The Michigan Daily
Saturday, October 31, 1981
By MARK BOROWSKI
All week in practice Michigan hockey
coach John Giordano worked his team
hard, after they stung Michigan Tech
for twoavictories in Houghton, to
prevent a letdown.
And from the time the Wolverines
took the ice last night before 2,713
hockey followers until the final buzzer
sounded it was evident that Giordano's
coaching had worked as his team
totally dominated the University of
Toronto Blues and skated to a 5-1 vic-
THE WOLVERINES continued
where they left off last weekend playing
a hard-hitting defensive game.
Freshman netminder Jon Elliott
started his third game of the season and
allowed only one goal in the little over
35 minutes he played. Elliott picked up
the win and senior Peter Mason
finished the game in goal, stopping all
seven shots he faced.
Giordano was satisfied with the play
of both his goalies. "Both played
equally well," he said. "Something was
really missing tonight. Maybe it was
Speers scores two
goals in 5-1 victory
the crowd. We really need to play well
against this team. These guys are good.
"I liked the way we moved the puck.
We moved it well through the neutral
THE BLUES couldn't get any offense
going all night and.Michigan took ad-
vantage of some scoring opportunities
when they arose. Toronto's lackluster
play could have been attributed to the
fact that it beat archrival York Univer-
sity last night 3-0 and had to make the
five and a half hour bus ride to Ann Ar-
bor early this morning.
Although his team scored five goals,
Giordano was not satisfied with the
power play. "The power play was
feeble. The defensive zone play was not
bad," he said. "We've got the kids
thinking about that now.
"Toronto is a good team. Just
because they're not in our league
doesn't mean we shouldn't play well."
MICHIGAN'S TED Speers opened the
scoring at 15:50 of the first period.
Toronto's Brad Andrews had just
returned to the ice after serving a two-
minute penalty for slashing as
Wolverine left winger Paul Brandrup
stickhandled the puck inside the. right
face-off circle. He then dumped the
puck off to Speers at the side of the net
who managed to squeeze a nifty
backhand past junior goalie Paul
Fisher to give his team a 1-0 lead.
The Wolverines continued to
dominate play into the second period as
winger Paul Kobylarz and Steve
Yoxheimer each picked up their first
goals of the game and Speers picked up
Kobylarz, a freshman from Livonia,
notched his second goal of the season at
0:51 after receiving a perfect pass from
Joe Milburn as the two rushed in on a
SPEERS SIXTH goal of the season
came a little over eight minutes later
when he dashed from the penalty box
into the slot and rifled a loose puck past
a stunned Fisher.
The final tally of the period came at
12:44 when sophomore Yoxheimer
banged home a'Don Krussman pass
from the corner to give Giordano and
Co. a 4-1 advantage. It was the first shot
Toronto's new goalie, Dave Jamieson
who came on at 11:06 of the second
Toronto slipped its only goal of the
game in against Elliott at 6:05 of the
second period. Michigan failed to clear
a rebound from in front of the fresh-
man goaltender and the Blue's right
winger Darren Lowe knocked the boun-
cing puck into the net.
The last goal of the evening was
scored by freshman Dave McIn-
tyre while teammate Paul Brandrup
was in the penalty box for roughing.
Senior Jeff Tessier started the play by
breaking up a Toronto power play and
then dumped the pass to McIntyre, who
skated the length of the ice and just was
able to slide the puck under the
Daily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
THE MICHIGAN hockey team
(above) celebrates a Steve
Yoxheimer goal in the second period
of the Wolverines, game against
Toronto last night. This goal gave
Michigan a 4-1 lead at the time.
Senior Jeff Tessier (27) handles the
... top scorer for 'M'
Michigan now holds a 22-14-3 edge in
the series that started between the two
teams in 1937 with a 4-2 Toronto win.
Last year the Wolverines collected a
pair of 4-3 overtime wins and has won
eight of the last nine games in the
The win upped the Wolverines record
to 3-0 on the season and Toronto's drop-
ped to 3-2. The two teams will face-off
again tonight at 7:30.
puck (right) in front of
Scoring: 1. M-Speers (Brandup, Richmond)
Penalties: M-Richmond (highstieking) 2:01;
TOR-Smith (highsticking) 2:01; TOR-Andrews
(slashing) 13:44; M-Richmond (slashing) 18:26. O
Scoring: 2. M-Kobylarz (Milburn, Richmond)
0:51; 3. TOR-Lowe (Callaghan, Todd) 6:05; 4.
M-Speers (Tippett, Krussman) 9:08; 5.
M-Yoxheimer (Krussman, Perry) 12:44.
Penalties: M--Speers (elbowing) 7:02;
TOR-Eutenler (holding) 7:20; TOR-Medhurst
(roughing) 7:40; TOR-Deane (slashing) 13:14;
M-Luhdberg (highsticking) 19:34.
Scoring: 6. M-McIntyre (Tessier) 10:50.
Penalties: TOR-Perry (hooking) 4:48;
TOR-Todd (tripping) 6:19; TOR-Eutenier (cross.
checking) 7:04; M-Brandrup (roughing) 9:23;
M-Richter (interference) 11:30; M-Speers
(roughing) 14:55; TOR-Eutenier (slashing) 16:55.
Elliott (M) . . .....6
Fisher (TOR) ................ 8
Mason (b.................... -
* - -17
3 7 -10
Doily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
By JESSE BARKIN
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC- Rookie Isiah Thomas hit
two free throws with 20 seconds left in
the game to ice the Detroit Pistons 118-
113 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks
in the season opener at the Silverdome
last night. Thomas played incredibly
well as the 6-1 guard scored 31 points
and added 11 assists while turning the
ball over only three times.
Coach Scotty Robertson said, "He is a
leader and he took advantage of things I
didn't even see. He's got poise. He is not
only a leader, he can score."
THE BUCKS LED the entire game
until the Pistons took a 110-109 lead with
4:25 left on a Terry Tyler layup which
was set up by Thomas. Thomas then
stole the ball and dribbled the length of
the court before he passed off to former
Michigan star Phil Hubbard for a
Brian Winters scored on a jump shot
to close the gap to one point, but Hub-
bard scored again on another layup
giving the Pistons a 114-111 lead. Hub-
bard connected on 20 points for the
The play got messy as both teams
traded turnovers and with 24 seconds
left Mickey Johnson scored on a layup
inside on the Bucks third shot of the
WITH 20 SECONDS remaining,
Thomas was fouled by Johnson and
went to the line with a chance to ice the
game. He made both free throws to give
the Pistons a 116-113 lead.
Quinn Buckner missed a three-
pointer with four seconds remaining in
The Bucks were on fire at the begin-
ning of the game as they shot 70 percent
from the field in the first quarter as
they raced to a 38-24 first quarter lead.
The Pistons came alive in the second
quarter. Thomas scored on a jumper,
from a pass from Hubbard, then
Thomas returned the favor as Hubbard
scored on a short jumper to spark a 10-2
burst over the Bucks at the outset of the
quarter. But the Bucks never gave up
the lead and led by five before Thomas
hit a 47-foot jumper at the buzzer to
bring the Pistons within two points, 62-
60, at the half.
THE PISTONS and the Bucks traded
baskets in the third quarter and
Thomas and Hubbard each scored 10
points in the quarter. At one point early
in the third Thomas scored eight con-
secutive points for the Pistons.
Thomas understated his performan-
ce, saying it "was all right. I think we
played well as a team. We could have
played better, I could have played bet-
mbe tbian 1OatI
to4ohr 1r 4B
o --cip ta6 Days A W eek
e -e.,, sF.l k .
As you follow the Wolverines
to another Rose Bowl,
you'll be reading, about
including intramral and
... 31 points
PISTON'S FIRST-ROUND draft choice Isiah Thomas drives hard in first-
quarter action last night. The rookie contributed 31points to Detroit's 118-113
victory over the Milwaukee Bucks last night at the Pontiac Silverdome.
ANN ARBOR GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE
. t . ..a...... _& *996-059 1