Page 8- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, February 4, 1984
Lakers are superior,
By JOE EWING
Special to the Daily
SAULT STE. MARIE - In the first
round of what was supposed to be a
dogfight with Lake Superior State for
eighth place in the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association, the Michigan
hockey team found itself bloody and
Michigan staggered away from the
Norris Centre here last night with its
jugular torn open and bleeding badly as
it was handed a 5-4 setback by the Soo
Lakers. The Wolverines, who have now
lost five straight, are nestled in an
eighth-place tie with Lake Superior
with identical 9-14 league records.:The
top-eight teams in the league make the
THE WOLVERINES did put up a
valiant fight as they scratched and
clawed to make the contest close.
"I thought we played tough in the
third period," said Michigan head coach
Down 5-3 with just over a minute to
go, Giordano gambled and pulled net-
minder Mark Chiamp. The gamble
payed off at 19:31 as Chris Seychel
scored with help from Jim McCauley
Scoring: 1. LSSC- Butler (Jerrard, Dahlquist)
Penalties: M-Cariie (holding) 3:51; M-P. Goff
(slashing) 10:02; LSSC-Roque (tripping) 10:23;
LSSC-Bumbacco (holding) 14:36.
Scoring: 2. LSSC-Guy (Martin) 2:31; 3. LSSC-
Roque (Guy, Dahlquist) 12:19; 1. M-Bjorkman
(Carlile, Spring) 13:04; 4. LSSC-Collar (Beauchamp,
Dahlquist) 16:56; 2. M-Downing (Jones, Macnab)
Penalties: M-D. Goff (high-sticking), 3:00; LCCS-
Beauchamp (hooking) 6:40; M-May (elbowing) 9:03;
M-Carlile (slashing) 11:36.
and Pat Goff. Unfortunately, Michigan
could not score again.
PAUL SPRING had also put the puck
in the net for Michigan in the third
period with an assist going to John
Bjorkman. However, poor play earlier
in the game cost the Wolverines the
In the first period, Michigan looked
like the Wolverines of recent - they
weren't able to put the puck in the net,
although they had many scoring chan-
qTe Soo Lakers did get on the
scoreboard though, as Allan Butler tip-
ped in Paul Jerrard's slap shot from the
point at 11:10. It was Butler's 20th goal
of the season and his ninth in the last
MICHIGAN did manage to turn on
the goal light twice in the second
Scoring: 3. M-Spring (Bjorkman) 11:21; 5.
LSSC-Bumbacco (Cote, Dickson) 16:33; 4.
M-Seychel (McCauley, P. Goff ),19:31.
Penalties: M-McCrimmon (high-sticking) 6:5;
LSSC Palumbo (holding) 7:13; M-Downing
(elbowing) 8:05; M-Carlile (slashing) 12:50.
period, but Lake Superior returned the
favor three times to go up 4-2.
Chris Guy got things going for the Soo
Lakers when he broke into the
Michigan zone alone and took a shot
that Chiamp juggled and then dropped
into the net. Jim Rogue made it 3-0 for
Lake Superior at 12:19 when he scored
with Wolverine defenseman Todd
Carlile off for slashing.
The Wolverines responaea 45 seconds
later with a goal of their own as Bjork-
man banged home the rebound of a
Spring shot. It was Bjorkman's ninth
goal of the year.
KEVIN COLLAR put the Soo Lakers
up by three once more at 16:56, but the
Wolverines bounced back quickly
again, this time taking only eight
seconds to score after the Soo Laker
goal. Frank Downing tallied for
Michigan taking passes from Brad
Jones and Bruce MacNab right off the
center ice face-off. It was Downing's
first goal since returning to action after
injuring his knee against Ferris State in
Mid-December. It was his fourth goal of
Round two of the dog fight is
scheduled for tonight. The winner will
take sole possession of eighth place,
while the loser will drop to ninth.
Michigan's chances of making the
play-offs are diminishing quickly and
will not get any better as the
Wolverines will have tough series with
Ferris State, Northern Michigan and
Michigan Tech coming up.
LSSC-Dyck .................12 7
M-Chiamp.................... Ir 11
SCORING BY PERIOD
1 2 3
Lake Superior................1 3 2
MICHIGAN .................. 0 2 2
... nets a goal and an assist
Yugoslav trainer Ab Gerikson lifts a leg to avoid speed skater Bibija Kerla
during practice. The speed skating events begin February 9th.
OL YMPIC TURMOIL:
When you're in a tight spot,
good friends will help you out
Hockey eligibility clouded
SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia (AP) - The
hot hockey controversy and a cold
shoulder from Greece over a plan to
make money from the Olympic torch
gave the touchy issues of amateurism
and commercialism center stage as the
XIV Olympic Winter Games were
otherwise set to go.
The United States, Canada and
Finland were engaged in a widening
controversy over hockey eligibility that
threatened to strip many hockey teams
of some of their best players.
MEANWHILE, THOUGH the Inter-
national Olympic Committee has given
its blessing to the Los Angeles Olympic
Committee to have the Olympic torch
carried across the United States to the
Summer Games for the price of $3,000
per kilometer, that decision has fueled
more anger from the small village of
That rule says that anyone who plays
in no more than 10 National Hockey
League games is eligible to be on the
The Americans would have liked to
have had the same rule interpretation
for their team, but had already selected
the candidates when the interpretation
was approved. So the Americans are
left with a rule that does not permit any
playing time in any professional
THERE WAS TO have been a
meeting to resolve the U.S.-Canadian
dispute, but that has now been delayed
until Monday. In the meantime, the pot
has boiled over.
The IOC says it will now question
Finland about the eligibility of goalie
Hannu Kamppure. And the Finns
quickly replied that they will protest
'He's (Eagleson) trying to take away
something from me that we so richly
deserved. He can't take away the memory.
Is he going to try to convince everybody in
the United States we lost?'
-1980 U.S. Hockey Captain Mike Eruzione
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Olympia, Greece, where the Olympics
The Los Angeles committee plans to
sell torch carrying rights to sponsors
and give the proceeds to scouting and
other youth activities. The IOC's
executive board approved the plan in
The IOC has said it has jurisdiction
over the torch. The Greek members of
the IOC said if the commercially spon-
sored torch relay to Los Angeles goes
on, the traditional lighting ceremony of
the torch at Olympia is in danger.
THE GREEKS, guardians of the
flame, object to the run, saying it's
commercialization of the torch even if
donations from the sponsors of the run
would help youth activities in the
The two Greek members of the Inter-
national Olympic Committee went before
the committtee's executive board
Friday and said that Greece would
disown the relay and refuse to par-
ticipate in the traditional lighting of the
torch at Olympia, site of the ancient
"We may tell the IOC that if they
want to carry the torch from Olympia
they will have to come themselves and
fetch it," said committee member,
Nikos Filaretos. "If they do that, they
may find their way to Olympia barred.
There is a lot of public feeling in Greece
on this matter."
BUT THE IOC said it might just
take the torch to Switzerland in-
stead of returning it to Olympia if it ap-
pears the Greeks would carry out the
The torch controversy joined the
the eligibility of nine players on six
teams, including the United States and
Canada if they are questioned. The
other four are West Germany, Austria,
Italy and Sweden.
Willie Daume, chairman of the Inter-
national Olympic Committee's
Eligibility Committee, challenged th
amateur status of Kamppure on
Friday. Daume said Kamppure "did
not follow the rules. He played in a
professional league," because the
goalie was a member of the Edmonton
Oilers of the World Hockey Association
THE FINNS ARE likely to test the
eligibility of any American player
whose representative has been in con
tact with the National Hockey League
concerning a contract. That could in-
clude people like Pat LaFontaine,
Team USA's star center, and goalten-
der Bob Mason, who reportedly has
reached an agreement to join the
Washington Capitals after the Olym-
Mike Eruzione, a star on the 1980 U.S.
team, said Canada's hint that the U.S.
team illegally won the gold medal was
"an accusation from somebody who
doesn't know what he's talking about."
Alan Eagleson, Canada's chief inter-
national hockey negotiator, said that he
would reveal questionable details about
Eruzione and Ken Morrow, another
member of the 1980 Olympic team, if
the U.S. continues to protest Canadian
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