Austin Cangelosi is a forward for the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL (United States Hockey League), and he may have scored the hockey goal of the year against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the opening game of their playoff series. The 17-year-old Cangelosi came down on a pair of Roughriders defensemen, chipped the puck over top the duo, then raced around them and slipped the puck past the Cedar Rapids goalie with a backhand shot to give the Phantoms the 4-3 OT win.
Not bad for a kid who’s not even allowed to vote.
Here’s the video of Cangelosi’s ridiculous goal, with an equally ridiculous (in a good way) call by the announcers…
This isn’t the first time we’ve featured a play like this here, but considering the rarity of pulling off such a feat when you’re on both the giving and receiving end of a sweet lob pass, and the increased degree of difficulty, this is definitely in the running for goal of the year.