Drake Caggiula had just reached the pinnacle moment of his life.
His North Dakota team was facing Michigan in the 2016 NCAA men's hockey tournament on Saturday; whoever won would advance to the Frozen Four. Both teams are two of the best in the tournament. And Caggiula was the first one to score! How much bigger can a moment get?
And then the referee got in the way.
UND's Drake Caggiula scores on his own rebound, gets leveled by the referee on a hip check pic.twitter.com/0DIls5wLNi— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) March 26, 2016