A Fort McMurray native scored one of the biggest goals of his hockey career over the weekend on CIS hockey’s greatest stage.
After falling behind 2-0 in the University Cup final to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, the University of Alberta Golden Bears rallied to take the title with a 4-2 win.
U of A defenseman and former Fort McMurray Oil Baron, Wil Tomchuk potted the eventual game-winning goal about four minutes into the second period.
He tells Mix News the whole ten seconds before and after was a complete blur.
“I just went to the net and Taylor Cooper brought the puck to the net, kinda hammered it from the one side – I stopped in front and it popped out to me and I put it home, so it was probably the biggest goal of my career and it always will be. Brings a smile to my face, I’ve watched it a few times now and it’s obviously very exciting.”
He says it was a perfect finish to a fantastic season.
“We went undefeated at home all year and to head to the University Cup – we found ourselves in a very tough position both in the semi-final and final, down two-nothing. I think the confidence and having no doubt definitely helped us climb back and win those two games.”
It’s the 16th University Cup title for U of A – which is the most all-time among Canadian universities.
With two years left of eligibility, Tomchuk’s hoping to help bring another title to the school.
“I wanna continue playing and developing as a player and as a person, student as well. I’ll see what options I have and what’s available for the short term and next couple of years.”