Nov. 22, 2013
Head Coach Don Lucia:
On the Boyd, Serratore and Ambroz line...
“Well, the (Travis) Boyd, (Tom) Serratore, (Seth) Ambroz line scored a couple of goals tonight. Tommy is playing a lot better than in the first part of the season. He had a goal (tonight), and had a good shot. (Travis) Boyd had a nice play in there, actually (Seth) Ambroz also had a nice move in there, and it was great for Kyle to score a goal. It’s been a while for him.”
On goaltender Adam Wilcox...
“(Adam) was good. We put too much on him tonight. We have to pick things up there. Adam was good, he was on top, we just have to help him out more.”
Sophomore Goaltender Adam Wilcox:
On Minnesota Duluth’s quick start...
“(They’re) a good team, they had a good start. That is kind of what they are known for. They got that goal. It had a weird bounce, and I didn’t see where the puck was at. Then we got three goals right away and did a good job after that.”
On cousin Alex Stalock and Minnesota Duluth...
“My mom and my cousin’s mom, they obviously always watch the game together. I can’t imagine that the households are too friendly after these games, but it’s always fun to go watch him. I used to go up there to watch him play the Gophers. It is always kind of a tradition for my mom to watch these games especially.”
Senior Forward Tom Serratore:
On scoring from all four lines...
“Obviously going into the game you want all of the lines to get in there and go after it, and try to do as well as they can, and obviously get more scoring opportunities. And those came. I think we were able to do that tonight. It was good to see all four lines scoring well.”
On rivalry with Duluth...
“Like I said, the Minnesota rivalries are huge for us. We come into these games, and we want to be the best team in Minnesota. We were 4-0 coming into the game tonight, and that is something that we take pride in here at the ‘U’.”
Junior Forward Kyle Rau:
On first goal since the first game of the season...
“It feels good. It was an easy one. (Sam) Warning and (Hudson) Fasching did all of the work, I just tapped it in.”
On rivalry game with UMD…
“It’s still a big deal, those in-state games. We want to win those, and I am sure they want to win those ones too. They will come out ready to go on Sunday.”
Around the Dasher: A.J. Michaelson
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Michaelson has appeared in 83 games for the Maroon & Gold with 12 points (five goals, seven assists).
Okposo, Boyd Net Pro Hat Tricks
Kyle Okposo and Nick Leddy combined for seven points including Okposo's second career hat trick on Sunday.
`U' Falls in Series Finale
Minnesota (14-13-0 overall, 9-3-0-0 Big Ten) hits the road next weekend with a two-game series at Michigan State.