Saturday, December 17, 2011

Having a Seat Over There: Steven Racine

Michigan has another goalie for next year! Steven Racine, the keeper for the Georgetown Raiders of the OJHL, has verbally committed to Michigan. first reported that the former Taft goalie had committed, and MHNet confirmed it publicly via some conversations over Twitter.

In the three games he's played for Georgetown, he's 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals against and a .961 save percentage. He pitched a 26-save shutout in his first appearance for the team. He most recently made 48 saves in a 4-3 overtime win. He had previously been with the Westside Warriors in the BCHL, where he was 7-9-0 with a 3.10/.885. After winning seven of his first nine starts this year, the Warriors went into a huge slump. They made a change after he dropped seven straight decisions, though it doesn't sound like he had a lot of help.

Prior to the BCHL, he spent quite a bit of time in the USHL and the EJHL.

Racine--and I will never say his last name without sounding like Kit from A League of Their Own--is listed at 6'3", 190 and hails from New York.

MHNet has a quote from a guy in OHL Central Scouting who called Racine a "good, solid goalie" and "Athletic, but nothing flashy".

He is expected to backup Jared Rutledge. He sounds like a solid enough pickup. He's a little bit older, he's got some experience playing in a variety of leagues, and he's got good size.


Anonymous said...

Let's just hope he can cut it at Michigan in school and otherwise. It probably means Dwyer is gone, too unless Janny doesn't want to be relegated to 3rd string.

Anonymous said...

He's been cut or traded from every team he's played for the last three seasons, since leaving prep school..... three games in the OJHL ain't quite like the CCHA. Don't expect much.

Anonymous said...

Racine is starting to look like a really solid pick up for the wolverines. He's put together outstanding numbers this season having played a lot of games. Hopefully he can lead his team to a championship in the the ojhl.

Anonymous said...

He is not college hockey material...he cant even get a starting job in the USHL or even NAHL