SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Jujhar Khaira learned to play hockey as a young boy in the streets of Surrey, British Columbia, a Sikh child and his little brother replayed over and over the moment they scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. All while using a tennis ball.

For Khaira, the adult version of the story is a bit more complicated — unlike his brother, and the millions of Canadians that grow up each year playing hockey, he would actually be drafted to play in the National Hockey League.

He’s just the third Indo-Canadian to play in the NHL, Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra came first. Monday, Khaira scored his first professional goal at Rogers Place, the home arena of his Edmonton Oilers team. It was the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes, and it’s a moment Khaira will surely never forget.

“You think about it, at the back of your mind, always,” the 22-year-old said after the game. “Growing up as a kid, playing street hockey, you always picture it in your head as you’re playing. It’s a reality now, and it feels good.”

A first generation Canadian, Khaira’s parents immigrated to the country as children themselves. After his Monday goal, Khaira’s first call was to his parents.

“My parents, for sure,” he said. “They’ll be excited, but regardless of if I score or not, I always call them after the game.”

He always calls them after his games, and they are his most fierce critics, on and off the ice, Khaira said. His father works as a gravel truck driver, and his mother is a speech language pathologist.

“I love getting [his parents] opinion. It will be an honest one, always. It just kind of levels you out,” said Khaira. “I know my parents are happy. They probably celebrated more than I did; they’re more excited than me.”