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Nicholas J. Cotsonika
ly Sports Editor
CINCINNATI - There were tears
this time too, but for the 1995-1996 Michi-
gan hockey team, moist eyes dripped
The years of failure and frustration,
of anguish and anger, are over.
The puck finally bouncedthe right way
for the Wolverines. Brendan Morrison
finally hitthe back of the net instead of the
goal post. Red Berenson's team is finally
"T' . sn 'lR I
day at 5 p.m.
at Cliff Keen
Ii so glau I
came (to Michi-
gan)," said for-
fighting back sobs.
"I'm so proud to
be a part of this
these guys, with
this coach. It'sjust
lege, 3-2, before 13,330 fans at Riverfront
Coliseum on Saturday in another over-
time heart-thumper. The championship
win was Michigan's eighth-an NCAA
record - and its first since 1964.
The victory was richly ironic.
Michigan was bounced from the
AA tournament in overtime the past
ee years. The Wolverines lost to
Maine in 1993, Lake Superior in 1994
and Maine again in 1995. The breaks
never went their way, and the goal they
needed never came.
"Something about this year was differ-
ent," said senior center Kevin Hilton. "I
really can't say what, but something was
The biggest change might have been
rrison's luck. In the second over-
4 me of last year's semifinal thriller
with the Black Bears, Morrison had
Michigan's best opportunity to win it.
He hit the post.
The memory stayed with him, ring-
ing in his head all season. On Satur-
day, the puck squirted right to Morrison
off of a rebound. He put it between the
pipes to score the winning goal, and he
earned a ring that will stay with him for
the rest of his life.
*'When you look back on this, it's
incredible," said Morrison, who was so
withabroken hand fornearlytwo months.
"It seemed like it took forever to go in the
net, but it did. It's incredible."
Many players said it isn't as incredible
See HOCKEY, Page 2A
The Michigan hockey team hugs its first NCAA championship trophy since 1964.
Students rejoice on South University
By Sam T. Dudek
Daily Staff Reporter
Brendan Morrison's overtimegoal in this weekend's NCAA
championship hockey game sparked a celebration that
stretched more than 250 miles.
While thousands of Michigan hockey fans rejoiced in
Cincinnati, hundreds more stormed the streets in Ann Arbor
to celebrate the team's first national championship since
"It was a small group, but it was still kind of crazy," said
LSA junior Chris Zammit.
Zammit said he joined the crowd from Rendez-Vous Cafe,
where he was studying.
wThe people out there were pretty gung-ho," he said.
Sgt. Bob Neumann, from the University's Department of
Public Safety, said the group of fans traveled around campus
after the initial celebration on South University Avenue.
"They went to Hatcher Library and made some noise,
Neumann said. "Fortunately they had no intent to vandal.
"Then they headed to the Law Quad where they enter-
tained the reading room for a few minutes," he said.
Neumann said the crowd also visited Angell Hall, the
Michigan Union and the President's House.
President James Duderstadt greeted the crowd in front of
his house and talked to the group for a few minutes.
From there, Neumann said, the crowd returned to South
University Avenue were it eventually dissipated.
Crowd estimates from DPS and the Ann Arbor Police
See FANS, Page SA
Maize and Blue fans stand to cheer for the Michigan hockey team in Cincinnati on
Saturday. Fans in Ann Arbor stormed South University in celebration.
Minor parties grab MSA seats
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
With the Michigan Party still at the
helm, the Michigan Student Assembly
will make room for new faces and new
parties at the table next term.
Along with the presidential and vice
esidential offices, the Michigan Party
on eight seats on the assembly. The
Students' Party pulled in five seats, the
Wolverine Party received four, and for
the first time, the United Peoples' Coa-
lition received two representatives and
the Liberty Party received one seat.
Two new independent representatives
were also elected to the assembly.
"It shows that a relatively signifi-
cant section of the student body be-
eves that a certain perspective is im-
portant to have on MSA," said Presi-
dent Flint Wainess.
Rackham Rep. John Lopez, an inde-
pendent assembly member re-elected
in last week's election, said the new
independents on the assembly will play
"an influential. not necessarily a now-
the coveted LSA positions.
"With smaller parties and indepen-
dents on board, hopefully we'll be able
to reduce the partisanship on the assem-
bly," said Beatrice Chen, a UPC mem-
ber elected as a Medicine representative.
for election with the Students' Party last
semester, Rajpal received the most votes
of any candidate in last week's election.
"When I moved to the Michigan Party
I just saw such a difference in the way
things were run," Rajpal said. "The
Chen said she
and fellow party
Hong, who was
elected as an LSA
plan to encourage
the assembly to de-
mand a fee cap for
student tuition, a
the UPC platform.
"liven things up a
parties are going
to have to form
coalitions to swing
-- John Lopez
the people on it are
just so amazing."
and the addition of
outsiders to the as-
sembly may have
stolen some of the
limelight, both the
retained and won
The new MSA representatives,
their party affiliation and the
number of votes each received:
Melinda Anderson (MP) 6
Ryan LaLonde (MP) 29
Brian Murray (WP) 78
Michelle Smulders (MP) 61
Brad Finkbeiner (SP) 159
Tej Shah (WP) 150
Matthew West (l) 15
Anjali Rajpal (MP) 3,012
Jonathan Winick (MP) 2,499
Yejide Peters (MP) 2,479
Sangeeta Bhatia (SP) 2,397
Erin Carey (WP) 2,278
Catherine Hong (UPC) 2,254
Ryan Friedrichs (MP) 2,246
William Jurkiewicz (SP) 2,185
Elizabeth Hoffman (MP) 1,754
Beatrice Chen (UPC) 15
Karie Morgan (SP) 51
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Suspected arson leads
to evacuation of Bursicy'
No damage reported
from 5 separate fires
By Sam T. Dudek
Daily Staff Reporter
While many students choose to go
out on weekend nights, hundreds of
Bursley Hall residents were forced to
"get out" Saturday because of a string
of fires in the residence hall.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department re-
ported five separate fires in Bursley
Hall around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
AAFD Battalion ChiefJames Breslin
said none of the fires caused major
"They were nuisance fires but they
could have become dangerous," he said.
The blazes were likely caused by
arson, Breslin said. "Waste baskets don't
catch on fire by themselves," he said.
LSA first-year student John Worsfold
sounded and he left the building.
Many Bursley residents said they
were outside for about an hour and a
Engineering first-year student
Suzanne Michalski said a resident ad-
viser let some residents back in the
building, but they were quickly re-
evacuated moments later.
School of Education senior Sean
Murray, an RA at Bursley Hall, said
there was some confusion when stu-
dents tried to re-enter the building.
"Some students were told they could
get back in through the east side of
Bursley," he said.
Murray said fire officials at the en-
trance told the group they could not
"Officers showed up and said we had
to get back out of the building,"
"We finally got back in the building
bit," the dynamics will not change be-
cause of the addition of a Liberty Party
representative, said Rackham Repre-
sentative-elect Douglas Friedman.
Formed in Fehruarv. the Liberty Party
SNRE Rep. Karie Morgan said the
dynamics ofnext term's assembly could
help MSA focus more on issues and
less on "parties and names." Morgan, a
Students' Party member re-elected last