Junior wing Jake Hansen, asked what his role on team will be: "Whatever coach calls for. [Sunday] it felt good to get a few goals, get back. It just feels good to get a good start, a quick start, instead of taking a while in the season to get it going a little bit." He had two goals against British Columbia.

MORE HANSEN

* On how he likes team: "We have [Alex] Kangas back. That is huge. He is going to be one of the better goalies in the country. And having [Jay] Barriball back is huge. [He missed most of last season after knee surgery.] And we have new guys stepping in like [Erik] Haula. That is going to help us out. Chemistry-wise it is a lot more tight-knit group than it has been in the past."

* Impressions of freshmen: "Haula? Very skilled player. I noticed that from the start. He obviousl had a good game [Sunday]. Nice goal. Tommy Serratore looked very good. He is playing with [Nick] Larson and [Taylor] Matson and those guys. [Nate Schmidt] Schmitty looked good defensively. [Justin] Holl. All our freshmen who played, they all looked very good.And that is something that is huge for our team. They looked like they fit in right away."

* On not scoring on five-minute power play in third period: "In WCHA hockey, it's so hard to score 5-on-5. PP, special teams is the biggest thing. And that is something we are going to work on but [Sunday] we actually just rolled lines through it. We haven't -- in practice we have been doing something else. A similar thing, but with different guys on it. [Sunday] we got that lead and [coach Lucia] just wanted to get all the lines in and have everyone get a look at the new pp. Like Don was saying, our coach, if someone gets hurt, it is easier for a new guys to jump in right away [if] they know what they are doing."

* On nearly getting a third goal in the third period: "[Kevin] Wehrs hit me with a good pass. I was going to take another slapshot, but I decided to do a little toe drag. Probably got a little too cute there. Probably should have just got a shot off and hopefully got a nice little rebound to [Nico] Sachetti. But I just tried something out there. It would have been nice to get number three, but we got a win and the team looked good. That's all that matters."

THE DON SAYS

* On Tom Serratore, who had a goal and hit two posts against British Columbia: "He is a lunch pail kind of guy. He scored a goal, hit a couple pipes and knocked a few guys on their rear end, That's the type of player he is. And I think he is going to bring a very important element to our team this year."

* On team's play: "We have a chance to be a pretty good skating team this year."