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CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingDetroit Free PressNovember 19, 2003 Wednesday 0 EDITIONGreat Lakes scouting reportsThe Great Lakes Conferencepreseason poll:NORTH PTS1. Northern Michigan 352. Michigan Tech 323. Northwood 264. Ferris State 175. Grand Valley State 166. Saginaw Valley State 127. Lake Superior State 9SOUTH PTS1. Findlay 252. Gannon 183. Wayne State 154. Mercyhurst 145. Hillsdale 126. Ashland 6NORTH SCOUTING REPORTNorthern Michigan: Sevenletter-winners return, includ-ing all four double-figurescorers from last season -- 6-foot-7 forward Billy Hill (14.3points), 6-3 sophomore guardAntwuan Holt (10.5), 6-10senior center Milan Azanjac(10.1) and 6-7 sophomoreforward Marco Volcy (10.0).Marco's brother, Ricky, shouldcontribute immediately. He's a6-5, 215-pound freshmanforward.Michigan Tech: Tech startsanew without six players whomade a combined 430 startsin the last four years. Juniorforward Josh Buettner (14.2points, 5.0 rebounds) andjunior guard Jason Marcotte(11.0 points, 3.9 assists) willpick up the offense. Theycontributed in every game ofthe last two seasons, whenthe team went 56-6. Sopho-more guard Bob Evans, whoredshirted last season, is ex-pected to be a factor.Northwood: Senior guardDallas Logan, a two-time all-league selection, is expectedto have a big season after av-eraging 19.1 points last sea-son. He's joined by sopho-more guard Nemanja Kreck-ovic (13.4 points). Junior for-ward Derek Fillmore (9.2) alsoreturns. He ranked second inNCAA Division II in three-pointshooting (48.9).Ferris State: The backcourtshould be strong with seniorWillie Thomas (14.3 points,4.0 rebounds), sophomoreDennis Springs (11.3 points,6.0 assists) and junior CarltonEpps (11.6 points, 4.3 re-bounds). Eight newcomerswill fight for playing time. For-ward Willie Burrel, a 6-6 junior,averaged 21.5 points and 12rebounds last season atMuskegon Community Col-lege.Grand Valley State: Sopho-more guard Courtney Jamesshould improve on his 11.5points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6assists from last season. Hehit the winning shot in theLakers' opener Saturday.Junior 6-4 forward MarcusWallace is one of two keynewcomers. He sat out lastseason after transferring fromFerris State. Another newface is 6-8 junior forward EricChess, who averaged 16.3points for Grand Rapids CC in2000-2001.Saginaw Valley State: An-thony Parker, a 6-5 juniorguard-forward, ranked fourthin the conference in scoringlast season at 18.3. He'sjoined by 6-8 senior forwardMaurice Brown, who averaged10.3 points and led theleague in rebounding (9.7).The Cardinals need to im-prove on last season's 3-10away record.Lake Superior State: Formerassistant Mike Fitzner takesover for Marty McDermott. JimClement, a 6-7, 202-poundforward, transferred after twoseasons at Toledo and aver-aged 16.5 points in theLakers' 1-1 start. Junior for-ward Scott Jamison averaged13.8 points last season; sen-ior guard Paul Kurtz averaged9.3.SOUTH SCOUTING REPORTFindlay: Four starters return,led by senior forward BradRethman (14.1 points) andsophomore guard DustinPfeifer (10.0 points, 3.9steals, 2.3 steals), the confer-ence freshman of the year.Adam Sommer, a 6-6 juniorforward, transferred fromEastern Michigan.Gannon: Two starters returnto a team that has gone to theCompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingNCAA tournament fourstraight years. They are seniorguard/forward Brandon An-drews (12.8 points, 4.2 re-bounds) and 6-11 junior cen-ter Geoff Husted (14.1 points,7.1 rebounds).Wayne State: Five of the topsix scorers return. Five trans-fers and four freshmen will jointhe mix. Senior forward Ken-don Edwards (12.6 points,6.4 rebounds) and seniorguard Kendall LeSure (11.7points) are the top returningplayers. Senior guard OscarSanders (7.4 points, 3.7 as-sists) is the only returningplayer to start all 27 games lastseason.Mercyhurst: New coach GaryManchel inherits seven re-turning players and four start-ers, including the team's topthree scorers -- senior forwardJosh Helm (18.0 points, 8.3rebounds), senior guardJustin Shouse (14.4 points)and sophomore guard TorryMitchell (14.1).Hillsdale: Sophomore guardCory Coe (8.6 points) is thetop returning scorer, and hehad a career-high 30 in theChargers' season-openingvictory Saturday. Sophomoreguard Rodney Whaley returnsafter redshirting last season.He averaged 9.9 points as afreshman in 2001-2002.Ashland: Not a single playerreturns from last season.Eleventh-year coach RogerLyons will try to meld 16 newfaces into a team. The loneMichigander is 6-7 junior for-ward Kevin Shorter (ClintonTownship Chippewa Valley).He was a center at Owens CClast season.By George SippleCompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingThe Canadian PressNovember 18, 2003 TuesdayNCAA hockey notebookBY THE CANADIAN PRESSA look at last week's Canadian star performers in NCAA hockey:Atlantic Hockey AssociationForward Pierre Napert-Frenette of Bathurst, N.B., led Holy Cross to a weekend sweep ofMercyhurst after scoring two goals and adding four assists.Forward Mike Reagan of Flin Flon, Man., fired a hat trick in Sacred Heart's 4-1 roadwin at Army on Friday and scored the game's first goal Saturday in a 5-1 home-ice v i c -tory.Forward Justin Carre of Azilda, Ont., lifted Canisius College to a 3-3 tie at Bentley wi tha pair of third-period goals.Central Collegiate Hockey AssociationGoalie Jordan Sigalet of Surrey, B.C., a starter for Bowling Green State University, r e -corded his second career shutout in the fifth scoreless tie in CCHA history Saturday nightat Lake Superior State University. He stopped 36 shots.Defenceman Nathan Oystrick of Regina enjoyed a three-point weekend in NorthernMichigan's series split with University of Nebraska-Omaha.Goalie Kris Tebbs of Calgary led the University of Nebraska-Omaha to a 2-1 win in hisfirst collegiate start Friday night against Northern Michigan, making 23 saves."It was a lot of fun and the guys played well in front of me,'' Tebbs said. "It's a lot easierwhen the guys are playing well for you. I've been trying to focus more in practice andwe're all trying to push each other.''Forward Scott May of Surrey had a goal and an assist as Ohio State University beatMichigan 5-2 on Saturday.College Hockey AmericaForward Barret Ehgoetz of Kincardine, Ont., had two assists in Saturday's 3-2 win byNiagara over Western Michigan. He now has points in seven of nine games this season andleads Niagara with 12 points on the season.Forward Kris Wiebe of Lloydminster, Alta., recorded his first collegiate hat trick Sun-day as Findlay overcame a three-goal deficit in a 6-5 win at Wayne State.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingDefenceman Kenny Macaulay of Baddeck, N.S., had his first collegiate goal in Friday's 3 -2 loss b Findlay to Wayne State and got his first collegiate assist in Sunday's 6-5 win atWayne State.Wayne State forward Jason Baclig of Leamington, Ont., assisted on Friday's overtime goalin a 3-2 win at Findlay and scored in the third period Sunday to tie the game at five in a6-5 loss.Goalie Grady Hunt of Vernon, B.C., stopped 20 shots in Bemidji State's 3-1 upset of No.13 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday.Eastern College Athletic ConferenceBrown forward Brian Ihnacak of Toronto had three goals and three assists in a pair ofweekend wins. He leads the team with three goals and four assists.Colgate forward Jon Smyth of Markham, Ont., scored four goals in the 6-1 win overClarkson on Saturday night and was named ECAC player of the week.Goalie Eric Leroux of London, Ont., backstopped Princeton to its first win of the season,making 28 saves in a 4-2 triumph over 12th-ranked Harvard on Friday night.Cornell forward Cam Abbott of Sarnia, Ont., had three points in two weekend games.Goalie Dan Yacey of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., made 49 saves in a pair of 1-1 ties f o rDartmouth against Union and RPI.Hockey East AssociationMaine forward Luciano Aquino of Mississauga, Ont., was named Hockey East's rookie ofthe week following a four-point weekend in wins over league rivals Northeastern andUMass Lowell.Maine defenceman Prestin Ryan of Arcola, Sask., was plus-5 and scored a goal in thepair of weekend wins.Goalie Stephan Siwiec of Calgary was the defensive player of the week for Hockey Eastafter stoppig 30 shots in Boston University's 6-1 win over Merrimack.Western Collegiate Hockey AssociationDefenceman Brett Skinner of Brandon had his first two-goal game as a collegian Satur-day, in the University of Denver's 4-0 win over Alaska Anchorage.Goalie Bryce Luker of Rigaud, Que., made 28 saves to record his first college shutout i nMichigan Tech University's 0-0 tie with Minnesota State.Minnesota State forward Jeff Marler of Fort Saskatchewan recorded his first two-goalgame Saturday night in a 6-3 home-ice victory over WCHA rival Michigan Tech.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingThe Detroit NewsNovember 18, 2003 Tuesday Two dot Edition SPORTS; Pg. 5DGreat Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: PreviewDon VanderVeenFerris StateThe 11 victories posted by FerrisState (11-15) last season underCoach Bill Sall were the Bulldogs'most since the 1997-98 season(21-12). Four starters -- WillieThomas, Carlton Epps, DennisSprings and Nathan Wruble --return. Thomas averaged 14.3points per game last season,while Epps (11.6) and Springs(11.3) both scored better than 11a game.Grand Valley StateSophomore point guard CourtneyJames leads a group of experi-enced players for the Lakers,who were 14-14 last season un-der Coach Terry Smith. Jamesaveraged 11.5 points, 3.6 re-bounds and 3.3 assists. MelvinWhite, who averaged 7.7 points,returns as the team's leadingthree-point threat, while sopho-more Jeff Grauzer averaged 5.8points. Smith also welcomesMarcus Wallace, a 6-foot-4 juniorforward who was an all-GLIACselection at Ferris State beforetransferring.HillsdaleThe Chargers (16-12) went fromone of the conference's mostexperienced teams to one of theleast experienced. Coach EdDouma has five incoming fresh-man and one senior, Tom Farmer,who averaged 5.8 points in 24games. Corey Coe is the team'sleading returning scorer (8.6),while John Hamood is back asthe starting point guard. RodneyWhaley, who averaged 9.9 pointsin 2001-02, returns after red-shirting last year.Lake Superior StateCoach Mike Fitzner takes over aprogram that was 12-15 last year.Two St. Ignace teammates -- JimClement and Steve MacDonald --will be reunited at Lake Superior.Clement transferred from Toledo,but the Lakers must find a re-placement for Ben Dewar, wholed the GLIAC in scoring (23.9ppg) as a senior. Junior forwardScott Jamison (13.8 points) andsophomore guard Paul Kurtz(9.3) will be counted on to pick upthe pace.Michigan TechKevin Luke was named GLIACCoach of the Year after the Hus-kies went 29-3 and won their thirdconsecutive GLIAC North Divi-sion title. Now, he has an oppor-tunity to really show what type ofcoach he is after graduating twoAll-Americans and four otherplayers who combined to start430 games. Back are JoshBuettner and Jason Marcotte,who have been instrumental inthe Huskies' 56-6 record the pasttwo seasons. But only Marcottehas had college starting experi-ence.Northern MichiganFour players who averaged indouble figures for Northern (16-13) return -- Billy Hill (14.3), Ant-wuan Holt (10.5), Milan Azanjac(10.1) and Marco Voley (10.0).Newcomer Ricky Voley adds an-other scoring threat. Coach DeanEllis is entering his 16th year atNorthern.NorthwoodDallas Logan leads a high-scoring offense for Coach BobTaylor. Logan, a two-time all-GLIAC selection, was the con-ference's No. 2 scorer last sea-son (19.1 points). The Timber-wolves also have a long-rangescoring threat in Derek Fillmore,second nationally in three-pointshooting (48.9 percent). D.J.Hughes (10.8) and NemanjaKreckovic (13.4) also return forthe Timberwolves (10-16).Saginaw Valley StateCoach Dean Lockwood returnsone of the GLIAC's top scorersand rebounders as the Cardinalslook to improve on a 14-13 re-cord. Forward Anthony Parkeraveraged 18.3 points per gameas a junior. Maurice Brown tiedfor the GLIAC lead in reboundingas a junior.Wayne StateCoach David Greer returns five ofthe top six scorers -- KendonEdwards, Kendall LeSure, OscarSanders, Morris Hall and A.J.Parker -- from last season's team(13-14). LeSure averaged 11.7points as a junior. Senior KendonEdwards averaged 12.6 and ledin rebounding (6.4). Sanders (7.4ppg) started every game at thepoint for the Warriors. Hall, asophomore, averaged 10.6points.Other GLIAC teams and their2002-03 recordsGannon (12-14), Findlay (10-19),Ashland (11-16) and Mercyhurst(6-21).CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingSaint Paul Pioneer PressNovember 18, 2003 Tuesday SPORTS; Pg. 10DREPORT: Schwan Cup grows by 2 tourneysBY MIKE FERMOYLEAND JIM WELLSPioneer PressThe Minnesota Girls HolidayCup hockey tournament hasbeen moved and renamed aspart of the ever-expandingSchwan Cup this year. So willthe former Capital City Classicboys hockey tournament.Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, whichfinished second to South St.Paul in Class AA at the stategirls hockey tournament lastwinter, is entered in the BlueHigh School Division of theevent, which will begin Friday,Dec. 26.Also in the Blue Division areNorth St. Paul, which beginsthe 2003-04 season rankedNo. 4 in the metro area, No. 6Cretin-Derham Hall, No. 7 Be-nilde-St. Margaret's (the 2002state Class A champion), andWarroad, the No. 1 team inLet's Play Hockey'spreseason Class A rankings.Those teams will play theirquarterfinal games at RidderArena on the University ofMinnesota campus. The semi-finals will be Dec. 27 at Ridderand Mariucci arenas, and thechampionship game isscheduled for 8:30 p.m. Dec.29 at Ridder.There also will be a Red Divi-sion in the high school portionof the girls tournament, andamong the teams entered aredefending state Class Achamp Blake; Apple Valley,the fourth-place finisher in AAat the 2003 state tournament;and Hastings, whose lineupfeatures features EricaMcKenzie. She led the metroin scoring last season.The Red Division games willbe mixed in with the Bluegames at Ridder and Mariucci.As for the boys part of thetournament, which will beDec. 27 and 29-30, there willbe an eight-team group play-ing play at the Xcel EnergyCenter, and another group ofeight at Roseville SkatingCenter.Included in the field at Xcel arefive teams that have won stateClass AA championships inthe past 12 years -- Hill-Murray(1991) Bloomington Jeffer-son (1992-94), Duluth East('95, '98), Elk River (2001) andHoly Angels (2002).The Roseville group will fea-ture state Class A champsBreck (2000) and Totino-Grace, 1996 AA champ AppleValley and Roseville, whichfinished second to Anoka inAA last season.There will be an additional 48high school varsity teams, 16junior varsity teams and 80boys and girls youth teamsplaying in the Schwan tour-nament at the Schwan SuperRink in Blaine.* One of the more interestingtournaments of the early holi-day season will be played atHastings Arena on Nov. 28and 29.Cretin-Derham Hall and Hast-ings are both in the field,which means that the top twoscorers from the metro lastwinter will be there. Erin Keysof Cretin-Derham finished herjunior season with 52 goalsand 31 assists, for 83 points.Erica McKenzie of Hastingshad 58 goals and 26 assists,for 84 points.Anoka team forms: Therewere 50 kids signed up bySunday night and two or threeadditional walk-ons Monday atAnoka Area Ice Arena, andthere were similar scenesacross the state for the firstday of boys hockey practice.Anoka coach Todd Manthey,whose Tornadoes are the de-fending Class AA statechamps, described practice asupbeat. "It went well, as wellas you can expect with 50-some kids,'' he said."We did a lot of drill stuff todayand we'll break into threeteams the next couple of daysand scrimmage.''The Tornadoes lost some oftheir highest-scoring playersto graduation but have goal-tender Kyle Olstad returningas well as Matt Sorterberg,Chase Evertz and and EricJohnson, three of their fourdefensemen. Also returningis Bill Becker, likely to centerthe first line this season. "Hehad 27 points for us,'' Man-they said. "He's not very big,but he has a good set ofhands and wheels and canCompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic Clippingmake things happen. Theseven or eight players wehave back are quality kids.We'll be pretty solid,'' Mantheyadded.Group signing: FourBurnsville seniors signed na-tional letters of intent to ac-cept Division I scholarships ina ceremony Monday at theschool.Laura Jensen, an outside hit-ter for the volleyball team,signed with Kent State, andsetter April Lutz signed withDelaware.They were joined at the cere-mony by Ryan Amoroso, whosigned with Marquette in bas-ketball; and LaurenHuhnerkoch, the state ClassAA golf champion, whosigned with the University ofSouth Carolina.* There will be a ceremonyFriday at St. Bernard's, wherethe Bulldogs' Eli Vlasilvjevichwill sign with Michigan Techin hockey, and JennahGoodman will sign withMoorhead State in volleyball."We're making a big deal of it,"St. Bernard's athletics directorDoug Johnson said, "be-cause we haven't had a D-1hockey player in a long time, ifever. And we had our bestvolleyball season in a while,and Jenna was a big reasonfor that." The Bulldogsreached the Section 4Achampionship match beforelosing to Mayer Lutheran.* Mounds View's Nate Englin,who won state Class AA tracktitles in the shot put and thediscus last spring, signedMonday with Missouri. Englinset the all-time state record forthe shot during the 2003regular season with a toss of65 feet, 6 inches.* Kelly Lund, who averaged14 points a game while lead-ing Irondale, signed withNorthern Illinois last week.Coaching change at St.Agnes: Clarence Hightowerwill take over this season asthe head basketball coach atSt. Agnes High School. High-tower coached the junior var-sity last season under headcoach Kevin Carlisle."Kevin decided not to comeback,'' said Ron Rice, St.Agnes athletics director."We're really excited to haveClarence take over.''Hightower is the CEO of theUrban League in Minneapolis,and will be assisted by ZebHowell and Kevin Smith."This is definitely good newsfor our school,'' Rice said."We're looking forward tohaving him.''CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingThe Associated Press State & Local WireNovember 16, 2003, Sunday, BC cycleMinn.-Mankato 6, Michigan Tech 3MANKATO, Minn.Cole Bassett and Jeff Marler each scored two goals to lead Minnesota State, Mankato pastMichigan Tech 6-3 Saturday.The Mavericks (3-5-2, 2-3-1 WCHA) scored five goals in the second period alone topull away from the Huskies (2-5-3, 0-4-2).Brett Engelhardt scored two goals for Michigan Tech and Brandon Schwartz scored theHuskies' final goal.Aaron Forsythe notched two assists for the Mavericks.Mankato outshot Michigan Tech 38-33 and fired 14 shots in their second period o f -fensive surge.Jon Volp stopped 30 shots in goal for Mankato. Bryce Luker played 33 minutes and f i n -ished with 19 saves for Michigan Tech. Cam Ellsworth spent the rest of the game i ngoal for the Huskies and collected 13 saves.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingSaint Paul Pioneer PressNovember 16, 2003 Sunday SPORTS; BRIEF; Pg. 14BCOLLEGE HOCKEY: St. Cloud's unbeaten run endsFrom news servicesRory McMahon and Zach Parise each scoredto give North Dakota a 2-1 Western Col-legiate Hockey Association victory overvisiting St. Cloud State and knock the Hus-kies from the ranks of the unbeaten.Parise, parked at the side of the crease,deflected a Matt Jones pass past Huskiesgoalie Jason Montgomery during the secondperiod, and McMahon knocked in a reboundof a Chris Porter slapshot in the third.Minnesota-Duluth 3, Bemidji St. 2: MarcoPeluso, Junior Lessard and Tim Stapletonscored to lead Duluth past visiting BemidjiState in a WCHA game at Duluth.Minnesota State (Mankato) 6 , MichiganTech 3: Cole Bassett and Jeff Marler eachscored two goals to lead Mankato to a homevictory over Michigan Tech in WCHAaction. WOMEN'S GAMESMinnesota 5, Brown 2: The Gopherswomen's team improved to 7-0-0 with a5-2 nonconference victory over BrownUniversity at Providence, R.I.La Toya Clarke had a goal and two assistsfor the Gophers, ranked No. 1 by U.S. Col-lege Hockey Online.Andrea Nichols opened the scoring with herfirst collegiate goal at 4:19 of the f i r s tperiod.Noelle Sutton's goal from Clarke at 10 :21of the first period proved to be the winner.Jody Horak stopped 16 shots in the Go-phers' goal. Katie Germain had 29 savesfor the Bears (1-2-0).Minnesota-Duluth 5, North Dakota 1 :Jenny Potter scored twice as Minnesota-Duluth pumped in three goals in less thanfour minutes during the second period andwent on to defeat North Dakota in a non-conference game at Duluth.Wis.-Stevens Point 6, Gustavus Adolphus3: Six players scored for Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a women's nonconferencegame at St. Peter, Minn.Ingrid Neve had a goal and an assist for theGusties (2-1-0).Wis.-Superior 7, St. Olaf 0: LindsayBennett scored twice, and Kristy Faechnerstopped 12 shots as Wisconsin-Superior(5-0-1) shut out St. Olaf (0-2-2) in anonconference game at Superior.LATE FRIDAYDenver 4, Alaska Anchorage 4: A shor t -handed goal on a breakaway by forwardConner James with 1:40 to play in regu-lation lifted Denver into a tie with AlaskaAnchorage at Anchorage.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingThe Associated Press State & Local WireNovember 15, 2003, Saturday, BC cycleMichigan Tech 0, Minn.-Mankato 0 (tie)MANKATO, Minn.Jon Volp stopped 29 shots in goal for Minnesota State, Mankato, including 13 in the th i rdperiod, as the Mavericks skated to a 0-0 tie with Michigan Tech on Friday.Bryce Luker had 28 saves of his own for the Huskies (2-4-3, 0-3-2).Neither the Mavericks (2-5-2, 1-3-1) nor the Huskies could convert on any powerplay opportunities throughout the night. Mankato had three power play chances whileMichigan Tech had four.The Mavericks committed seven penalties for 14 penalty minutes, just two more m i n -utes and one more penalty than the Huskies.The scoreless tie was the first in Mankato men's hockey history. The last time MichiganTech had one was in the 1967-68 season against North Dakota.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingDetroit Free PressNovember 15, 2003 Saturday 1 EDITIONCOLLEGE ROUNDUP: Fund-raising saves Huskies' programFREE PRESS STAFF AND NEWS SERVICESMichigan Tech's football season is over,but football isn't over for good at theHoughton school.The administration announced last Marchthat it would drop football, but an alumnieffort kept the team going, and the Huskiesfinished 5-5 this season. They won four oftheir last five games and early in the sea-son lost by only two points to SaginawValley State, now ranked No. 1 in NCAADivision II.Athletic director Rick Yeo is trying tospread the word -- especially to ease theminds of football recruits -- that thefootball team will continue on."Our recruits need to know," Yeo saidFriday. "It's pretty hard to recruit i fthere's uncertainty."The team was kept alive by fund-raisingefforts."We've raised enough money," Yeo said."We definitely have enough money to covernext year, and we're in a fund-rasingcampaign."Yeo said the program will need $400 ,000annually. That money will be raisedthrough five- and 10-year donationpledges by alumni, a VIP ticket campaign -- $250 season tickets -- an annual raff lethat raised $30,000, and a golf outing."We still are trying to build an endow-ment, but that's going to take awhile . . . tofund the total program," Yeo said. ByGeorge SippleNotebook: Southern California defensiveend Omar Nazel needs surgery to repairligaments in his right thumb and is e x -pected to miss the rest of the season.Frostee Rucker, a redshirt sophomore,will start in place of Nazel today, when theNo. 2 Trojans play at Arizona. . . . MauriceClarett's statements to an NCAA investiga-tor, which led to a misdemeanor chargebeing filed against the suspended Ohio Staterunning back, were voluntary and shouldnot be suppressed, a prosecutor says i ncourt documents. Clarett attorneys haveasked a Franklin County Municipal judge todismiss the charge. Clarett is accused offiling a campus police report that exag-gerated the value of items stolen from adealership car he borrowed in Apr i l .During an NCAA investigation of Clarett, heprovided information that potentially i n -volved criminal behavior, according to amotion filed Thursday by Stephen McIn-tosh, the city's lead prosecutor.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingDetroit Free PressNovember 15, 2003 Saturday 2 EDITIONCOLLEGE HOCKEY: U-M tops Ohio State, 4-0FREE PRESS STAFF AND NEWS SERVICESAl Montoya made 30 saves Friday andearned his second shutout this season i nMichigan's 4-0 win over Ohio State i nColumbus.Dwight Helminen, T. J. Hensick and MikeBrown each scored a goal and added an as-sist for the Wolverines (9-2-0, 5 - 2 - 0CCHA).Mike Betz made 27 saves for the Buckeyes(7-5-0, 6-3-0) .MORE CCHALake Superior State 4, Bowling Green 2 :Trent Campbell and Bo Cheesman each hada goal and an assist and host Lake SuperiorState (4-3-2, 2-3) rallied from a 2 - 1deficit. Bryan Dobek scored consecutivegoals that put Bowling Green (3-5-2, 2 -4-1) ahead at 1:17 of the second period.Nathan Ward scored the winner at 18 :05of the second period for the Lakers.Miami (Ohio) 4, Michigan State 2: GregHogeboom had a goal and an assist for hostMiami (6-5-2, 4-2-1), which broke a2-2 tie with two goals in the third period.Michigan State (6-4-1, 5-3-1), whichhad a chance to take over the conferencelead, tied it in the second period with goalsfrom Brock Radunske and Kevin Estrada.Nebraska-Omaha 2, Northern Michigan 1 :Brent Kisio scored the winner at 2:23 ofthe third period for host Nebraska-Omaha(2-6-1, 2-4-1). Jamie Milam's power-play goal put Northern (4-5, 3-4) aheadat 17:05 of the first.Western Michigan 3, Niagara 2: JeffCampbell scored a power-play goal and hadan assist for visiting Western Michigan(4-5-2). Niagara (3-5) got goals f romRyan Gale and Joe Tallari.WCHAMichigan Tech 0, Minnesota State 0: JonVolp made 30 saves for visiting Tech ( 2 -4-3, 0-3-2). Minnesota State is 2 - 5 - 2 ,1 - 3 - 1 .CHAWayne State 3, Findlay 2 (OT): Freshmancenter Nate Higgins scored at 2:17 ofovertime for the Warriors (2-3-2, 1 -2). Ryan Wright and Greg Poupard alsoscored for Wayne State. Ken Macaulay andRigel Shaw scored for Findlay (2-7, 0 -3 ) .CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingSaint Paul Pioneer PressNovember 15, 2003 Saturday SPORTS; BRIEF; Pg. 3DSt. Cloud edges Sioux on Iannazzo's late goalFrom news servicesAdam Coole stopped 32shots, and Dave Iannazzo,assisted by Andy Lundbohm,scored the winning goal with1:53 remaining as St. CloudState edged North Dakota 2-1in a Western CollegiateHockey Association gameFriday night in front of 11,107at Ralph Engelstad Arena.Matt Hendricks opened thescoring for the Huskies with apower-play goal, assisted byRyan LaMere, at 2:26 of thefirst period.Brandon Bochenski, assistedby Matt Jones, tied the scoreat 15:37 of the second pe-riod.Jake Brandt made 22 savesfor the Fighting Sioux.Michigan Tech 0, MinnesotaState (Mankato) 0: BryceLuker made 28 saves, andJon Volp stopped 29 shots asMichigan Tech and Minne-sota State (Mankato) skated toa scoreless tie in a WCHAgame at Midwest WirelessCivic Center.Mankato outshot MichiganTech 4-2 during the overtimeperiod.Bemidji State 3, Minnesota-Duluth 1: Riley Riddell andBrendan Cook scored third-period goals for Bemidji Statein the Beavers' nonconfer-ence victory over Minnesota-Duluth at John S. Glas Field-house.The Bulldogs' Evan Schwabeopened the scoring with anunassisted goal at 7:53 of thesecond period. John Haidertied the score with a power-play goal at 14:26 of the sec-ond period.Bemidji State outshot Duluth37-21.Wis.-Superior 10, Augsburg2: Randall Smisko completedhis hat trick at 16:32 in thesecond period, and Wiscon-sin-Superior went on to de-feat visiting Augsburg in anonconference game.Yann Poirier had four assistsfor the Yellowjackets.Dave Nelson and SteveCollova scored for Augsburg.Lake Forest 7, Hamline 1:Shane Wagner scored forHamline from Eric Weum andMike Forconi on a power playduring the second period inHamline's nonconferenceloss at Lake Forest, Ill.Seven players scored for theForesters.Gustavus Adolphus 4, Wis.-Stevens Point 3: GustavusAdolphus grabbed a 4-1 leadand held on to defeat Wis-consin-Stevens Point in anonconference game at Ste-vens Points.Tom Awaijane had a goal andan assist for the Gusties.St. Norbert 9, Bethel 2: JoshStorm and Jon Kramer scoredfor Bethel in a nonconferenceloss to St. Norbert at DePere,Wis.St. Mary's 6, Wis.-Stout 5:Ryan Holland's second goalproved to be the winner as St.Mary's edged Wisconsin-Stout in a nonconferencegame at SMU Ice Arena.Sam Phillips and Jason Fillipphad two assists each for St.Mary's, which led 4-1 after thefirst period.WOMENWisconsin 3, Minnesota State(Mankato) 0: Christine Dufourwas called on to make justnine saves in the Wisconsingoal as the Badgers blankedMinnesota State (Mankato) ina WCHA game at All-SeasonsArena.Jackie Friesen, MeghanHunter and Karen Rickardscored for the Badgers.Shari Vogt stopped 37 shotsin the Mavericks' goal.Ohio State 5, St. Cloud State2: Jennifer Desson scoredthree goals to lead Ohio Statepast St. Cloud State in aWCHA game at the NationalHockey Center.St. Cloud's Jacqueline Jen-sen, assisted by Carrie Holl-dorf, opened the scoring at3:11 of the first period.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingBobbie Anderson scored anunassisted goal at 10:54 ofthe second period while theHuskies were shorthanded.Ellen Brinkman and Lauri St.Jacques combined to make18 saves for St. Cloud.Minnesota-Duluth 9, NorthDakota 3: Caroline Ouellettescored four goals and as-sisted on two, and Jenny Pot-ter had a goal and three as-sists as Minnesota-Duluthromped past North Dakota in anonconference game at Du-luth.The Bulldogs broke open a 3-2 game with three goals in thesecond period.Riitta Schaublin made 15stops for Duluth. Margaret-Ann Hinkley and Jenna Burdycombined to make 40 savesfor the Sioux.St. Olaf 3, Wis.-Superior 3:Maria Richardson and JenniferWelch scored during the thirdperiod as St. Olaf salvaged atie against Wisconsin-Superior in a nonconferencegame at Superior.The Yellowjackets scoredthree goals during the secondperiod for a 3-1 lead.Andrea Smith made 35 savesfor the Oles. Kristy Faechnerstopped 17 shots for Supe-rior.Gustavus Adolphus 3, Wis.-Stevens Point 2: GustavusAdolphus took a 3-0 lead ongoals by Blair Carlson, AndreaPeterson and Ingrid Neve andheld on to beat Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a noncon-ference game at St. Peter,Minn.Jackie Foley and AshleyHowe scored power-playgoals for the Pointers duringthe third period.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingDetroit Free PressNovember 13, 2003 Thursday 0 EDITIONGreat Lakes scouting reportFree Press sports writerGeorge Sipple scouts theGreat Lakes Conferencewomen:NORTH DIVISIONFerris State (15-11 last sea-son, 10-8 Great Lakes): Allfive starters return, led bysenior guard Lucy DeMartin(20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds).Senior forward/center BridgetHorwitz (16.8 points, 8.4 re-bounds) is a force, and morebig things are expected ofsophomore guard Erin Miller(12.5 points, 3.6 rebounds).She was the conferencefreshman of the year.Grand Valley State (24-7, 13-5): Senior center Julie Zeeff isa force inside. She averaged16.2 points, 7.7 reboundsand 3.0 blocks. Senior guardCori Jewett averaged 8.1points and shot 38.1 percenton three-pointers. She'sjoined in the backcourt byjunior Janine Guastella (6.7points, 2.7 rebounds).Lake Superior State (23-6,15-3): Two players who ac-counted for 31.5 points agame are gone -- conferenceplayer of the year Alice Due-sing (20.2) and Danielle Pet-tingill (11.3). Plenty of talentremains, though, includingsenior forward/center AllysonConaway (14.2 points, 5.3rebounds), junior guard RandiJohnson (9.9 points, 3.7 re-bounds) and sophomore cen-ter Becky Marquardt-King (7.5rebounds).Michigan Tech (15-13, 10-8): Former men's assistantJohn Barnes takes over aswomen's coach. He will havethe team's go-to player back --senior Andrea Novak, a two-time all-league forward wholed the team in scoring (16.7points) and rebounding (4.7).Also returning are 10 otherletter-winners. All the guardsare sophomores or freshmen.Sophomore Maria Schneideris the leader in the backcourt.She averaged 9.0 points and2.2 assists last season.Northern Michigan (16-10, 12-6): The Wildcats feature a tal-ented backcourt of junior Tif-fany Grubaugh (15.7 points,4.3 rebounds) and seniorEmily Samuelson (12.5points, 4.0 rebounds).Sophomore Michelle Moard isalso solid. She averaged 8.3rebounds and 5.7 reboundslast season. Junior collegetransfer Andi Brooke, a 6-foot-2 forward, should make animmediate impact. She aver-aged 22 points a game andwas a two-time All-America atMcHenry County (Ill.) College.Northwood (9-17, 5-13): Fiveplayers who averaged at least9.0 points a game return, ledby junior forward Kate Deu-pree (10.5 points, 4.5 re-bounds) and sophomore cen-ter Valerie Smith (9.3 points,5.7 rebounds). The others aresophomore guard MaureenElliott (9.2), senior centerLeah Douglas (9.0) and seniorforward Kyleen Hipp (9.0).Saginaw Valley State (4-22, 0-18): Junior forwards JenniferHagstrom (8.7 points) andNicole Pfenninger (6.3 points)lead the way. Sophomoreguard Stephanie Hass is ex-pected to improve on lastseason's 6.0 scoring average.The Cardinals won moregames on the road (3-12) thanat home (1-10) last season.SOUTH DIVISIONAshland (11-16, 5-12): Fourstarters return. Senior forwardAlanna Buurma (15.9 points,8.1 rebounds) returns to hernatural position after filling inat center last season. JuniorJackie Mason, a 6-foot-4 cen-ter, returns after missing lastseason with a foot injury.Senior Isolina Brescia (9.3points) moves from shootingguard to the point.Findlay (10-19, 7-10):Sophomore guards JenniferWinright (7.2 points, 44 treys)and Lindsay Leffert (5.8points) should benefit fromlast season's starting roles.Senior 6-3 center ZsofiaHorvath could become a dou-ble-double performer. Sheaveraged 7.7 points and 7.6rebounds last season.Gannon (12-14, 8-9): Seniorforward Katie Garms (13.1points, 4.7 rebounds) andsenior guard Kelly Irwin (12.8CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic Clippingpoints, 2.7 rebounds) lead ayoung team. Junior guard JenGwin (9.6 points, 4.4 re-bounds) is the only other re-turning player to averagemore than five points a game.Hillsdale (23-6, 14-3): All fivestarters and the sixth playeroff the bench are gone. Sen-ior guard Teresa Stuck, atransfer from Grand ValleyState, will contribute. Sheplayed her freshman andsophomore seasons at GrandValley for second-yearHillsdale coach ClaudetteCharney. Senior forward KellyPaxson (3.5 points) and juniorguard Jen Rolling (3.7 points,1.7 rebounds) will be countedon more, as will sophomoreguard Gretchen Rocco (2.3points).Mercyhurst (6-21, 3-14):There are no seniors and onlyone junior for third-year coachBo Kuntz. Guard Cassie Seth(8.2 points) is the top return-ing scorer and leads the eight-player sophomore class.Other key sophomore con-tributors are guard Jody Sabo(4.3 points) and forward MaryClare Harlan (2.9 points).Wayne State (17-12, 12-5):Coach Gloria Bradley's recordhas improved each of her fourseasons. Last season, WayneState advanced to the NCAAtournament for the first time inschool history. The backcourtreturns seniors Jodi Young(18.0 points, 4.7 rebounds)and Ebony Vincent (11.5points, 7.7 assists) andsophomore Kristen Rogers(7.9 points). Sophomoreguard Crystal Steward, a trans-fer from Rider, and junior for-ward/center Katie Williams,from South Suburban (Ill.)College, are expected to con-tribute.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingStar TribuneNovember 13, 2003, Thursday, Metro Edition Minneapolis: SPORTS; Pg. 6CMajor college hockey INSIDERThrow out the book on St. Cloud StateRachel Blount, Staff WriterThe vote didn't upset CraigDahl. In fact, he figured hisfellow WCHA coaches made aperfectly understandablechoice when they predictedSt. Cloud State would finisheighth in the 10-team league.That didn't mean Dahl ex-pected his team to live downto the status conferred onthem in the preseasoncoaches' poll. He sensed theHuskies might have theproper makeup to spring asurprise, and they've done itwith a 7-0-1 start. Unranked inpreseason national polls, theHuskies rose to No. 7 thisweek after sweeping Minne-sota Duluth and rising to thetop of the WCHA standings.Balanced scoring, assertiveleadership and unexpectedlystrong goaltending have putthe Huskies on a five-gamewinning streak. They andDartmouth (2-0-1) are the onlyremaining undefeated teamsin college hockey."We have 28 guys who getalong as well as any team I'vehad in my career," said Dahl,whose team plays at top-ranked North Dakota thisweekend. "You could see itcoming last spring. Theyworked so hard in the weightroom, and their work ethickept going."Though the Huskies areplaying 12 freshmen andsophomores, Dahl said sen-iors Matt Hendricks and RyanLaMere have set standardstheir teammates are eager tofollow. Mike Doyle and PeterSzabo _ whose sophomoreslumps hit the Huskies hardlast year _ have regained theirscoring touch for a team thatgets goals from all four lines.In goal, Adam Coole made ahuge impression last week-end in sweeping the ninth-ranked Bulldogs. Coole, whosat out last year after transfer-ring from UMD, is 4-0 with a2.18 goals-against averageand .936 save percentage."He was under a lot of pres-sure and handled it extremelywell," Dahl said. "This teamdoesn't get too worked upabout stuff. That's a goodquality to have."UW assistant leavingWisconsin has won fourgames in a row, its longestwinning streak since March2001. But the Badgers' up-swing could be disrupted bythe departure of assistantcoach John Hynes, who hasaccepted a head coaching jobwith the U.S. National TeamDevelopment Program(USNTDP) in Ann Arbor, Mich.Hynes, who will coach the un-der-18 team, assisted Badg-ers coach Mike Eaves in AnnArbor before the two came toWisconsin. Hynes will beginhis new job next week."It's a great opportunity, buton the sad side, it's a little bitof a kick in the stomach,"Eaves said. "We're going tolose our breath here a little bitbecause he does a great jobwith our players and our re-cruiting."The USNTDP has long beencriticized _ most fervently bythe late Herb Brooks _ forspending too much money todevelop too few players. Italso has been rumored that itwould move from Ann Arbor,its home since its inception in1997. Hynes said that movecould happen, but he de-fended the program."That program has alwaysbeen under scrutiny as far aswhether it's going to bearound or not," Hynes said."The program is solid. Theydo develop players. As far as[USA Hockey and theUSNTDP staff] is concerned,the program will always be inexistence."Eaves said he won't rush to fillHynes' spot on the staff. He isuncertain how tough it mightbe to find a top candidate withthe season under way.Bochenski burns 'U'So what if his first goal cameoff his shin pad and not hisCompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic Clippingstick? Brandon Bochenskididn't quibble with the meth-odology when he ended hisstreak of futility against theGophers. Besides, the NorthDakota junior added anothergoal and four assists in theSioux's sweep last weekend.Bochenski had run up 103career points heading into theMinnesota series but none innine games against the Go-phers. The Blaine native got acareer-high five points in Fri-day's 7-3 victory and assistedon another goal in Saturday's5-3 triumph."It was a fluke, but it was niceto have," Bochenski said ofhis first goal, which happenedwhen a clearing attempt byGophers defenseman JoeyMartin smashed off Bochen-ski's leg and ricocheted pastgoalie Kellen Briggs. "This is agood confidence booster."As if he needed one. Friday'sgame-winning goal was Bo-chenski's 12th at North Da-kota, tying him for third on theschool's record chart. Hestands six behind Mark Taylorand one behind Lee Goren.Around the WCHA- Michigan Tech forwardChris Conner has beennamed the national player ofthe month for October. Con-ner set a Tech record with 14points in the month.- Colorado College wingerColin Stuart has a separatedshoulder and will be out of thelineup indefinitely, joiningBrett Sterling on the Tigers'injury list. Sterling, the Tigers'top returning scorer, hasmissed four games with a bro-ken thumb and also is out in-definitely.- Alaska-Anchorage ended a31-game conference winlessstreak in league play with a 2-1victory at Minnesota State,Mankato on Saturday. Thestreak began Feb. 23, 2002.The Seawolves had lost 19consecutive WCHA roadgames.***Rachel Blount is at A GLANCESeries of the weekNo. 1 North Dakota vs. No. 7St. Cloud State: The Huskiesswept a ranked WCHA oppo-nent, No. 9 Minnesota Duluth,on the road last week. Theirsix-game road show contin-ues in Grand Forks, wherethey've lost eight in a row. TheSioux have lost just once inseven games, while the Hus-kies' only stumble was a tieagainst Michigan Tech.Hobey watchSteve Saviano, New Hamp-shire: The announcer at lastspring's Frozen Four couldn'tpronounce the name of theWildcats forward. Perhaps thefolks at this year's NCAA finalein Boston can say it properly.The senior is averaging twopoints per game. He had twogoals and two assists in lastweek's victories over BostonUniversity and Maine.Going up . . .- Massachusetts: How aboutthose Austrians? ThomasPock, whose 14 points placehim among the nation's scor-ing leaders, has lifted No. 9UMass (7-1 overall) to a 4-1record in Hockey East, its bestleague start ever.- Cornell: Ryan Vesce becamethe first player in four years toscore seven points in a gamein last week's 7-0 pasting ofPrinceton. The 11th-rankedBig Red is averaging fivegoals a game.. . . and down- Minnesota State, Mankato:The Mavericks are averaging1.25 goals per game in WCHAplay _ 4.75 fewer than leagueleader North Dakota.- Princeton: The Tigers canempathize. Princeton, 0-4overall and 0-2 in the ECAC,has been outscored 15-4 thisseason.CompetitivEdge 1-888-881-EDGE Electronic ClippingLansing State JournalOctober 20, 2003 Monday SPORTS; Pg. 1CScoring? Not on this teamCenter Slater lone MSU bright spotBy Neil KoepkeLansing State JournalEAST LANSING - Offensewas supposed to be one ofthe Michigan State hockeyteam's strengths this season.Four games into the regularseason, scoring goals lookslike a weakness. The Spartans(1-3) have nine goals, and ofthose, junior center Jim Slaterhas contributed five.MSU'S top forward line of Sla-ter, Mike Lalonde and fresh-man Tommy Goebel has beenthe team's only scoring threat.Slater, the Spartans' captain,has five goals and one assistfor a team-leading six points.Lalonde has a goal and threeassists. Goebel has one goaland an assist but has beendangerous."We have a first line but rightnow don't have a good sec-ond line," MSU coach RickComley said. "We need twolines that can score."Sophomores David Booth (0-2-2), Colton Fretter (0-1-1)and Nenad Gajic (0-0-1) have-n't scored goals. Juniors AshGoldie, Brock Radunske andKevin Estrada have yet toscore a point.Comley is frustrated over histeam's lack of offensive flairbut remains confident thegoals will come and says he'sstressing patience."There are guys in (thedressing room) that can score,but they've got to find ways toget it done," Comley said afterSaturday's 4-1 loss to OhioState at Munn Arena."We have to find ways to getmore guys involved offen-sively," he said. "Our defen-semen have to grow and thegoaltending needs to solidifyitself. It's just going to takesome time."After scoring eight goals thefirst week of the season - in a4-3 loss to Findlay and 5-4victory over Minnesota-Duluth- the Spartans (0-2 CCHA, 1-3overall) managed one goal intheir Central CollegiateHockey Association openingseries - 5-0 and 4-1 losses tothe Buckeyes."We have good kids, andthey'll work hard," Comleysaid. "We'll chip away at it andget better in all areas of thegame. I don't want to beatthem up too much becauseit's not just one or two play-ers."The offense has been hurt byinjuries to junior center LeeFalardeau (knee) and AdamNightingale (concussion). Fa-lardeau played in his firstgame Saturday."We had a bad weekend andthat's not acceptable," Slatersaid. "We have to get our for-wards going. We have thetalent to do it. We have to findthat touch."WACKY WEEKEND: NorthernMichigan looked like it hadwrapped up a series sweepagainst Michigan Tech onSaturday in Houghton when itscored its fourth straight goalof the third period to take a 6-3 lead with 4:38 left.But Michigan Tech put to-gether a furious three-goalrally, scoring at 17:55, 18:34and 19:32, to tie the game 6-6.Colin Murphy, who scoredTech's fifth and sixth goals,gave the Huskies a 7-6 victoryat 2:58 of overtime. Murphyhad four goals and one assist.On Friday, NMU tied the game3-3 at 19:38 of third periodand won 4-3 at 3:48 of over-time on a 5-on-3 power-playgoal by Andrew Contois.Next gamesWestern Michigan vs. MSU* When: 7 p.m., Friday atMSU; 8 p.m. Saturday at WMU* Radio: WJIM 1240-AM* TV: Comcast Cable Ch. 13 or17 on Friday Inside* CCHA results, Page 2C


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