NBC, CBC, Free Press: U of M’s Gavin McHale suits up as emergency goalie for the Caps in Winnipeg
A University of Manitoba hockey coach got called up to the big league when he was added to the roster of the Stanley Cup champions for a game against the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday evening.
The Washington Capitals, who lost to the Jets 3-1 in Winnipeg Wednesday, called on emergency backup goalie Gavin McHale after the team’s regular starter, Braden Holtby, couldn’t play due to an upper-body injury.
The six-foot-seven, 200-pound full-time personal trainer is in his second season as one of the emergency backups available for NHL games in Winnipeg. He used to play in the Western Hockey League and also with the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Gavin McHale in action during warmups… dude is tall. pic.twitter.com/vyO9uWBxFH
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) November 15, 2018