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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Sports Thursday - January 11, 1990

'M' upsets No.






by Mike Gill
Daily Sports Editor
DETROIT - Being swept by
Michigan State hurts.
Especially when you lose one
of the games 11-4 and have it
rubbed in your face with show-
boating antics by Michigan
State's star goalie Jason Muzzatti.
With the December 9-10 Spar-
tan sweep fresh in their minds, it
is easy to see why the Wolverines
were focused on beating Michigan
State at the next possible opp-
ortunity - namely the Great
Lakes Invitational.
The Wolverines manhandled
and upset the then-top-ranked
Spartans, 6-3, in the GLI Champ.
ionship game before 19,284 at the
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
"Revenge is a pretty strong
emotion," said Michigan defense-
man Todd Copeland, who after
being benched the week before,
was voted to the All-Tournament
team. "We wanted Michigan State
to be in the finals all the way."
Senior co-captain Mike Moes
scored what turned out to be the
game winner 5:31 into the third
period to give Michigan a 4-2 lead
when he flicked in a shot from
about seven-feet in front of
The goal was Moes' third
game-winning goal in the GLI,
including his thrilling overtime
tally against North Dakota last
season to cap a 6-5 come-from-
behind win. "It's my tournament I
think," Moes joked.

Pat Murray cut the Wolverines
lead down to one only :30 later,
but frosh Dan Stiver sealed the
win with his third goal of the year
when lie flicked in Don Stone's
rebound at the 17:26 mark.
Ted Kramer, who returned to
the game after receiving 12
stitches in the chin, scored his
second goal of the evening - an
empty netter that just beat the
clock at the 19:59 mark.
Warren Sharples shined in the
net, making 20 saves, and was
named the tournament's most
valuable player.
"On top of wanting to win
such a prestigious tournament, we
were really thinking of that last
game in East Lansing where they
embarrassed us and ran the score
up on us," Sharples said. "That
was a little added motivation. We
showed we could play with them
- and above them - and I think
we set them a little bit back on
their heels."
Michigan came out and com-
pletely dominated play for the first
period and a half. They out-mus-
cled, out-skated, and out-played the
Spartans for the first 30 minutes.
In that time they took a 2-0
lead with powerplay goals from
Ted Kramer and Rob Brown.
As the heat and time began to
take over from Michigan's
emotions, the Spartans quickly
evened the score onr goals from
Kerry Russell and Rob Woodward
at the 12:43 and 15:23 marks of
the second period.

Michigan celebrates its 6-3 championship victory over Michigan State, who was ranked number one nationally.I

But just when it looked like
momentum had shifted the Spar-
tans' way, frosh Mark Ouimet
knocked in his eighth goal of the
year when the puck bounced off
Muzzatti into the air and fell into

the net.
"Our freshmen, they think it's
easy coming in here the first time
and winning the GLI. It took me
five years," said Michigan coach
Red Berenson, who is unbeaten in

his last five GLI games.
The Wolverines played without
Denny Felsner who hurt his right
knee in the previous night's 7-1
win over Northern Michigan.

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Anzalone's hand in the customary
coaches' handshake and later said,
"We all try to recruit good hockey
players and you have some coaches
who go out and teach their kids how
to nullify the good hockey."
Michigan played the series short-
handed. Star winger Denny Felsner*
sat out the weekend, continuing to
nurse an injury to his right knee.
The Wolverines' top defenseman, co-
captain Alex Roberts, missed
Saturday's game while serving a
fighting disqualification penalty he
received at the end of Friday's
overtime session for initiating a
fight with Laker Pete Stauber.
The Wolverines came back in
both games from 2-0 deficits. Friday
night, after Jeff Jablonski scored
twice for the Lakers, only :34
seconds into the action and again at
the 9:26 mark of the first period,
David Roberts tallied his ninth goal
of the year to cut the Lake State lead
to 2-1.
After Michigan co-captain Mike
Moes and Tim Harris traded goals in
the second period, Rob Brown tied
the game at three, 1:46 into the third
period, with a backhand shot he sent
high into the net past Laker goalie
Brandon Reed.
Brad Turner gave Michigan its
first and only lead of the series with
13:58 left in the third period as he
barely snuck the puck past Reed on a
pass from Ryan Pardoski. Wolverine
netminder Warren Sharples (28
saves) had just stymied a Lake State
flurry in front of his net.
However, with Karl Johnston
serving a holding penalty and the
Lakers attempting to kill the
Michigan powerplay, Sharples
stopped the first shot sent his way
but frosh Michael Smith trickled in
the rebound, allowing Anzalone's
team to knot the score.
'There is no other
team in the league
th.at plays the game
with a hard style like
Lake Superior. We
knew that coming into
the game and for the
most part we worked
through it.'
- Michigan defenseman
Mark Sorenson
"We had the lead in the third
period, and we gave it up on a short-
handed goal," Berenson said. "That
shouldn't happen."
The goal is the first shorthanded
one the Wolverines have had scored
on them this season, but it's timing
was most ill-conceived.
The Lakers mounted the better
scoring opportunities, especially at
the start of the overtime, but the
Wolverines escaped with the tie.
After six players, including Alex
Roberts, received roughing penalties
with four seconds left in the extra
session, a bench clearing melee
broke out when overtime expired.
Roberts went straight to the LSSU
penalty box and ignited the fight.
"I don't want to talk about it,"
Roberts said afterwards. "I really
don't. There was a lot of bull---- that

went on and nothing was
accomplished, nothing happened."
Two third period goals doomed
the Wolverines Saturday night. Jeff
Jablonski and Kord Cernich scored
:50 apart at the 5:41 and 6:31 marks
of the period, ruining th ,
Wolverines' chances at a win.
Michigan had come back and tied the
score in the second period after Reed
had to replace frosh goalie Darrin
Madeley when Michigan sophomore
Ted Kramer fell on Madeley's knee
in a flurry in front of the Laker net.
Madeley was forced to leave the
game and the Wolverines quickly
scored two goals on a cold Reed.
David Roberts sent a blistering,
slapshot toward Reed to notch a

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