First of all, this is just my story on the Michigan Hockey team and the impact in my family.
I’ll start off by saying I’m in high school still. My dream is to go to Michigan, but living in Illinois, out of state tuition is outrageous. My parents aren’t alumni, but for some reason at a very young age, I became a fan. I remember Braylon Edwards was my first player to stand out. My parents never understood why I liked Michigan so much. I only followed football until 2008. At the time my dad, didn’t really care for Michigan. He took me up to my first game on Sep. 27, 2008. (13th birthday) I didn’t even know it was the 500th game until I got there. That coupled with the biggest comeback in Michigan Stadium history made that weekend extremely memorable. It also won over my father a little too in making him just a small fan at the time. With him being the huge hockey nut that he his, he got into Michigan hockey. By the end of the 2010-2011 hockey season he had grown into an average fan of Michigan, mostly supporting the hockey team. In 2011, we went up to The Game for the 2nd time. (09) My dad also took me to the hockey game at Yost the night before. It was the first time we had seen a Michigan hockey game in person. Between what happened with The Game, and the experience at Yost, he finally was a pretty big fan. I give full credit to the hockey team in winning him over completely. Last night, when Hunwick played his final game, it brought a tear to not just mine, but his eyes as well. No we’re not “walmart wolverines” , but the point of this is to explain how much of an impact this hockey team and Hunwick have had for my family. Thank you for the memories, Senior Class of 2012! Go Blue!
I’m sorry if you don’t think this is board worthy. Just thought in the aftermath of what happened, something positive could be thrown out.