"A crazy experience," said Hunwick, a Sterling Heights native, two hours before game-time.He had to skip a class in order to make the drive down to that state down south. And when he suited up, he made Michigan fans proud.
"It's funny, people are congratulating me and I'm getting all these congratulatory texts. I didn't really do anything. I answered my phone and took the opportunity to come down.
It was Michigan assistant coach Brian Wiseman who contacted Hunwick, who was killing time this morning and waiting to go to class.
"He told me to get to the rink (Yost Arena) quickly," Hunwick said. "I thought I was going to the AHL, which would have been awesome."
No, this was better than the minor leagues.
So Hunwick got the news and hopped into his 1992 Ford Ranger.
|Matt Ludtke / AP|