Hockey family cries tears of joy after goalie son's first NHL win

San Jose Sharks fans were happy when the team beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night 2-0. But Sharks' goaltender Tony Grosenick's family was ecstatic after the rookie's first NHL win.


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Grosenick shut out the Hurricanes with a remarkable 45 saves in his debut, and once the game finished Grosenick's family could be seen in the stands, celebrating and sharing an emotional embrace. Grosenick's father Scott is clearly the most emotional though, crying tears of joy after his son's win.

"I was just happy for him, knowing the process he's gone through ever since he was first on the ice," the proud father Grosenick told the San Jose Mercury News.

The goalie's parents traveled from Milwaukee to the game in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Grosenick's fiancee and uncle traveled from the Washington D.C. area to be at the game as well. Even though Grosenick couldn't immediately celebrate with his family following the win, he says it was still a very special moment.

"I haven't even seen them yet, but obviously knowing that they were there provides a little support unit," Grosenick told the Mercury News. "It's going to be really special to look back on it. Knowing that they were here to experience it, too." Skate on over to the touching moment in the video above.
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