Oct. 7, 2011
Recap | Final Stats
Wisconsin vs. Northern Michigan
Oct. 7, 2011
Kohl Center – Madison, Wis
Wisconsin Coach Mike Eaves
On how youth play into outcome:
It played out as one might think it played out. There were some darn good things and there were things we need to work on. That’s about what one would expect.
On Landon Peterson's performance:
I thought he was very solid. He gave us a chance to win the game. I think one of the tell tale signs of how a goalie (plays is) if he’s got poise and confidence out there, if the puck was dumped in he was quick to go out and stop the puck, made good decisions, made good passes, he was square with the puck all night and did a nice job he gave a chance to win the game or get a tie.
On battling back:
That’s the thing we talked about after the game. The thing we want them to leave the rink with tonight is the idea that we came we didn’t quit. We persevered.
On how deep is his patience:
As deep as it needs to be. I think what you need to do is because we talked about this before is how far to do you correct and take away their confidence, and how much do you let go and talk about the good things they do. It will be as deep as we it needs to be.
On evaluate power plays:
I think the ice was a little bit of an issue and I think because we haven’t had a lot of reps we fought ourselves a little bit. We weren’t as effective as we want but that’s to be expected. We were trying to do things on the go. It was a good test to see if our kids could adapt on the go. Ok we need to make this adaptation right now are we capable of doing it, and at times we were and at times we weren’t .
On looking forward:
The line has been drawn now we have a mark of where we are and we have a vision of where we need to go. Let’s build.
Junior captain John Ramage
On what the team takes from this game:
It showed that were capable of coming back and we have a never quit attitude, there are positives to take from this game and I think coming back from 2-0 in the third period is a positive.
On where youth showed:
We just all made mistakes. It’s the first game of the season, not only the youth but just everyone knocking the rust off. There were times we just weren’t very good in our own zone and we could have done things better.
Freshman forward Joseph LaBate
On the comeback:
Our intensity picked up going into the overtime. You could tell out team really stepped up and obviously our fans were into it. It’s too bad we couldn’t get the W.
Freshman goaltender Landon Peterson
On his Badger debut:
I came in prepared well, stayed focused and just kept telling myself to control the things that I can control.