Savage High School Hockey Goalie Makes 98 Saves In A Game
Look, I’m going to pretend like I know the first thing about high school puck outside rewatching Mighty Ducks A LOT as a kid. But I do know that Tony Bruns is a BEAST. Somehow he managed to rack up 98 saves in a game. Unfortunately, he team still lost. via:
In his four seasons as a starter for the Storm, Bruns routinely has made 40, 50, 60 and even 70-plus stops in a single game. So he didn’t even entertain the notion he was in the midst of what is believed to be a state- and national-record performance on Saturday in a season-opening 12-0 loss to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato.
On the bus ride home, Bruns, who had mentioned to Morris/Benson coach Jeremiah Day that he had never been so sore after a game, glanced at the scoresheet and saw his save total.
“I was a little surprised,” Bruns said. “My whole career I’ve had a lot of shots, but never that many. I thought it was just like any other game.”
Memo to his team: Uh, guys — Learn to play some defense. Your boy in the net is going warrior work back there. But the man needs a supporting cast.