MINNEAPOLIS - Head coach Don Lucia has relied heavily on the reflexes of University of Minnesota senior goaltender Kent Patterson as the Gophers head to the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.
The netminder has started all 42 games for the Gophers hockey team this season, setting a new school record for most shutouts in a season (seven) along the way. Patterson allowed five goals in two games during the NCAA West Regional - a 7-3 win over Boston University and a 5-2 win against North Dakota in the regional final.
Before heading south to the Frozen Four, Patterson talked to KARE 11's Dave Schwartz. Patterson did shed some light on how he's been physically able to play nearly 2,500 minutes so far this season.
The Gophers face Boston College Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in south Florida.
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