The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 6, 1995 - 7B
Wolverines show power with
man advantages against Ferris St
By Danielle Rumor.
Daily Sports Writer
BIG RAPIDS - The Ferris State
hockey team probably felt as small as
its arena and its town after this
weekend's series with Michigan.
The No. 3 Wolverines traveled to
Ewigleben Ice Arena to avenge last
season's early season split at Ferris
and did so, winning 5-2 and 4-1, re-
This weekend's games resulted in
much more than two Wolverine vic-
Michigan and Ferris underwent role
reversals in their special teams' units,
which resulted in the Wolverines shut-
ting down the Bulldogs' power play.
The Bulldogs entered the weekend
No. 1 in the CCHA with a man advan-
tage at a 26.9% clip, a drastic change
from a ninth-place finish from a year
The Wolverines, on the other hand,
were dead last in the conference in
converting their power play opportu-
nities entering the weekend, scoring
on only three of25 chances.This bared
no resemblance to their 29.3% suc-
cess rate of a season ago, tops in the
This weekend was certainly not in-
dicative of those percentages. Michi-
gan looked like a machine on the
power play, while Ferris could not
seem to get things rolling. The Wol-
verines were 5-for-15 while the Bull-
dogs were 1-for-15. These numbers
are light years away from the percent-
ages of a few days prior.
Michigan's problems began to
evaporate Friday and were practically
nonexistent the following night.
"I thought for the most part that our
team worked harder (Saturday) night
than (Friday)," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "We played with more
of an edge, with a little more inten-
sity. We won the game, but we didn't
play as well as we think we should
Ferris State had many quality scor-
ing opportunities Friday but could
not convert. In fact, it had two five-
on-three advantages, but came away
without a score.
The Bulldogs found themselves in
the middle of a five-on-three that could
have put them up 2-1 at the end ofthe first
period Friday. The two-man advantage
came after Harold Schock and Blake Sloan
were called for tripping and high-sticking
penalties 33 seconds apart.
They faced a similar situation Satur-
day when the Wolverines had a 3-0 lead
towards the end of the second period.
Warren Luhning was called for slash-
ing 49 seconds after Greg Crozier went
to the penalty box for tripping.
"We were down five-on-three a
couple of times and, fortunately, we
got through that," Berenson said.
Michigan's penalty killing units
were on the money all weekend, giv-
ing up just one power play goal -z
Ferris' first and only goal early in the
"I thought that our defense played
well," Berenson said. "You're going
to give up some chances and shots,
but I didn't think we gave them many
real quality shots and that's impor-
"Sooner or later they're going to
score, but for the most part I thought
our penalty killing did a good job. We
didn't give up too many quality scor-
"Michigan did a really good job of
bottling us up in our end," Ferris State
coach Bob Daniels said.
The Wolverines had no problems
with its man-advantages, as it raised}
its level of efficiency from 12 percent
to 20 percent.
"They weren't clean, but they were
the kind of goals you have to muck;
and get some of," Berenson said. "We
need better shots from the point. Some
of the goals might have been a little
ugly, but it was a good effort on the
The Wolverines slowed down the Bulldogs' power play this weekend, holding the CCHA's leaders in power play conversion to
-for-15 with a man advantage. Michigan, on the weekend, scored on 5 of its 15 power play opportunities
Muckalt finds a second home in Big Rapids
By Danielle Rumore
Pally Sports Writer
BIG RAPIDS - The Ferris State
rink, Ewigleben Ice Arena, is more of
a h6me for Michigan's Bill Muckalt
than it is for the Bulldogs' squad.
The sophomore right wing has had
oo problems adjusting to playing in
Pig Rapids in his two seasons at
Last year, the Wolverines opened
their conference season with a sur-
prising series' split at Ferris State.
Michigan dropped game one, 3-2, but
came back to bury the Bulldogs in
game two, 6-1.
Muckalt did not score in game one
but returned the next evening with a
This -weekend, Muckalt enjoyed
much of the same success en route to
the Wolverines' 5-2 and 4-1 victo-
ries. Muckalt dumped in two con-
secutive goals in the third period of
game one and added a power play
goal and an assist in the second period
"1 j ust try to come out and help the
them win. I've been fortunate enough
ta get some lucky breaks and capital-
ize on them," Muckalt said.
-And to what does Muckalt attribute
his lucky breaks?
2"If you're playing well, you're go-
itg to get some chances to score.
Hopefully, if I can keep getting
chances, I should just keep shooting
the puck and it will go in for me," he
GIVING A HELP-
ING HAND: Junior
left wing/center ocsey
John Madden was
tied with senior Notebook
Hilton and junior
right wing Warren
Luhning with four
assists on the sea-
son before this weekend's action.
Madden surpassed all Wolverines
by doubling his assist total for the
season with three assist Friday and
"John is playing well. He is one of
our top players night after night,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"He does it by hard work and second
effort. He doesn't know any other
way to play the game and that's con-
tagious on a team."
LEADERS OF THE PACK: Left wing
Greg Crozier and Muckalt lead all
Wolverines with five goals apiece.
Crozier was tied with fellow left wing
Jason Botterill and defenseman
Blake Sloan before he netted apairof
power play goals Friday night.
Muckalt tied Crozier with his three
goals over the two-day span. Botterill
follows them with four goals.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS: Last night,
defenseman Bubba Berenzweig and
right wing Justin Clark were mem-
bers of a panel of freshmen athletes at
The panel ate dinner with the resi-
dents and fielded questions about the
academic and athletic demands of
being a student-athlete at the college
ALL-TIME STANDINGS: Michigan
owns a 33-18-1 lifetime record against
Ferris State, dating back to the 1981-
1982 season, playing at least three
game each season.
Last year, the Wolverines won two
out of the three matches against the
Bulldogs and have lost or tied at least
one of the games with Ferris State in
11 out of the 14 seasons.
"It's not easy to come into this
building and win two games,"
Berenson said. "We learned what it
takes to come here and win two games.
And to feel you played pretty well
when its all said and done is a pretty
1. Western Michigan
4. Lake Superior State
6. Bowling Green
11. Miami (Ohio)
Michigan 5, Ferris State 2
Western Michigan 3, Notre Dame 2
Bowling Green 3, Clarkson 2
Illinois-Chicago 3, Dartmouth 2 (OT)
Lake Superior 6, St. Lawrence 3
Vermont 7, Miami 4
Michigan State 6, Cornell 2
Michigan 4, Ferris State 1
Western Michigan 6, Notre Dame 2
Clarkson 5, Bowling Green 3
Illinois-Chicago 8, Dartmouth 6
Lake Superior 4, St. Lawrence 1
Vermont 4, Miami 3
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