Hockey player drinks fan’s beer after team’s 3-0 win in QMJHL playoffs
An Acadie Bathurst Titan player celebrated his team’s triple overtime playoff win over the Halifax Mooseheads in an unusual way Wednesday night.
Thomas Belgarde, a 20-year-old forward from St-Georges-de-Beauce, Quebec, was seen on video drinking a fan’s beer as he left the ice after the dramatic victory, which ended ended just before midnight after more than 5 hours.
The standout celebration was captured on video by a fan and quickly began making its rounds on social media soon after.
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The Titan won the game 4-3, with the game-winning scorer coming with just under four minutes left in the third overtime by Montreal Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney.
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The game ended up breaking the longest game record in the Mooseheads’ 28-year history, ending at 116 minutes and 14 seconds.
After winning the first two games of their best-of-five first round, the Mooseheads found themselves losers of the final two.
The deciding Game 5 was scheduled for Thursday night in Bathurst, but given the duration of the game, the QMJHL has decided to postpone the do-or-die first round game for one day.
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