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'It's the high school meme of the year': Hockey player enjoying viral slip and fall

Jon Bell, you're famous.
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Legends are made at the Minnesota high school hockey tournament. 

The likes of John Mayasich, Dave Spehar, Grant Besse and Kyle Rau have all shined on the biggest stage, and on Friday a new name joined the list of legends. 

Jon Bell, a top line defenseman for the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders, has gone viral after he slipped and fell on the ice during pregame player introductions at Xcel Energy Center. 

Bell quickly got up to cheers from the crowd and stick taps from teammates.

He then proceeded to help Cathedral beat East Grand Forks 6-2 for a spot in Saturday's Class A state championship game. 

The postgame Q&A went like this, according to Bring Me The News' Declan Goff. 

Reporter: "What happened pregame?"

Bell: "All I can say about that is it’s the high school meme of the year." 

Reporter: "Do you know you're going viral right now?"

Bell: "Yes, I have about 60 texts waiting on me." 

Handled like a boss. Not bad for a kid who's a sophomore in high school. 

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Bell has been outstanding through two games in the tourney.

He was a plus-two with an assist in a win over North Branch in the quarterfinals, and his shot from the right point got through traffic and was tipped in to give his team 3-1 lead in the first period against East Grand Forks. 

Bell also put a big hit on an opponent that caught some attention during the quarterfinal game. 

Bell might be a meme to reckon with right now, but he'll be a name to watch in high school hockey for another couple of years. 

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