Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey

Danil Gushchin’s heroics wins game for Lumberjacks, lands him on SportsCenter Top 10 list


By @MichaelCaples –

Hockey is a team sport, but Friday night in Muskegon, it was all about Danil Gushchin.

The Lumberjacks forward scored all four of Muskegon’s goals in a 4-3 win, and three of them came in the closing moments of the contest.

After scoring a first-period goal, Gushchin scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation to erase a 3-1 Waterloo Black Hawks lead. Gushchin’s hat trick-clinching goal came with five seconds left on the clock to force overtime.

In the extra period, he scored a goal that earned the No. 5 spot on last night’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays list, which is embedded below. Gushchin’s heroics push the Lumberjacks’ winning streak to seven games; they are now 7-4 on the season.

The OT winner:


The goal that forced OT:

And the SportsCenter clip: