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Stunt Driver In Alfa Romeo Scores Trick Shot Goals In Ice Hockey Exhibition (Video)

Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

From a report in the Toronto Star (by way of Puck Daddy):

The crazy, improbable feat involved an Alfa Giulietta being driven by stunt driver Paul Swift against the UK’s top ice hockey team, Coventry Blaze.  Once placed in the car’s all weather mode, Swift was able to deftly slide the car across the blue line to make two unbelievable trick shots.

The first involved redirecting a pass from Coventry defenceman Dave Phillips off the driver side tire and into the back of the net. And the second involved reversing at high speed and pulling a 180 to hit the puck like a point shot from the blue line.

Pretty nifty. But the car isn’t on skates so that’s cheating. I’d like to see some custom-made skates strapped on the tires of that Alfa Giulietta and see how well it performs. This is just a fancy version of boot hockey and we all know how much easier boot hockey is when compared to full-fledged ice hockey.

Ah, who am I kidding? Who’s going to build skates that would fit on those tires? Also, that would defeat the purpose of the entire demonstration. I think.

Further, if you want to see real trick shots by a car, you would have to get a Russian or Eastern European automobile out on the ice. Do they still make Yugos?