Healthy-scratched forward subs as goaltender in OHL game

ST. CATHARINES, ON – It was a strange afternoon for 17-year-old Erie Otters forward, Connor Crisp.

The sophomore OHLer hadn’t played a game yet this season due to a shoulder injury, but saw his first ice time in a game against the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference-leading Niagara IceDogs, where he was initially listed as a healthy scratch.

Just under two minutes into the first period, Otters’ starting goaltender Ramis Sadikov suffered an injury – and there was no backup dressed.

Crisp, who is listed as a centre, quickly put on the goalie pads and entered the game – unfortunately his goaltending debut came against the high powered offensive IceDogs.

The final score of the game was 13-4 in favour of Niagara, but despite it being his first OHL game between the pipes opposed to at the forward position, Crisp still managed 32 saves and was named the game’s first star for his efforts.

Coincidental Minors will be speaking with Crisp and will have an updated story to follow.

You can view the game stats at the official OHL scoresheet.

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