You know how it is. Everyone loves the big finish. The spectacular goal. The scintillating save.
Everything that comes before it? Quickly forgotten.
But not this time. Because this play is all about the apple.
Yes, it’s that awesome. And what’s most amazing about it? It comes from a New Jersey high school game.
Freehold Township’s Julian Kislin (2, in blue) picks up a loose puck at center ice and then seemingly casts a spell that turns his Middletown North opponents into human pylons. He dangles and pirouettes his way through four Lions before dishing the biscuit through the legs of a fifth directly onto the tape of Patriots teammate Max Halverson, who finishes off the play with a nifty backhand.
Looks like an early favorite for assist of the year.
(stick tap to Vice Sports)