots in the IIHF rankings. From IIHF.com:
TRENCIN, Slovakia – Slovakian junior player Jakub Gasparovic completed an incredible feat on Monday when his Dukla Trencin junior team faced Liptovsky Mikulas.

The 18-year-old forward scored three shorthanded goals in a 57-second span. His team was ahead 2-1 in the 16th minute of the game, when he scored his first of the trio. When the dust settled, Dukla Trencin held a 5-1 lead when his teammate Lukas Klima was let out of the penalty box.
And he's draft eligible! I don't care if it's just because he's in the Czech Slovak Slovnaft U20 Extraliga, it's damned impressive. "Gasparovic finished the game with five goals and three assists and has 73 points to his credit this season. The 18-year-old ist the scoring leader of the U20 Extraliga."

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