shawn hunwick http://michiganradio.org en Shawn Hunwick's unlikely run at Michigan ends, and new doors open http://michiganradio.org/post/shawn-hunwicks-unlikely-run-michigan-ends-and-new-doors-open <p>One of the most unlikely careers in the history of University of Michigan sports ended last weekend, in overtime.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 19.0px 'Times New Roman'">Two years ago, Michigan&rsquo;s hockey team was in danger of snapping its record 19-straight NCAA tournament bids.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 19.0px 'Times New Roman'">They finished seventh in their league &ndash; unheard of, for Michigan. &nbsp;So, the only way to keep the streak alive was to win six straight league playoff games to get an automatic NCAA bid.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; min-height: 19.0px">Oh, and they had to do it with a back-up goalie named Shawn Hunwick, a 5-foot-6 walk-on who had never started a college game until that week. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; min-height: 19.0px">It didn&rsquo;t look good. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; min-height: 19.0px">But the kid caught fire.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:29:26 +0000 John U. Bacon 6846 at http://michiganradio.org Shawn Hunwick's unlikely run at Michigan ends, and new doors open Michigan Ice Hockey, Shawn Hunwick's Cinderella story http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-ice-hockey-shawn-hunwicks-cinderella-story <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-963551.mp3</p><p>Most sports fans love a Cinderella story.</p><p>I&#39;ve found an athlete who played the role twice.</p><p>Last year, Michigan&rsquo;s men&rsquo;s hockey team was in danger of breaking its</p><p>record 19-straight appearances in the NCAA tournament &ndash; a streak that started before many of the current players were even born.</p><p>They were picked to finish first in the league, but they finished a disastrous seventh.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:25:41 +0000 John U. Bacon 2095 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Ice Hockey, Shawn Hunwick's Cinderella story