VIDEO: Go viral? Spectacular Phantoms goal has 25,000 views


There are 25,000 views as of Friday morning.

Phantoms play Saturday night.

Preview story is here.


When The Phantoms first made this video available Tuesday afternoon, there were 30 views. By 9 a.m. today, there were 3,000 views.


The Youngstown Phantoms are one win away from its first playoff series win.

And they were put there by one of the more amazing goals you will see created at full speed.

Here's how Vindy writer Tom Williams reported it:

Austin Cangelosi’s flip shot in overtime produced just enough magic to have the Youngstown Phantoms one win away from their first USHL playoff series win.

Six minutes into the extra session, Cangelosi led a 3-on-3 breakout from the Phantoms’ zone then flipped the puck up at Cedar Rapids RoughRiders goaltender Jake Hildebrand. The puck came down on Hildebrand’s stickside shoulder then fell into the net for the Phantoms’ 4-3 win on Monday at the Covelli Centre.

“I meant to do it, but it didn’t register,” said Cangelosi of the unusual goal. “I processed it, but it didn’t process through my head. Somehow something came out of it.

“It was trickling down behind his back and I was just ecstatic,” Cangelosi said of his reaction to the red light. “I popped down on one knee, I couldn’t believe it.”

“One of the great things about this league is you get to be around special talents, see them before the play in the NHL,” Phantoms coach Anthony Noreen said. “I don’t know how many people in the world would have been creative enough [for that shot].

Here's a link to the goal.

Here's a link to Tom's full story.

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