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Wednesday
December 4, 2002
michigandaily.com
sportsdesk@umich.edu

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SPORTS

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Ortmeyer
skating with
team again
By Dan Rosen
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan hockey team had its
entire roster together on the ice during
yesterday's practice for the first time in
weeks. And if captain Jed Ortmeyer's
knee continues to improve heading into
the weekend, the
Wolverines might play HOCIEY
their best lineup for theN
first time this season. Notebook
Ortmeyer returned to
practice yesterday after missing more
than three weeks. The senior forward
tore his MCL Nov. 9 against Bowling
Green when he tried to check a Falcon
into the boards in front of the penalty
box at Bowling Green StateUniversity
Ice Arena.
"It feels a lot better to be able to go on
the ice with the boys," Ortmeyer said. "I
feel like I can contribute something to
the team. It was tough sitting in the
stands trying to be a cheerleader."
This was not the first time that Ort-
meyer has been injured. His sophomore
season was cut short when he tore his
ACL in the same knee and required sur-
gery. The senior had his second knee
operation last summer but returned
healthy to start this year.
Despite the captain's presence in prac-
tice, both Ortmeyer and coach Red
Berenson were unsure as to whether the
Omaha, Neb. native would be ready to
play at Northern Michigan this weekend.
"We'll see how he feels as the week

Will Ingerson transfer?
Sophomore's former coach says he will go to the Pac-10

By Seth Klempner
Daily Sports Writer
Handling Central Michigan wasn't the only problem
the Michigan basketball team had to deal with yester-
day. The Wolverines also had to cope with the loss of
yet another member, when Dommanic Ingerson
announced his intention to transfer from Michigan at
the end of the semester.q
Ingerson would be the second
Wolverine to depart from the team
in the past week. Junior Avery
Queen was dismissed for unspeci-
fied team rule violations after the
team returned from the Paradise
Jam last Wednesday.
"We are sorry to see Dommanic
go," Amaker said in a press release
yesterday. "He feels a fresh start Ingerson
would be best for him at this time, and we wish him the
best."
Despite his departure, Ingerson was seen on the side-
line at the game yesterday. The sophomore was on the
court as the starting lineups were announced and spent
the entire second half on the Michigan bench, joining
the team during some timeout huddles.
After the game, members inside the Michigan pro-
gram indicated that Ingerson was still making up his
mind. But when asked if the athletic department
planned to retract the press release, Michigan Media
Relations Director Bruce Madej could not give a
definitive answer.
After the game, Ingerson would not comment on his
decision and was shielded from reporters by representa-
tives of the program.
Ingerson spoke to his Santa Barbara High School
coach Jeff Lavender a week and a half ago about the
possibility of transfering.
"He mentioned (the idea of going to a) Pac-10
school, so I would presume UCLA or Southern Cal. -
both of whom recruited him very heavily during high

school," Lavender said. "But I don't have any idea, but I
imagine that he would prefer a Pac-10 school."
While he would not give a specific reason for his
departure, injuries and a lack of playing time combined
to frustrate the sophomore guard.
"He didn't think that he was getting a fair shot at
Michigan, so he wanted to go somewhere that he was
going to get a chance to play," Lavender said.
"I think it is a pretty recent decision. Once Michi-
gan's games started and he saw that he wasn't getting in,
I think that is when the wheels started turning."
Lavender also pointed to the tendency of a new coach
to favor his own recruits over those of a previous coach
as a reason for Ingerson's lack of play this season.
Ingerson's grandfather, Herbert Morrow, reiterated
that sentiment.
"I think Dommanic really wanted to stay because
when he first went there he wanted to get away from the
politics of schools out west and Michigan really wanted
him to play," Ingerson's grandfather Herbert Morrow
said. "It seems like when the season started, things start-
ed falling apart.
"Last year he said that Amaker didn't recruit him
so he felt that he was going to get left behind over the
kids that Amaker brought in. It sounds like he (is)
pushing his freshmen class and not too much concern
for Dommanic. I think that had something to do with
(his decision)."
Ingerson's only action this season came during the
Wolverine's first exhibition game against Wayne State
Nov. 1. In his third minute of play, he went up for a
rebound but landed awkwardly, sending him out for the
rest of the game.
With his leg still bothering him the weekend prior to
Thanksgiving, Ingerson did not travel to the Virgin
Islands for the Paradise Jam Tournament. Lavender said
that Ingerson had even gone so far as to consider using
his medical redshirt this year because'of his injury.
Ingerson, who was known for his three-point shoot-
ing ability, averaged 8.1 points and 16.2 minutes per
game last year.

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JASUN CUPR/Uaily
Michigan senior captain Jed Ortmeyer has missed the last three weeks with an injured
knee, but he returned to practice yesterday and hopes to play this weekend.

goes on," Berenson said. "But if he's
back in the lineup this weekend, that'll
be a bonus for our team."
Last season, Michigan's captain fin-
ished third on the team with 38 points on
15 goals and 23 assists. In just seven
games this year, Ortmeyer has already
tallied two goals and five assists.
Regardless of whether or not he plays
against Northern Michigan, just having
their captain back on the ice for prac-
tice should be a big boost for the
Wolverines.
"I think (his) leadership is huge on
this team, it's been really important,"
Berenson said. "I can't tell you it's been

lacking (without him), I think it's been
solid. But it'll still be good for this team
to have Jed back on the ice."
SOME NEW HARDWARE: The CCHA hon-
ored freshman goalie Al Montoya's per-
formance at the College Hockey
Showcase this past weekend by naming
him the conference's Defensive Player of
the Week.
Montoya stopped 57 of the 59 shots he
faced to lead the Wolverines to wins over
Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Glenview, Ill. native was also
named CCHA Rookie of the Week back
on Nov. 18 for his efforts in Michigan's
two-game sweep of Lake Superior.

YESTERDAY'S GAME
Central Michigan (85)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Brigitha 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2
Manciel 37 10-18 5-7 4-9 1 1 28
Kaman 38 11-13 8-9 4-21 0 2 30
Wallace 14 3-5 0-0 0.0 5 5 6
Meerman. 28 3-6 3-4 0-2 3 4 10
Robinson 26 1-7 4.5 0.1 3 4 7
Voorhees 1 0-0 0-0. 0-0 0 0 0
Bowne 18 0-0 0-0 0-1 4 5 0
Nelson 16 1-2 0-0 1-1 3 1 2
Carr 12 0.1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0
Hallett 2 0-0 0-0 0.1 0 0 0
Dentlinger 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 30-53 20.25124120 24 85
FG%: .566. FT%: .800. 3-point FG: 5-15, .333 (Man-
iel 3-5, Robinson 1-5, Meerman 1-2, Wallace 0-1,
Carr 0-1). Blocks: 5 (Kaman 5). Steals: 6 (Kaman 2,
Robinson 2, Bowne, Meerman). Turnovers:24
(Robinson 7, Kaman 5, Manciel 4, Carr 4, Wallace,
Meerman, Nelson, Dentlinger). Technical fours:
none.
MICHIGAN (78)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Robinson 36 4-14 7-10 4-8 2 0 15
Blanchard 31 8-15 3-3 1-1 1 4 21
Brown 22 1-3 0-2 4-5 0 5 2
Horton 36 7-19 7-9 2-5 5 1 22
Groninger 12 0-0 00 0-0 1 1 0
Abram 30 6-12 2-2 0.1 1 4 14
Harrell 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Hunter 15 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 3 0
Bailey 12 2-3 0-2 2-2 0 2 4
Totals 200 28.58 19.2817-29 12 20 78
FG%: .412. FT%: .679 3-point FG: 3-13, .231 (Blan-
chard 2-5, Horton 1-5, Robinson 0-2, Abram 0-1).
Blocks: 4 (Hunter 2, Robinson, Blanchard). Steals:
11 (Robinson 5, Horton 3, Abram 2, Brown).
Turnovers: 12 (Horton 3, Robinson 3, Harrell 2,
Hunter 2, Blanchard, Brown). Technical fouls: none.
Central Michigan............ 39 46 - 85
Michigan....................33 45 - 78
At: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor
Attendance: 8,336
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HOW TO PROTEST
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generation, specifically regarding the
Iraq situation, then protests are in order.
Demand that Saddam Hussein open
his country to unrestricted inspections.
Also, demand that the United Nations
draft resolutions, with teeth, that require
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prevent war, while making the world a
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our own government, you will do what
the Vietnam protestors did; encourage
the enemy to hang on long enough to win,
despite battlefield defeats on every front.
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