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Cornell to Michigan, Sharples would never have been
provided with the opportunity to attend Michigan.
"It was a difficult situation for us," Berenson said.
"Here we were in May and we didn't know what to do."
The Wolverines scouted Sharples in the beginning of
his senior year at Penticton Secondary High School in
British Columbia, but stopped following the prospect
in October. Provided with updated reports of Sharples'
play throughout the season, Michigan learned that he
was a real factor in his team's success.
Left in dire straits by the NCAA ruling, Michigan
resumed pursuing Sharples as the player between the
pipes. But because the Wolverines were counting on the
transfer, Sharples never made a recruiting visit to Ann
"I never saw the school, but Michigan said 'you'll
play,"' Sharples said. He then spoke with fellow
Calgarian Ryan Pardoski, who had already visited and
planned to attend Michigan the next year. "(Ryan) was
really impressed with the school and was an excellent
source for me."
Following his commitment to Michigan, Sharples
entered his school's library the next morning to locate
the state of Michigan. He did not even know how far
east Michigan was from his home in western Canada.
"It was the right thing to do for me," he said
referring to his decision to attend college.
Sharples decided to attend college instead of entering
the Major Junior League because he felt his hockey
career was not guaranteed. "I felt I needed the education
to fall back on. I also needed the four years to develop
emotionally and physically as a hockey player and
Michigan was a great chance," he said.
But finding a goalie was not Michigan's only
problem that year. While Sharples' high school team
had lost only 12 games his senior year, the Wolverines
soon gave him a taste of a losing team.
"My freshman year was very frustrating," the goalie
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with. He's very conscientious and organized and he took
a leadership role upon himself the first week we met."
And Sharples takes this leadership role into the
Michigan locker room as well. "Warren has a lot of
good things to say," Pardoski said. "When he talks,
*' people listen."
Berenson agrees. "When he's on his game, he's a
real leader. He's vulnerable when he's not playing well,
but he can make the difference."
Sharples, a ninth round selection by the Calgary
Flames in the 1986 NHL draft, looks toward entering
the ranks of professional hockey.
It was a thrill to be drafted by your home team," he
said. "I'd like to keep playing. All indications are there,
but once it (hockey) starts to run its course, I know I
can move on."
But before moving on from Ann Arbor, Sharples
would like to see his team reach the CCHA Finals and
the NCAA Tournament. He feels it would be tragic to
Goalie Warren Sharples and Defenseman Alex Roberts watch the puck go into the corner in this weekend's
game against Western Michigan. The Wolverines swept the Broncos by scores of 7-2 each night.
said. "I took a beating and it hurt my confidence. It was
such a dramatic turn-around since I was winning all the
time before I got here. I was hoping to have an
Yet Sharples regained his confidence his sophomore
season, notching 18 of Michigan's 22 wins to earn the
team's MVP honor.
"When I first got here, my highs and lows went with
the team, but I've learned not to get caught up in the
past. I look to the present," he said.
Sharples, like many other students, also had to deal
with the transition from high school to college. "It was
a very difficult adjustment, both athletically and
scholastically," he said.
He learned quickly to juggle both, though, because
"as one starts to slip, the other will follow. If you don't
learn quickly, you'll probably have to give up one or
He has also learned not to get caught up in the game
of hockey itself. "When I'm away from hockey, I don't
dwell on my game. I want to balance out my life. I'd
much rather not talk about hockey when I see someone
on the street."
So Sharples focuses his attention on his studies and
his involvement in the student service group,
Michaguama. Comprised of seniors elected by the year's
previous members, Michaguama s 'rves the university
community in many ways.
"The school gives us a scholarship here and it's
(Warren's) way of paying back the community,"
teammate Pardoski said. "He isn't looking for anything
from it. He just helps out the community."
Michaguama member Chad Cohen, an LSA senior,
agrees: "He seems to care about the things he's involved
'What a waste not to get involved
in something. Why not make the
most of it.'
- Michigan goalie Warren Sharples
go four years without advancing that far and there is no
reason the team can not do it this year.
Even if the Wolverines do not advance to the
NCAA's, Sharples would not feel as if his four years at
Michigan were squandered. "It's been a great
opportunity to play here," he said. "I've enjoyed both
the academics and athletics here. It's been fun and a
"It probably wasn't the most rational decision, but it
was the right decision," he added about his choice to
Since committing over the telephone, Sharples has
made the most of his four years, even if the location of
the state of Michigan was a big unknown.
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