Ice Hockey

UConn Hockey Ties UMass Lowell On El-Mir Goal

UConn Hockey Ties UMass Lowell On El-Mir Goal

He scored a goal. He saw the tweets.

Karl El-Mir scored another goal. He saw more tweets.

UConn fans seemed to be having a good chuckle at how close El-Mir's name is to one of the iconic figures in the school's athletic history.

Khalid El-Amin may be from Minnesota, the great cradle of American amateur hockey, but the joyfully chubby lead guard on UConn's first national basketball championship team in 1999 is also about as far away from a hockey player as you can get.

Khalid also is one of those larger-than-life personalities people do not forget.

"Some of the guys on the team were showing me the tweets and I'm like, 'What is this?'" El-Mir said...

38°