PITTSBURGH — Here’s more of what Massachusetts-Lowell players were saying Wednesday, the eve of their Frozen Four semifinal against Yale:
“You get get there pretty quick. We were a little early for our flight.” — Chad Ruhwedel on one benefit to getting a police escort to the airport.
“It’s one hell of a rink.” — Joe Pendenza on the Consol Energy Center.
“He’s kind of boring to watch at times because he’s always in the right position and he is such a good goaltender.” — Riley Wetmore on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s success.
“One of the underlying themes of our team is team defense and blocking shots. A lot of people don’t look at that, but that’s why Connor has been doing so well. It’s a team game, and he’ll tell you that as well.” — Wetmore on Lowell’s team defense.
“It’s been our mind-set all year to focus on us and not any other team. Any team that makes it this far is doing something right.” — Wetmore on how Yale compares to teams Lowell has faced this year.
“We watched some video on different aspects of their forecheck and their special teams. It really comes down to how we prepare and coming out and playing Lowell-style hockey.” — Ruhwedel on Yale.