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Prior to U-M's exhibition game on Sunday (Oct. 6), goaltender Steve Racine discusses the offseason training regimen, his confidence heading into his sophomore campaign and last season's postseason push.
The Wolverines skated to a 1-1 tie before prevailing in a shootout against Ferris State in the regular-season finale.
Through the 2014-15 Season
Junior (2014-15) ... Appeared in 21 games, making a team-high 19 starts ... Had an 11-6-0 record with a 2.94 GAA and a .908 save percentage ... Made 29 saves in B1G Tournament Championship Game vs. Minnesota, including all 20 in the first period ... Made 26 saves in B1G Tournament Semifinal win vs. MSU...Stopped 27 shots in Big Ten Tournament win vs. Wisconsin (3/19)...Made 27 saves at Penn State (3/7)...Stopped 37 shots at Penn State (3/6)...Made 26 saves in win vs. Wisconsin (2/28)...Made 22 saves to earn first career shutout vs. Wisconsin (2/27)...Made 28 saves to earn win vs. OSU (2/22)...Stopped 27 shots and recorded assist at OSU (2/20)...Made 31 saves in start at Minnesota (2/14)...Stopped 10 shots at Minnesota (2/13)...Made five saves in first period at Wisconsin (1/23)...Stopped 28 shots against Ohio State (1/16)...Made 13 saves against No. 9 Minnesota in 7-5 win on 1/10...Made 32 saves to earn win against No. 9 Minnesota (1/9)...Stopped 31 shots in a 2-1 win over MSU in GLI Championship (12/29)...Made season-high 40 saves in 2-1 win against Michigan Tech in GLI (12/28)...Stopped 11 of 12 shots in third period against OSU on 12/5...Made 11 saves in start at Michigan Tech (11/1)...Made 29 saves to earn win in net at UMass-Lowell (10/24)...Recorded first win of the season with 31 saves in a 2-1 win against UNH (Oct. 18)...Saw one period of action in exhibition contests against Wilfrid Laurier (Oct. 9) and U.S. NTDP U-18 Team (Oct. 6) ... Recipient of the Kretschman Family Scholarship.
Freshman (2012-13) ... Appeared in 24 games (22 starts) in 2012-13, posting a 12-6-3 record, a 2.65 GAA and a .899 save percentage ... Named to CCHA All-Tournament Team ... Started every game of the CCHA tournament in net, as U-M swept NMU and WMU in the first two rounds, defeated Miami in the semi-final and fell to ND in the championship game ... Named CCHA Rookie of the Week stopping 46 of 48 shot plus 3 shootout opportunities in regular season series finale vs FSU series...Helped U-M to only second season sweep of season with two straight wins at Ohio State (Feb. 22-23), tallying at least 25 saves in both starts ... Made a career-high 36 saves on 12/1 at FSU, earning a shootout win ... then came back with another SOW against FSU at Yost on March 2...Earned his fourth win of the season on 11/21 vs. BG, turning aside 15 shots ... Turned aside 24 shots and all three shootout attempts on 11/2 at NMU ... Posted his third straight win on 10/26 vs. MU ... Turned aside 22 shots for his second straight win on 10/19 vs. Bentley ... Made his U-M debut on 10/12 vs. RIT, turning aside 21 shots in a 7-2 win.
Junior Team ... Appeared in 15 games with Georgetown of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2011-12, posting a 15-0-0 record with four shutouts, a 1.66 GAA and a .938 save percentage ... Tied for second in the OJHL in shutouts and ranked 17th in wins despite only playing in 15 games ... Appeared in 12 United States Hockey Leagues games with Chicago, Waterloo and Lincoln from 2009 to 2011.
Personal ... Born August 28, 1991 ... Son of Zhanna and Val Racine ... Parents, Val and Zhanna, were born in Russia and moved to the United States before Steve was born ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... A Political Science major.
Racine's Career Highlights
Shot and Save Superlatives
Shots/Game (High): 46 (W, 10/12/13 at RIT)
Shots/Game (Low): 19 (twice) (last, W, 3/7/14 vs. Michigan St.)
Saves/Game (High): 42 (W, 10/12/13 at RIT)
Saves/Game (Low): 15 (twice) (last, W, 3/15/13 at Western Michigan)
Consecutive: 5 games, 3/8/13-3/23/13
First Game: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (7-2 win)
First Win: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (7-2)
First Start: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (7-2 win)
Shutouts - To Come
Penalty Shots Faced: To Come
Shootouts: 2-0, last - 12/1/12 at Ferris State (3-2 W)
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