The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 18, 1998 - 11
STurco won't play Friday's game
By Chris Farah
Daily Sports Editor
The Michigan hockey team was already
going to have its hands full with Michigan State
this weekend. Now, for at least one of the games,
the Wolverines are going to have even more to
Michigan starting goaltender Marty Turco
will not play in Friday's game at Munn Ice
Arena, Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
Turco may dress for the contest against
Michigan State, which is second in the CCHA
- just three games behind the Wolverines -
but backup Gregg Malicke will be given the nod
to start in net.
Berenson said the disciplinary action was
taken for academic reasons.
Turco "missed some classes," Berenson said
esterday after Michigan's practice. "He
mised me he wouldn't, and he did. I just
found out about it.
"I promised him he'd miss a game if he
missed any classes, so he won't play on Friday.
He might dress, but he won't start."
Michigan (19-4-1 CCHA, 25-6-1 overall)
plays Michigan State (16-4-4, 24-4-5) in a
second game Saturday night at Joe Louis
Arena in Detroit. All indications are that
Turco will play in that game.
Turco has anchored Michigan's defense ever
nce his freshman year. The senior broke the
NCAA record for career victories earlier this
season and has collected 118 over his four years
as a Wolverine.
His .909 save percentage and 2.17 goals-
against average this season have saved many a
game for the Wolverines, and Michigan faces an
unknown without the veteran in its goal. The
Wolverines already have lost twice to Michigan
State this season and the loss of Turco makes a
victory on Friday even more questionable.
But Turco's backup is no slouch, either.
Although Malicke plays little, he has decent
stats of his own. With a save percentage of
.857 and a 3.29 goals-against average on the
season, Berenson said Malicke will have to be
ready to accept the responsibilities of a
"We're handicapped without Turco, and this
will be the first game Malicke starts," Berenson
said. "But it's a decision I have to make:'
Although he hasn't started, Malicke has seen
recent action for the Wolverines. Two weeks
ago, he was called in to play during the third
period of Michigan's game against Notre Dame.
Going into the third, the Wolverines had been
leading the Fighting Irish 4-1.
But Michigan gave up three goals in the final
stanza, sending the game into overtime, where
the Wolverines managed to pull out the victory.
Malicke may have given up three goals, but
Michigan's collapse was due more to defensive
breakdowns than the poor play of its goalie.
Michigan's roster concerns don't end there.
The Wolverines also will be missing some other
players in Friday's game.
Junior left wing Sean Ritchlin will be forced
to sit due to a groin injury sustained during
Michigan's game against Miami (Ohio) last
Friday. Ritchlin has five points on the season.
He had been a member of the Wolverines'
fourth line, and his loss caused Berenson to do
some line shuffling.
Although the lines for this weekend may not
be decided, forward Troy Kahler will also prob-
ably be absent from Michigan's lineup. The
freshman is "under an indefinite suspension,"
"It's just been a series of issues," Berenson
said. "Minor issues, but something that was laid
out for him. You know the strike-three rule?
When you have three strikes against you, and
the umpire calls you out? We're in that situation,
and we're going to have to deal with that."
Through all the suspensions and injuries,
however, Michigan does have one positive per-
sonnel note. Freshman center Scott Matzka,
who went down in the Miami game with a sep-
arated shoulder, should be able to play this
Matzka was forced to sit for the Wolverines'
game against Northern Michigan last Saturday,
but was well enough to practice yesterday.
Michigan goaltender Marty Turco was suspended by coach Red Berenson for academic reasons. Turco
will not play in Friday's game at Michigan State. Turco's backup, Gregg Malicke, will start instead.
Nagano 1998 medal count
Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Germany 7 8 7 22
Norway 6 7 4 17
Russia 8 4 1 13
Canada 4 5 3 12
Austria 2 3 7 12
United States 5 1 4 10
Netherlands 4 4 2 10
Finland 2 3 4 9
Japan 4 1 3 8
S.women's hockey stops
Canada, d alms medal
Bullock, Traylor, Ward
score but six i efeat
By James Goldstein
Daly Sports Writer
EAST LANSING - Without forward Maceo
Baston in the Michigan lineup, the already-thin
Wolverines were concerned about depth heading
into yesterday's game against Michigan State.
Following Baston's foot injury, the scoring load
was in the hands of Robert Traylor, Louis Bullock
and Jerod Ward.
Bullock, almost by himself,
brought the Wovlerines back ----------------
in a final-minute frenzy, Basketball
draining 3-pointers from all
depths, including a 24-foot Notebook
trey with 1:31 remaining. -----------
Bullock led Michigan with 26 points, going 4-for-6
from behind the arc.
Traylor had 21 points - scoring 12 consecutive
points at one stretch - but fouled out of the game
with 6:37 left in the game.
Ward scored a career-high 22 points on 6-of-11
shooting and kept the Wolverines in the game until
the end with his free-throw shooting. Ward convert-
ed 7 of 8 free throws.
But besides that trio, the rest of the Wolverines
totaled six, yes six, of Michigan's 75 points. And all
six came from Travis Conlan. In 22 minutes, Robbie
Reid went scoreless, misfiring on three 3-pointers.
And Josh Asselin recorded a doughnut in 27 min-
On the other hand, the Spartans had five players in
double digits. Jason Klein led the way with 17
points. Mateen Cleaves had 14 and Antonio Smith
scored 12. Andre Hutson and sixth man Morris
Peterson each had 10.
Michigan State's "depth caught up with us for
sure," Ellerbe said.
KLEIN IS FINE: Everyone knows Cleaves is the
Spartans' money man. He's had games where he has
carried Michigan State to victory. But last night, the
big shot came from Klein's hands.
The score was 70-68 with 2:29 left in the game.
On the next Michigan State possession, Peterson
found Klein in the left corner. With hands in his face,
Klein buried a 3-pointer, giving the Spartans a five-
"I told Coach (Tom Izzo) to run the play to the
other side and work the ball around," Klein said. "I
thought I would be open."
Cleaves said he saw a different side of his team-
mate to which he is not accustomed.
"I mean, Jason was in the huddle designing plays
to give the ball to him " Cleaves said. "It kind of sur-
prised me. It was like street ball."
MAGIC MOTIVATION: As if the already pumped up
Breslin crowd needed any motivational spark, they
were treated to a little Magic before the game.
Michigan State alumni Magic Johnson and Greg
Kelser got on the microphone minutes before tipoff
to give a pep talk.
MICHIGAN (7S REB
MIN M 4A MA 30T A F PTR
Bullock 38 814 6-8 0-3 3 1 26
Ward 36 6-11 7-8 1-4 0 4 22
Traylor 31 7-14 7-9 2-5 1 5 21
Reid 22 0-3 0 0 1.1 1 5 0
Conlan 37 2-6 1-1 0-3 4 3 36,
Asselin 27 0-1 0-0 1-5 1 2 0
Smith 7 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0-
Oliver 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Vignier 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0'"0
Totals 200 23.51 21-26 5.25 10 204 75
FG%:.451. FT°%: .808. 3-point FG: 8-19,_421
(Bullock 4-6, Ward 3-6, Conlan 1-2, Reid 0-3, Smith
0-) G Blocks (Asselin 3, Smith, Ward). Steals:9
(Conlan 4 Traylor 2, Reid 2, Ward). Technical
MICHIGAN STATE (80)
FG FT REB
MIN M A M A O-T A F M
Hutson 23 3.5 4-4 3-6 2 2 -10.
Klein 32 5-10 4-4 2-3 2 1 17
Smith 26 5-12 2-4 4-12 2 4 12
Cleaves 36 4-13 4-5 0-3 7 4 14
Bell 28 3-5 3-4 1-6 2 2 9
Peterson 20 4-10 1-1 3-4 1 0 10
Wiley 17 0-1 4-4 2-3 0 3 4
Granger 12 1-2 2-2 0.1 0 3 4
Davis 4 0-3 0-011 20 0
Cherry 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 >0 -
Miller 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-
Totals 200 25.61 24-28184117 19 0
FG%: .410. FT%: .857. 3 -point FG: 6-21, .286.
(Klein 3-7, Cleaves 2-8, Peterson 1-3, Bell 0-1, ...
Davis 0-1, Granger 0-1). Blocks: 7 (Wiley 3, Smith
2, Granger, Klein). Steals: 6 (Cleaves 2, Bell.
Hutson, Peterson. Smith). Technical Fouls: 0.
Michigan State............44 36 -80
At: Breslin Center, East Lansing
REAID THE DAILY
INSIDE SC~OOP ON
NAGANO, Japan (AP) -This was no miracle
medal. Just a magical one.
When the puck sailed into the empty net with
eight seconds left and gold was assured for the
U.S. women's hockey team, Sarah Tueting leaped
the air and kicked up her padded legs.
What could be better than winning the first
Olympic women's hockey title?
Beating Canada 3-1 to do it.
With Tueting's 21 saves and aggressive, intel-
ligent play, the U.S. team defeated Canada
Tuesday night to finally steal global bragging
rights from the longtime world champion.
. The Canadians were left to stand glumly on
the ice with bronze medalist Finland, waiting
while the U.S. players went into their locker
Canadian coach Shannon Miller said she felt
empty at the game's end, but her feelings
changed when she saw the gold medal draped
around the neck of U.S. captain Cammi Granato.
"l had a feeling of joy go through my body
because I realized an Olympic gold medal was
being hung on a female hockey player," she said,
her voice softening. "I couldn't believe the
impact it had on me."
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