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Celebrity dachshund Crusoe gets between the pipes

Famous dog takes turn in goal

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Crusoe or CuJo?

The internet famous dachshund Crusoe donned some mini goalie gear and got to making some saves in a video posted to Twitter on Friday.

Tweet from @Celeb_Dachshund: Time for a little goalie practice!#Goalie #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/QsuwFSaU3Y

Crusoe the "celebrity dachshund" isn't the first one with a canine-inspired nickname to make a few saves between the pipes. Curtis Joseph, a two-time All-Star, went by the nickname CuJo, the famous Stephen King book about a killer dog which was later turned into a movie.

While the diminutive Crusoe will never be confused for a huge Saint Bernard, he did look a little bit like the goalie CuJo, making a few spectacular saves, including a big final one, snatching a wrister out of midair with his mouth.

Good thing Crusoe's goalie mask was open in the front.

This isn't the first time Crusoe has laced 'em up. The Montreal native once battled Toronto-born brother Oakley one-on-one, Hockey Night in Canada style.

Watch: Youtube Video

It's only natural a Canadian dog would love to play hockey.

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