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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 27, 1997 - 9A

Berenson, 2 former Blue icers
selected to NCAA all-time team
Defenseman Magnuson 'taken care of' by family and coaching links

By Andy Knudsen
Daily Sports Writer
Personal accolades do not excite Michigan
hockey coach Red Berenson, but he has a
knack for collecting them.
Earlier this week, Berenson was one of 21
players named to the NCAA's 50th anniversary
college hockey championship team. All players
named to the team had to have played in an
NCAA championship game.
"I don't get carried away with these awards,
but it's nice to be remembered," Berenson said.

"And I think more than that,i
some respect from your peers
that do the voting."
Berenson was Michigan's
captain when the team trav-
eled to Utica, N.Y., for the
NCAA playoffs in 1962.
Michigan lost its first game
to Clarkson, 5-4, but then
beat St. Lawrence two days
later, 5-1, for third place.
"I don't remember having;
ment," Berenson said. "(But)

it's nice to have
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Magnuson must have given the Chicago
organization some confidence in the ability of
college players.
Three current Blackhawks - defenseman
Chris Chelios (Wisconsin), forward Tony
Amonte (Boston University), and goalie Chris
Terreri (Providence) - also made the 50th
anniversary team.
Berenson and Magnuson played at a time
when it was rare for college players to play pro-
"Coach Berenson was one of the first,"
Magnuson said. "When (my father) and Tony
Esposito had great rookie seasons with the
Blackhawks, it was proven that you could jump
right from college to the NHL."
And Magnuson must feel like he's in good
hands - of the 21 players named to the 50th
anniversary team, one is his father and one is
his coach.
"I'm being taken care of by pretty good peo-
ple," he said.
defenseman Blake Sloan was awarded The
1997 Hockey Humanitarian Award before
Friday's game against Lake Superior.
But he didn't show the Lakers any sympathy.
Sloan was named CCHA Defensive Player of
the Week after his physical play and leadership
on defense limited Lake Superior to 37 shots in
the two-game series.
The senior and assistant captain also had a
goal Friday and two assists Saturday.
GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT: Despite their
reputation as being the most dedicated fans on
campus, Michigan hockey fans haven't
snatched up all of the playoff tickets yet. A lim-
ited number of tickets are still available for
Michigan's first-round CCHA playoff series at
Yost Ice Arena, March 7-8, against Alaska-
For more information, call the Athletic
Ticket Office at (313) 764-0247.

NCAA Hockey
50th Anniversary
Ken Dryden, Cornell (1967-1969)
Marc Behrend, Wisconsin
Chris Terreri, Providence
(1983 and 1985)
Dan Lodboa, Cornell (1970) -
George Konik, Denver (1960-1961)
Chris Chelios, Wisconsin
Bruce Driver, Wisconsin
Keith Magnuson, Denver
Jack O'Callahan, Boston Uniyersity
Red Berenson, Michigan (1962)
John Matchefts, Michigan
(1951and 1953)
Tom Rendall, Michigan (1955-1957)
Bill Cleary, Harvard (1955)
Tony Hrkac, North Dakota (1987)
Paul Kariya, Maine (1993)
John Mayasich, Minnesota
Jim Montgomery, Maine
(1990- 1993)
Phil Sykes, North Dakota
(1979, 1980 and 1982)
Tony Amonte, Boston University
Lou Angotti, Michigan Tech
(1960 and 1962)
Bill Masterton, Denver (1960-1961)
Parentheses signify seasons in
NCAA championship

a great tourna-
I think I had a

great career at Michigan. And I think I repre-
sented college hockey well as a pro."
Also representing Michigan on the 50th
anniversary team were forwards John
Matchefts and Tom Rendall. Matchefts was
part of Michigan's 1951, '52, and '53 champi-
onship teams, and Rendall was part of the '55
and '56 championships.
Keith Magnuson, father of Michigan fresh-
man defenseman Kevin Magnuson, was also
named to the team.
"He had a great career at Denver," the
younger Magnuson said. "They won the nation-
al championship his junior and senior years
('68 and '69), and he was captain of both those
The elder Magnuson, also a defenseman, played
with the Chicago Blackhawks for 11 seasons.

Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson was honored earlier this week for his. work on the ice instead of
his work on the bench. Berenson was elected to the NCAA's 50th anniversary championship team.

M' grapplers get an opportunity for a new start at Big 10s

By Tracy Sandler
Daily Sports Writer
It's crunch time.
The dual-meet season has ended,
and the Michigan wrestling team is
reparing for the Big Ten champi-
onship, being held March 8-9 in
The Wolverines are striving for
high personal and team goals.
Since practice makes perfect, the
coaching staff has fine-tuned the
practice schedule to help the team
Practice time has decreased, but
intensity has increased. After warm-
g up with running and stretching,
the team does hard drilling for 20 to
30 minutes.
Next up is live wrestling for a few
matches with different partners, get-
ting the team ready for live situations.
This lasts about an hour.
"We're pushing really hard this
week," tri-captain and All-American
Airron Richardson said. "(We're)
stressing ourselves out, and hopefully
--e'll be ready to peak by the Big
Yesterday, the team endured an

intense weight-lifting workout in the
When it came time for afternoon
practice, Michigan assistant coach
Joe McFarland planned to have the
team warm up, wrestle hard and be
done in an hour.
"When they walk outside, it's still
light out," McFarland said. "Most of
the season long, we're in here work-
ing out, and by the time these guys
got out of here, it was dark."
Shorter, more intense practices pro-
vide the team with both physical and
mental benefits.
"We're planning our schedule so we
have some hard days, some real hard
days and some days where we're
going a little harder," McFarland said.
"We've really tried to increase our
intensity in our workouts, and we're
trying to get (the team) out of practice
a little sooner.
"It's important that we go into the
Big Tens and peak with our condition-
ing. At the same time they have to be
fresh mentally."
There is a higher degree of excite-
ment and enthusiasm from the team in
the practice room.

"(There is a feeling of) anticipa-
tion," All-American tri-captain Bill
Lacure said. "We have a lot of young
guys on the team, a lot of guys that
have never experienced a Big Ten
tournament. I feel like they're really
"For the guys who've been there,
it's a chance to improve. Maybe this is
our year to send everyone to nation-
The Wolverines aren't very con-
cerned with nervousness being a
problem for anyone's performance.
"They want to get there, and they
want to wrestle," McFarland said. "I
don't think that (nervousness) will be
a problem, though. Most of these
guys are nervous before they wrestle
anytime. We've been through a
whole season already. It's not like
they're going to see anybody they
haven't seen already or at least
Beyond anticipation, the confer-
ence championship provides an
opportunity to erase any bad memo-
ries from the regular season.
It's as if each wrestler gets a fresh

"I think it's a chance to effectively
have a new season," Richardson said.
"For all of the guys who didn't wrestle as
well as they wanted to during the season,
everyone is equal at the Big Tens. It's still
a chance to qualify for nationals."
Although the coaches know that

the team is prepared and can per-
form well, it is important that the
wrestlers themselves believe in their
"We've worked hard this year,"
McFarland said. "I think we've
proved that we can wrestle with the

best teams in the Big Ten. The key is
whether or not these guys believe
that. We've got some guys on the
team - some of our leaders, so to
speak - that need to be in there
fighting to win a championship next

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Women's hoops to face nemesis
Hoosiers in Big Ten tournament


By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's basketball team hopes that the third
time isn't the charm.
Indiana has defeated the Wolverines twice this season.
Michigan hopes that trend reverses itself in the post-season.
The Wolverines (7-9 Big Ten, 15-10 overall) square off
against the Hoosiers in Indianapolis on Friday night in the first
round of the Big Ten championship tournament.
"I talked to my kids after the game (last Sunday) and said,
'I don't know who we're gonna play - either Indiana or Penn
ate,"' Michigan coach Sue Guevara said. "Who do they
want? Surprisingly, they wanted Indiana."
The Hoosiers (7-9, 14-12) have lost three of their last four
games, but upset No. 16 Wisconsin earlier this month in a
game decided by five points.
"It's very difficult to play a team and to beat a team a third
time," Indiana coach Jim Izard said. "Michigan has great post
play, great perimeter play and great depth."
The first of the two previous meetings took place at Crisler
Arena back in January. Michigan's premier post-player, center
lllyanna Johns (15.3 points-per-game, 10.5 rebounds-per-
'tame) was out due to an illness. Consequently, Indiana's 6-
foot-5 center Quacy Barnes had a field day, scoring 18 points
as she dominated the inside.
The Hoosiers prevailed, 72-59.
In the second meeting, the Wolverines fell victim to frigid
shooting, recording a mere 29.2 percent in the 73-56 defeat.
"We shot very noorlv both times we plaved Indiana."

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