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Tim Whitehead Quotes

This was a frustrating result tonight. It is hard to believe we had fifty shot on net with only one power play. We played well, but just didn't score. We have to keep our heads up and find a way to win because we have another big game on Saturday night with a lot at stake.
Tim Whitehead
#Believe

Right now, giving them both the opportunity to play is in the team's best interest. We will need them both to be strong all the way through. When one plays well, the other seems to play well. I have sensed a very good competitive relationship there. They are helping each other to improve and inspiring each other with their play. That's what you want, a healthy-competitive relationship.
Tim Whitehead
#Giving

There was a real determination from that group of seniors that was left behind, so to speak, to do something special.
Tim Whitehead
#Determination

Certainly I think it's better for college hockey when you have things spread out, but it doesn't always work that way.
Tim Whitehead
#College

Special teams was very important, it always is. It's probably the only reason why we're here, getting to the Frozen Four because we've had such good special teams. So it is a bit ironic that that cost us in this game.
Tim Whitehead
#Reason

I've just been so impressed with his consistency in improving each year. He's just improved tremendously every single year. And he came in as a true freshman, so his development has been fast-tracked.
Tim Whitehead
#Consistency

He's a great success story, I am really excited for him for not just his hockey but his life. He's just a great person; without question one of the best kids we have had come through here. Michel is a Black Bear through and through.
Tim Whitehead
#Life

Those two in particular are elite players and have the NHL written all over them. Those are guys who can really do some damage to you if you're not checking them tightly. Fortunately in our league we have some elite players so we're used to playing against that.
Tim Whitehead
#Elite

That's probably the only reason we're here in the Frozen Four, because we had such good special teams. So it's a bit ironic that that cost us in this game.
Tim Whitehead
#Reason

He was great. He's such a tough competitor and he's in such a tough spot as a freshmen. He hasn't been in this situation before and I thought he handled it great. He made some big stops at key moments and I was very proud of him.
Tim Whitehead
#Competitor

We give the guys the freedom to make plays under pressure and sometimes it bites us.
Tim Whitehead
#Freedom

I think the only reason we've been here is because of special teams. So, it's a bit ironic that special teams cost us the game. We give our guys freedom to make plays on the power play. Sometimes, it comes back to bit us.
Tim Whitehead
#Reason

It [special teams] is probably the only reason we're here, able to get to the Frozen Four. It's a bit ironic that that's what cost us tonight.
Tim Whitehead
#Reason

We've lost our share of games already so we didn't have a lot of room to play with. Obviously we needed to leave it all out on the ice regardless of the results. And I think for the most part we did that and that is why I am happy.
Tim Whitehead
#Games

I think we're getting more focused and that's what I am excited about. The last three games we have been very focused on executing the game plan and playing as a team.
Tim Whitehead
#Games

You're seeing upsets left and right, and we've lost our share of games already so we knew we didn't have a lot of room to play with.
Tim Whitehead
#Games

It used to be you see a handful of staffs out there recruiting consistency. And now you see just about everybody.
Tim Whitehead
#Consistency

Most importantly we didn't quit. We played hard and fought back. Unfortunately it didn't have the storybook ending that we had hoped, but at the same time we proved something to ourselves that we can come back and that the game is never over. Those are valuable lessons.
Tim Whitehead
#Ending

Right now, what we need to do as a team is focus on the task at hand, which is winning hockey games.
Tim Whitehead
#Focus

Like any good goalie, it becomes more difficult to make saves if you take his eyes away on screens and get to the net on second and third shots.
Tim Whitehead
#Eyes

It's very difficult to put a consistent run together in college hockey, and I think we're a good example of that. We've had our moments but at the same time, we're very beatable as well. I think a team like BU is a good example.
Tim Whitehead
#College

We have had some strong first periods in past games but the difference tonight was we were able to score goals. Getting the early goals was important tonight. Ben Bishop had a strong second period in which things could have turned. That was a big reason why we won the game. Tomorrow night will give us another opportunity and promises to be an exciting but challenging game.
Tim Whitehead
#Games

We've met a lot. It's a very good rivalry and I'm sure it's going to be a great game. (We've played well this year) But they had our number last year. This next meeting is the most important of all.
Tim Whitehead
#Rivalry

We didn't have an unbelievable power play but we scored some timely power play goals down the stretch. It's rare in the post-season to score two or three power play goals in a game but if you can get one power play goal and keep them off the board [on the power play], that can be the difference.
Tim Whitehead
#Goals

The population of (Maine) is such that there are not a whole lot of kids out there to begin with. Timing is the key thing. We're fortunate that we have some real elite ones here now. Both Greg and Derek have had fabulous careers.
Tim Whitehead
#Kids

Their top four is as good as anybody's in the country.
Tim Whitehead
#Country

To advance past Michigan State was special. We had our hands full.
Tim Whitehead
#Past

Obviously we're disappointed for Derek because we care about him so much. But mistakes happen. Hopefully we can advance. If we do, hopefully Derek will have an opportunity to play.
Tim Whitehead
#Mistakes

They are playing great hockey, as well as anybody in the country. We'll have our hands full. We'll certainly be aware of some of their tendencies, but the bottom line is, we'll be focused on ourselves and our execution.
Tim Whitehead
#Country