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Alex Mason has 37 points in 24 games for the Detroit Lakes high school boys hockey team and has scored 16 points in the last five games. Brian Basham / Forum Communications Co.

Video of Detroit Lakes hockey player's goal gets national attention

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Goaltenders already had Alex Mason's normal breakaway shot figured out. So the Detroit Lakes boys hockey player wanted to try something different.

What Mason did has turned him into a YouTube sensation.

Mason, 18, in a game last Friday used his backhand to lift the puck going left to right before throwing the puck over the goalie's shoulder for what many are dubbing as the "goal of the year."

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