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Turco matures in weekend series against Ferris
injury and missed Saturday's contest.
Muckalt's first score broke a 1-1 tie
13:38 into the game when he put back
his own miss on a breakaway. The
fulldogs nevergotevenagain asMichi-
gan scored the game's last five goals.
A critical sequence midway
through the second period sealed the
victory for the Wolverines.
Michigan was nursing a 3-1 lead
when Ferris' Brad Burnham narrowly
missed cutting the deficit to one as his
shot from the right wing hit the post.
In the ensuing scramble, Michigan's
John Arnold came up with the puck
Ind proceeded to score on a two-on-
one break with Ron Sacka.
Instead of leading only 3-2, the
Wolverines' had a three-goal advan-
tage and the Bulldogs were finished.
"Friday it worked the other way,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"We went down on a breakaway and
were stopped and they came back down
and scored. That's the way hockey
Berenson wasreferring toasequence
that occurred 9:18 into Friday's game.
With the score tied at one,
Michigan's Brendan Morrison missed
on a breakaway, opening the door for
Ferris' Gary Kitching to give the Bull-
dogs a 2-1 lead on a breakaway of his
The Wolverines lost their CCHA
opener despite outshooting the Bull-
"We had some good scoring chances
that we didn'tcapitalizeon," Berenson
said. "But it's tougher when you're
coming from behind."
Special teams were the key.
Ferris tallied two goals via thepower
play in six attempts - the first scores
allowed by the Wolverine penalty kill-
Jng unit this season. By comparison,
e Wolverines couldconvertonly one
in seven opportunities with aman ad-
"Ourpowerplay didn't play as well
as they needed to play," Berenson said.
"They have to be able to get that goal
back for us."
The loss overshadowed a couple of
firsts by Michigan freshmen.
Matt Herr and Robb Gordon scored
their first career goals as Wolverines.
'unfortunately for Michigan, the two
goals came almost 52 minutes apart.
Herr opened the scoring for both
squads less than two minutes into the
contest and Gordon tallied the last score
ofthegame, 11:30intothe finalperiod.
During the Michigan dry spell,
Ferris builta3-1 advantage. Goals from
Kitching and right wing Tim Christian
gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead at the first
"It's harder to score when you need
to score than when you have a big
LeftwingJohn Duff providedFerris
with atwo-goal lead late in the second,
whichwas all itwould needtoholdoff
Michigan and claim its first opening-
nightvictory inCCHAplay since 1987.
Berenson said that the Wolverines
.were sharper Saturday.
"I thought that our team played
with more ofan edge and didn't give up
as much defensively," Berenson said.
"We capitalized on our chances.
"It was a test of our team to see
whether we were going to bounce back
from a disappointing loss."
IFERRIS STATE 3, MICHIGAN 2
By BARRY SOLLENBERGER
Daily Hockey Writer
BIG RAPIDS - Ferris State's
offense is not in the same zip code,
talent-wise with Lake Superior or
Michigan State, but Marty Turco's
performance in goal this weekend was
still an important boost for the Michi-
gan hockey team.
his second and
third starts of his
young career, .
the freshman al- Q
lowed only four
goals in 46 at-
tempts as the
Wolverines split Turco
with the Bull-
dogs last weekend.
Over the last 98 minutes of action,
he allowed only one score - a first-
period goal to Phil Sturock Saturday -
a streak spanning almost five periods.
In the process, Turco ran his record
to 2-1 on the season.
"I felt really comfortable in goal this
weekend," he said. "I tried a few things
thatl've been working on in practice-
staying more alert, keeping my head up
and staying down more often."
Turco's showing was significant for
aWolverine team that knew goaltending
would be a concern coming into the
season. After all, Michigan lost Steve
Shields, the winningestgoalie in NCAA
history, to graduation last spring.
"I likedTurco's presence this week-
end," Michigan coach Red Berenson
said. "He looked confident and this is a
tough building to play in, particularly
with these types of games."
Turco asserted himself at a crucial
moment in Michigan's win Saturday.
He stopped two one-on-one shots
by the Bulldogs' Gary Kitching
within seconds of each other, with
the Wolverines clinging to a 3-1
lead at the halfway point of the sec-
His saves enabled Michigan to start
a two-on-one break going the other
way which John Arnold finished for a
three-goal Wolverine advantage - a
"Instead of it being a 3-2 game and
pretty even it was a 4-1 game," Ferris
coach Bob Daniels said. "We didn't
have the gas to come back after that." I
"I thought that those were some
key saves," Berenson said. "That's1
the difference that goalkeeping can
make in a game."
For the highly recruited Turco, the3
weekend was a needed lift for a fresh-
man who has endured some bumps
thus far this season.
For starters, he was on the losing
end of a 8-5 decision - in which he
surrendered all eight goals for his
team - in the Blue-White game Oct.
7. While the outcome didn't matter,
the game did not do wonders for
"At the start (of the season), I had
my doubts with practice and every-
thing," Turco said. "Butmy confidence
grew a little bit and, hopefully, it will
continue to grow."
Turco said that practice has helped
him prepare for the rigors of the CCHA
season. Defending against the likes of
Mike Knuble, Brendan Morrison, Ja-
son Botterill and company prepares
him for what lies ahead.
"I'm playing against the best
shooters in the league at practice,"
Turco said. "I like (the idea) of being
really confident in practice and then
to come into the games thinking that
nobody can beat me."
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First Period - 1, UM, Herr 1 (Sakala, Legg),
1:38.2, FSU, Kitching1(Christian,Crimin), 7:10 (pp).
3, FSU, Christian 3, 9:18. Penalties -Fox, UM (hold-
ing), 2:54; Sakala, UM (interference), 6:03; Sergott,
FSU (hooking), 11:04; Kitching, FSU (elbowing),
Second Period - 4, FSU, Duff 1 (Sergott,
Kolenda), 1:56 (pp). Penalties - Morrison, UM (el-
bowing), 1:02; Willis, UM (Interfernce), 3:02;
Kitching, FSU (holding), 6:52; Blake, FSU (hooking),
11:06; Parrish, FSU (cross-checking), 15:25;
Kolenda, FSU (roughing), 20:00; Gordon, UM (rough.
Ing), 20:00; Gordon, UM (tripping), 20:00.
Third Period - 5, UM, Gordon 1 (Halko,
Schock), 11:30 (pp). Penalties - crimin, FSU (hold-
ing), 6:30; Duff, FSU (hooking), 9:41; Botterill, UM
(high sticking), 14:58; Botterill, UM, 10 min. mis-
Shots on goal - UM 11-15-12-38. FSU 10-
Power plays - UM 1 of 7; FSU 2 of 6.
Goalie saves - UM, Turco 810-7-25. FSU,
Referee -Matt Shegos.
Linesmen - Bob Faria, John Nowosatka.
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2:45. 2,FSU, Sturock 2 (Roach, Muldoon), 7:20.3,
UM Muckalt 2 (Botterill) 13:38. Penalties-Sturock,
FSU (roughing), 4:28; Mitchell, FSU (holding), 9:12;
Gordon, UM (hooking), 11:31; Parish, FSU (tripping),
11:31; Legg, UM (checking from behind), 14:40;
Herr, UM (delay of game), 19:50.
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