Goalies are like quarterbacks. They often get too much credit when a team wins and too much blame when a team loses or changes goalies in the middle of a game.
Junior Jake Carlson made his varsity debut in net for the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team Tuesday. He allowed four goals on the 15 shots he faced. Nick Whichello replaced him with 8:25 left in the second period and the score tied 4-4.
"When we made the move to change goalies it wasn't because it was the goalie's fault," Warriors coach Ty Eigner said. "Unfortunately, a lot of times the goalie ends up being the guy who looks bad and is the one who takes it for the team.
"When we changed goalies and called a timeout it had everything to do with our team, that this is not the way we're capable of playing."
Senior defenseman Josh Hanske was taken from the arena on a stretcher by emergency medical personnel and transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center after suffering a possible concussion in the second period.
Eigner said Hanske had tingling in his arms.
"It really didn't hit him until the third," Eigner said. "He started getting nauseous, he started not to remember stuff, so the trainer called a couple of doctors down (to the bench). Luckily for us we have good medical staff and they did what they do best."
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