Watch: Brutal goalie takedown


There’s no denying it, goalie takedowns are hilarious, sometimes cringe-worthy and overall just fun to watch. The following video happens to fall into the cringe-worthy, “I shouldn’t watch, but I’m going to anyway” category.

Going one-on-one, the goalie leaves the crease and tries to stop the skater by sweeping out his legs from under him, but the takedown doesn’t end with him simply falling to the ice. The poor player goes flipping in the air and lands hand-first with his chin hitting the ice and his neck bending oddly before landing in a sitting position, hence the cringe.

He seems to be OK and shakes off the poor landing, but the Instagram poster (@a_little_hill) says it best, “Someone please get this kid an ice pack!”