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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 18, 2002 - 3B

FRIDAY'S GAME
Lake Superior 1
SMichigan 4
SATURDAY'S GAME
Lake Superior 0
Michigan 3
FRIDAY'S GAME
MichIgan 4, Lake Superior 1
Lake Superior 0 0 1 -1
Michigan 1 2 1 -4
First period - 1, MICH, Eric Nystrom 4 (Jeff Tam-
bellini, John Shouneya) 9:58 (pp). Penalties - Jon
Booras, LSSU (obstruction-interference) 5:47; Eric
Nystrom, MICH (roughing after the whistle) 6:08;
Ryan Branham, LSSU (roughing after the whistle)
6:08; Kory Scoran, LSSU (interference) 9:13; Mark
Mink, MICH (interference) 11:55.
Second period - 2, MICH, John Shouneyia 1 (Andy
Burnes) 0:28; 3, MICH, John Shouneyia 2 (Jeff Tam-
belini, Mark Mink) 9:03 (pp). Penalties - Ren
Fauci, LSSU (holding) 7:25; Joe Kautz, MICH (rough-
ing after the whistle) 10:28; Adrian Kremblewski,
LSSU (roughing after the whistle) 10:28; Eric Wern-
er, MICH (slashing) 11:06; Ryan Branham, LSSU
(high sticking) 19:50.
Third period -1, LSSU, Jon Booras 4 (unassited)
1:13 (sh); 4, MICH, Milan Gajic (Andy Burnes,
Andrew Ebett) 7:10. Penalties - Nick Martens,
MICH (obstruction-holding) 3:12; Eric Nystrom,
MICH (elbowing) 12:39.
Shots on goal: LSSU 7-10-1128; MICH 15-7-7 29.
Power plays: LSSU 0 of 4; MICH 2 of 4.
Saves - LSSU, Violin 25; MICH, Montoya 27.
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,367.
SATURDAY'S GAME
Michg3, Lake Superior 0
Lake Superior 0 0 0 - 0
Michigan 1 1 1 -3
First period - 1, MICH, Milan Gajic 2 (Jason Ryz-
nar) 13:52; Penaies - Eric Werner, MICH (high
sticking) 4:32; David Kelington, LSSU (tripping)
7:06; Brandon Rogers, MICH (tripping) 7:24; Colin
Nicholson, LSSU (holding the stick) 11:49; Steve
McJannett, LSSU (10-minute misconduct) 14:42;
Jeff Tambelini, MICH (checking from behind) 14:58;
Mike Adamek, LSSU (obstruction-tripping) 19:06.
Second period -2, MICH, Andrew Ebbett 2 (Danny
Richmond) 16:01; Penalties - John Shouneyia,
MICH (slashing) 9:08; Mark Adamek, LSSU (cross-
checking) 13:13; Mike Kautz, LSSU (high sticking)
14:59; Michael Woodford, MICH (tripping) 16:37;
Andrew Ebbett, MICH (roughing after the whistle)
20:00; Chris Peterson, LSSU (roughing after the
whistle) 20:00.
Third period - 3, MICH, Eric Werner 3 (unassited)
18:07. Penalties - Jon Booras, LSSU (delaying the
game) 5:31; Andy Burnes, MICH (slashing) 8:41;
Michael Woodford, MICH (checking from behind)
12:22; Michael Woodford (game misconduct) 12:22.
Shots on goal: LSSU 6-10-5 21; MICH 9-10-8 27. Power
plays: LSSU 0 of 7; MICH 1 of 6. Saves - LSSU, Violin
24; MICH, Montoya 21.
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,721.
CCHA STANDINGS

'M'downs
lacking
Lakers
By Bob Hunt
Daily Sports Writer
For Michigan coach Red Berenson,
it was a nice move from someone who
hasn't produced that much this season
on or off the ice.
But for Lake Superior coach Frank
Anzalone, it was a sign of something
his team doesn't have.
As a Michigan powerplay was wind-
ing down late in the first period, Milan
Gajic juked out a Lakers defender
along the goaline, shot the puck, found
his own rebound and then put it
between the right leg of the Lakers'
goalie Matt Violin and the left post.
It was just one goal, but to the Lak-
ers it was a backbreaker.
"(Gajic) went backhand-forehand-
backhand," Anzalone said. "I don't
have a guy like that."
Gajic's second goal of the season
ended up being the game-winner as the
Wolverines went on to defeat the Lak-
ers 3-0 to sweep the weekend series
after winning 4-1 on Friday. Michigan
upped its record to 5-0-1 in CCHA
play and now stands tied for third place
in the league with Ohio State. The
Wolverines trail just Miami and Ferris
State, who have each played two more
contests than the Wolverines.
While the Lakers are the only
CCHA team that leads its all-time sea-
son series with Michigan, they had
significant trouble generating offense.
Other than a couple breakaways that
the Wolverines gave up while they
were on the powerplay in the second
period, the Lakers' scoring chances
were few and far between. This lack of
scoring was just another sign that
Anzalone has a long way to go in
rebuilding a team that he lead to a
national championship 14 years ago.

STEVE

:: I

JACKSON

Henson's baseball stock
plummets to all-time low

When Drew Henson left
Michigan, he was follow-
ing his dreams. Less than
two years after signing his $17 mil-
lion Yankee contract, the famous
Benedict Arnold needs to be awak-
ened from his fantasy world and
shown how truly awful he is at our
national pastime.
"I'm a baseball player," Henson
told The New York Times last week.
"I love the game of baseball. I love
being a baseball player."
Wake up Drew! You're hitting less
than .200 in the developmental Ari-
zona Fall League.
Henson also said that the NFL "is
the furthest thing
from my mind." The man tha
Wake up Drew! won a Heism
You're leading your

TOM FELDKAMP/Daily
Sophomore forward Milan Gajic scored twice this weekend to help Michigan to a

two-game sweep of Lake Superior.
"We're young, we're not highly
skilled, we're not going to get any of
the top 20 recruits in the nation,"
Anzalone said. "We just have to get
back to our style, which is being
strong over the puck and being tough
to get the puck back from."
The Wolverines took advantage of
the Lakers' penalty kill, which ranks
as the worst in the CCHA. Gajic
scored seconds after the Lakers has
killed a penalty, and freshman Andrew
Ebbett scored on the powerplay in the
second. Danny Richmond passed the
puck through the zone to Ebbett who
was open near the right side of the net
and beat Violin top shelf.
Then Michigan held on with the
help of its top unit: the penalty kill.
Lake Superior was able to muster just
six shots despite spending more than
15 minutes with an extra man. Up 2-
0, Michigan had to kill a five-minute

major when Michael Woodford
checked Lakers forward David
Kellington into the boards, injuring
him in the process. But the Lakers
weren't able to take advantage of the
extra man as they only fired two
shots on goal. Then with Violin
pulled in the game's final minutes,
Eric Werner shot the puck from the
blue line into an empty net to secure
the sweep.
"The penalty killing had to be the dif-
ference in the game," Berenson said.
But the Lakers have been unable to
create many chances on anyone this
season, scoring just 17 goals in 12
games this season.
"We don't have a John Shouneyia,"
Anzalone said. "We're not going to
score many goals, so we're not going
to win many games. It stinks to lose
every game, but that's just where we're
at right now"

t C
ian

Brothers Kautz will have to wait

By Courtney Lewis
Daily Sports Writer

Mike and Joe Kautz have played plenty of hockey games,
but not many together. The brothers were teammates for just
one year in high school and have never faced off on opposite
sides. So the Lake Superior freshman and the Michigan junior
were looking forward to this weekend, when they would get a
rare chance to share the ice.
They missed each other by one game.
After sitting out Friday night, Mike, a defenseman who has
appeared in half of the Lakers' contests this year, got in the
lineup Saturday - just in time for Joe to be scratched. The
elder Kautz skated in Michigan's 4-1 win on Friday, but
watched while sophomore Jason Ryznar returned from a
shoulder injury to take his place as the Wolverines blanked
the Lakers 3-0 the next night.
"It was tough' Mike said. "I wanted to play against him,
but certain things happen for a reason, so maybe next time."
The weekend had been marked on the Kautz calendar since
Mike committed to Lake Superior, but there wasn't much
trash talking leading up to the potential matchup. Mike said
while the two talk every day, hockey is rarely the topic.
Although the No. 11 on both players' sweaters is more a
coincidence than little brother emulating big brother, Mike said
he has always looked up to Joe, and instead of being competi-
tive, the Des Plaines, Ill. natives are "pretty much best friends."
At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, the defenseman stands two
inches taller than the winger but gives up six pounds to his

older brother. Mike chose Lake Superior partly because he
wanted to join a team that was rebuilding, but that process
hasn't been easy. The Lakers have struggled to put the puck in
the net and are 0-8 in the CCHA. Mike has relied on Joe's
experience to help him stay positive.
"He's had tough years, I've had tough years," the younger
Kautz said. "But he knows how it is, he knows how it is to be
on a winning team. So he talks me through it and knows what
it's about."
Lake Superior coach Frank Anzalone said Kautz, who
wasn't highly recruited, has handled the difficult season well
so far.
"He's done great," Anzalone said. "We took him like a lot
of other guys - we watch kids that are not the prime guys. I
think he's going to be a really good player some day. He's a
really good team guy, doesn't play every game, (but) stays
upbeat. He's not a bad player for a nobody."
He also had quite a contingent in the stands this weekend,
for a "nobody." Kathy and Michael Kautz made the trip from
their suburban Chicago home to watch their sons play, and
they brought the boys' grandparents, who had never seen
them in a college game before. Mike and Joe's biggest critic,
their 16-year-old sister Katie, also came. Kathy Kautz said
she was "disappointed" not to see the brothers on the ice
together.
Michigan and Lake Superior face off in another weekend
series Jan. 23 and 25, and with a little luck, maybe one of
those games will feature two No. Ils, skating against each
other for the first time.

last-place team and last fall now ne
the entire AFL in five hits in a ro
strikeouts and errors
(32 Rob Deer spe- get his averag
cials and 11 Chuck playing weight.
Knoblauch tosses in
just 32 games).
Whether or not Henson wants to
admit it, he is a potentially Pro-
Bowl-caliber quarterback that is
trapped in pinstripes. Will he ever
be the player that he was expected to
be? The local scouts don't make that
prospect seem very promising.
After watching Henson swing at
some atrocious pitches last week,
including a curveball that bounced
about five feet in front of him and a
fastball at eye level, one scout told
The New York Times that Henson
"was overmatched and demonstrated
no recognition of the strike zone and
no discipline."
If I were standing in the batter's
box that day, I imagine the scouts
would say essentially the same
thing. No one is offering me $17
million contracts for exactly that
reason.
Henson's manager, former Yankees
pitcher Tommy John, said that the 6-
foot-5 220-pound "Golden Boy" still
needs to learn how to hit. How long
will that take for the 22-year-old?
According to John, Henson needs at
least 1,000 more at bats and two
more full seasons.
If the Yankees keep Robin Ventura
until Henson is ready, he might still
be manning the hot corner when
Derek Jeter is giving his Hall of
Fame speech.
The man that could have won a
Heisman Trophy last fall now needs
to get five hits in a row just to get
his average up to his playing weight.
While Tom Brady, a player with
much less talent and the source of
much less hype entering Michigan,
was winning Super Bowls and hav-
ing a fling with the ultra-hot Tara
Reid, Henson was striking out in
Arizona and watching "American
Pie" on the team bus.
If Henson had finished out his
career at Michigan before embark-

e
DI
e

ing on this fruitless journey, most
Michigan fans would have been
cheering and supporting him all the
way. But after Henson reneged on
his promise to stay for his senior
season and forced John Navarre into
the starting role, Henson's failures
in minor league baseball were met
with little sympathy in Ann Arbor.
It's always been easy to be jealous
of Henson; his career at Brighton
High School is almost too impres-
sive to believe.
In addition to his marvelous skills
under center, Henson was an All-
State basketball player. On top of
being one of the best prep pitchers
in the history of the
could have state, Henson's prodi-
Trophy gious power at the
plate was beyond com-
Reds to get pare. He set national
W just to records in home runs
(70) and grand slams
e up to his (10), and no high
school player had ever
driven in more runs
(290) or scored more runs (259)
than Henson.
Just in case you aren't impressed
by feats of athletic excellence, Hen-
son was also valedictorian of his
class and scored a 1360 on his SAT.
As a freshman, Henson hit the
first pitch he saw over the fence; in
his second game, he hit two grand
slams.
He was a man among boys.
Everyone from Lloyd Carr to
George Steinbrenner thought that he
could do no wrong, and every kid
from Alpena to Ypsilanti envied
him.
But despite all these honors,
records and accomplishments, Hen-
son and the people that worshipped
him missed out on one key fact:
Baseball is the most humbling of
sports.
The list of amazing talents that
failed to succeed in baseball is long
for a reason.
Michael Jordan, the greatest ath-
lete of this generation, found that no
amount of hard work could give him
the skills he needed to be a big-lea-
guer. Jim Thorpe excelled at every-
thing from football to lacrosse, but
he managed an on-base percentage
of just .286 during his short stint as
a baseball player. Danny Ainge,
John Elway and Garth Brooks also
did pretty well for themselves
despite failing at baseball.
Josh Booty and Chad Hutchinson
have already made the jump from
third basemen to NFL quarterbacks
in the last two years. ESPN.com
expects that Henson will be selected
late in this year's NFL draft, just in
case.
Wake up Drew! This might be
your last chance.
Steve Jackson can be reached at
sjlackso@umich.edu.

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Michigan
Ohio State
Northern Michigan
Western Michigan
Michigan State
Notre Dame
Alaska-Fairbanks
Nebraska-Omaha
Bowling Green
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FARED

HOW THEY

Old 1-2 for Shouneyia and Gajic

No.1 Boston College (7-0-1) def. No. 7
Boston University 3-2.
No. 2 New Hampshire (6-1-2) def. No. 11
Providence 3-0.
No. 3 Denver (9-2-1) tied Michigan Tech
3-3, def. Michigan Tech 5-2.
No. 4 North Dakota (9-1-0) def. Alaska-
Anchorage 4-2, def. Alaska-Anchorage
1-0.
No. 5 Michigan (8-11) def. Lake Superior
State 4-1, def. Lake Superior State 3-0
No. 6 Minnesota (5-3-3) lost to No. 8
Colorado College 7-3, tied Colorado Col-
lege 2-2
No. 7 Boston University (5-3-2) lost to No.
1 Boston College 3-2, lost to No. 10 Maine
7-3.
No. 8 Colorado College (0-0-0) def. No.
6 Minnesota 7-3, tied No. 6 Minnesota
2-2
No. 9 Cornell (4-1-0) def. Vermont 8-0,
lost to Dartmouth 5-2
No. 10 Maine (81-I) def. Northeastern 8-
2, def. No.7 Boston University 7-3.
No. 11 Providence (8-2-0) lost to No. 2
New Hampshire 3-0.
No. 12 Ferris State (9-3-0) def. Western
Michigan 6-2, lost to Western Michigan 4-1
No. 13 Miami (11-3-0) def. Findlay 9-4,
def. Findlay 4-3.
No. 14 St. Cloud (54-1) lost to Minnesota
State-Mankato 7-6, def. Minnesota State-
Mankato 7-2.
No. 15 Brown (4-1-0) lost to Clarkson 5-1,
def. St.Lawrence 5-1.
CCHA ROUNDUP
Fsd's aes:

By Dan Rosen
Daily Sports Writer
John Shouneyia and Milan Gajic
came back this weekend to score their
first goals of the season.
And their second.
Shouneyia notched his first two tal-
lies in Michigan's 4-1 win over Lake
Superior on Friday night. He also had
an assist on Eric Nystrom's powerplay
goal midway through the first period.
"The good thing about his injury is
that he could skate with the team,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"Obviously, he's playing right back
where we expect him to be."
Shouneyia's first goal came on a slap
shot from the point. Defenseman Andy
Burnes moved the puck away from the
congested right boards to the center of
the ice. Shouneyia slapped the puck
into the top left corner of the net to give
the Wolverines a 2-0 lead just 28 sec-
onds into the second period.
The senior added his second tally on
a scrappy play in front of the net on the
powerplay nine minutes later, forcing a
rebound past goalie Matt Violin to
make it 3-0.
"It's nice to finally score a goal,"
Shouneyia said. "I kind of got two
lucky goals, two lucky breaks really.
The puck kind of just bounced out into
the slot on the first one - Burnes
took a guy (out of the play) - and the
second one was kind of just a tap in.
So they were two kind of lucky goals,
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but I'll take them."
Shouneyia led Michigan in scoring
last season, but went down with an
injury in this year's opening exhibition
game against the University of Toronto
Oct. 5 and missed five weeks. He had
just one point, an assist, in his return
against Bowling Green last weekend.
Gajic sat out against the Falcons due
to an academic suspension. In his first
weekend back, he made his presence
felt.
The sophomore forward fired a slap
shot passed Violin on Friday to make it
4-1. He added another in the first peri-
od on Saturday by slamming home a
pass from Jason Ryznar just two sec-
onds after a Lake Superior penalty had
expired.
"Parts of the game he played really
hard and that's the way he has to play,"
Berenson said. "He can be a good play-
er. He just needs to learn to be a good
player every shift and every game."
The Burnaby, British Columbia
native could have had more points on
the weekend. Gajic had a breakaway
seven minutes into the second period
on Saturday. But after he deked a few
times on Violin, the puck slid left
and the sophomore was forced to

LIKE.DRE., WE.HAVE NO
RECOGNITION OF TH E STRIKE ZONE
AND4 NO DISCIPLUNE.
.DAvwy SPORTS.

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TOM FELDKAMP/Daily
Senior John Shouneyia had two goals
and an assist in Friday night's 4-1 win.
take a low angle shot off of the side
of the net.
"It just rolled right off of my stick,"
Gajic said. "I was trying to go back-
hand, and I had it probably open, it just
kind of rolled off at the last second."

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