You could probably count into the hundreds the number of weird goals that were credited to me. I've never taken a shot or actually put the puck in the net, but being a Referee, I lost track of the number of times that a player or a fan would holler that I should get credit for the goal.
After being snakebitten all year, we were down 4-3 in a playoff game with just about a minute to go. Known for being more of a passer, I decided to switch it up and try to snipe one. I took a hard snap shot and suddenly the puck disappeared. After all of the players looked around for a while, one of my teammates pointed to the net. It turns out it got stuck in-between the crossbar and mesh.
Funny story too, since my last name is Cannon, every time I scored a goal after that, my team yelled "Now that's a real cannon!" By the way, I set up the pass for the OT winner. I think that was my best game ever.
I don't know if this qualifies, but I blocked a heavy slapshot from the point which led to a breakaway. I was able to outskate both dmen and roof it w/ the backend. It wasn't until after the goal that I noticed that my entire foot had gone numb... I could barely get back to the bench and ended up having to leave the game.
Probably when I passed it out front from behind the net, while being hit. I got up and everyone was around me, all I said was "I scored?"
2nd worst was in the finals one year, I took a wrist shot from the blue line and fanned on it. It was literally going a few KM/H and somehow it hit the goalie's stick and went fivehole...was the game winner lol
Oh that reminds me, my only goal I scored as a kid was where a shot bounced off my cage and everyone stopped like they were going to make sure I was okay. I took the puck down the ice and scored on an empty net.
I was horrible as a kid.
A few years ago I got to recreate it kind of. On the PK deflected a shot from the point with my stick which bounced off my cage and out of the zone, grabbed it for a breakaway and beat the goalie with a deke. That one was a little prettier.
In a gentleman's league game several years ago I was around the opposing net when a shot was stopped by the goaltender and went high in the air. The d man had me tied up but as the puck was coming down I was able to head the puck back across goal, it went off the back of another defenseman who was right in the crease and landed in the net. Never to be repeated.
While in front of the net looking for a deflection, a point shot got deflected high in the slot, went right off my forehead, launched about ten feet in the air and the goalie nor I had any idea where it was... it dropped right in front of me and I just poked it in on the backhand while the goalie was looking for it in the other direction.
My goal scoring tactic as a kid was to have a burst of speed towards the goalie, with one hand on my stick and the puck at the end of my blade and dive headfirst into the goalie. I scored quite a few goals doing that.
During my game tonight, in the offensive zone, the other teams centre won the puck so clean off the faceoff it went through the goalies five hole. Now thank god I was centre and got credit for the goal. But we still lost 8-3.
That exact same thing happened to me in minor hockey except... I was the goalie.
I **** you not, 5 seconds left, I'm on the left wing just over center decide to dump it in and accept victory, I screw up, nearly hit someone on the bench, it hits the stanchion, goalie goes out to play it and it goes into the net.
Was in a inter-team scrimmage a while back, one of my team-mates was driving down the left side after beating his defender. I drove hard to the net and he saw me out of the corner of his eye. He decided to make the pass to me but rather than sending one across the ground he pretty much wrist shot it straight at me. Puck lifts off the ice, hits me right on the cup (A little painful) but deflects under the goalies glove and into the net.
A lot of jokes were made after that point about deflecting it in with "My Stick" etc