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16 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 I

Ko sick to return next week

N EWCOM ERS
Continued from Page 13
With a big smile on his face,
Blackburn had one more thing to say.
"It's great, I love it here," he said.
Senior captain Bubba Berenzweig
loves the new freshmen, but still
warns that they will make many mis-
takes.
"They look like possibly the best
freshmen in the nation," Berenzweig
said.
"When you come in here your
going to be a top player and so they
look like top players from wherever
they came from.
"They still need to get used to our
systems and learn that they can't
make moves at the blue line on a
defenseman in college hockey."
QUESTION MARK KosicK:
Sophomore Mark Kosick hopes to
return to skating tomorrow after dis.
locating his shoulder last week dur-
ing captain's practices.
Last Tuesday, Kosick skated down
the boards, he cut to the middle
through two defenseman.
Kosick almost plowed into senior

goaltender Greg Daddario in the
process. After trying to swerve
around his goalie, Kosick plowed
into the boards against his shoulder.
Unfortunately for Kosick, the most
he could do yesterday was watch his
teammates and ride the exercise
bike.
But he is still hopeful to fully
practice by the end of the week.
"Now it's just a matter of mending
it back together," Kosick said. "I'll
be on the ice next week."
The Wolverines will lose Kosick
for the Blue-White exhibition and
most likely the game against Guelph.
THE BATTLE OF THE COLORS: The
Wolverines will once again take part
in the annual Blue-White Game this
Friday, 7 p.m. at Yost Ice Arena.
Berenson will split up his squad
into two different teams with three
lines each.
This gives almost every player a
good chunk of playing time for them
to earn positions.
But the real treat for fans will be
the "Skate with the Wolverines."
After the game, the players will
rush to the locker room, switch jer-

seys, comb their hair, then come
back out onto the ice where they will
sign autographs for anyone who
wants one.
Adults and children alike can
bring their own skates or rent them
for $1, and then skate out to the ice
to greet the players.
Tickets for the Blue-White game
cost $4 for adults and SI for children
and are currently on sale at Yost Ice
Arena. Proceeds will go to charity.
JUST GUELPH IT: The game
against Guelph on Saturday will
count on Michigan's record, but
doesn't count towards its NCAA or
CCHA standing.
The team from Canada will be the
last warm-up for the Wolverines
before their first regular season
matchup against Lake Superior on
Oct. 11.
The game against the Lakers will
be a very emotional game for both
fans and upperclassmen because the
national championship banner will
be raised at Yost Ice Arena.
Michigan officials hope to give
out mini banners to fans who come
to the game.

limill- III
Woe

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JOHN KRAFC
Mike Van Ryn was very busy this summer, playing In the World Inline Hockey Championships and being drafted in the first
round by the New Jersey Devils. Van Ryn will be equally busy this season as he leads an experienced group of Michigan
defensemen in defense of their national title.
Berenson impressed with team's
condition as new season begins

PRACTICE
Continued from Page 13
expressed his relative satisfaction
with Michigan's display on the first
day.
"Nobody looked out of place.
Certainly there was a good tempo
and good intensity. We don't have a
lot of time to get ready to play ... but
I thought we got a lot accomplished
today," he said.
Berenzweig, returning for his
Y fourth year at Michigan, was a bit
more critical of the team's first prac-
tice.
"Our passes weren't crisp, and we
couldn't hold on to the puck, so that
was a little bit of a let down," he
said.
"But in the second half of practice,
people just seemed to get used to
each other, and you saw a lot of

improvements within an hour."
Berenson said he has been
impressed with the level of play he is
already receiving from the defense-
men, five of whom are returning
from last year. So far, at least nine
defenders have proven to Berenson
that they will compete for playing
time.
Up front, things aren't quite as
solid, due in large part to last year's
graduation and the injury to sopho-
more center Mark Kosick.
Berenson said he is adding walk-
ons for each practice, and that as
many as six may scrimage at the
Blue-White game.
Still, the early expectations
Berenzweig spoke of seem to have
been met.
"Overall, I'm impressed with the
level of conditioning and strength
testing," Berenson said. "Most of our

players increased what they w_
able to do a year ago. I think v
a good summer."
The team will use the short time
has before this weekend's compe
tion to sharpen handling skills a
build endurance.
"We're working on the sin
things, sophomore Josh Langfc
said.
"Getting the puck out, using t
glass if you're in trouble - it's t
little things that are going t .e
you right now."
Langfeld's handling skills we
responsible for the game-winni
overtime goal in last season's NC
championship game. But, as t
theme of yesterday's practice seem
to be, that was last season.
"On paper we're good. But }
haven't beaten anybody ye
Langfeld said.

Dave Huntzicker and the Michigan hockey team didn't beat Michigan State last year, but it really didn't matter, as the
Wlverines won their second national championship in three years. Michigan doesn't want to go winless against the Spartans
this year though.
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