Drone crash nearly takes out downhill skier in World Cup race

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are three more fun things that happened in the white world of sports this week in today's From Left Field!

Drone crash comes so close to taking out downhill skier

This video is insane! Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher was in the second run of his World Cup race when a drone crashed just tenths of a second behind him.

Watch the video above. It's incredible.

Investigation on what caused the crash is still ongoing, though given how hard that drone went down, my theory is that something must have collided with it in mid-air. This may change the future of drone sports photography, at least in the skiing world.

We wish you a Merry Christmas ... during a hockey fight

NESN broadcaster Jack Edwards clearly felt the Christmas spirit, and as the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues started to fight during a recent match, he started to sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Jack Edwards singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"...during a fight. pic.twitter.com/LgcYWjEqfG — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 23, 2015

Hey, points for ironic creativity, Mr. Edwards.

Why not try two goalies?

Speaking of hockey, another fun thing happened in New Jersey high school hockey this week when a coach decided his best chance against a powerhouse opponent was to send out two goalies to protect the net.

Tenafly playing with two goalies at opening faceoff.. Called for delay of game.. pic.twitter.com/YrczFrinBx — New Jersey Hockey (@HockeyAdvantage) December 21, 2015

Tenafly coach Andy Escala made the move to protest the teams' matchup, as he didn't want his school playing the powerhouse St. Joseph's. As he said, "At first, it started as, you know what, this may be our only way to actually try to win this game. But then it (became) more of a statement, saying, 'Why does St. Joe's want to play a public school that's down, working their way back up? It doesn't really benefit either team.'"

Tenafly lost the game 10-0, so he may have had a point.

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