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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) ... Saw action in exhibition vs. U.S. NTDP U-18 (Oct. 5) ... Made his season debut in the second game of the season home opener series against UNH (10/18) ... Led the team to its first win of the season stopping 31 out of 32 shots ... Made 29 saves in net to earn his second straight win against UMass-Lowell on 10/24 ... Saw 20:00 min of ice time against OSU on 12/5 and stopped 10 out of the 11 shots faced ... Made season-high 40 saves in 2-1 win against Michigan Tech in GLI (12/28) ... Stopped 31 shots in a 2-1 win over MSU in GLI Championship (12/29) ... Made 32 saves to earn win against No. 9 Minnesota (1/9) ... Made 13 saves against No. 9 Minnesota in 7-5 win on 1/10 ... Stopped 28 shots against Ohio State (1/16) ... Made five saves in first period at Wisconsin (1/23) ... Stopped nine of ten shots in relief at Minnesota on 2/13 ... Stopped 30 of 31 shots against Minneosta on 2/14 ... Recorded an assist at Ohio State on 2/20 ... Made 27 saves at Ohio State (2/20) ... Stopped 28 of 30 shots faced in win against Ohio State (2/22) ... Made 37 saves against Penn State (3/6) ... Stopped 27 of 31 shots against Penn State (3/7) ... Made 27 of 28 saves in win against Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament (3/19) ... Stopped 25 of 26 shots faced in win vs. Michigan State in Big Ten Semifinal (3/20) ... Made 28 saves vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship (3/21).
Sophomore (2013-14) ...In 13 games played, went 7-4-1 with a 2.91 GAA and a .912 Save % ... Registered 18 saves in his fifth win of the season vs. Penn State on 2/22 ... 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 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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