March 16, 2015 10:51 AM EDT

These dachshunds named Ernie and Max are really good at being cute — look how long and low to the ground they are! — but they’re also pretty skilled at playing ice hockey. Their owner made use of some backyard snow and built a custom goal for the pups to play with.

Ernie and Max primarily play defense, working to protect the goal as their owner attempts to score. Well, Ernie mostly plays defense while Max just hangs out and gets in the way and sniffs things.

Obviously these dogs deserve to win the Stanley Cup.

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