University of Maine freshman Eduards Tralmaks burst onto the national — and international — hockey scene Friday night.
In a 7-4 win at Quinnipiac University, the Black Bears forward chased down the puck following a center-ice face-off and dangled it repeatedly back-and-forth past the last remaining defender before netting the backhand finish from his knees.
?? Eduards Tralmaks.
— Black Bear Hockey (@MaineIceHockey) December 9, 2017
The goal led the Friday night edition of SportsCenter and earned coverage from the Canadian sports network TSN.
The 20-year-old even received lavish praise from the Quinnipiac media.
— Justin Cait (@justin_cait) December 9, 2017
Unbelievable goal. Maine ties it up 4-4. Words don't do this one justice. Tralmaks with a beauty
— M.J. Baird (@MJ_Baird17) December 9, 2017
Take a few seconds to enjoy the freshman’s skill one more time in slow-motion:
Some filthy dangling on this goal from Maine's Eduards Tralmaks (NCAA/ESPN) pic.twitter.com/Bm7q7H3tSz
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 9, 2017