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The Michigan Daily - Sports Wednesday-- January 6, 1993 - Page 7

Penalties
*plague
'M' icers
in 2-2 tie
by Tim Rardin
Daily Hockey Writer
For the second-ranked Michigan
hockey team, Saturday's 7-1 blow-
out of Alberta was as easy as Sun-
day's 2-2 overtime tie was ugly.
The two teams combined for 24
penalties in the second game, with
Michigan contributing 13 to the
cause. Five of those infractions oc-
curred in the second period, as the
Wolverines played shorthanded for
exactly half of the 20-minute stanza.
That factor did not so much help
9 Alberta's offense. - the Golden
Bears failed to convert on any of
their eight power-play opportunities
-as it hurt Michigan's.
"Our power play wasn't very ef-
fective. They really stacked up on
the blue line," Alberta coach Bill
Moores said.
"Our penalty killers did a good
job. They had to," Michigan coach
Red Berenson said. "There were too
many penalties. It's hard to get a
flow going with that many penal-
ties."
Indeed, after Wolverine left wing
Dan Stiver notched his ninth goal of
the season on a power play 15:09
into the first period, Michigan had
trouble mustering much of anything.
Alberta responded in the second
with each of its two goals, both
coiming when the Wolverines did not
have someone in the penalty box,
and both coming against Michigan
goaltender Chris Gordon, who
started for the first time this season.
"We got off on the wrong foot
tonight," Michigan captain David
Harlock said after Sunday's game.
"We weren't doing the little things
like we did last night."
Indeed, Michigan's stymied of-
fense Sunday was anything but with
seven goals the night before. Alberta
jumped out to an early lead at 2:27
into the game as Barcley Pearce
capitalized on a 5-on-3 power play,
and for about ten minutes, it ap-
peared as if the Wolverines had a
game on their hands. But Cain
Stewart's unassisted goal at the
11:06 mark of the first period would
be the beginning of the Golden
Bears' end. Five Wolverines would
score in all, with Stewart and Stiver
notching two goals apiece.
Michigan is now 13-3-3 on the
season, after sweeping Kent State
Dec. 11-12.

Blue icers take fifth
straight GLI crown

by Matthew Rennie
Daily Sports Writer,
DETROIT - It's a Wonderful
Life. Miracle on 34th Street. The
Grinch that Stole Christmas.
Michigan Wins the Great Lakes
Invitational.
Yes, that last item does qualify as
another holiday rerun. For a record-
tying fifth consecutive year, the
Michigan hockey team came away
from Joe Louis Arena with the GLI
championship. Michigan Tech won
five straight titles from 1976-80.
The Wolverines won this one in
style, depending on your definition
of style. Michigan donned maize jer-
seys for the championship game, an
8-3 victory over Northern Michigan.
Michigan took control of the
game in the first 6:22, scoring four
goals on just seven shots before
Michigan goalie Steve Shields had
made his first save. Cam Stewart
scored two of the four goals and was
named tournament MVP for his
three-goal, two-assist perfonnance.
The Wolverines took the 4-0 lead
inte the first intermission and
coasted to victory, leaving little to
hold the fans' interest besides the
Michigan uniforms. The Wolverines
have worn maize before - in a 1980
game against Notre Dane.
Michigan equipment manager Ian

Hume pushed for the maize jerseys
over the summer, and coach Red
Berenson finally consented, reserving
them only for special occasions.
"Hopefully, they'll have a posi-
tive psychological effect," Berenson
said. "They'll come out again from
time to time. We'll try to work
them into our system."
The final did not offer near the
drama of the team's last clash, a 7-6
come-from-behind Michigan win in
last season's NCAA quarterfinals.
"I think there's a difference in the
green team, but not the gold team,"
Wildcat coach Rick Comley said. "It
seems so easy for them. They're
tough. They're cocky. They're
good."
Stewart was joined on the all-
tournament team by Shields, junior
center Brian Wiseman, and rookie de-
fenseman Steven Halko.
The Wolverines had a tougher
time beating the other Upper
Peninsula team in the tournament,
Michigan Tech, in the semifinal.
Michigan overcame a 1-0 first-period
deficit to scratch out a 5-3 triumph
and a ticket to the final.
"In past years, winning this tour-
nament has inspired us to play well
during the second half of the sea-
son," Berenson said. "I hope it will
have the sane effect this year."

Defenseman Al Sinclair lays a big check on a Northern Michigan player, enabling fellow Wolverine Mike Stone to
keep control of the puck. Michigan defeated the Wildcats to capture its fifth consecutive GLI championship.

STEVENS
Continued from page 6
encouragement to her teamnates as
they defeated Bucknell for their first
victory of the season.
"Tannisha's presence on the
bench was a big motivational factor
for the team," Michigan coach Trish
Roberts said. "She showed tremen-
dous enthusiasm on the sidelines,
and the team wanted to win.
"Emotionally, I think Tannisha is
doing pretty well. She's been in ex-
cellent spirits, joking wi theveryone.
But I know it's difficult for her to
have to watch from the side aid not
be able to play."
Stevens will undergo more
surgery today at Michigan's Kellogg
Eye Center to further determine the
extent of the damage to her eye.
Though any sort of recovery seems
bleak, if Stevens has any say in the
matter, don't be surprised to see her
sack on the court before long.

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