The Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League equalled a professional hockey record by scoring two goals in three seconds last night. The victim of the goals was goalie Ben Scrivens of the Toronto Marlies in the 3-0 Abbotsford victory.
With the score tied 0-0 in the third period, veteran defenceman Steve McCarthy scored a beautiful shorthanded goal on Scivens. On the ensuing faceoff Abbotsford centreman Ben Street went forward with the puck, "I tried to go forward myself and got pretty good wood on it. I got it high enough that he didn’t pick up on it. I picked the right club, I guess.” Apparently Scrivens somehow lost the puck in the air, it happened so fast there is no video evidence of it.
The record of two goals by one team in three seconds beats the NHL record accomplished five times, last by Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 15, 1995. The record does however equal the record in the ECHL set by Roanoke Valley vs. Hampton Roads on Jan. 22, 1993.