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From beer league to big league: 36-year-old goalie Scott Foster makes emergency debut in Blackhawks' 6-2 win

From beer league to big league: 36-year-old goalie Scott Foster makes emergency debut in Blackhawks' 6-2 win

Collin Delia was hoping he would get a chance to play in the NHL sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner.

Scott Foster figured his chance might never come. It came out of nowhere.

Delia got the start in goal Thursday night against the Jets after Anton Forsberg was a late scratch. Forsberg apparently was injured during the morning practice, forcing Delia into the lineup.

Down to just one goalie, the Hawks had to bring in an emergency backup for Delia, so they signed the 36-year-old Foster to an amateur tryout contract. Foster lives in Oak Park and played at Western Michigan University from 2002-06.

In the third period, Delia had to leave the game with an injury,...

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