The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 20, 2003 - 3B
Michigan 5, Quinnipiac 4
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really frustrated Michigan, definitely in
that first period, and then he played well
in the second and third, too."
Friday's game was similar in terms
of how it was won, but the tone was
altogether different, with the Wolver-
ines looking much shakier. Michigan
jumped out to a quick start when jun-
ior Charlie Henderson found Kaliniec-
ki on an incredible pass across the
Quinnipiac zone, and Kaleniecki
buried it in the upper corner. The lead
stretched to two midway through the
first period when junior forward and
alternate captain Eric Nystrom
squeaked a shot by Quinnipiac goal-
tender Jamie Holden.
It looked as if Michigan was going to
pull away from the Bobcats, but Quin-
nipiac stormed back with two goals,
including one short-handed score, to tie
the game at two with 12:36 remaining
in the second period. Kaleniecki then
scored again at the 10:02 mark, this
time scooping up a loose puck and
punching it into the net to regain the
lead for the Wolverines.
But Quinnipiac seemed to have an
answer for everything Michigan did.
The Bobcats pressed hard to end the
second period, and with 7:09 remaining,
junior winger Chris White beat Mon-
toya on the right side of the net. The
Wolverines then seemed to go into
You think the Sox loss hurt
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Michigan freshman forward David Rohlfs outskates a Quinnipiac defender to the
puck in Friday night's 5-4 Michigan win.
First period - 1, MICH, Brandon Kaleniecki 1
(Charlie Henderson, David Moss) 2:20; 2, MICH,
Eric Nystrom 2 (T.J. Hensick, Moss) 12:02 (pp); 3,
QU, Joe Dumais 1 (unassisted) 15:05. Penalties -
Troy Maleyko, QU (hooking) 11:33; Matt Froehlich,
QU (too many men) 17:47.
Second period - 4, QU, Aaron Ludwig 1 (Ty Deine-
ma) 7:24 (sh); 5, MICH, Kaleniecki 2 (Moss) 9:58;
6, QU, Chris White 1 (Dustin Hughes, Matt Craig)
14:56; 7, QU, Craig Falite 1 (Dumais) 15:16. Penal-
ties - Tim Morrison, QU (holding) 6:27; David
Rohlfs, MICH (tripping) 12:51.
Third period -8, MICH, Kaleniecki 3 (Andrew
Ebbett, Jason Dest) 2:02; 9, MICH, Kaleniecki 4
(Ebbett) 16:38. Penalties - Kelly, QU (high stick-
ing) 7:45; Brandon Rogers, MICH (hooking) 9:42.
Shots on goal: QU 12-11-6 29; MICH 13-16-12 41.
Power plays: QU 0 of 2; MICH 1 of 4.
Saves - QU, Holden 1-1-0 -36; MICH, Montoya 3-
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,884.
Michigan 3, Quimnplac 2
shock, playing tentatively. There were a
few miscues on defense, and one of
them lead to a 3-on-1 where Craig
Falite beat Montoya again to give the
Bobcats a 4-3 lead with 4:44 remaining.
"I thought our defense was loose, and
we have to play better than that," Beren-
After a spirited talk at the intermis-
sion, tlte Wolverines came out and took
control of the game for good. Kaleniec-
ki netted the hat trick by beating Holden
upstairs 2:02 into the third period, and
then he scored the game-winner in a
fashion similar to Tambellini's. Sopho-
more Andrew Ebbett won the faceoff
and Kaliniecki collected the puck, then
backhanded it into the net.
"Obviously it felt pretty good (to
score four goals)," Kaliniecki said. "It's
kind of one of those games where you
really didn't have a lot going, and the
puck was just coming my way. It felt
nice to finally bury it."
M ichigan poweplay sputters,
but penalty kill proves steady
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First period - No scoring. Penalties - Aaron
Luwig, QU(slashing) 4:32; Dan Rossi, QU (cross-
checking) 6:35; Brandon Kaleniecki, MICH (rough-
ing) 8:40; Joe Testa, QU (roughing) 8:40; Mark
Hallam, QU (hooking) 9:31; Eric Nystrom, MICH
(holding) 14:26; Ryan Morton, QU (high sticking)
15:29; Rossi, QU (delay of game) 18:17.
Second period -1, MICH, Jeff Tambellini 2 (Bran-
don Rogers, T.J. Hensick) 1:15 (pp); 2, MICH, Tam-
bellini 3 (David Rohlfs) 14:32; 3, QU, Tim Morrison
1 (Ryan Morton) 19:07 (pp). Penalties - Tom
Watkins, QU (hooking) 0:30; Chris White, QU (slash-
ing) 2:51; Hallam, QU (kneeing) 8:48; Rogers, MICH
(holding) 10:37; Tim Cook. MICH (unsportsmanlike
conduct) 18:58; Matt Frtoehlich, QU (unsportsman-
like conduct) 18:58.
Third period - 4, QU, White 2 (Dustin Hughes, Reid
Cashman) 3:49; 5, MICH, Tambellini 4 (Hensick)
12:40. Penalties - Matt Hunwick, MICH (roughing)
3:18; Matt Craig, QU (slashing) 3:18; Milan Gajic,
MICH (slashing) 5:53; Craig Falite, QU (holding)
8:55; Hensick, MICH (hooking) 12:52; Joe Dumais,
QU (interference) 15:09.
Shots on goal: QU 2-8-11 21; MICH 21-20-13 54. Power
plays: QU 1 of 5; MICH 1 of 10.
Saves - QU, Eddy 1-1-0 -51; MICH, Montoya 4-1-0
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,899.
By Gennaro Filice
Daily Sports Writer
For all of the effort exuded by Michigan forward Jeff
Tambellini during his hat-trick game,
the sophomore's Saturday-night per-
formance may not have been the most
physically taxing act in Yost Ice Arena.
With 13 penalties credited to Quinnip-
iac, the Bobcats' penalty box usher
was constantly attending to the sin-bin
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gate. The dynamic door-opener's workload increased
drastically from Friday, when just four penalties were
assessed to the Bobcats.
Michigan coach Red Berenson attributes Quinnipiac's
numerous penalty box stays on Saturday to the Wolver-
ines' possession dominance - something Michigan did
not enjoy on Friday.
"I think it's tough to play in your own zone against
any team that is skating," Berenson said. "We were skat-
ing, and they were having to pull us down. I'm sure
their coach wasn't happy with the one-sidedness of the
penalties, but if you play that much on your own zone,
you're going to take penalties."
Although the Wolverines had 10 powerplays Saturday,
they rarely took advantage of their opportunities, scor-
ing just one goal with an extra man. Michigan created
many good scoring chances and peppered 23 shots on
the powerplay, but had trouble finishing. Michigan con-
verted one of four powerplays on Friday.
The Wolverine penalty kill enjoyed a good weekend,
though. Quinnipiac could muster just one goal and six
shots on seven total (Friday and Saturday) powerplays.
Michigan's biggest shorthanded test came on Saturday.
Just 12 seconds after Tambellini put the Wolverines on
top 3-2, freshman T.J. Hensick was called for hooking
with 7:08 left in the game. The Bobcats created many
chances, but failed to score. In one instance, Quinnipiac
forward Chris White received the puck wide open
between the faceoff circles and slung a wrister to the
top-left shelf, but Michigan goalie Al Montoya deflect-
ed the puck with his glove.
Overall, Berenson said he was satisfied with Michi-
gan's special teams play.
INJURY UPDATE: Dwight Helminen slid hard into the
boards feet-first on Friday, injuring his right ankle.
Helminen did not re-enter that game or play in Satur-
"Hopefully it is a slight sprain - we'll find out in a
couple of days," Berenson said. "He tried skating on it
(Saturday) morning, and it was too weak, so we'll have
After suffering a bruised right shoulder against York
on Oct. 3, Jason Ryznar has missed the last five games.
He hopes to play next weekend against Northern Michi-
gan, but remains questionable.
Berenson said the Wolverines missed the presence of
these two junior forwards.
"We're playing without some pretty good players
with Ryznar and Helminen out," Berenson said. "We
J. BRADY MCCOLLOUGH
The SportsMonday Column
Red Sox-Yankees three-game
series in Fenway Park is always
pecial. But there was some-
thing almost pressing about the one I
went to last May.
My 85-year-old grandfather, J. Lamar
Stall, flew up to Boston to see the series
with me. It was the third series we've
seen in Fenway together, but after this
series - the Yanks won 2-of-3 - there
was a feeling that was never there
before. I wondered, when he got on the
plane to go back to his home in
Louisiana, whether it would be the last
time I watched the Red Sox with him.
Losing Granddaddy was on my mind
because I had just lost my grandmother
last December; I didn't even want to
think about losing him. Granddaddy
and I are as close as a grandfather and a
grandson could be. We're close because
I saw him just about everyday growing
up in Louisiana, and also because we
share sometning so dear: our love for
the Boston Red Sox.
Granddaddy started me off at a
young age, buying me a "Future Red
Sox All-Star" shirt that I wore when I
was a little tike.
Every time the Sox visited the Texas
Rangers, we'd go together and stay in
the team hotel, so I could get auto-
graphs from Wade Boggs, Roger
Clemens and all my favorite players. I'll
never forget the night when I was up
late waiting to get Nomar Garciaparra's
autograph, and Granddaddy came down
to the lobby and told me I had to go to
bed. Granny couldn't sleep knowing I
wasn't in the room.
Living in Louisiana most of his life,
he's been a diehard Red Sox fan since
the days of Ted Williams. For the past
four or five years, he's had Direct TV's
baseball package so that he can watch
the Red Sox almost every night. And
since Granny died, I think the Red Sox
have become even more of a focus for
Granddaddy is the truest baseball
man I know, and for that reason, watch-
ing a baseball game with him makes
you all the more wise. But it can also
make you as tense as you've ever been
before. As the years have gone by and
the Sox continue to find ways to lose,
each game has become more urgent for
him. With every swing of the bat,
Granddaddy clinches his hands together
with a look of, "This hit could be the
one!" The difference between a scowl
and a joyful wag of the tongue is small,
to say the least.
He could be the president of Red Sox
Nation, and if he could have it his way,
he'd be the team's manager.
Lord knows he's seen enough in the
past 60-something years not to dupli-
cate the mistakes of the past.
I've heard him tell the story of the
World Series debacle of 1986 so many
times. In fact, it was so entertaining for
friends of mine that they'd make sure to
ask him about it so they could hear him
tell the tale. He remembers every pitch,
and he'll tell you wholeheartedly that it
was relievers Bob Stanley and Calvin
Schiraldi who lost the game for the
Sox, not first baseman Bill Buckner.
Now, after Thursday's most recent
smack in the face from the Babe, he'll
have some new horrific memories to
trudge through. The Sox lost Game 7 of
the ALCS to the Yankees after being
ahead 5-2 in the eighth inning, for those
of you who were in Pluto the past few
days. Needless to say, Granddaddy has
already fired Sox skipper Grady Little.
He symbolically fired him months ago
for his inability to manage a game,
especially his bullpen.
"I don't know if I can take another
season with him as manager," Grand-
daddy said last night. "It's OK to be
dumb. It's OK to be hardheaded. But
when you're dumb and hardheaded ... "
I feel you, Granddaddy. But I could
never feel your pain. You were born
September 19, 1918. The last time the
Sox won a World Series was September
11, 1918. You were eight days too late.
But this year, Granddaddy was pres-
ent and accounted for. He was all set to
fly up to Boston and pay top-dollar to
watch the Sox and Marlins duke it out.
He deserved to be there; he deserved to
have the chance to watch the Sox in the
World Series, at least one last time.
It's been 17 years since the Sox got to
the Series. After coming this close, we
can only wonder how long will it be
until they get there again.
Luckily, we're not dealing with a dis-
illusioned Sox fan. As Granddaddy put
it, after this many years, he's just
resigned to losing the game that counts.
He admitted his disappointment about
Thursday's loss, but he's staying calm.
Hey, Granddaddy says it wasn't half as
bad as '86.
The past three days, the phone has
been ringing off the hook at 122
Richard Ave. in Shreveport, La. Every-
where he goes, people he doesn't even
know are telling him how sorry they
are. But if the Sox were going to be the
end of him, I think they would have
done it a long time ago.
"I'll live,"he said last night.
I believe you, Granddaddy. Just do
me one favor - if they ever make it to
the World Series again, make sure I'm
there to share it with you.
J Brady McCollough can be reached at
had our hands full
in trying to separate ourselves from
Berenson plans to squash 'C-ya chant
Player GP GA Avg Svs Pct Mins
Montoya 5 16 3.35 120 .882 285:50
Ruden 1 2 8.47 4 .667 14:10
TOTALS 5 U 3.60 124 .873 300:00
WESTERN MICHIGAN 5, Nebraska-Omaha 1
Bowling Green 5, NOTRE DAME 3
Ohio State 5, MICHIGAN STATE 0
MiGAN 5, Quinkpiac 4
NORTHERN MICHIGAN 4, Michigan Tech 3
WESTERN MICHIGAN 2, Nebraska-Omaha 2
Notre Dame 3, BOWUNG GREEN 0
Ohio State 4, MICHIGAN STATE 1
MicHiw 3, Quinnipiac 2
Michigan Tech 7, NORTHERN MICHIGAN 6
By Sharad Mattu
Daily Sports Writer
Sure, Michigan Stadium could be
louder. But anyone who sees
110,000 people preoccupied with
cheering on the wave and thinks
Wolverine fans aren't passionate has
never been to Yost Ice Arena.
If you've never made it down to
Yost, then you've never seen the
boisterous, non-stop support from
students, alumni and others that
Michigan coach Red Berenson
believes gives the Wolverines a one-
goal edge every home game.
You missed the NCAA Regionals
at Yost the last two years, when the
Wolverines weren't the favorites,
but used the home-ice advantage to
pull off upsets and make it to the
You didn't see the fans explode
with joy when Brandon Kaleniecki
and Jeff Tambellini scored game-
winning goals this past Friday and
And you've also never seen the
student section taunt an opposing
player who commits a penalty with
a string of obscenities.
Before Friday's game against
Quinnipiac, Berenson walked onto
the ice with his five-year-old grand-
son and asked the students to stop
using profanity in chants.
Initially during Friday's game, the
"C-ya" chant was somewhat subdued
and followed by scattered boos.
But by Saturday, the message was
long forgotten, and the students
were as loud as ever.
"I think Michigan hockey is
known for its fans and its rowdy
crowd," LSA junior Rob Stefan said.
"I understand why he said it, but I
think it's a shame we can't cheer the
way we want to. I'd hate for this tra-
dition to go."
While it appears most students
won't hesitate to continue with the
chant, some understand why it
should be stopped.
"I'm going to go ahead and
respect his request," LSA junior
Ryan Bates said. "I remember when
I was younger, I felt uncomfortable
with older people saying inappropri-
"The atmosphere can still be here
without that chant - one less won't
really hurt anything."
Berenson first made an effort to
stop the chant before the season when
students were invited to pick up their
tickets and watch practice at Yost.
Last Thursday, an e-mail was sent
to student season ticket holders that
said the cheer "belies the honor and
tradition Michigan seeks to repre-
sent at all of its events. The vulgari-
ty of the add-on detracts from the
excitement of the competition,
offends the overwhelming majority
of the fans in attendance and adds
nothing of value to the experience
of Michigan Hockey."
"I think it will go away," Berenson
said. "I think the message is there,
and I think there's a lot more people
obviously that are offended by it.
"Let's face it - the kids here are
having fun, and they're trying to
support the team. But they know
they're not going to get away with
it. We're not going to tolerate it."
Besides angering people, overzeal-
ous Wolverine fans have also hurt
Michigan in the pocketbook in the
past. The NCAA fined Michigan
$10,000 for crowd-control issues
during the 2002 Regional at Yost.
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"C-ya!" after a Quinnipiac penalty.