vs. Michigan State
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Monday, November 9, 1987
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
BLUE REBOUNDS FROM DAY OFF AT FERRIS
lers split series with Bulldogs
BIG RAPIDS - While carving a statue from a
block of ice, sculptors might slip and make mistakes
in their work. But if they have talent, they can chip
away the flaws and complete a successful design -
much like the Michigan hockey team this weekend in
The Wolverines fell to the Ferris State Bulldogs
Friday night, 3-1, but learned from their past failures
and on Saturday crushed Ferris, 8-4, by chiselling
away some of their early-season woes.
In the first nine games of the season, Michigan had
problems with mental and defensive lapses, especially
in the third period. These lapses either resulted in lack
of productivity or the loss of a lead.
SATURDAY, however, the Wolverines mounted
an early 4-1 lead in the first period and added to that
advantage three times in the second and once in the
third. In addition, the Michigan defense shut out Ferris
in the final frame, preserving an 8-4 victory.
THE WOLVERINES and Bulldogs played
evenly in the second period as each team scored three
goals. Ferris' star recruit John dePourcq led the
Bulldog's attack with the first two goals but then
Wolverines Joe Lockwood and Ryan Pardoski countered
to bring Michigan's advantage back to three.
The shooting gallery ended in the third as Lockwood
added the only tally. Wolverine goalie Warren Sharples
registered 22 saves on the night before Glen Neary took
over in relief.
"We played five-and-one-half periods of good hockey
this weekend," said Berenson. "I think the team is
realizing what they have to do in the third period."
-Friday night, Michigan's shooting was not as
accurate. The Wolverines had 70 shots on goal with
only 38 on target and only one goal to show for it.
"We did everything we wanted to but put the puck
in the net," said Berenson.
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"In the third period in the past, everyone thought defense," said
Michigan center Rob Brown. "Everyone thought that when we had a
two-goal lead we could sit back and play defense. But tonight we really
Alex Roberts, Todd Copeland, and Todd Brost each tallied in the
opening four minutes, epitomizing Michigan's intense desire to come
home with a split. The Wolverines got two of the goals off rebounds,
something they have not been able to do in the past.
"I knew it would be important for us to come out and score early,"
said Michigan head coach Red Berenson. "We shot smart tonight.
(Friday) we shot at the net,.tonight we shot along the ice. It was a
matter of getting our shots low and when we did we had a chance to
THE BULLDOGS and Wolverines entered the series with the
worst goals-against records in the league, but after two periods the score
was only 1-1.
With only one minute gone in the last period, dePourcq fired past
Neary - who was in goal for the first time this season - to give
Ferris the lead and trigger Michigan's breakdown. The Bulldogs scored
once more, while the Michigan offense was stymied.
"We played as well in the first two periods as we have all year," said
Berenson. "I thought we were the better team. We just didn't put our
chances in during the third period."
Neary collected 21 saves on the night. His three-goals-against was
equal to the lowest allowed by Michigan this year. Sharples allowed
three goals at Ohio State and Miami of Ohio.
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Since there are only two weeks
remaining in the 1987 regular
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a record of 17-3. Slippery Rock has
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McDonnell's victory was
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You can be this week's winner.
Just bring in your picks to the Daily
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1. MICHIGAN at Illinois
(pick total points)
2. Indiana at MSU
3. Iowa at Ohio State
4. Wisconsin at Minn.
5. Northwestern at Purdue
6. Auburn at Georgia
7. Alabama at Notre Dame
8. Penn St. at Pitt.
9. Arkansas at Texas AM
10. Maryland at Clemson
11. Washington at UCLA
12. Kentucky at Florida
13. Boston Coll at Syracuse
14. S. Car. at Wake Forest
15. Miss. at Tennessee
16. Miss. St. at LSU
17. Bowling Green at EMU
18. Cincinnati at A. Peay
19. UTEP at BYU
20. COLUMBIA at Cornell
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