Shaun Hunwick is one of two people to ever lead his hockey team onto the playing surface at Michigan Stadium.
Hunwick, the starting goaltender for Michigan in "The Big Chill at The Big House" on Dec. 11, 2010, is an authority on what it is like to step onto the ice with more than 100,000 people watching and waiting in anticipation.
"It is just a sea of people," Hunwick said. "If you've ever been to the Big House, it's not so much straight up as it is dug deep and there are so many rows. We run those stairs in the stadium every fall for conditioning, so we know exactly how many rows there are. It is so many people.
"Coming out and touching the banner -- I was the first guy to touch the 'Go Blue' banner that the football guys normally run past and grab. That was a neat experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life."
Added forward and Phoenix Coyotes
prospect Chris Brown
: "During warmups you got a little taste of what it's like to be a football player here. All of us for sure were looking around. We probably got a little distracted. Once the game started, we were able to stay focused and it was just a great event."