Tyler Irvine did his best Pavel Datsyuk impersonation as he scored a sensational goal last night. Irvine, a senior right winger for Livonia Stevenson High School in Livonia, MI, dazzled fans as he scored his only goal of the night late in the second period.
After making a smooth play to catch a pass that was sent behind him, he slid the puck between his legs and was headed into the offensive zone towards two Livonia Churchill defenders. Irvine quickly toe dragged the puck around one defenders stick, split the defenders and then made a quick move to easily beat the Churchill goaltender with a backhand. Churchill’s goaltender attempted a poke check which Irvine avoided, but he tripped over the goal stick and basically finished his this play off while flying through the air.
“I’d like to take credit for it, but I can’t,” Stevenson coach David Mitchell said. “The work ethic of that kid. He’s always just handling a puck and off the ice he’s just so dedicated. It’s something that’s not taught, it’s developed. He’s developed it and all the credit goes to Tyler Irvine. He’s a special a player and he’s one of those guys look forward to seeing at the next level.”
While the slick goal may have been Irvine’s only tally of the night, he picked up an additional five assists in an 8-0 shutout of Churchill.
“It’s the chemistry,” Irvine said after the game. “I always like giving people goals more than receiving. As long as the team is winning, I’m fine with that. Lutz has a helluva shot, so does Devin … try to find them open and it’s in the back of the net.”
As of today, Irvine has 18 goals and 40 assists in 15 games played. Last season, he tallied 20 goals and 30 assists in 30 games. Irvine is also a Warrior Sports Player of the Year nominee.
Check out the video below of Tyler Irvine’s goal and drop us a note in the comments with your thoughts!
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