Friday, March 30, 2018

Accountant is Suddenly a Hockey Star

Professional hockey teams keep two goaltenders ready, plus a backup emergency goalie in case both the pros get injured. The emergency goalie is often from a recreational league, and it's an honor for them to be selected to sit on the bench. They rarely get to play, and when they do, they aren't expected to shine. That wasn't the case for the Chicago Blackhawks last night.
“I am an accounting professional with experience in financial services. I have expertise in fund accounting and financial reporting.”

That’s the first sentence on the LinkedIn page of Scott Foster, a 36-year-old accountant (duh) who works in Chicago and played college hockey more than a decade ago. Tonight, he played his first competitive game since finishing his career at Western Michigan University in 2006—for the Chicago Blackhawks, who picked him up as their emergency goaltender today, and then found themselves actually having to play him in the third period of tonight’s game against the Jets. 
Foster stole the show by blocking seven goals and preserving the Blackhawk's 6-2 score over the Winnipeg Jets during the third period. It was a night he'll never forget. A good time was had by all.  (via Metafilter)

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