Re: Clint Benedict Scored A Goal
- (Morey wrote)
This is a little gem I was completely unaware of, but that doesn't
always account for much.
Joseph Nieforth sent me this from the March 13, 1912, Ottawa Evening
"White Team From Montreal Lost by Decisive 17-3 - Clint Benedict
Tallied on a Lone Rush - Game Was Strenuous"
According to the Journal, Benedict's goal made the score 14-1 and was
scored with about 6 minutes left. In attendance were all the members
of the Wanderers and Canadiens.
Has anyone else ever heard of this goal?
---> Hi Morey, (and Joseph)
I'm surprised that nobody commented on this post.
I for one didn't know that Benedict scored this goal.
I love finding out things like this.
Was this during a league game in the Ottawa league ?
or was it an exhibition game ?
We of course know that Fred Brophy scored two goals
back in 1905 and 06.
Does anyone know of any goalie who scored before Brophy,
or is he the first goalie ever to score a goal ?
Great find Joseph (and Morey).
- That is a great find! I haven't heard of any goals before Brophy by a goalie. I researched a lot of the pre-1900s stuff, but didn't find anything.
Just cements my belief that Benedict was the best goalie ever! He was an offensive force as well!
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> ---> Hi Morey, (and Joseph)Unsure if it was a league game, a playoff game between leagues or an
> I'm surprised that nobody commented on this post.
> I for one didn't know that Benedict scored this goal.
> I love finding out things like this.
> Was this during a league game in the Ottawa league ?
> or was it an exhibition game ?
exhibition. We were researching an event that happened on the same
day - this is how we discovered it, and why we only were able to copy
part of the article.
> We of course know that Fred Brophy scored two goals
> back in 1905 and 06.
> Does anyone know of any goalie who scored before Brophy,
> or is he the first goalie ever to score a goal ?
> Great find Joseph (and Morey).
- I've gotten in to look at the Ottawa Journal article and, yes,
Benedict did score a goal. Even more remarkable is that he didn't
bounce it off the boards but skated up the ice with the puck. New
Edinburgh took a big 17-3 lead, with this game, in the playoff of the
Ottawa section of the Interprovincial Amateur Hockey Association.
"The game was one-sided from a short time after the start, and the
regularity with which the visitors piled in goal after goal in the
second half was only brightened by one unique incident, when Clint
Benedict took a trip up the ice. Passing several men and lifting a
hard one past Haskell for a score."
The Ottawa Citizen comfirms the goal in the 13 March 1912 edition on
page 8 and adds a few more details.
"The feature play of the whole game was pulled off by Clint Benedict
in the second half. Stopping a shot from a Victoria forward, the New
Edinburgh net guardian took a run up the ice as far as the Victoria
coverpoint and let fly a long one at Haskell, the surprise at seeing
his padded opponent so near him probably affected Haskell, for he
allowed the shot to get by him and Benedict stands on the summary
credited with one goal."
The next day the Journal couldn't resist a poke at the local goal-
scorer with the headline "Can Benedict Score Again?". In commenting
on the team going into game 2 the Journal said :
"Clint Benedict promises to again figure in the scoring summary."
Unfortunately, Benedict was held goalless in game 2.