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by Andrew Gottesman
Daily Hockey Writer
CCHA hockey is supposed to t
hockey. Granted, I didn't expect to s
playing in their own Spectrums,I
gives new meaning to the words Ch
Athletic Program.
When I ventured down to Co
night's game between the Bucks an
my respect for Ohio State went out
Ice Rink has to be the biggest jok
fact, I am appalled that such a rest
have such an athletic faciltiy. E
Ewigleben Ice Arena has nearly dot
and that's in Big Rapids, a place I
my worst enemy.
Anyway, as I'm driving down I
the OSU campus, I was really lookir
what the biggest school in the CC
the way of hockey. And the fact tha
one, but two White Castles on Hig
to quell my sense of anticipation.
z But that entire feeling died thes
Arena, I mean Rink. As a matter o
= most drugged person could possib'
J Arena.
The entire thing seemed to be s

The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday -January 29, 1990- Page 7
OSU Ice Rink is,
a CCHA disgrace
half the size of Yost's, making a slapshot from the blue
be big-time college line much like a tip in. When the teams traveled back to
)C bnivrigtm eallg Ann Arbor Saturday, players seemed like they were
bu UIeRi nkeamsskating in slow motion because the rink is so much
but OSU Ice Rink bigger.
eesy and Neglected The Buckeyes' also need to trade in their Zamboni. I
lumbus for Friday guess I never really though about the quality of
Zambonis before - one is as good as another. Well,
d Michigan, a lot of not in Columbus. Their machine sounds like it needs to
,t the window. OUIn go to Meineke or Jiffy Lube or maybe both. The whole
e i the CCHA. In building shook between periods when it resurfaced the
pected school could ice, or should I say submerged the ice under a couple
yen Ferris States sof water.
uble the capacity - n It's kind of funny to see two people skating along
wouldn't wish upon after the Zamboni squeegeeing excess water off the ice.
H"igh Street towards "He lays too much water," one off-duty Zamboni
Hg forward towseeing driver said of the starters' performance. Oh sure, blame
g f rtit on the driver - you probably just want his job.
HA has to offer in And to top off the whole excruciating experience of
t Columbus has not OSU Ice Rink, I had to sit through two entire
;h Street did nothing intermissions without one Score-O game. Never did I
hear the enchanting "Will all those with so-and-so's
second I entered the signature on page three of your program please come to
f fact, not even the the announcers booth with two minutes left in the
le call this place an period."
But then again, the contestant might have drowned
lightly smaller than in the lake made by the Zamboni.
seated 1,410 patrons As for the program itself, I was stunned to learn that
cupying the folding one reason the series with Ohio State is home-and-home
is because the Bucks are too cheap to spring for a hotel
's biggest claim to for a two-game road trip. Our team, you will be happy
sometimes practice to know, went down the night before so they could
ually, I expected the practice the day of the game.
open skate between Thank goodness it is a home-and-home series; that
way I don't have to see two games in a row at that God-
The surface is about forsaken Rink.

Michigan defenseman Alex Roberts sets his sights on the Ohio State goal during Saturday night's 3-3 tie at
Yost Ice Arena. Buckeye goalie Todd Fanning was solid in goal, notching 36 saves on the evening, including
several crucial stops in overtime.

BUCKEYES
*continued from page 1
Mike Moes, Roberts was in front of
the net for the rebound and scored a
decisive goal to put the game into
overtime with 20 seconds to go.
"Stoney (Don Stone) had the
puck and his shot came off and
rebounded and I tried to go to the far
side with it. I guess I had some luck
with me," Roberts said of his
emotional goal.
However, while Roberts' goal
was able to provide the Wolverines
with a tremendous amount of mo-
mentum it was unable to lift them
in the overtime, as both teams
combined for only three shots in the
period.
Saturday night at Yost, Michigan
had a 3-0 lead after two periods on

goals by David Roberts, center Rob
Brown, and Stone as the Wolverines
took 27 shots and held Ohio State to
18.
However, the third period was
full of suspect minutes on the Mich-
igan end.
"I think we came out flat in the
third," rookie defenseman David Har-
lock said. "Instead of tightening our
defense we opened up. The next
thing we know is that we're getting
stupid penalties and whoever scores
the next goal has control of the
game."
Ohio State scored three un-
answered goals in the third period as
the Buckeyes tied it up 3-3. The
third came on a 4-on-3 power play
with both defensemen Alex Roberts
and Mark Sorensen serving time in
the penalty box.

A major factor in the Buckeye
comeback was the outstanding play
of goalie Todd Fanning. "To be in a
position to win a game where you're
three goals down was because of
him," Ohio State coach Jerry Welsh
said.
Fanning had 36 saves in the
second game, including five in the
overtime period. "Todd had an excep-
tional game," goalie Warren Sharp-
les said. "We had a lot of opp-
ortunities when he was down and
out, and he was on his stomach a lot
but we just couldn't get the puck in
the net."
Berenson expressed his frustration
with the series after Saturday's
game: "We have to win. Ties aren't
good enough. There's no way this
team (Ohio State) should have come
back to tie."

the lobby at Yost Ice ARENA ands
uncomfortably, including those oc
bridge chairs in the top row.
The rink in my home town (it
fame is that the New Jersey Devils
there) makes OSU's look silly. Act
announcer to invite all fans to anc
periods.
And then there is the ice itself.7

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