Connor Sundquist's first USHL goal was one that he will never forget. The first year '97-born forward from Connecticut has already committed to play college hockey at Colorado College, but was off to a slow start in his rookie campaign with the Sioux City Musketeers, scoring just two assists through his first eleven games.
This Saturday, Sundquist's Musketeers, along with other USHL clubs, were celebrating Pink in the Rink night to raise awareness for breast cancer, along with money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and for imaging and screening services for women in the area. The event held extra meaning for Sundquist, whose mother Melissa is currently battling breast cancer. His mom was able to make the trip from Connecticut to Iowa and dropped the game's ceremonial first puck.
At 17:35 of the second period, Sundquist scored his first USHL goal to give the Musketeers a 4-2 lead, which would eventually stand as the game-winning goal in the Musketeers 5-3 win. Sundquist was named the game's first star and gave his jersey to his mother after the game.
ABC9 news in Sioux City was able to grab post-game reaction from Sundquist after the game, which you can see here.