ESPN's Linda Cohn to Try Out for Spot as Florida Panthers' Practice Goalie

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2015

via @lindacohn

Linda Cohn has been providing sports highlights for years on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter, but on Monday she will hope to make a few of her own on the ice.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Craig Davis, Cohn was one of 60 people invited to participate in the Florida Panthers' "Goal of a Lifetime" contest. Davis noted that there were 1,500 applicants.

Update from Monday, March 16

Cohn was not a finalist:

Check out Cohn in action:


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The winner of the contest will serve as the Panthers' backup practice goalie for a day as well as win other cool prizes. Two finalists will also compete in a shootout with former Panthers players during intermission of a game.

Cohn was a goalie on her high school boys' hockey team and went on to play hockey at the State University of New York at Oswego, according to the school's website.

Now, after years behind a desk, the 55-year-old Cohn will get another chance to show what she can do between the pipes. 

There's a good chance that SportsCenter will air contest footage of Cohn at some point this week, so be sure to stay tuned to see how she does.

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