Sarnia Native Scott Foster Makes NHL Debut
The emergency goalie call-up is a common occurrence in the NHL when a team is hit with multiple injuries to their goaltending depth chart, but they virtually never see the ice. Sarnia’s Scott Foster served that emergency role on Thursday night for Chicago but never imagined that he would actually have to play.
However, Blackhawks goalie Collin Delia (who was also a last-minute call-up) went down with injury, meaning Scott Foster was their only option to finish the game in net.
Logic says that a guy who hasn’t played a competitive hockey game since 2005 at Western Michigan University would surely get lit up for a bunch of goals. Foster defied said logic and stopped all 7 shots he faced from the Winnipeg Jets.
With such a strong performance, the team was very quick to celebrate his special night after the game:
What a night.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 30, 2018
The internet was also quick to point out this statistic: