Australian hockey player celebrates goal by sliding down the ice — on his head

It’s hockey season Down Under, where they celebrate goals a little differently.

Or at least Ric Del Basso does. After scoring the game-winning goal for the Perth Thunder on a shootout Saturday night, he skated across the ice, then added a headstand and somersault while moving up the ice.

We’ll just ignore the “win the game and give yourself a brain injury” commentary and appreciate this moment from the Australian Ice Hockey League.

H/T Puck Daddy

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Matt Bonesteel · August 25, 2014