vs. Western Michigan
Friday, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
Wednesday, November 25,1992
Icers storm the Palace
'M' battles Western, ND in weekend double dip
by Tim Rardin
Daily Hockey Writer
The addition of Notre Dame and
Kent State to the CCHA this year
means that teams will meet only
three times during the year instead of
the standard four. As a result, the
Michigan hockey team will en-
counter seven split-series weekends
this season, the first coming against
Western Michigan and the Irish this
Michigan coach Red Berenson
said he expects the change in the
schedule to be positive for his team,
and for college hockey.
"I hope that what will happen is
that you won't be carrying over
these Friday night grudges into
Saturday," Berenson said. "Some-
times, you get players more worried
about evening the score than they are
in playing better hockey. From that
standpoint, it will be good."
Friday, the Wolverines play host
to the Broncos, who managed a 2-2
tie at Kalamazoo, and an 8-4 victory
in Ann Arbor, in the teams' last
Western coach Bill Wilkinson
admits that his squad's success in the
first two games with Michigan won't
give it any advantage Friday.
"Coming off a tie and a win with
them, I don't think that gives us any
edge," Wilkinson said. "I think this
will be more of an intense game for
them. Anytime you play a team like
Michigan in their-home building, it's
a big challenge."
The Broncos can expect a slightly
different Wolverine lineup than the
one they faced three weeks ago.
With the lack of a consistent scoring
punch from the Wolverine offense of
late, Berenson plans to alter his of-
fensive lines this weekend.
Winger Cam Stewart replaces
Ryan Sittler on the first line with
David Oliver and Brian Wiseman,
while Sittler will see action on the
third line with center Kevin Hilton
and right wing Mike Knuble. David
Roberts will move from the center
slot to play left wing with center
Mark Ouimet and right wing Dan
Stiver on the second line.
"We're looking for combinations
still," Berenson said. "We don't
have a bad record, but we don't have
a good one either in terms of scoring
balance, team offense and of course,
the power play. It's not that our lines
have played poorly, I'm just looking
to see if we can't get them playing
Saturday, the Wolverines will
face off with Notre Dame to inaugu-
rate hockey at the Palace of Auburn
Hills. The game will be the first offi-
cial league matchup between the
two, as their first meeting this year
- an easy 6-1 Michigan victory at
Yost - was of the exhibition vari-
"I've never been to the Palace, so
I'm looking forward to the idea,"
Berenson said. "It's good for college
hockey. That's one of the reasons
that we get into these big rink
environments to encourage people to
come and support the team."
Irish coach Ric Schafer said he is
pleased with the progress of his
"After 11 games, we're learning,
NCAA HOCKEY POLL
Team (1st votes)
1. Maine (25)
2. Lake Superior State
7. Miami (Ohio)
8. Boston University
10. St. Lawrence
Others receiving votes
Center Mark Ouimet and the Michgan hockey team take on Western Michigan and Notre Dame this weekend.
Wrestlers trot to Northern Open
Michigan State 20, Minnesota
20, Western Michigan 8,
Clarkson 5, Alaska-Fairbanks
5, RPI 4, Lowell 4, Minnesota-
Duluth 3, Brown 1
by Bob Abramson
Daily Sports Writer
While thousands of students will
be eating turkey dinners this week-
end, the Michigan wrestlers hopes to
feast on athletes from 30 other teams
as they compete in the Northern
Open in Madison. The tournament is
the second of three preseason tests
for the Wolverines.
The Northern Open differs from
other tournaments in that the entire
competition is spread over the
course of just one day. Michigan
coach Dale Bahr said he believes the
condensed format will pose a chal-
lenge for the Wolverines.
"It's an endurance type of tour-
nament," Bahr said. "Our guys may
have to wrestle six or seven matches
in one day to win the Open. This is
the second step in a three-step pro-
from staff reports
The university has announced
Rose Bowl ticket distribution infor-
mation. All seats are $47 including
tax, and Michigan has approximately
21,000 allotted to it, to be divided
between student, staff, faculty, and
The sign-up for students, faculty,
and staff will be Monday, Nov. 30
and Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Yost Ice
Arena from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students
may buy only one ticket (two with
proof of marriage) and all students
must sign-up for their own ticket.
Once again, buyers must pick up
their ticket Dec. 31 at the Rose
Bowl, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on
a first-come, first-served basis.
Students wishing to sit together must
pickup their tickets together.
Tickets are also available through
the official alumni association tour.
cess, and we want to improve our-
selves at this Open."
Michigan clearly passed the first
hurdle with a strong showing last
weekend in the Ohio Invitational.
James Rawls (142 pounds), Sean
Bormet (158), Lanny Green (177)
and Steve King (heavyweight) each
took individual championships for
the Wolverines. The team also man-
aged to place five other wrestlers in
the top ten within their individual
"I was really impressed with our
team at the Ohio Open," Bahr said.
"The major surprise of the tourna-
ment was Steve King, who trans-
ferred from Notre Dame and cap-
tured the heavyweight champi-
onship. He won 6-1 in the final
against a guy from Ohio State who
beat us three times last year."
Even though they performed well
at the Ohio Open, Coach Bahr said
he hopes his wrestlers will give their
best performance at the biggest tour-
nament of the preseason next week
in the Las Vegas Classic.
"We're trying to peak for
Vegas," Bahr said. "We're close to
where we want to be, but the Vegas
Classic will give us a chance to
evaluate where we stand with other
teams in the country. This is where
teams start getting ranked."
The three preseason tests should
go far in preparing the Wolverines
for the Big Ten season. Michigan
will have faced all the squads in the
conference except for Penn State
before it opens the regular season in
Offense:.:.Quarterback - Elvis "Grbac, UM. Running
Backs - Tyrone Wheatley, UM; Tico Duckett, MSU.
Center - Steve Everitt, UM. Guards - Joe Cocozzo,
UM; Chuck Belin, UW. Tackles - Rob Doherty, UM;
Brad Hopkins, IL. Tight End - Alan Cross, IA. Receivers
- Derrick Alexander, UM; Lee Gissendaner, NU.
Placekicker - Rich Thompson, UW.
Defense: DL/OLB/DE - Jeff Zgonina, PUR; Chris
Hutchinson, UM; Lamark Shackerford, UW; Mike
Wells, IA; Greg Smith, OSU. Linebackers - Steve
Tovar, OSU; Eric Beatty, PUR; Gary Casper, UW.
Backs - Corwin Brown, UM; Carlos James, IA; Roger
Harper, OSU. Punter-Jim DiGuilio, IN
Guard - Doug Skene. DL/OLB/DE - Matt Dyson. Linebacker-
Honorable Mention Wolverines
Running Back - Burnie Legette. Tight End - Tony McGee.
DL/OLB/DE - Tony Henderson; Buster Stanley. Defensive
Back - Shonte Peoples.
.:.:.:.... Tyrone Wheatley
to the wire
by Rich Mitvalsky
Daily Sports Writer
Almost invariably, games arriv-
ing late in the season hold more sig-
nificance than those in the early go-
ing. This year's Michigan women's
volleyball team and schedule have
held true to this particular sentiment,
as its final two conference matches
this weekend will play an undeniable
role in its NCAA tournament hopes.
The Wolverines, currently 18-12
on the season with a 10-8 Big Ten
mark, are "on the bubble" when it
comes to postseason qualification.
Victories on the road this weekend
against Indiana and Purdue would
certainly strengthen the Wolverines'
chances for a NCAA tournament
"It seems like all year we've been
saying that 'Wow, next week is a big
week for us,"' Michiganwcoach Greg
Giovanazzi said. "Now, that really
pertains because if we don't play
well this week, there will be no next
The Hoosiers and Boilermakers
represent two Big Ten squads that
Michigan had few problems with in
its first encounters this season.
Although the match against Indiana
went five games, the Wolverines
dominated play late, winning the fi-
nal three by scores of 15-4, 15-6, 15-
7. The Boilermakers simply could
not hang with Michigan the next
evening, losing in three straight, 15-
11, 15-9, 15-7.
Last weekend against North-
western, the Wolverines equaled the
school record for most conference
victories. Adding additional signif-
icance to this weekend's contests is
the fact that this Michigan squad
and we're coming along nicely,"
Schafer said. "We've lost eight
games by a total of 12 goals. We
don't like to lose, but (the small goal
differential) means that we're play-
ing pretty well."
Wolverine outside hitter Michelle Horrigan tears into another spike against
Illinois last Friday. Michigan takes on Indiana and Purdue this weekend.
could become the first in school
history to have a winning conference
record if it is victorious in one of its
"Purdue, by record, is a better
team than Indiana, but it's hard to
tell what can happen," Giovanazzi
said. "There's no doubt that this
weekend will be big for us. I like the
way we control ourselves in the
sense that if we play well, we de-
serve to go on, and if we don't play
well, we don't deserve to play
One positive note for the injury-
plagued Wolverines is senior co-
captain Hayley Lorenzen. Lorenzen,
recovering from illness, has seen an
increasing amount of playing time
during Michigan's last four contests.
"I think Hayley is fine now,"
Giovanazzi said. "Now, it's just a
matter of her catching up to where
she was. We changed the lineup and
have it set, so it may be difficult for
her to break back into it. But we are
definitely pleased that she is coming
As the team approaches the end
of the season, Giovanazzi reflected
upon his pleasant experience in his
first season with the Michigan pro-
gram and players.
"The players, and the seniors in
particular, have done a really -fine
job reacting to the change after go-
ing through three coaches in four
years," Giovanazzi said. 'The team
has accepted the things I have said
with open arms, and never backed
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