A player on the Acadie Bathurst Titan celebrated his team’s triple-overtime playoff victory over the Halifax Mooseheads in an unusual fashion on Wednesday night.
Thomas Belgarde, a 20-year-old forward from St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., was seen on video chugging a fan’s beer as he made his departure from the ice after the dramatic victory, which ended at just before midnight after more than 5 hours.
The out-of-the-ordinary celebration was captured on video by a fan and quickly began making its rounds on social media shortly after.
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The Titan won the game 4-3, with the winning marker coming with just under four minutes left in the third overtime by Montreal Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney.
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The game ended up breaking the record for the longest game in the Mooseheads’ 28-year history, wrapping up at 116 minutes and 14 seconds.
After winning the first two games of their first-round best-of-five contest, the Mooseheads’ have found themselves on the losing end of the last two.
The deciding Game 5 was scheduled for Thursday night in Bathurst, but given how long the game took, the QMJHL has decided to move the do-or-die first-round contest back one day.
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