Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, September 24, 2014
Big Ten hockey media day is a chance for players and coaches to come together and addresses the media in one large gathering. To take advantage of the opportunity, I conducted a Big Ten hockey survey, asking one player from every team four questions to help preview the season.
Here's what I got:
Editor?s note: Player responses were anonymous to ensure honest answers and avoid hurt feelings or any kind of backlash. Players could not use their teammates/stadium/coach/uniform in answers.
TOUGHEST BIG TEN VENUE?
2: Michigan State
Quote on Mariucci Arena: "The fans are pretty crazy there. When you play there, those are the games you really get up for."
COACH YOU'D LIKE TO PLAY FOR?
4: Red Berenson
1: Don Lucia
Quote on Berenson: "He's the guy. He's been around the game for so long and knows so much. That experience and everything that he has been through and the fact that he is still so successful is very impressive."
BEST BIG TEN UNIFORM?
1: Penn State
1: Ohio State
Quote on Michigan uniform: "I really like the maize and blue color combination. Those colors pop off the jersey and look really good."
BIG TEN'S TOP PLAYER?
4: Adam Wilcox, Minnesota
1: Joel Rumpel, Wisconsin
Quote on Wilcox: "I'm sure he will have another good year. He's really good. I'll give him the nod."