Cornell freshman goalie Mitch Gillam made his first collegiate start memorable by adding a little offense.
Gillam, who made 24 saves Tuesday, scored an empty net goal with 8.6 seconds left in a 4-2 win for the Big Red over Niagara. The win is the team's fourth consecutive victory during a grueling stretch. Cornell (7-3-1, 4-3-1 ECAC) just completed playing five games in 11 days.
Video of the goal was put out by Cornell, which you can click on below.
Video: Freshman goaltender Mitch Gillam scores on a full ice empty netter for the Big Red in a 4-2 W over Niagara http://t.co/CWzBf0khyS— Cornell Hockey (@CUBigRedHockey) November 27, 2013
Gillam was playing in net in place of one of college hockey's most reliable goalie in Andy Iles. The Big Red senior goalie had played in every game during both his sophomore and junior year and started the first 10 games for Cornell this season.
But he had never did what Mitch Gillam accomplished Tuesday.
1st career goal for P. McCarron. 1st career start, win and goal for @gillyg00se #cawlidgehawkey pic.twitter.com/XcFVbXEy7z— Sean R. Schmidt (@seanrschmidt) November 27, 2013
With the goal, Gillam became the first goaltender in college hockey to score since
current Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was the last player to touch the puck for Massachusetts against Merrimack on January 6, 2007 Harvard goalie Kyle Richter on February 22, 2008 and only the third to shoot the puck according to College Hockey, Inc..
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