Gotta See It: Awesome piggy-back body-check

Kristaps Zile, finishing his check.

Kristaps Zile is more than an amazing name or a former amateur kickboxing champion.

Zile is also a 16-year-old Latvian defenceman who plays for HK Riga — and the proud owner of the longest body-check we’ve ever seen.

Watch as Zile — listed at just 143 pounds on — carries his Red Bull check on his back from the corner face-off dot all the way into the end boards. Lukas Pozgay is the one on the business end of the strangest/burliest bit of body contact we’ve seen all year.

Talk about finishing your check:

Watch it again (and again) in Vine form because it’s so ridiculous:

(via @EHClothing)

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