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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSWednesday - Wednesday, January 5, 1994 - 7

HOCKEY NOTEBOOK
Oliver named MVP of
Great Lakes tournament
By ANTOINE PITTS
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
Senior forward David Oliver captured Great Lakes Invitational Most
Valuable Player honors for his performance in the two games. Oliver had a
goal and an assist, including the game-winning goal, in last Tuesday's game
against Notre Dame.
In the championship game, Oliver scored the first two goals of the game to
give him 20 on the season. The first-period goals gave Michigan a 2-0lead over
Michigan State en route to its sixth-straight GLI title.
ALL-GLI: Joining Oliver on the All-Tournament team were forward Brian
Wiseman and defenseman Harold Schock from Michigan. Defenseman
Nicholas Perreault from Michigan State and Michigan Tech forward Kyle
Peterson along with Tech goaltender Jamie Ram closed out the team.
SPREADING THE WEALTH: Twelve different Wolverines recorded at least one
point in last Tuesday's semifinal victory over Notre Dame.
John Madden (three assists), Schock (one goal and two assists), Wiseman
(three assists), Oliver (one goal and one assist), Mike Legg (one goal and two
assists), and Mike Knuble (two goals) led the Michigan onslaught. Tim
Hogan (one goal), John Arnold (one assist), Ron Sacka (one assist), Steven
Halko (one goal), Brendan Morrison (one goal), and Mike Stone (one assist)
also contributed for the Wolverines.
PACKING THE JOE: The final night crowd of 17,031 gave the GLI a two-day
attendance total of 33,250. The capacity of Joe Louis Arena is 19,275.
"Overall it was another successful tournament in terms of the crowd,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said. "I think the games were all good games."
LEAGUE LEADERS: The Wolverines have several players at or near the top
of the CCHA statistics.
Oliver (31 points), Wiseman (29 points), Knuble (28 points), and Morrison
(24 points) are the top four in CCHA scoring. Knuble's 16 goals and 13 power-
play goals lead the league as well. Wiseman and Oliver are also the top two
assist leaders with 24 and 21 respectively.
Defenseman Schock is the conference plus/minus leader at+22. Goaltender
Chris Gordon (2.25) finds himself second in goals against average. Mean-
while, fellow netminder Steve Shields leads with nine league wins.
As a team, the Wolverines lead the CCHA, scoring 6.29 goals per game.
The Michigan power play tops all other teams in the conference, converting on
35 of 104 opportunities (34 percent).
FEDOROv'S FIRST: Junior forward Anton Fedorov recorded his first colle-
giate goal in Michigan's 8-2 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 17th. The
game also marked Fedorov's first career start for the Wolverines.
"I feel really happy now," Federov said after the game. "I thank Coach for
the opportunity to play on the first line. When you play with Oliver and
Wiseman, things happen."

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Mike Stone shoots against Notre Dame in Michigan's 8-3 semifinal victory over the Irish. The Wolverines have outscored Notre Dame, 21-5, this season.

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Wiseman continued the Michigan
scoring with a power-play goal in the
second period for his eighth of the
year. John Madden scored his fourth
of the year in the third period to close
out the scoring for the Wolverines.
"This tournament's really special
* us," Wiseman said. "We hold a lot
of pride coming in and we want to
control this tournament."
Michigan State's goals came in
the third period, breaking up Shields'
bid for the shutout. Rem Murray and
Kelly Harper notched goals to close
the lead to two goals with 3:05 re-
maining. However, the Spartans could
do nothing more.
"These two games are the tough-
't all year to play," Oliver said. "Ev-
eryone goes home for a week and
everyone's a little rusty. It takes a lot
of character and I take my hat off to
the boys on the team."
In Tuesday's semifinal, the Wol-
verines were without the services of
Shields. Chris Gordon started for the
ill goaltender and earned his fifth vic-
tory of the season.
t Wiseman also felt the effects of
the flu. The Michigan captain missed
the entire second period. However,
this would not be enough to keep the
Wolverines from beating Notre Dame.
The score stood tied at three fol-
lowing the first period and Michigan
only had a one-goal lead going into
the third. That is when the Wolver-
ines poured it on.
ItMichigan scored four times in the
ird period. Mike Legg scored his
MICHIGAN 8, NOTRE DAME S
Notre Dame 3 0 0-3
Michigan 3 1 4-8
RrstPerdod - 1, ND, Mccarthy 3 (Harberts
Ling),1:36 (pp). 2, UM, Halko 1(Madden, Schock),
4:03 (pp). 3, UM, Morrison 13 (Wiseman, Stone),
5:34 (pp). 4, ND, Osleckl 4 (Harberts, Nelsen),
10:45. 5, NO, Ling (Coe), 14:57. 6, UM, Schock,
17:49. Penalties - Stone, UM (hooking), 1:06;
oe, ND (hooking), 2:26; Brulninks, UM (Interfer
nce), 4:56; Sinclair, UM (interference), 6:13;
Rushin, ND (interference), 12:43, Welch, ND (hook-
ing), 15:34.
Second Period - 7, UM, Oliver 14 (Legg,
Schock), 14:40. Penalties - Ling, ND (high-atick-
Ing), 5:19; Stone, UM (interference), 601;
Matushak, ND (hooking), 6:59.
Third Period-8, UM, Legg6(WisemanOliver),
2:51. 9, UM, Hogan 2 (Legg, Arnold), 9:28. 10,
UM, Knuble 19 (Wiseman, Madden), 11:38 (pp).
11, UM, Knuble 20 (Sacka, Madden), 15;47.
Penalties - Harberts, NO (roughing), 11:20; Ling,
ND (roughing), 12:54; Luhning, UM (roughing),
12:54; Hogan, UM (holding), 13:14; Knuble, UM,
double-minor (roughing), 15:47; Welch, ND(rough
g), 15:47.
Shots on goal - NO 7-941-27. UM 14-12-
17--43.
Powo 4lays - ND 1 of 4; UM 3 of 7.
Goalie saves - ND, Brent Lothrop 11-X-X-11,
Greg Louder (0:00 second) X-11-13-24. UM,
Gordon 4-9-11-24.
Refere. - Peny Petterle, Bob Ames.
Linesmm - John Nowatska.
A#: Joe Louis Arena. A: 8,000.
MICHIGAN 4, MICHIGAN STATE 2

sixth of the year and Tim Hogan
notched his second. Mike Knuble
closed the scoring with a power-play
goal and an even-strength goal to give
him 20 for the year.
After a rough start in which he
allowed three goals on seven shots,
Gordon shut the Irish out for the final
two periods.
Before the GLI, the Wolverines
used sweeps of two-game series
against Kent and Illinois-Chicago to
open up a nine-point lead in the
CCHA. Michigan faces the second-

place team, Lake Superior, in a two-
game series this weekend at Yost Ice
Arena.
Dec. 10th and 11th against Kent,
the Wolverines stormed out to early
leads in both games and triumphed, 6-
2 and 5-2, over the Golden Flashes.
A week later against UIC, Michi-
gan closed the first half of the CCHA
season with 8-2 and 9-5 victories over
the Flames.
This weekend's games against
Lake Superior open the 1994 portion
of the schedule. The Wolverines hope

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First Period - 1. UM, Oliver 15 (Wlseman,
Morrison), 17:00 (pp). 2, UM, Oliver 16 (Wiseman),
19:40. Penalties - Wiseman, UM (high-sticking),
7:16; Burkett, MSU (Interference), 12:04; Perreault,
MSU (roughing), 13:29; Knuble, UM (roughing),
13:29; Smith, MSU (cross-checking), 16:20.
Second Period -3, UM, Wiseman 8 (Morrison,
Oliver), 10:50 (pp). Penalties - Wiseman. UM
(cross-checking), :30; Legg, UM (high-sticking),
3:44; Perreault, MSU (roughing), 10:12; Willis, UM

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