Goalie Celly Leads to Celebrated Bobble

Goalie celebration sparks incredible bobblehead from Milwaukee. We look at the backstory for this successful promotion.

The Admiral goalie Yaroslav Askarov’s unique celly has sparked another incredible bobblehead.  Here is the background.

There’s something about minor league sports and promotional nights. If the rule is “the whackier, the better,” then the Milwaukee Admirals are definitely “raising the bar.”

The Nashville Predators’ AHL affiliate will be giving out figurines of goaltender Yaroslav Askarov bench-pressing a net to the first 2,500 fans at their March 9, 2024 game against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The figurine is a callback to February 2023 when the netminder celebrated a 2-1 shootout win against the Rockford IceHogs by “pumping iron.” To his credit, he made 45 saves in the 65 minutes before to get the Admirals to a shootout. (from


Yaroslav Askarov’s really raising the bar for goalie cellys 🏋️‍♂️ (🎥: Twitter/TheAHL) #hockey #SportsTikTok #BenchPress

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