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.
Sophomore (2013-14) ... Made 39 saves in the win over Ohio State (12/2) for his fourth win of the season ... Made a career-high 42 stops against RIT on 10/12 ... Turned aside 20 shots in the season opener on 10/10 vs. Boston College. ... 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 opportuntites 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 ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
Racine's Career Highlights
Shot and Save Superlatives Shots/Game (High):46 (W, 10/12/13 at RIT) Shots/Game (Low): 19 (L, 11/16/12 vs. Notre Dame)
Saves/Game (High):42 (W, 10/12/13 at RIT) Saves/Game (Low): 15 (twice) (last W, 3/15/13 at Western Michigan)
Wins 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)