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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 23, 1995 - 7B

Three forwards to miss Maine matchup
Herr and Madden suspended, will join Morrison in stands for Black Bear game

By Danielle Rumore
Daily Sports Writer

SARA STILLMAN/Daily
Right wing Bill Muckalt scored Michigan's only two goals in Friday's game against Western Michigan.
Madden, Michigan pass gut check

1y Nicholas J. Cotsonika
aily Sports Writer
KALAMAZOO - It should've
Seen flat.
The pass came off the boards, rolling,
twisting and flipping like Michigan's for-
tunes that night, straight to John Madden
at the point. The crowd was loud, the
game was tied and the Wolverines were
on the power play.
But it wasn't flat. The puck squirmed
and slithered, trying desperately to stick
on Madden's tape, and then it happened.
W e s t e r n
Michigan's Jamal
Mayers snagged
the loose puck,
broke away and
slid it by Marty
Turco for a short-
handed goal.
The Yost Ice
Arena crowd
hushed. Western s '
Michigan was
ahead and would never look back in its 7-
2 win Friday night.
Madden had missed the pass.
'"I think I costtheteam the game on that
p1ay Madden said. "I tried to take it on
thebackhand, and it hopped over my
stick:It just got by me - my fault."
.The pass should've been flat, and the
foss was by no means his fault alone, but
Madden made no excuses. The Wolver-
ines made no excuses. The term "gut
eheek*is overused and rarely should be
ajpti o ateam'ssecondandthirdgames.
$t t fits here.
Friday's embarrassment turned
Saturday's rematch into a must-win. The
Woverines, who were a unanimous
choioeo win theCCHA this season, were
UpW a ones with something to prove.
opankings can have head-inflating
MSTERN
fted from Page 1B
" i' Cardwell put Western up 4-1
ate- .be wrapped the puck around the
ck,4f the goal and pushed it on an
un i tected Turco at 12:08 of the sec-
ond.
"We gave up too much defensively,"
Berenson said. "Pretty soon, we put our-
selves in a hole. (Cardwell) wrapped the

effects. The Wolverines know this, or at
least they know it now. Their coach, Red
Berenson, pounded it into their brains
after the miserable loss. He letthem know
exactly what all the hype means.
"Nothing. Absolutely nothing," Mad-
den said. "All that preseason stuff means
nothing. Ifyou hear it enough, you startto
think it. If you read it enough, you start to
believe it. But you still have to prove it."
No excuses.
All ofthis rattled around in the Wolver-
ines' heads Friday night.
"THEY WERE SINGING IN THEIR
LOCKERROOM!"theWolverinesmust
havethought."THEY CAME INTOOUR
BARN AND DIDTHATTO US! THAT
MAKES THEIR WHOLE SEASON!"
Madden, for one, couldn't sleep. He
was up until 4a.m., replaying the game in
his head over and over and over.
The memories came back. He was ner-
vous, tight. He had so many chances and
nothing to show for it. He'd been awful.
There was only one thing to do about it
-help beat the Broncos the next night. In
their house. On four hours of sleep.
"We had to come in (Saturday) and
outwork them," Madden said. "The game
was so important to us."
The Wolverines thought about it all
during the national anthem. What would
it be like to lose a pair to Western Michi-
gan early in the season?
Michigan had all the incentive in the
worldto play its best, but then itgotmore.
The Broncos' fans rained insults on the
Wolverines before the anthem began.
"NICE GAME LAST NIGHT, LOS-
ERS!" the Lawson Ice Arena crowd
shouted. "SEVEN TO TWO, BABY!"
Michigan's collective jaw tightened,
almost to a smirk.
"They shouldn't have said that," Mad-
den said. "That was a mistake."

From then on, the Wolverines' legs
were pumping. But, despite their efforts,
the game was tied at two after the second
period.
Then the Broncos' fans goofed a final,
fatal time. "OVERRATED!" they
chanted. "OVERRATED!"
That was it for Madden and Michigan.
The Wolverines sucked it up, stepped up
thetempoandknockedoffWestem Michi-
gan, 3-2.
"Madden was just outstanding,"
Berenson said Saturday. "Ifthere was one
guy who bounced back, it was him. He
could have had four or five goals to-
night."
He didn't score - it was defenseman
Blake Sloan who notched two goals and
the glory-but fittingly, it was Madden's
pass that set up Sloan's winner.
With all of the
Wolverines' frus-
tration seemingly
z rolled into one
i~rush, Madden flew
down therightside
and dished the
puck off to Sloan
in the slot, who
one-timed it past
Western Michigan
Madden goaltender Marc
Magliarditi.
With that, Madden became asymbol of
Michigan's struggles this weekend. The
Wolverines didn't play well Friday, made
no excuses and passed their gut check
Saturday. They learned they could come
back from disappointment and letdown
and show why they are so highly-touted.
They got the pass there when it counted.
They put the game-winner on the ice.
Hard and direct. Flat.
They returned the favor, and Western
Michigan got to stay up all night.

Michigan center Matt Herr got his chances against the Broncos but will have to sit against Maine Thursday.

Bowman watches

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Writer
The hockey legend was stuck next to
a pole and three-fourths of the way up
from the ice, but it was his own fault.
Scotty Bowman wouldprobably have
had better seats for Michigan's 7-2 loss
Friday night if he hadn't tutored Wol-
verine coach Red Berenson so well.
Bowman's teaching, in part, is what has
helped Berenson fill Yost Ice Arena's
stands with people to watch the club he
made championship-caliber.
"(Bowman) was a influence on me,
for sure," Berenson said. "He gets the

most out of his players.1
from him."
Bowman is the winni
NHL history. He is a six
Cup champion and is w
as one of the best coachi
His Detroit Red Wingsi
Stanley Cup Finals lasts
Berenson both playe
under Bowman.
In 1967, Bowman too
job and acquired Beren
with the New York Rang
had several good season
totaling 106 goals and1
247 points between 196
Offensive production'
thing Berenson provid
teams, however. He was
"(Berenson) was ag
player but, most of all, h
player," Bowman said.
That keen hockey mi
lowed Berenson to ma]
easy transition into a coa
St. Louis during the 197'
After serving as an ass
and a half, he took over

former protege.,.
1 learned a lot with 56 games remaining in the 1979-80'
season. Thenextseason, Berensonearned:
ngest coach in NHL Coach of the Year honors for lead
x-time Stanley ing the Blues to a 45-18-17 record, the
idely regarded best in the club's 28 year history.
ies of all time. In August 1982, Berenson joined:
made it to the Bowman in Buffalo and coached with
season. him until the Michiganjob came up that
d and coached same year.
"He was a great pro coach, but he
k the St. Louis always wanted to come back to Ann
son in a trade Arbor," Bowman said. "I am proud to
pers. Berenson see that he's done so well here, but I
s for Bowman, knew he would."
141 assists for Berenson pops in on Bowman to
7 and 1971. watch former Wolverines sometimes,
wasn't the only and Bowman shows up at Yost to check
ed Bowman's future Red Wings occasionally, but botl
s a leader. insist their relationship is mostly pert
great two-way sonal.
he was a smart "We talk hockey, but mostly we just
get together socially," Berenson said. '
nd is what al- check up on (Bowman's daughter, MichE
ke a relatively gan sophomore Nancy) for him some'
ching role with times.
77-78 season. "He's a great coach and a great frien
istant for a year I had my best years as a player under him
as head coach and I definitely picked up a lot."

puck around and (he) should have been
taken out of the play. Turco stopped (the
lose puck), then couldn't find it, and they
got to it first."
Special teams were no exception to
Michigan's problems. In the first game,
the Wolverines did notconvert one offive
power play opportunities, and failed to
kill well, resulting in three Westerngoals.
"Special teams were not sharp,"
Berenson said. "Penalty killing, power
play, break-outs, forechecking, you name

it - we didn't do anything well."
Millar had a hat trick with his first goal
in the first period combined with his last
two in the third, both on the man advan-
tage. Cardwell put in two goals and Mayers
and Jeremy Brown each added one.
"It feels awesome," said Millar about
his hat trick. "The first one was just a
rebound and the second was just unbe-
lievable. (Mayers) made a great play."
The loss was a wake-up call for Michi-
gan, which hit the ice looking like a brand
new team Saturday night. The defensemen
proved more productive on both ends of
the ice, scoring all three Wolverine goals.
Blake Sloan netted a goal 35 seconds
into the first period, assisted by Botterill
and Harold Schock.
A Millar slap shot assisted by Mayers
and Geoff Collard tied the score at 13:02.
After Michigan missed a scoring oppor-

tunity, Collard raced down the left side
and dumped the puck to a trailing Millar,
who drilled it from the blue line.
Michigan's Matt Herr was called for
spearing at 15:38 of the second which
resulted in a five minute major penalty.
The Wolverines managed to kill the pen-
alty preventing a Western goal.
The Wolverines were able to close out
the game after Sloan scored his second
goal of the game 6:53 into the third.
Madden sped down the right side and
centered the puck to a trailing Sloan, who
fired it over Magliarditi's right shoulder.
Sloan's goal put the Wolverines up 3-
2 for good to split the series.
"(Tonight's game) was more like what
our team has to play like to stay in the
game,' Berenson said. "Lastnight's game
was a wake-up call for our team. We
created a lot more scoring chances."

Weter Michigan 1 4 2-7
A404an 0 1 1-2
irstferiod-1, WMU, Millar 1(Duke, Brooks),
9:50. Penalties - Muckalt, UM (interference),
:38: Nordstrom, WMU (slashing), 0:59; Luhning,
UM (hooking), 5:26; Collard, WMU (high sticking),
X12:31 °r
Second Period - 1, UM, Muckalt 1 (Botterill,
Milton), 0:56. 2, WMU, Mayers 2 (unassisted),
'2:52. 3, WMU, Brown 3 (unassisted), 6:09. 4,
.WMU, Cardwell 5 (Brown), 12:08. 5, WMU,
Cardwell 6 (Innanen, Nordstrom), 14:14 (pp).
Pepaes- Rucinski, WMU (holding), 1:39;
H~ayesUM (interference), 8:42; Millar, WMU
(roughing), 8:42; Legg, UM (tripping), 8:59;
Sr.c UM (tripping), 13:29; Collard, WMU
(inteference), 14:36; Nordstrom, WMU
(interference), 18:16.
Third Period - 6, WMU, Millar 2 (Mayers,
-Brown). 6:32 (pp). 7, WMU, Millar 3 (Duke,
Magliarditi), 8:25 (pp). 2, UM, Muckalt 2 (Hilton),
L7:46. Penalties - Herr, UM (slashing), 5:16;
Crozier, UM (roughing), 7:59; Luhning, UM
(slashing), 7:59; Innanen, WMU (roughing), 7:59;
Turco (served by Ritchlin), UM (roughing), 13:47.
Shots on goalr- UM 10-9-14-24, WMU 5-13-6-
24.
Power plays - UM 0 of 5; WMU 3 of 7.
Goalie saves - UM, Turco 4-9-4-17. WMU,
Magliarditi 10.813-31.
Referees - Matthew Shegos
Linesmen - Don Cline, John Dobrzelewski.
At: Yost Ice Arena. A: 7,152

Michigan 1 1 1-3
Western Michigan 1 1 0- 2
First Period - 1, UM, Sloan 1 (Botterill,
Schock), 0:35. 1, WMU, Millar 4 (Mayers,
Collard), 13:02. Penalties - innanen, WMU
(highsticking), 3:18; Halko, UM (interference),
11:47; Brooks, WMU (slashing), 11:47;
Cressman, WMU (interference), 14:15; Botterill,
UM (interferene), 14:56; Herr, UM (spearing),
15:38; Luhning, UM (roughing), 20:00; Botterill,
UM (roughing), 20:00; Innanen, WMU
(highsticking), 20:00; Mayers, WMU
(highsticking), 20:00.
Second Period - 2, WMU, Millar 5 (unassisted),
0:57. 2, UM, Schock 2 (Ritchlin, Hilton), 17:55
(pp). Penalties-Nordstrom, WMU (tripping), 1:28;
Arnold, UIM (roughing), 5:08; Maloney, WMU
(roughing), 5:08; Rucinski, WMU (interfemece),
5:33; Duke, WMU (interference), 13:53; Bench,
WMU (too many men), 17:29; Cardwell, WMU
(slashing), 19:37.
Third Period - 3, UM, Sloan 2 (Madden), 6:53.
Penalties - Bourke, UM (interference), 18:52;
Madden, UM (game misconduct), 20:00.
Shots on goal - UM 19.15-11-45, WMU 14-4-3-
21.
Power plays - UM 1 of7; WMU 0 of 3.
Goalie saves - UM, Turco 13-3-3-19. WMU,
Magliarditi 18-14-10--42.
Refereee - John Edwards
Linesmen - Brent Gawlik, Scott Sliva.
At: Lawson Ice Arena. A: 3,881

CCHA sCores
Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday's games
W. Michigan 7, Michigan 2
Hl.-Chicago 9, l1.-Champaign 2
Notre Dame 7, Alaska-Fairbanks 4
Alaska-Fairbanks 6, Notre Dame 4
Ferris State 8, Michigan Tech 3
Ill-Chicago 2, Air Force 2

Lake Superior 3, N. Michigan 1
Michigan State 6, Miami (Ohio) 3
Saturday's games
Michigan 3, W. Michigan 2
Lake Superior 7, Michigan Tech 0
Bowling Green 6, Michigan State 2
N. Michigan 5, Ferris State 1
Alaska-Fairbanks 7, Notre Dame 4
llt.-Chicago 4, Air Force 3

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