BIG RAPIDS — Kirky Daum had waited for Saturday’s moment for a long time.
Here he was standing in a lineup with his teammates on both sides of Big Rapids’ net at the Ewigleben Ice Arena, then came the starting lineups, and he was introduced as No. 16 and a forward. Then he stood in attention for the national anthem. Then he took the opening face-off and won the opening draw. Then he skated for three shifts for the game and got to handle the puck on one occasion.