Epic Michigan Tech-Bowling Green Hockey Game Results in Glorious, Heartbreaking Celebration GIF (GIF + Video)

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Michigan Tech and Bowling Green squared off in the finals of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament on Saturday, and it was a doozy.

The Michigan Tech Huskies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period, but the Bowling Green Falcons came storming back in the third period, forcing overtime. Then, after pucks hit crossbars and goal posts and basically did everything but go in the net during the first overtime period, Michigan Tech’s Shane Hanna ended the game with a wicked breakaway wrister high glove side in the second overtime.

After the goal, Hanna went off to celebrate with his teammates while the Bowling Green netminder and one of his defensemen just collapsed on the ice. Then, a few moments later, right after the producers cut to an overhead shot of the collapsed Bowling Green players, the Michigan Tech mob came pulsating into the screen.

The result is one of the greatest celebration GIFs of all time, equal parts jubilant and heart-wrenching. Take a look:

That single animated image pretty much tells the whole story. However, if you want to watch the extended highlights of the entire game, here they are:

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Hat Tip – [CBS Detroit]

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