Dierks Bentley Part of Miraculous Hockey Goal
Dierks Bentley is known as country music's biggest hockey fan -- aside from Carrie Underwood, but that's for a different reason -- and he recently was on hand to witness one of the greatest goals ever caught on video. Unfortunately, Nashville Predators star Shea Weber's tally did nothing to help his team win.
Bentley and Weber recently recorded an in-game promotional video in which the defense man was asked to score a goal from section 317 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. So from inside the concourse, behind the seats, Weber lifted one puck onto the ice and missed. His second try took a lucky hop and banked in off the right goal post.
Bentley appears in the video below after the puck goes in and gives his Canadian buddy a high-five. Bentley was holding a stick; is it possible that he was going to try the same stunt? Getting a puck over three tiers of seats might have been too challenging for the Arizona born 'Home' singer. Weber is known for having one of the hardest shots in the NHL, so he was more than up for the task. He tells the Tennessean that his first priority was to avoid hitting the scoreboard.
“I didn’t want to shoot it too high," he said. "I would have been in trouble if they had caught that. I had to keep it low enough. If the ice was resurfaced and wasn’t that snowy, I don’t think it would have curved that much. But it was pretty funny that it found its way in.”
Watch the Goal From the Cheap Seats at the Bridgestone Arena