February 28th, 2013, 10:00 AM #1
Watch Juhani Tyrvšinenís rink-length stick ride goal celebration (VIDEO) (PuckDaddy)
Juhani Tyrvšinenís, 22, is a winger in SM-liiga. But before he joined that league, we imagine he spent some time at Hogwarts, given the expert broom-riding abilities one must possess in order to accomplish a rink-length stick-riding celebration after a goal:
Oh, that Juhani Tyrvšinen Ö quite the Jokerit.
This stick-ridiní dirty was the eventual game-winning goal in his teamís 2-1 win over Ilves. Besides the amount of ice the celebration covers, weíre also fond of that spin at the end, like heís backing into a parking space at a mall in Helsinki.
Heck, weíre fond of seeing the stick ride celebration in general, because itís a bit of a lost art, what with your kayak-rowing Russians and all.
When properly executed, itís a highlight of highlights.
Like Max Fribergís stick-ride celebration at the 2011 world juniors was awesome, because he rode past his own bench and high-fived everyone:
There are the unexpected ones like Eric Godard:
And then thereís the granddaddy of them all:
So please, keep the spirit of the stick ride alive, scorers. Do it for Tiger.