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48 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, February 12, 1996

HOCKEY

WMEB Poll
First-place votes are in
parentheses.

1. Colorado. College (8)
2. Boston University (3)
3. Minnesota
4. Michigan
5. Michigan State
6. Lake Superior
7. Western Michigan
8. Denver
9. Massachusetts-Lowell
10. Maine

Points
107
102
81
76
61
51
40
28
19
17

Powers knows
all too well the
problems at UIC

Others receiving votes: St.
Lawrence 11, Vermont 11,
Clarkson 1.

Michigan 1 1 2-4
Notre Dame 1 0 0-1
First period - 1. UM, Herr 11 (Arnold, Frescoln),
6:17. 2, ND, Gruber 6, 8:56. Penalties - Bruininks,
ND (holding). 3:09: Morshead, ND (roughing), 12:18;
Herr, UM (roughing). 15:13.
Second period -3, UM, Legg 10 (Rominski. Madden),
2:57. Penalties - Botterill, UM (high-sticking), 4:23;
Crozier. UM (interference), 8:12; Gruber, ND
(hooking). 11:59: Halko, UM (interference), 16:40;
Gruber, ND (boarding), 19:26.
Third period -4. UM, Madden 20 (Hilton, Frescoln),
7:46 (sh). 5. UM, Botterill 24 (Hilton. Luhning), 13:38
(pp). Penalties - Halko, UM (tripping), 6:57: Welch,
ND (interference). 9:27: Halko, UM (hooking), 10:04;
Gruber, ND (tripping), 12:22; Dhadphale, ND
(roughing). 16:55; Schock, UM (roughing), 16:55:
Morrison, UM, (high-sticking), 16:55: Hayes, UM
(hooking), 17:00: Ling, ND (hooking), 17:00: Noble,
ND (holding). 17:52: Morshead. ND (hooking) N19:34;
Sloan, UM (hooking), 19:34.
Power Plays - UM 1 of?:; ND 0 of?7
Shots on goal - UM, 8-611-25, ND, 7-4-8-19.
Saves - UM, Turco, 6-4-8-18; ND. Eisler, 7-5-9-21
Referee - Roger Graff
Linesmen - Brian Troester, Dave Kronenberg.
A: 2,667 At: Joyce Center Fieldhouse
Michigan 2 6 4-12
Illinois-Chicago 0 0 0-0
First Period -1. UM, Herr 12 (Luhning, Hilton), 9:18.
2. UM, Muckalt 17 (Morrison, Sloan). 10:51.
Penalties -Bourke, UM (interference). 2:39:
Korczak, UICO(interference), 3:04: Summerville, UIC
(interference), 17:36: Kolozsy, UIC (tripping), 19:29.
Second Period - 3. UM, Luhning 15 (Madden. Hilton),
:32 (pp). 4, UM. Botterill 25 (Morrison, Sloan), 3:56
(pp). 5, UM, Botterill 26 (Hilton. Sloan), 7:11. 6. UM,
Rominski 7 (Herr, Sloan). 12:28 (pp. 7. UM, Rominski
8 (Madden). 14:35. 8, UM, Berenaweig 3 (Rominski),
17:15. Penalties - Hartigan, UIC major (checking
from behind) 2:08: Kolozsky, UIC (slashing) 3:36;
Herendeen, UC (cross-checking) 9:08: Kolozsky, UIC
(handling the puck with hands) 10:34: Sloan, UM
(slashing) 16:00: Kolozsky, UIC (hooking) 16:21:
Hayes, UM (roughing) 19:02; Rech, UIC (checking
from behind) 19:02: Hartigan, UIC (high-sticking)
19:31.
Third Period -9. UM, Herr 13 (Fox, Rominski), :36.
10, UM, Herr 14, -Hilton, Luhning).6:27. 11, UM4
Arnold 2 (Halko Hayes), 7:27. 12, UM, Morrison 20
(Sloan), 14:08. Penalties - Sloan, UM (roughing) :18:
Mathias, UIC (misconduct) 6:27: Botterill, UM
(roughing) 14:33: Herendeen, UIC (roughing) 14:33;
Halko, UM (tripping) 16:45: Peron, UIC (slashing)
19:47.
Power Plays -UM, 3 of 9; UIC,0of 4
Shots on goal - UM, 15-15-9-39: UIC. 7-4-3-14
Goalie saves - UM, Turco. 7-4-x-11; UM, Malicke, x-
x-3-3; UIC, Spencer 15-159-39.
Referee - Steve Piotrowski.
Linesmen - John Dobrzelewski, John LaDuke.
A: 4,001 At: UIC Pavillion
Up next:
VS.
pat.

By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Writer
CHICAGO - Illinois-Chicago
head coach Larry Pedrie and Michi-
gan assistant coach Billy Powers know
the I-94 route from Ann Arbor to
Chicago all too well.
Their coaching careers have crossed
paths more than just the three times
the Flames and Wolverines square off
each season.
Pedrie was an assistant to Michigan
head coach Red Berenson for two
years before taking the head job at
Illinois-Chicago in 1990. .
Powers, a Michigan alum, received
his first coaching position as one of
Pedrie's assistants at Illinois-Chicago
after serving two seasons as a gradu-
ate assistant to Berenson.
Together, the two hoped to reestab-
lish the Flames as a force in the CCHA
following a season in which Illinois-
Chicago went from a third-place fin-
ish in 1989 to the cellar of the confer-
ence.
However, those plans never fully
materialized. Following eighth- and
seventh-place finishes in 1991 and
1992, respectively, Powers hopped
on the Interstate and headed back to
Ann Arbor, where he's been ever
since.
"What first caught my eye about
moving, was that it was Michigan,"
Powers said. "But I was in no rush to
leave UIC and it was a two- or three-
week process before I could pull the
trigger.
"People would assume that it was
easy because it was Michigan, but it

really wasn't."
Powers has helped Berenson and
fellow assistant Mel Pearson guide
the Wolverines to 93 victories over
the past three seasons.
Pedrie's story hasn't been filled
with the number of victories like Pow-
ers' has.
Including this year, Pedrie's Flames
have only been able to muster 63 wins
in his five-plus seasons at the helm.
Illinois-Chicago has only come out
on top in one-third of its games dur-
ing that span.
So how close is Pedrie in his re-
building process?
"We're certainly not there yet,"
Pedrie said. "We have to fight through
nights like these.
"I thought we'd be further along
than we are right now. But the reality
of it is that we still have a lot of work
ahead of us."
Nonetheless, one would figure that
nights like these would get Pedrie,
and Powers for that matter, a bit more
pumped up facing their old programs.
The fact of the matter is that it
doesn't.
"(Michigan) is just an opponent like
anyone else," Pedrie said following
Saturday's game. "There's nobody
there now that I was involved with in
bringing to the program."
Powers says that he still feels a bit
of loyalty to the Flames, but does
admit that his years in Chicago are
behind him.
"I really only know two or three of
their guys (still on the team)," Powers
said. "But anytime UIC isn't playing

WALKER VANDYKE/Daily
Notre Dame didn't get many good hits - like this one on freshman Dale Rominski - against the Wolverines.

Michigan, I always hope they're do-
ing well.
"I still cheer for the program and
always will. They did a lot of good
things for me - especially Larry, he
gave me my first opportunity in coach-
ing. But it passes.
"I'm sure Larry went through the
same thing with Michigan. The first
couple of years, he seemed a little
more excited, but then it wears off."

And even though he would be a lot
happier winning more often, Pedrie
doesn't regret his decision to leave a
perennial winner to build a program
from scratch.
"I don't regret (my decision to leave
Michigan)," Pedrie said. "You wait
all your life to be a head coach.
"It was a great experience at Michi-
gan, but I wouldn't trade being here to
be at Michigan."

Any tips from student to teacher9
"This year, they're a young team,
Powers said of Illinois-Chicago. "The
turnover is big.
"I really hope that next year they
can make some strides. It's not an
easy thing.
"They just gotta find a way to get to
sixth or seventh place and maybe there-
will be a light at the end of the tun-
nel."

E. i ,- '--'-- r-Botteriil puts scare into UIC crow

By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Writer
CHICAGO - For a moment Saturday, the world stopped at
the UIC Pavilion and two words went through the minds of
everyone in the building.
Travis Roy.
Just nine seconds into the second period of the Wolverines'

12-0 shutout of Illinois-Chicago, Michigan
left wingJason Botterill was checked awk-
wardly into the boards head first and he fell
to the ice, where he laid for a couple of
minutes.
His legs were still for a few moments, and
the memory of Roy, the Boston University
freshman winger who was paralyzed after
crashing into the boards in similar fashion
earlier in the season, was brought chillingly
to mind.
To make the situation even more eerie,

oC0eY
Notebook

from behind that were pretty serious."
HERR COMES ALIVE: Sophomore left wing Matt Herr had the-
most productive weekend of his career, scoring five points in
Michigan's two wins, including his first career hat trick against
the Flames Saturday,
Herr bettered his total of I I goals of a year ago, as the four
tallies gave him 14 on the season.
Could it have been due to Berenson moving him onto a Ii
with Warren Luhning and CCHA assist leader Kevin Hilton?
Maybe, but Herr had revenge on his mind.
Herr remembered the way Illinois-Chicago reacted after the
Flames shocked the Wolverines, 5-4, in overtime last season.
"I rememberthem taking offtheir shirts on the ice like they had
just won the Stanley Cup," Herr said. "It was ridiculous. So we
wanted revenge."
Notwithstanding, Herr did enjoy moving up on the Michigair
depth chart.
"When you're playing on the fourth line, you're expected
just work hard and not give up any goals," Herr said. "So this vv
a nice change of pace."
RrrCIILIN IMPROVING: Freshman right wing Sean Ritchlin,
who has been hospitalized since last Sunday, has improved and
was moved out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room
this weekend.
Ritchlin was diagnosed with "compartment syndrome" as'a
result of severe internal bleeding incurred from a hit in Michigan's
2-2 tie with Ohio State a week ago. He is expected to undergo a
skin graft today.
"He's taking it day-by-day," Bancroft said. "The more they
leave it open, the more the chance there is for infection. And
has a minor infection now."

J.J. O'Connor, an Illinois-Chicago fan paralyzed and con-
fined to a wheelchair, was serving as honorary captain for the
Flames and sat on the team's bench for the game.
Luckily, Botterill was just fine. After being tended to on
the ice by Michigan trainer Rick Bancroft for a couple of
minutes, Botterill skated to the bench under his own power.
He was back on the ice taking his regular shift a few minutes
later.
"He'll have a stiff neck, but he'll be all right," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said.
"I hate to see the hitting from behind. There's a kid sitting on
their bench paralyzed watching the game, and you see three hits

a.,
WALKER VANDYKE/Daly
Mike Legg and the Wolverines skated all over the Irish Saturday.

Who: Notre Dame and Michigan State
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills and
Joe Louis Arena
When: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
CCHA Offensive
Player of the Week
Michigan left wing Matt Herr
scored four goals and added an
assist in the Wolverines' 4-1 win
over Notre dame and 12-0
blanking of Illinois-Chicago this
weekend. In Saturday's rout,
Herr notched his first career hat
trick.
CCHA Defensive
Player of the Week
Quinn Fair, a senior defenseman
for Bowling Green, led the Falcon
defense in holding its opponents
to just 49 shots on goal in two
weekend wins over Illinois-
Chicago and Notre Dame. Fair
netted a goal and dished out
three assists in the two games
and finished the weekend with a
plus/minus rating of +6.

COTSONIKA
Continued from Page 18
Madden never stops, and, like any suc-
cessful bug, he won't die when you
swat him.
At Notre Dame Friday, Madden was
hit hard early in the third period. It
looked like he might have suffered a
charley horse or a bruised knee,judging
from his limp.
Buthewouldn'tgo down. Unlike many
players who flop onto the ice and squirm
like fish on dry land to draw sympathy,
Madden didn't want to look like a wimp.
He circled around, got to the bench him-
self, and didn't miss a shift.
"He's a competitor, a hockey player,"
Berenson said. "He works through a lot."
He does it with his attitude. Madden
doesn't have an abundance of raw tal-
ent, but he works with what he has -
speed, quickness and a game face that
intimidates his own teammates.
"He's one of the most intense guys
on the team," Hilton said. "He's quiet,
focused, and always ready to play."
The bug looks prepared to fly -
aerodynamicly. His sweater is tucked

in to reduce drag. The inseams of his
pants are split at the bottom to give his
legs more room to pump. And he skates,
or rather scrapes, in a crouch that lets
him slither through traffic like a hornet
through air.
These dangerous traits allow Mad-
den to torment and annoy the Wolver-
ines' opposition so much that he draws
comparisons to a famous NHL pest -
Esa Tikkanen.
But unlike the Finnish star, Madden
doesn't get under your skin with snide
comments and dirty stickwork. He can
drive you crazy with his ability to stick
as close to you as a fly on food.
Illinois-Chicago couldn't shake him
Saturday. Buzzing around the UIC
Pavillion, Madden picked up two as-
sists and created a number of scoring
chances for himself and others.
His performance against the Fighting
Irish was even more reflective of what he
has done for Michigan this season.
Madden is the best penalty killer in
the CCHA because he is almost abetter
offensive player when the Wolverines
are short-handed than when they are at
full strength. He has more room to
maneuver.

In the first period at Notre Dame,
Madden hustled his way to two quality
scoring chances while Matt Herr sat in
the penalty box. The second was so
good, Irish goaltender Matt Eisler had
to do the splits to stop it.
Though frustrated, Madden kept
buzzing around like a good pest. In the
third period, his persistance paid off.
With Notre Dame caught deep in the
Michigan zone forechecking, Madden
broke high and took a pass from Hilton
in on Eisler. He deked left and let a
backhand shot go - just like he had
done in the first period - but this time
Eisler couldn't stretch far enough to
make the save.
The goal was Madden's eighth short-
handed score of the season - good for
first in the CCHA - and it gave the
Wolverines an important 3-1 lead.
"Madden's, goal was huge,"
Berenson said. "Sometimes, he scores
those backbreaking goals that your
team really needs. They turn the tide
of the game."
Madden's a bug - one that stings.
- Nicholas J. Cotsonika can be
reached over e-mail at
cotsonik2umich.edu.

ICERS
Continued from Page 1B
alone and beat a helpless Eisler for his
league-leading eighth shorthanded goal
of the season.
"Madden's goal was huge," Berenson
said. "They're backbreaker goals when
you score them and he had two good
changes earlier. I just told him to slow
down and take a little more time to
work."
Michigan's other special teams unit
iced the victory six minutes later when
Jason Botterillscored a power-play goal
off a deflection of a Hilton pass at the
goal mouth to close out the scoring.
"The special teams play was the dif-
ference in the game," Berenson said.
"We were up 2-0 on the special teams
so that was a big part of the game."
Berenson's teams are now 18-1
against Notre Dame (5-16-3, 8-19-3).
Special teams were also the key Sat-
urday as Michigan beat up on a clearly
undertalented Illinois-Chicago team (6-
18-1, 8-19-1). Three second-period
power play tallies led a six-goal explo-
sion that turned the game into a match

that resembled a club team trying to
hang with a varsity program.
The Wolverines held a man advan
tage for more than 10 minutes of the
second period and allowed the Flames,
just 14 shots against the tandem of
Marty Turco and Gregg Malicke.
Matt Herr was the offensive star of
the weekend scoring four goals, inclu
ing a hat trick against Illinois-Chicagod
"I really liked Matty Herr's game this
weekend," Berenson said. "Once he put
the puck in the net he seemed to gain a.
lot of confidence."
But the 16 goals in the two games
allowed for some other impressive of-
fensive numbers for Michigan.
Blake Sloan matched a team season-
high with five assists against the Flames,
Dale Rominski scored a career-best fo
points (two goals and two assists) Sa -
urday, Hilton had six assists on the
weekend and Botterill uppedhis CCHA-
leading goal total to 26 with three scores.
The Wolverines went 4 of 16 on the
power play for the weekend, which
wasn't at the torrid rate that they were
scoring in January, but nonetheless,
better than the 3-for-25 clip of the two
previous weekends.

CCHA standings
Team (overall record)
1. Michigan State (25-7-0)
2. Michigan (23-5-2)
3. Western Michigan (23-7-3)

Won
21
18
17

Lost
4
4
5

Tied
0
2
3

Pts.
42
38
37

AS U VAt. Y,. .... i, * .
Spartans rebound to beat Western Michigan, 3-1
The Associated Press Anson Carter scored a power-play Dame (5-16-3, 8-19-3) to force the Sean Kulick made 30 saves for the
EAST LANSING-Taylor Clarke goal for the Spartans in the second overtime. Lakers, who led, 6-0, before each team
and Tony Tuzzolino scored 1:42 apart period. Shawn Zimmerman scored for The Irish led, 2-1, after the first scored twice in the third period.
in the third neriod to cive Michigan Western in the first. period on goals by Jamie Morshead Vitali Andreevand AdamCopeland

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