The Michigan Daily-Monday, January 11, 1988- Page 11
POOR OFFICIATING PLAGUES SERIES
Icers split with OSU
By DOUGLAS VOLAN
Ohio State overcame a 4-0 deficit Saturday afternoon
to defeat Michigan, 7-6, and gain a split in a weekend
;;eries at Yost Ice Arena.
-y The Wolverines captured the opener, 6-5 with an
-overtime goal by sophomore Bryan Deasley.
The big story, however, was the officiating. Both
coaches agreed that the referees had too big an impact
Von the games.
Michigan head coach Red Berenson was furious after
,aturday's game, and Ohio State head coach Jerry
Welsh was outraged after Friday's game.
"THERE'S NOT THAT much parity in the
CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association),"
,Welsh said. "There are so many tie games, because you
scan expect that if you're up a little bit, you're going to
get a penalty before the other team does."
Welsh was particularly upset about two interference
penalties called on his team in the first period of Friday
"Those penalties put us behind the eight ball," said
-Welsh. (Referee Jeff Shell) had more of an impact than
did. He shouldn't even be refereeing, and I'm not
Malone in those comments."
The refs drew the ire of Berenson during Saturday's
contest. Red got redder by the minute as he watched
Ohio State score the tying and go-ahead goals in the
second period as a result of a five-minute major
assessed to Wolverine captain Todd Brost for slashing.
"IT LET THEIR TEAM get back in the game,"
said Berenson. "Once the penalties started, the flow
started to go in their direction;"
Welsh admitted that the penalties aided his team's
comeback. "The power plays were the cause for the
.change in the flow," he said.
The players were also frustrated by the inconsistent
officiating. "If (referee Andy McElman) is going to call
it tight on us, then he should call it tight on them,"
"(McElman) didn't know what he wanted to do with
the game," said Michigan defenseman Todd Copeland.
Although poor officiating helped lead to Saturday's
defeat, Michigan cannot blame the loss totally on the
referees, as for the second time in two games, and for
the umpteenth time this season, they suffered a let
"WE HAD TO COME in and play a close-
checking game, stay on top of their team, and not give
them anything, which we did, but only for parts of the
game," said Berenson. "It was a let down on our part."
"We should have kept going after them and after
them," said left wing Mike Moes. "But we quit and
Besides inept officiating, the Wolverines also had to
deal with several key injuries. Senior right wingers
Brad McCaughey (sprained right knee) and Joe
Lockwood (tendinitis in his right ankle) were out for
the series, and Billy Powers didn't play Saturday after
straining the ligaments in his right knee in Friday's
MICHIGAN MANAGED to score 12 goals in
the series, but the three forwards were still missed.
"The younger guys are all doing well, but (the injuries)
hurt," said Copeland. "We're missing three senior
leaders who are dominant players. It's not only their
scoring, but their game experience and the lift they
give the team in the lockerroom."
Deasley picked up the slack by tallying four goals
during the weekend. Two of them came on Friday
night, when he scored the tying and winning goals.
Michigan was leading 4-2 going into the third
period, when Ohio State came roaring back with three
goals of their own, to take a 5-4 lead. Just 38 seconds
later, Deasley came down and scored on a slap shot
from just inside the blue line to send the game into
Twenty six seconds into the extra period, Deasley
scored from in close for the victory. "I came down, got
the puck, buried my head, and drilled it," explained
Dally Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan's Todd Brost defends against Ohio State's Stacy Hartnell during the Wolverines' 6-5 overtime vic-
tory Friday night at Yost Ice Arena.
With Blue icers...
.no lead is safe
By DOUGLAS VOLAN
Twice this weekend, the Michi-
gan hockey team suffered severe
:letdowns after getting the lead over
*Ohio State. This is consistent with
the way they've played all year.
They've previously lost three-goal
third period leads to Bowling Green
and Illinois-Chicago. The Wolver-
*ines simply can't play sixty minutes
of good hockey.
Oh Saturday, Michigan jumped
!out to a 4-0 lead in the first period,
and led 4-1 going into the second. In
that period, the Wolverines played
'their worst 20 minutes of hockey
this season. They surrendered six
goals in the period, and scored only
one of their own.
Bryan Deasley was able to record
that score, only because Ohio State
goalie, Roger Beedon, was near death
after getting injured during the play.
THE WOLVERINES didn't
lapse out of their coma until over 18
minutes of the third period had gone
by, when Don Stone scored on a
slapshot. But it was too little too
late, as the Wolverines lost, 7-6.
Friday night's game was also a
showcase for the often subdued
Wolverines. They were leading 4-2
in this one, as the third period
opened. Unfortunately, (as usual)
Michigan decided to take a nap. Only
after losing the lead, did the
Wolverines finally wake up. They
went on to win the game in
overtime, but showed that no lead is
safe when they're on the ice.
Michigan simply lets up when
they're winning. When asked what
went wrong in the third period after
Friday's game, goalie Glen Neary
responded, "We had the lead. That's
the worst thing that could happen.
Then when we tied it, everybody was
like 'Hey, wait a minute, we better
start playing again."'
THERE IS no doubt that the
Wolverines are an exceptional team.
But if they can't play with a lead,
then they're not going to get
anywhere in the upcoming Central
Collegiate Hockey Association
This team has great confidence
and depth. Despite losing almost 40
percent of its scoring due to injuries
suffered by senior right wingers Brad
McCaughey, Joe Lockwood, and
Billy Powers, the Wolverines have
kept on scoring. Deasley, Stone, and
Jim Ballantine have picked up the
slack. Indeed, the Wolverines man-
aged to win three of five games
without McCaughey and Lockwood.
Michigan has thus far accom-
plished its goal of fourth place in the
CCHA. It is certainly good enough
to go a lot higher, perhaps even to
the top. But unless the Wolverines
play sixty minutes every game, they
can't hope to finish any higher than
fourth place. And if this keeps up,
then they're going to be mighty
disappointed come playoff time.
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