Oct. 18, 2013
Michigan Head Coach Red Berenson
On the play of freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort ... "For his first college hockey experience to have to have to come in and then face a penalty shot, it's pretty good, and plus killing a penalty. I thought he did really well."
On coming away with a tie after UNH's strong third period ... "It's third-period hockey, and it's a close game. One shot can be the difference. I thought we were on our heels, and they had good control. Getting the power plays help, but nevertheless I thought they had the better scoring chances."
On the play of freshmen Tyler Motte and JT Compher, who teamed for Michigan's goal ... "It doesn't surprise me. They're good young players, and they've played here before with the (U.S.) Development Program. They've played Division I road games, but this is their first go-around with Michigan. We had seven freshmen play tonight, and they all held up well."
U-M Senior Defenseman Mac Bennett
On his reaction to Steve Racine's injury ... "It's not worry, that's for sure. We have four talented goaltenders, and anyone of them can play. Obviously, it's bad to see Steve go down, but Nagelvoort came in, stepped up, made a huge breakaway save right away, and that definitely has to help his confidence."
On the difference of play on the wider ice surface ... "Playing defense is a little bit harder because there is more space. You can't take yourself out of the play too much, because if you go outside the dots, there is a lot of open space in the middle. It was a little less physical than what we would have liked, but that's the sacrifice you have to make playing on an Olympic sheet."
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