Foreman 'goal' still raising questions

RYAN PYETTE -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

Jordan Foreman always wondered what it would feel like to score a goal in an important Memorial Cup game.

But he didn't expect his best attempt to date to cause so much confusion and uncertainty.

A day later, hockey fans were still uncertain whether the London Knights forward's innocent-looking second period dump-in in the team's 4-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets actually crossed the goal-line or stayed out.

From well beyond the blue-line, Foreman zipped a puck that deflected low off the right post behind goalie Kristofer Westblom, travelled along the goal-line and banked off the left post before it was batted away.

The 8,905 London fans, who all had varying vantage points, certainly thought it was a goal, and so did goal judge Dave Longfield. But video replay suggested the puck never fully crossed the goal-line and was waved off.

"I've never seen anything like that before," said Foreman, a hard-working 18-year-old from Cambridge. "I wasn't trying to score there, just dump the puck in on net. It would have been nice for it to count but it looked like they made the right call.

"It was tough to tell. I still have no idea if it crossed the line but I'm just glad we were able to fight back and get the win. In the end, that one didn't matter."


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