Tri-City Storm goalie Todd Scott scores a goal against the Sioux Falls Stampede
(Screenshot/ @TriCityStorm on Twitter)

You can never go wrong with a goalie goal. It’s even better when the ensuing celebration goes over the top. That’s exactly what we got from Todd Scott of the Tri-City Storm in the USHL on Saturday evening.

Scott was the winning goalie in a game between the Storm and Sioux Falls at the Viaero Center on March 20th. He made 19 saves on 23 shots to get his team the victory, but his highlight of the night wasn’t any one of those stops. Instead, it came at the end of the game when the the Stampede had their goalie pulled.

Scott scored a goal when Sioux Falls pulled goalie Noah Grannan to try and cut into Tri-City’s lead. He stopped a dump-in attempt behind his net and then attempted to do what many goalies can only dream of doing…scoring a goal.

Scott took a shot towards the empty net and it made it’s way all the way down the ice into the right corner of the empty goal cage. The 2700 fans in attendance had just witness a goalie goal.

The goal wouldn’t be complete without a celebration, and it lived up the hype. Scott was absolutely fired up after scoring, immediately skating to the bench and jumping into the glass to celebrate with the fans. He then did a fly-by bench celebration before circling back to the fans behind his net, making sure to celly along the way. His salute to the fans at the end is the icing on the cake.


Goalie goals are rare, but they aren’t as uncommon as you might think. Nashville Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks as recently as January 2020. It didn’t feature a fly-by bench celebration, but it did see all of Rinne’s teammates come onto the ice to congratulate him in a wholesome moment.

Current Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry also scored a goal when he was a member of the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins back in 2018. This one did in fact feature a fly-by bench celebration.

While Rinne and Jarry are two well-known goaltenders who have recently found twine, the best goalie goal in recent memory came from Mikhail Berdin for the AHL Manitoba Moose. The Winnipeg Jets’ prospect scored from behind his net and celebrated by doing an enthusiastic fly-by bench celebration, saluting the crowd and then dancing in his goal crease.

It had been awhile since we had seen one, but Todd Scott is here to remind us that goalie goals are simply electric.