University of North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre may not have led his team to the NCAA men's hockey championship, but he's still a champion in one Minnesota teen's eyes.

Minnesota teen Shayla, who was born with hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and Goldenhar syndrome, has had 16 surgeries in 17 years. She is a diehard UND hockey fan and her favorite player is McIntyre.

Shayla's stepfather reached out to McIntyre's mother about the possibility of the UND star being her prom date and McIntyre agreed immediately, according to the Grand Forks Herald.

Thursday night, April 9th, after UND's loss in the Frozen Four, Shayla's parents informed her of McIntyre's plan to take her to prom, which will happen May 2nd, in Warren, MN.

The video below, which was posted to Facebook over the weekend, has been viewed nearly 80,000 times:

Here is the video from when we surprised her with the news. We told her right after the game on Thursday. My mom, Jerry and Shayla's teacher Mary (who I might add has been the absolute best to Shayla since the day we moved to Warren!!) had set everything up for Zane to take Shayla. This is only part of the video.

Posted by Life through Shaylas eyes on Sunday, April 12, 2015

[Grand Forks Herald]