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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves warms up after signing a contract to dress as an emergency backup for the NHL hockey team's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Tampa, Fla. Hockey is the only professional sport where someone can go from being a fan to suiting up in the NHL. Injuries and illnesses to goaltenders have opened the door for anyone from equipment managers to Zamboni drivers and amateur coaches to dress or even play goal in an NHL game. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves warms up after signing a contract to dress as an emergency backup for the NHL hockey team's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Tampa, Fla. Hockey is the only professional sport where someone can go from being a fan to suiting up in the NHL. Injuries and illnesses to goaltenders have opened the door for anyone from equipment managers to Zamboni drivers and amateur coaches to dress or even play goal in an NHL game. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)

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