One of the most unlikely careers in the history of University of Michigan sports ended last weekend, in overtime.
Two years ago, Michigan’s hockey team was in danger of snapping its record 19-straight NCAA tournament bids.
They finished seventh in their league – unheard of, for Michigan. So, the only way to keep the streak alive was to win six straight league playoff games to get an automatic NCAA bid.
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.
It didn’t look good.
But the kid caught fire.