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nearly-perfect Sharples (23 shots, 22
Defenseman Doug Evans, who
put Michigan up 3-1 in the second
period, said the team's high number
of shots were a direct result of fin-
ishing checks and playing physical
"Our whole offense is getting
better ,because we're taking men
out.," Evans said. "It's creating a lot
of chances and a lot of opportunities.
The game came down to who took
advantage of their opportunities."
Michigan did and Alaska-Anchor-
"That's definitely Warren," Evans
said. "He was kicking tonight and
playing a great game. When we keep
other teams below three goals we
should win the game."
Sharples, who last sat out a game
on December 16, has not shown any
signs of fatigue the last few weeks.
"I didn't think that I was playing
up to par after the (Great Lakes
Invitational), but I've been getting a
lot of help from my defense,"
Sharples said. "There were a few
breakdowns tonight, but you can't
complain with only one (Alaska)
goal. The defense played well."
The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday -February 1 1990- Page 7
If only everyone knew
where Alaska was...
by Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
Junior center Jim Ballantine skates past an Alaska-Anchorage defenseman in Michigan's, 4-1, victory Friday
evening at Yost Ice Arena. He scored his sixth goal of the season in the first oeriod.
ockey team lands key recruits
After you have traveled to different parts of the country, you realize that
geographic location has a lot to do with how others look at you.
This may have been the case with the Michigan hockey team's opponent
this past weekend - the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves.
Alaska, just above Canada and right below the North Pole. Most of us in
the continental United States don't know too much about our 49th state and
tend to downplay it.
This was apparent during last weekend's hockey series as the fans were
not in abundance in Yost Ice Arena. Attendance at Friday's game was a
paltry 3,400 with an improvement to 4,100 on Saturday.
Faulted is our education of geography.
First of all, as far as team quality is concerned, the Seawolves are ranked
higher than the Wolverines. They are 14th compared to Michigan which
isn't even in the top 15.
Coming into the series the Seawolves were 19-6-1 and were the top-
ranked independent team in college hockey. They are on their way to
receiving the independent bid for the NCAA championships in April.
In the last three years Alaska-Anchorage has compiled a 45-37-8 record
and has played a tougher schedule than most would think. Besides CCHA
teams Michigan and Ohio State, the Seawolves have also played such
collegiate hockey powers as Minnesota-Duluth, Boston College and fourth-
ranked Maine whom they swept in a two-game series in December.
What makes their schedule even tougher is the fact that their location
does not make traveling the most pleasant of experiences. Five to six-hour
plane rides to Duluth and Ann Arbor for two weekends in a row can create a
tiredness that will affect play on the ice.
But still, people want to believe that Alaska isn't a worthy opponent
simply because of their place of origin.
This past weekend people were asking "Who do we play in hockey
The answer would be "Alaska-Anchorage."
At this point most people would put on a look of disdain as they foresaw
a blowout at the hands of Michigan. Not so, as the Seawolves played a
tough series, losing the first game 4-1 but coming back in the second game
for a 3-3 tie.
But unfortunately, not too many were at Yost to see it. They didn't feel
that a team from Alaska could be a worthy opponent.
Let's view the past for a minute before we come to such an assumption.
We were first introduced to Alaska-Anchorage in the world of basketball
at the Great Alaskan Shootout two years ago in 6,000 seat Sullivan Arena.
Then we were rudely reacquainted last year as the eventual NCAA
champions fell to the Seawolves of hoop, 70-66 at the Utah Classic. Not
bad for a team from the land of the longest day and bitterest cold.
Fans should know as well as players, never take an opponent for granted
for any reason.
~by Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
After losing 16-year old phenom
Eric Lindros, the concensus first
pick in the 1991 NHL draft,
'M chigan has rebounded with what
'looks like an outstanding crop of
recruits for the 1990-91 season.
While Lindros opted to play
professional hockey in the Ontario
0"Hockey League, five others have
verbally committed to play for the
Wolverines in the fall. The five, all
Canadians, are some of the top
'players in Canadian Junior B hock-
The two most important recruits
might be center Brian Wiseman and
goalie Steve Shields.
Wiseman, from Chatham, Ontar-
io, broke the record for most points
in a season in all of Canadian Junior
B hockey. In the 40-game season for
the Junior McMacs, Wiseman netted
70 goals and 77 assists for a total of
147 points. The previous record was
142 points set in 198 1-82 by Ed
Olyczk who now plays for the
SSome might be worried about
Wiseman's size at five feet, 8 inches
and 170 pounds, but his coach feels
otherwise. "He's not a large player
in stature but he's still a dominant
force," McMacs coach Wayne Jack-
lin said. "He has a well built upper
body and has proved he can play the
boards as well as center ice. He's
also a real student of the game and
understands his opponents as well as
Wiseman was heavily recruited
by other schools including CCHA
members Western Michigan and
Bowling Green. However, his final
and decisive visit was to Michigan.
"Michigan is a well-known name
both academically and athletically
and the hockey program has been on
the uprise since coach Berenson took
over," Wiseman said. "The players
and coaches gave me a good feeling
around the lockerroom, like I was
Shields, at 6-3, 210 pounds, will
use his formidable size in goal next
year. Shields is a much needed
recruit as the Wolverines will lose
incumbent goalie Warren Sharples
next year and return with only Tim
Keough between the pipes.
"After I saw the campus last
spring and looked at both the
schooling and the hockey program I
knew that I wanted to go there," the
Ontario native said.
Even though Shields will only be
a rookie next year he saysthat the
coaches will expect him to be
fighting for the number one spot in
goal just as Sharples did four years
On defense, the Wolverines will
be getting Aaron Ward from Ottawa,
Ontario. At 6-1 and 200 pounds,
Ward isn't afraid tonhit or be hit and
skates well for his size.
With Alex Roberts and Todd
Copeland graduating, Ward will be
relied on heavily along with the
other youngedefensemen - Chris
Tamer, David Harlock, and Patrick
Neaton. "I feel I can step in and
play," Ward said. "1 think I have that
much confidence in myself."
Ward chose Michigan over
Clarkson and Harvard.
Two other offensive players
joining Michigan next year will be
rightwing DaveOliver and Cam
Stewart, another center.
"Dave's a real good kid and as a
player he's the most complete I've
seen. He can check as well as score
and can really skate well," said Eddie
Johnstone, Oliver's coach in British
Columbia. "He also has a great
winning attitude. He wants to play
and gives it his all because he really
hates to lose."
In 44 games this season for the
Vernon Lakers, Oliver has 38 goals
and 41 assists.
Stewart is a center like Wiseman
but bigger at 5-11, 190 pounds and
has a similar scoring touchwith 42
goals and 84 assists in 40 games
this season for the Elmira Sugar-
canes in Waterloo, Ontario. Stewart
was also the Most Valuable player
in his league the previous year.
Stewart prefers the physical play
that he will encounter in the CCHA.
"It's not a finesse game in my
league and I don't shy away from
rough play," said Stewart who
describes himself as "hard-nosed."
While it may get crowded at
center for the Wolverines with Stew-
art and Wiseman joining returnees
Mark Ouimet and Jim Ballantine,
neither are too worried about playing
"Hopefully I'll just start off by
working hard and I'll progressively
work my way up," Stewart said.
"I've certainly got my work cut out
Besides Lindros, the only other
player Michigan lost is leftwinger
Jason Zent from Buffalo, New York.
Zent decided to stay in the East and
play for Boston College.
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