WILDCAT SPOTLIGHT: JACOB MICFLIKIER
Jacob Micflikier

Micflikier has posted 12-24-36 in 33 games in his junior season. He ranks third on the team in scoring. Has posted 28 of his 36 points in 24 conference games. He ranks tied for fourth in the conference in scoring with 28 points (9g, 19a) and overall he ranks seventh in Hockey East in scoring. Micflikier was named Hockey East Player of the Week on Nov. 14 for a four-point week against Boston U. and Maine and on Dec. 5 for a seven-point (2g, 5a) effort at Vermont and St. Lawrence. Tallied a season-high four points on Dec. 3 at St. Lawrence. Posted the game-winning goal vs. Maine on Nov. 12 at the Whittemore Center and was named the MVP of the "Battle for the RiverStone Cup" vs. Dartmouth on Jan. 14 with his game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining. Has posted a point in 24 of 33 games for the Wildcats with 10 multi-point efforts to his credit. Micflikier became UNH's 63rd player is school history to post 100 career points on Feb. 4 at Maine.

What is your best memory being on this team so far?
The Harvard overtime victory last year in the NCAA's and the third game against Providence in the Hockey East playoffs my freshmen year because it was an overtime game and it brought us to the next round.

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
I like to put all of my equipment on the left side first and try to sleep as much during the day as possible

The University of Maine has always been seen as a big rival, why do you think that is?
When I got here it was big. Maybe it had something to do with the Frozen Four in 1999. I'm not sure if it was a rival before that, but Maine has always been a top team with UNH.

What kind of transition was it to go from high school or juniors to college?
The first couple of games going from juniors to college were pretty tough. But a few games into the season I got thrown on a top line with Steve Saviano and Sean Collins so playing with a couple small guys, like myself made it easy to get into the flow of things and they taught me a lot during the way.

Out of the Hockey East rinks, which is your favorite to play at? Why?
Obviously the Whittemore Center because of the fans and because its home. I also like to play at Maine due to the fact that the fans are very intense there and it's overall a fun experience.

What player did you look up to when you were younger?
I look up to Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings and everything about him; his leadership, his successes, his accomplishments and he's always been my brothers favorite player so that's why I originally followed him

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