Page 8-The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 10, 1987
BY ADAM SCHRAGER
Asking a hockey team to play the
three top teams in the conference on
three consecutive weekends is almost
as difficult as defeating the Three
Stooges in a three-on-three comedy
While this may seem far-fetched,
such is the task for Michigan. The
Wolverines (5-5) will play home-
and-home series with Michigan State
and Western Michigan before
travelling to Sault St. Marie to play
Lake Superior over Thanksgiving
"We are as ready as we have been
all season," said head coach Red
Berenson after last weekend's split
with Ferris State. "We played five
and one-half periods of good hockey
(against Ferris). I think that our
team is finally realizing what they
have to do in the third period."
This realization can be attributed
to the added maturity of the team.
With ten newcomers on the squad
last year, the Wolverines tended to
lose games due to inexperience. For
the most part, that has changed this
"WE ARE a lot stronger than
we were last year and we have a lot
more confidence," said sophomore
Alex Roberts, one member of the
Maturing icers face tough test
1986 recruiting bonanza. "With the
ten sophomores this year instead of
ten freshmen, everybody has that
much more experience."
Michigan has responded
admirably to playing seven of its
first ten games on the road. The
Wolverines won four of the seven
games away from home, beating
Bowling Green, Miami, Ohio State,
and Ferris State.
"It is as good as can be expected,"
said Berenson of the road triumphs.
"It could have been a disastrous first
half of the season if we hadn't won
those away games."
Through ten games last season,
the Wolverines were 3-7 and
proceeded to lose five of the next six
in the weekends against Michigan
State, Western, and Lake Superior.
Last year those teams finished
second, third, and fifth in the CCHA
respectively. This season, they have
escalated to the top three positions.
Michigan State, 7-2-1, the
omnipotent rival of the Wolverines
and this weekend's opponent, poses
the most serious problem. Last
year's CCHA tournament champ and
NCAA runner-up was supposed to
travel downhill this season due to
the graduation of many important
players, but this has not been the
NEWCOMERS Jason Muzzatti
and Jamie Stewart have stepped in
admirably and replaced graduated All-
American goalies Bob Essensa and
Norm Foster. Sophomore Kip
Miller and junior Brian McReynolds
have picked up the offensive slack
left by 40-goal scorers Mitch
Messier and Bill Shibicky.
"We are definitely ready for
State," said Roberts. "It doesn't
matter whether we are a bad team or
not because we are still going to get
up for them and give them their
toughest game of the season."
At 5-5 and tied (in points) for
third place in the CCHA with
Western Michigan, Michigan is in
prime position to move up in the
standings. With the return of winger
Bryan Deasley imminent in the next
few weeks, the team will be at full
Deasley, the only Wolverine ever
to be drafted in the first round of the
NHL draft (Calgary), has been
sidelined since the first week of
practice with a broken ankle.
While the team has performed
capably without Deasley, his
presence will no doubt help the
cause. His goal-scoring ability and
aggressive nature will make the
Wolverines even more difficult for
opponents to handle.
"There are certain clubs that you
know will be competitive whether
they have injuries or not," said
Bowling Green head coach Jerry
York. "Certain schools are strong
with good programs. Michigan is
one of those schools."
But the question still remains: Is
a good program enough to defeat the
three top teams in the conference?
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6. Auburn at Georgia
7. Alabama at Notre Dame
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13. Boston Coll. at Syracuse
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15. Miss. at Tennessee
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17. Bowling Green at EMU
18. Cincinnati at Aust. Peay
19. UTEP at BYU
20. COLUMBIA at Cornell
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