Alex Ovechkin skipped this year’s NHL All-Star game, robbing fans a chance to watch one of the sports most creative finishers compete in the skills competition.

If Ovi doesn’t make it to Columbus for the 2013 festivities, maybe he should send Alex Mason in his place.

Mason, a member of the Detroit Lakes (Minn.) High School hockey team, scored one of the best goals you’ll see all year at any level. Here’s the Lakers’ captain’s stunning short-handed goal.