MINNEAPOLIS Coming into the season, the University of Minnesota men's hockey team had a hole to fill at goaltender with the graduation of Kent Patterson. Early on, the plan was to use a platoon of junior Michael Shibrowski and freshman Adam Wilcox, splitting the duo in each two-game series.
With a shutout Sunday in a 1-0 win over Canisius, Wilcox asserted himself as the team's top option in net -- even if his coach wouldn't anoint him the starter just yet.
"They've both done some good things," coach Don Lucia said of the goalies. "They've probably played equally well at home, but Adam obviously outplayed him at (Michigan) Tech. What we'll do is make a decision toward the end of the week. We might continue to rotate. If we rotate, do we want to switch who plays Friday, who plays Saturday, or let one of them play both games this weekend?
"We don't know. We don't have to make that decision (yet)."
Through this weekend, the Gophers had used Shibrowski in net for the first game of t...