Dancing goalie from Winnipeg goes viral on YouTube
Andrew Loewen can wobble and he won't fall down — even in full goalie equipment
Andrew Loewen can wobble and he won't fall down — even in full goalie equipment.
A video of the Winnipeg native, who plays hockey for the Columbus Cottonmouths, a professional hockey team based in Columbus, Georgia, has gone viral in YouTube.
In it, Loewen is seen shaking his padding just off ice, in the Zamboni tunnel, along with the Columbus cheerleaders and mascot.
The crew's Wobble line dance, to Wobble Baby by V.I.C., happened during the second intermission of a Southern Professional Hockey League game on March 15. It was shot by someone and posted online the next day and has since been viewed more than 600,000 times.
Loewen, 29, posted on Twitter that he can't believe the popularity of the video.
"I've been wobbling during the 2nd int for the past 2 years when backing up at home. I guess no one ever posted it," he wrote.
A clip of the dance even made it to air on Hockey Night in Canada this past Saturday.
Loewen, who attended Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg, credits his dance classes at the school for his smooth moves.
And he credits being a Canadian kid with the ability to do those moves on skates.
"You kind of get the hang of it and it may look like good talent but it's one of those things where I've been doing it long enough that I've managed to figure out my edges and know how to move with it," he told CBC News in an interview on Monday.
Loewen played for the Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons and the MJHL's Winnipeg South Blues in 2005-06.