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Hockey hopefuls jump into net as Kings hold tryouts for emergency goaltender

Hockey hopefuls jump into net as Kings hold tryouts for emergency goaltender

They came from different backgrounds, from as young as 21 up to 58. There were men and women, short and tall, in various practice jerseys that represented teams from Alvernia (Pa.) University to, well, the Kings.

Among the roughly 35 people who auditioned Wednesday to be an emergency goaltender for the Kings was Nick Dube, after he flew in from Vermont the night before.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” said Dube, 23, who played club hockey for the University of Vermont and works for a marketing company.

Dube’s expression was one of exhaustion and joy, fitting for a tryout that was half fun and half serious. The NHL mandates that a team have an...

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