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If You Ever Wanted To Know What It’s Like To Be A Hockey Puck, Here You Go (Video)

Human Hockey Puck GoPro from griffinshockey on Vimeo.

Wow. It’s exactly as I imagined it. Except without the cold of the ice and being manhandled by creepy dudes wearing black and white-striped outfits, not to mention being smacked around at 100 mph around the rink. Oh, and the soulless existence which must surely encompass life as a frozen chunk of rubber. But other than that, exactamundo.

Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, comes this video of one of those intermission promotions where some lucky fan is placed on a disc on one end of the ice and subsequently propelled down the ice via a ginormous sling-shot into an inflatable goal. Neato.

There is no mention in the Puck Daddy post of a prize or anything for this contestant “scoring.” But if you ask me, being able to walk off the ice under one’s own power is a prize in and of itself. That bit is rife with danger. But that’s the lot in life as a puck, I reckon.