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Kirky's Magical Moment

By Hub Contributor, 02/04/20, 11:45AM EST


Team manager plays his first varsity game

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.