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Watch: Kid pulls off 'Michigan' goal at Minnesota state tourney

The goal of the tourney in the first game?
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Warroad senior forward and North Dakota commit Carson Pilgrim recalls sophomore teammate Dominic Anthony pulling off "Michigan" goals pretty often last year when he was playing in bantams. 

"He would pull it off maybe once or twice every couple games. And he tried it at Hockey Day, didn't really work out, so we knew that he was going to try it again," Pilgrim said. 

Anthony, the son of former Gophers hockey player Nick Anthony, sure did. He tried it during the second period of the Warriors' 8-1 Class A quarterfinal win over New Ulm — this time finding the back of the net, slipping it just past the helmet of New Ulm goaltender Bryer Hoffman. It took a review for it to count, but it was quite a highlight.

"He does it in practice all the time, too," said senior defenseman Will Hardwick, who had three assists in the Warroad victory.

For Hoffman, it was the first time he ever tried to save a goal with his neck before. 

“No goalie coach ever tells a goalie, ‘This is how you’re supposed to stop it.’ Just kinda throw the hands up and hope to stop it," Hoffman said. 

With the win, Warroad advances to the semifinals where it will play the winner of the quarterfinal between Northfield and St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday at 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.