Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, November 17, 1984
by CHRIS GERBASI
Special to the Daily
CHICAGO - It was free turkey night
for fans at the Pavillion in Chicago last
night and the Illinois-Chicago hockey
team was also treated to a turkey - a
turkey of a performance by Michigan.
The Flames knocked the Wolverines
for a loop, 7-3, handing Michigan its six-
th straight loss. The Wolverines are
!now 4-7 on the season while UIC, ranked
ninth in the country, is 8-3.
IN A physical game, the Wolverines
took it on the chin in more ways than
one. Not only were they outchecked, but
the Flames senior center Colin Chin
scored two second period goals to give
his team a comfortable 5-2 lead.
"I thought three of the first five goals
were errors by the defensemen," said
coach Red Berenson. "We had some
mistakes and they found holes."
The first period featured lackluster
play on both sides, but UIC managed to
jump in front early. At the 2:41 mark,
-right wing Paul Tory took a centering
ass from Scott Knutson and beat
ichigan goalie Mark Chiamp on the
CHIAMP had no chance on the
Flames second goal, a two-on-none
breakaway at 18:24. After Jeff Nelson
and Rob Klenk got behind the
Wolverine defense, Nelson took a pass
from Jamie Husgen. Nelson then
passed to Klenk in front of the
sprawling Chiamp and Klenk had a
wide open net.
Michigan answered quickly at 19:33
as Chris Seychel banged in a shot
during a scramble in front of freshman
goalie Brad Ryan. The goal was
Seychel's fifth of the season, and closed
the gap to 2-1.
However, an innocent-looking play
early in the second period broke the
Wolverines' back. UIC's Mike Rucinski
picked up a loose puck in Michigan's
zone and simply slid it to the crease.
Chiamp played the shot too casually
and allowed the puck to slip through his
SHORTLY thereafter, Chin scored
the first of his two goals to put the
Flames in control at 4-1.
Wolverine sophomore Brad Jones
tipped in a Jeff Norton shot at 4:50 of
the period, his 11th goal, but Michigan
would get no closer. Chin notched
another goal at 6:29 and could have
scored two or three others on the night.
He missed an opportunity for the three-
goal hat trick on a short-handed
breakaway attempt, hitting the post
midway through the period.
Michigan played much better in the
third period, sustaining more offensive
threats in UIC's zone, but had little to
show for its effort.
"IN THE third period, I thought we
came out well," said Berenson. "We
scored a goal and I thought we should
have scored another one or two."
After a poor clearing pass by the
Flames early in the period, the
Wolverines applied the pressure and
finally scored on a Ray Dries backhand
shot at 5:04.
But Ryan stopped nine other shots in
the third and at the 12:58 mark, UIC
capitalized on anotherdefensive lapse
This time, right wing Ray Staszak
was standing all alone at the Wolverine
blue line. Knutson spotted him, hit him
with a pass and Staszak was home free.
Burning down the house
Scoring: 1. UIC-Tory (Knutson, Almquist) 2:41; 2.
UIC-Klenk (Nelson, Husgen) 18:24; 1. M-Seychel
(Dries, Lockwood) 19:43.
Penalties:nUIC-Staszack (cross checking) 3:23;
UIC-Cronin (tripping) 7:35; M-Jones (high
sticking) 9:49; M-Bjorkman (high sticking) 14:37.
Scoring: 3. UIC-Rucinski (no assist) 0:38; 4.
UIC-Chin (Staszak) 2:21; 2. M-Jones (Norton,
Downing) 4:50; 5. UIC--Chin (Staszak, Nelson) 6:29.
Penalties: UIC-Cronin (high sticking) 2:40;
M-Jones (slashing) 5:34; UIC-Almquist
(roughing) 7:08; M-D. Goff (slashing) 9:42;
UIC-Alexander (interference) 12:53; UIC-Majich
(holding) 13:13; M-Seychel (high sticking) 13:44;
UIC-Armstrong (high sticking) 14:53; UIC-Majich
(high sticking) 19:41.
Scoring: 3. M-Dries (Seychel), Baker) 5:04; 6.
UIC- Staszak (Knutson) 12:58; 7. UIC-Klenk
(Tory. Majich) 19:37.
Penalties: M-Lockwood (interference, 10 min.
misconduct) 0:22; UIC-Knutson (charging) 5:59;
M-Carlile (roughing) 9:33; UIC-Staszak
(roughing) 9:33; M-Jones (elbowing) 11:02;
M-Norton (roughing) 17:41; M-D. Goff (double-
minor, roughing) 18:19; UIC-Alexander (double-
minor, roughing) 18:19.
SCORING BY PERIOD
M-Chiamp 18; UIC-Ryanls9
Yugoslavs ungracious guests. .
... keep cagers up in arms
By TIM MAKINEN
Maybe in Yugoslavia they don't call a foul unless blood is drawn.
Whatever the cultural differences are, things got a bit rough on the court in
Michigan's 100-87 triumph over the Yugoslavian National Team last Thur-
sday night. While no international incidents erupted, not all of the
Wolverines were fond of the East European nation's style of play.
"Yugoslavia is a typical European squad," said Michigan forward Robert
Henderson. "They're physical almost to the point of being dirty sometimes."
Wolverine Garde Thompson was less diplomatic in his assessment of the
Yugoslavians. "They are so dirty it's incredible. I've never been as cheap-
shotted in my life.
"Everytime you would go through the lane you would get hit."
The top scorer for the Yugos, Nebojsa Zorkic, was particularly wild with
his guerrilla tactics. Utilizing a pick stance that would have made Marshall
Tito proud, the feisty Slav came at the Wolverines with elbows high, fists
together, and feet not so firmly planted. The 6-1 Zorkic then gazed un-
believingly at the referee when the ref finally assessed a foul.
Such play provoked Thompson to quip, "I
was ready to deck him."
On another occassion, Yugoslavian big
man Stojan Vrankovic literally bulldozed
over Michigan freshman Gary Grant as
Grant moved the ball up court.
Remarkably, Grant maintained control of
the ball from his sprawled-out position,
dribbling it only a few inches off the floor in
his best Marques Haynes imitation, and
continued onward. No foul was called.
If Yugoslavia appeared a bit rough
around the edges, though, it had ampleI
reason to be. The national team is on a} . N
whirlwind tour of the States, and Thur - Thompson
day's contest was its third game in as many
days. The Slavs conquered Wichita State Tuesday, then dropped a game to
Indiana, 96-81, before being toppled by the Blue Thursday.
Naturally, when exhaustion strikes, one often finds himself resorting to
short cuts such as illegal picks to make up for diminished skills. Anyone who
has ever witnessed the Wolverines play a Saturday game after a grueling
Thursday night Big Ten contest can attest to that.
And still, no matter how physical and rough Yugoslavia seemed, the game
serves only as a small reminder of just how tough the Big Ten is going to be.
Certainly the cheap shots will be gone, but in their place will be bruising,
battering forwards and aggressive, hustling guards. It often appears that,
from a player's standpoint, the best thing about playing an Indiana or a
Purdue would be that it feels so good when the pain finally stops at the end of
Regardless of the disputes, the Yugoslavian game did provide a classic
moment of international understanding, or rather misunderstanding.
After Antoine Joubert sank a pair of free throws, teammate Butch Wade
mistakenly grabbed the ball, stepped out of bounds and readied himself to
bring the ball back into play. Wade cocked his arm to pass, but found that the
Wolverines had all run to the other side of the court to play defense.
Two Yugoslavian players then politely stretched out their arms, the inter-
national signal for "give me the ball." Undaunted, Wade continued to search
for a teammate until the referee finally alerted him to the fact that it was
No translator was needed to interpret the sheepish grin on Wade's face as
he ran to the Michigan end of the court.
Good friends keep you going
when all you want to do is stop.s
Wisconsin at Michigan
State -1:00 p.m. EST
WHAT TO WATCH: Wisconsin and
Michigan State are two of the hottest
teams in the conference and both are
praying for a bowl bid.
After being shot down by Minnesota,
Wisconsin has won three of its last four
games and tied the other. In the last
four weeks, the Badgers have clawed
their way to wins against Ohio State
and Purdue and tied Iowa, all three of
which have jockeyed for first place in
the Big Ten standings this year,
Wisconsin though, still has not captured
a conference road victory.
Look for Wisconsin to badger and
make a meal out of the Spartans for its
first road victory of the year.
Iowa at Minnesota
8:00 p.m. EST
WHAT TO WATCH: Minnesota holds
a commanding 51-24-2 lead in its
series with Iowa, including 13 of the last
17. The Hawkeyes have won the last
two, however, trouncing the Golden
Gophers, 61-10, in Iowa City a year
Injuries have ravaged second-place
Iowa. The Hawkeyes will be without
tailback Ronnie Harmon and quarter-
back Chuck Long.
Minnesota Coach Lou Holtz fears
Iowa's defense. "The thing that makes
Iowa, in my estimation, the best team
in the conference is not their offense,
but their defense," Holtz said.
"They're nasty, not dirty, but nasty."
Iowa's defense will dictate the out-
come of a surprisingly close game.
Indiana at Purdue
1:30 p.m. EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: The last four
games between Indiana and Purdue
have been decided by a total of 11 poin-
ts. All four confrontations were decided
in the last minute of play.
The Hoosiers will scare the roses and
maybe even the peach out of the
Boilermakers. Indiana will pick up its
first win of the season in the final
minutes of the game over a Purdue
squad still thinking about what might
have been if they had beaten Wisconsin.
'Around the Big Ten' was com-
piled by Daily sportswriter Andrew
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