The drive-by hockey shot challenge has been taken to a new level thanks to two New York Rangers defensemen.
Brady Skjei and Ryan McDonagh, each home for the summer, pulled off their own version of the challenge with sticks and a tennis ball in suburban Minnesota.
Calgary Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton started the drive-by slap-shot challenge in suburban Toronto last month. But McDonagh and Skjei were far more daring in their attempts, committing to the challenge even as the neighborhood's residents looked on.
Skjei played the role of shooter, and the Rangers captain set him up. The execution wasn't perfect, especially at one point when the ball hopped over Skjei's stick at one house, prompting McDonagh to criticize the "bad ice."
The hockey shot challenge evolved from the drive-by dunk challenge, where people aimed to dunk on basketball hoops in their neighborhood without getting caught. But Skjei even managed to pull off a dunk with the tennis ball.