You almost certainly missed this scene because it took place during the third-place game of the Class 2A tournament between Edina and Centennial. That Edina won the game 11-0 isn't what will be remembered as much as the unusual scene that unfolded on the ice while officials were sorting out penalities following a scuffle in the second period.
Here's how it was described in one of the Two-Man Advantage posts authored by David La Vaque and Loren Nelson during the state tournament.
Serving as a much-needed mood-lightener in a hockey game quickly devolving into something resembling a wrestling bout was an odd exchange between Edina defenseman Jake Boltmann and Centennial goalie Travis Allen.
Edina defenseman Ben Brinkman was standing on the ice at 12:21 of the second period of Saturday's Class 2A tournament third-place game as referees were sorting out penalties to both teams. He noticed Boltmann and Allen passing the puck back and forth at the other end.
Boltmann called for the puck. Allen passed it to him. Boltmann returned the favor, and Allen fired a one-timer wide. Boltmann retrieved the puck out of the corner and sent another pass Allen's way.
This time the sparse crowd cheered as Allen buried a one-timer. Allen and Boltmann each raised their arms in unison to celebrate the "goal."
"We we're talking with the Centennial guys like, 'What's going on?' " Brinkman said. "They said, 'Our goalie is a little weird.' We're like, 'Well, Jake is a little weird, too.'
"I've never seen anything like that. It was really funny."
Edina won the game 11-0. Seven penalties had been called before the good-natured puck sharing between Boltmann and Allen. Just two more penalties were called the rest of the game.
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