Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 8, 1988
Ringside at BGSU:
Fights mar 'M' win
BY RICHARD EISEN
Special to the Daily
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -
The funny thing about Saturday
night's Michigan-Bowling Green
hockey contest was that it all started
out so quietly.
Before the game, Amanda
Smith,12, performed a quaint ice
skating routine, directly underneath
the banner commemorating Bowling
Green native and Olympic Gold
medalist Scottie Hamilton.
But little did the capacity crowd of
3,312 know that only twenty
minutes later, on the same ice as
little Amanda, approximately 20
hockey players would be trying to
beat the pulp out of one another.
IMMEDIATELY after the first
period buzzer, both teams engaged in
a near bench-clearing brawl in which
10 game disqualifications were
handed out by referee Russ Johnson.
The mel6e began when Michigan
defenseman Myles O'Connor
smacked Bowling Green's Martin
Jiranek with a body check. Jiranek
had the puck in Bowling Green's end
and O'Connor finished out the check
into the boards.
out the play at
least two seconds s t
after the horn
sounded to end the OConnor a
"I guess I'll Hweverii
have to take the
blame for (the R .
fight)," O'Connor e d ::
said. "I came over h
the blue line and d .y..(re
just finished the b
play off. I guess c ...y.
the horn had gone,
so I guess you can wy the cntrt
say I instigated (c .) k :
it." Roberts repi
AFTER :.c<. r.
smashed Jiranek, M
Falcon right MchgnC
winger Joe Quinn *xitn g
came in - flail- s
ing away. And.
then it started, .ir;: c 1gt0
right near Scottie
banner. ' gols in ti
"It was just the F.rs yearI
timing of the ekendLast A
incident that was eop .ugh int
bad. It was at the
end of the period where both teams
could come on the ice," said
Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson. "If it happened during
play, there wouldn't have been a
problem. It wasn't like it was a
In addition to various skirmishes
spread across the rink, the main
event took place at center ice where
Bowling Green's Steve Dickenson
and Michigan's Doug Evans were in
a joust, spearing each other with
their unsheathed sticks. Good thing
this happened past Amanda's
O'Connor, Evans, Mark
Sorensen, Todd Copeland and Todd
Brost were all ejected for fighting
along with five Falcons. All these
players are ejected for this Friday's
encounter with Ferris State as well.
"I don't know if five
(disqualifications) on each team is
right. But when the other team clears
the bench, you've got to do the
same," Brost said. "It's good to show
team unity, but it's too bad this is
the way it had to come about, with
five guys on each team kicked out."
IT'S EASY to say that you
could see the fight coming. The
blood-thirsty Bowling Green fans
practically called for it. At times, it
seemed as if the home fans cheered
louder for a hard check than for a
One of the loudest screams of the
period came from the Falcon faithful
when Llew Ncwana flattened two
Wolverines at the blue line. Hey
Llew, get some vowels in that name.
But what do you expect from
these fans? These are the same
ridiculous folks who taunted the
Michigan goalie after each Michigan
goal. Maybe all of them had lost
their contacts that morning.
One thing, however, is crystal
clear and that is Berenson's distaste
"It's not Michigan hockey and I
don't care how the other team plays
- we're not here to play that type of
hockey," Berenson said. "We're too
good of a team to play that way.
You're going take a little crap if
you're going to be a hockey player
- particularly if you're going toj
win - but you just can't (have a
won't tolerate it
in the Mhigan andi won't
> aptai Myles tolerate it."
ferences strayed The most
and epublicans, disturbing fact
ndidate Randy about the fights
was the referee's
the team in the ineptitude in keep-
brawl) and f ing the players
t same for the from spilling off
the bench. While
us he liked thmost of the brawl-;
I "Change me to ing continued,
midget running of keeping moreI
players from fight-i
.anada's Prim ig, stood in the
dent," corner marking
wit: "It was as down the numbers
Sion highs and of the players to
g Green was his;
ye of the Week, While players;
. He has scored were hacking
tion again this was checking to
tnre he hoped to see if his No. 2
pencil was sharp.
Linebacker J.J. Grant tackles Minnesota fullback Patrick Cummings in the secoHnd half ofa
Saturday's game. Grant later left the game with a sprained knee, which will sideline him for
the remainder of the season.
AD Bo nees M.D. s he1
BY JEFF RUSH
For Michigan, the run for the
roses has turned into more of a limp.
"We're hurting everywhere,"
football coach Bo Schembechler said
Monday at his weekly press
But, Schembechler added: "You
take what you get. Don't worry
about things you have no control
over. The next guy has to go in and
play well enough to win."
MICHIGAN, which can clinch
a trip to the Rose Bowl with a
victory against Illinois this weekend,
lost several important players during
Saturday's 22-7 victory against
-Quarterback Michael Taylor
broke his collarbone on the first play
from scrimmage. Schembechler said
that Taylor will probably not be
ready to play the rest of this season,
including the bowl game.
Demetrius Brown, who started
much of last season, replaces Taylor
as starter. "No question Demetrius is
a better quarterback than last year,"
"It's nice to have (Brown) there,"
Schembechler said. "He's had some
SOPHOMORE Ken Sollom
becomes the No. 2 quarterback as a
result of Wilbur Odom suffering a
separated shoulder in practice two
Sophomore Eric Bush, who was
recruited as a quarterback but had
moved over to the defense as a
cornerback, becomes the No. 3
quarterback. "We'll have to call
(Bush) back over, but he has a pulled
groin muscle, so he couldn't play
any defense anyway," Schembechler
-Inside linebacker J.J. Grant
sprained his knee. Grant, who also
will be out the rest of the season,
had arthroscopic surgery performed
"He's the leading tackler on the
team, calls (the) defensive signals,
the most experienced man (we've)
got," Schembechler said.
SCHEMBECHLER said inside
linebackers Erick Anderson, a
sophomore, and Marc Spencer, a
junior, will assume Grant's
-Offensive guard Mike Husar
strained ligaments in his right knee.
His status will be determined
Wednesday, but Schembechler is not
hopeful that he will return against
Illinois or Ohio State.
-Offensive guard Marc Ramirez
injured an ankle. His status also will
be determined Wednesday, but
Schembechler is more positive about
his chances than Husar's.
Tailback Tony Boles also suffered
a slight groin injury, but
Schembechler emphasized, "Boles
will be in the lineup." If he isn't,
don't look to backup Allen Jefferson,
who reinjured his leg Saturday and
left the locker room on crutches..
Schembechler said Leroy Hoard,
who normally lines up at fullback,
will practice some at tailback this
A shoulder injury to fullback
Chris Horn also leaves the
Wolverines short at the fullback
On the bright side, cornerback
David Arnold is expected to return to
NOVEMBER 15 & 16
POLLING SITES AND SCHEDULE
HOUSTON (AP) - Art Howe, a Texas Rangers coach for the past four
seasons, returned yesterday to the team he once played for as he-was named
manager of the Houston Astros.
Howe replaced Hal Lanier, who was fired October 2 after the final game of
"Team owner John McMullen and I feel Art Howe combined the type of
approach, background and communication skills necessary to manage n
today's difficult baseball climate," said Astros general manager Bill Wood.
Howe, a Houston resident in the off-season, beat out Astros coach Matt
Galante to become the club's 10th manager. Former New York Yankees
general manager Lou Piniella also was a candidate for the job.
Howe, 41, played for the Astros from 1976 to 1983 and closed out his
career in St. Louis.
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