Lacrosse-style hockey goal: Red Wings draft pick Cross Hanas pulled it off twice

Portland Winterhawks Cross Hanas
Posted at 3:12 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 15:26:33-04

(WXYZ) — The lacrosse-style hockey goal has its roots in Michigan.

A Red Wings draft pick has pulled it off in a game — two separate times.

Cross Hanas, picked 55th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft, scored off the trick shot while playing in the WHL.

"It's something I've always kind of worked on in practice, just the unique stuff I work on skill-wise," Hanas said after getting picked. "I always joked around with my dad, saying 'Mark my words, I'm gonna do this in a game some time.' Sure enough, I saw the opportunity to do it this year a couple times and it worked."

"Thank goodness it worked, but it worked."

Hanas had a really good feeling about the Red Wings possibly drafting him. When the Wings were up, he said: "Oh, this might be it. Sure enough, it was. It was a surreal feeling."

A Texas native, Hanas played with the sons of former Stars Stephane Robidas and Joe Nieuwendyk.