When Hermantown High School defenseman Dylan Samberg scored the Class A championship-winning goal for the Hawks on Saturday at the Minnesota boys high school hockey tournament(for a second time after a first winning goal by Hermantown was over-turned by video review), Samberg had a great celebration, opting for the sliding snow angel.
Dylan Samberg goes full snow angel after winning it in overtime pic.twitter.com/M8WhUgLjaA— Shayne Pasquino (@shaynepasquino) March 11, 2017
This celebration looked awfully familiar to those from Minnesota’s Northland. As Samberg, who has committed to play college hockey locally at Minnesota Duluth, explained after the game, his celebration was a tribute to Kyle Schmidt, a Hermantown native that went on to play at Minnesota Duluth and scored the overtime national championship-winning goal at the XCel Energy Center for the Bulldogs in 2011.
It’s a cool connection between two iconic moments in Duluth-area hockey history.
Of course, there was one former netminder that was not so eager to relive Schmidt’s moment of glory: