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Ex-Warrior gets NHL shot

A former Westside Warriors goalie was pressed into service as an emergency backup for the NHL's Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

Gavin McHale bounced around the junior hockey ranks in Western Canada more than a decade ago, making stops in seven cities and four leagues along the way.

One of those stops was with the then-named Westside Warriors during their inaugural 2006-07 season. He played two games and recorded a shutout before being traded to Lloydminster in the AJHL.

McHale, now the goaltender coach for women's hockey at the University of Manitoba, was called into service after Washington starter Brayden Holtby was unable to play with an upper body injury.

"You know, I was totally star-struck, and then the nerves started to set in, realizing the situation at hand," McHale told CBC News after the game. "And then I settled in as the game got going, and the normalcies of hockey kind of took over."

McHale had just finished practice with the U of M when he got the call.

This is the second time McHale has been asked to pull on an NHL jersey. In February, he dressed after Colorado Avalanche starter Jonathan Bernier was injured.

McHale didn't play in either game.



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