March 5, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today (Tuesday, March 5) its Players of the Week for the week ending March 3, 2013, honoring University of Michigan ice hockey freshman Steve Racine (Williamsville, N.Y.) as the Gongshow Rookie of the Week.
Racine stopped 22 shots and was named the Perani Cup second star in a 4-1 win over Ferris State on Friday (March 1). He made 24 saves, stopped all three shootout attempts and was named the Perani Cup first star in a shootout win against the Bulldogs the following night (March 2).
Racine, who made his first start since December four games ago and has posted a 3-0-1 record over that span.
He is the third player in the last month to receive honors from the CCHA. Last week Alex Guptill (Newmarket, Ontario) was named Offensive Player of the Week for his four goals, two assist effort against Ohio State (Feb. 22-23). Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) was named Rookie of the Week after U-M's sweep of Michigan State (March. 1-2) and then was named CCHA Rookie of the Month for February after leading all freshmen in scoring (4g, 6a).
The Wolverines will face Northern Michigan in the best-of-three first-round series to begin the CCHA playoffs. The games will be played March 8-10 at Yost Ice Arena. Game times are 7:35 p.m. each night.
Fans can purchase tickets for the Friday and Saturday games of the playoff series by going to MGoBlue.com/tickets. Online sales are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 734-764-0247 or 866-296-6849 or by visiting in person the first floor of the Hartwig Building at 1000 S State St.
Playoff tickets are included in both public and student season-ticket packages. Sideline and end-zone seats will be $25 each. The group rate for end-zone seats is $20 for groups of 10 or more.
If the series goes to a third game, tickets for the Sunday (March 10) game will go on sale immediately after the conclusion of game two.
Contact: Bruce Madej (734) 647-1756