OTD, 2018: WMU’s Scott Foster Became A Chicago Blackhawks Legend
Time has a way of flying, and it gets quicker every year. Two years ago, on this date, a former WMU goalie became a Chicago Blackhawks legend. Scott Foster, an accountant living in Chicago, playing in a couple of beer leagues, became a part of history.
Now, emergency goalies are not all that unique. Just last month, David Ayres became a minor celebrity after coming in and winning an important game for the Carolina Hurricanes. In 1928, a retired coach helped the New York Rangers win a Stanley Cup.
March 29th, 2018. It's a Thursday night. The starting goalie, Anton Forsberg gets hurt before the game. His back up, Collin Delia, has never started an NHL game. He plays well for two periods against the high scoring Winnipeg Jets. But Delia starts cramping between the second and third period. Delia starts the third period but can't continue. Foster gets a call on his cell phone in the bowels of the United Center. And a legend was born. Here's the story complete with the funny texts from the reporters covering the game.
The Blackhawks' website is doing a '25 in 25' series of memorable moments, and Foster today is one of them. And if you want a great desktop wallpaper, the graphic is pretty cool.