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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Michigan musters just a point at UNO

The Michigan Wolverines could only manage one point last weekend at Nebraska-Omaha as U-M lost Friday night and then tied the following evening.

The Wolverines battled back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period, but gave up the game-winning goal six seconds after tying the contest Friday and suffered a 4-3 loss. Matt Hunwick scored twice and Jack Johnson netted the other. Goaltender Noah Ruden made 18 stops in goal.

"It was obviously a big disappointment," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "We had our ups and downs in the game. We didn't get off to a good start and they did. Then we made it difficult for ourselves by being down three goals, but we came back. We made a great effort in the last seven or eight minutes. That was the best hockey we played in the whole game. We had the momentum and then to give up a goal like that is a back-breaker."

Saturday night, Chad Kolarik led all scorers with a goal and two assists, senior captain Andrew Ebbett had a goal and an assist and David Rohlfs (pictured) two assists in the 4-4 deadlock. T.J. Hensick and Travis Turnbull also scored and Ruden finished with 28 saves.

"It's not good enough to get one point out of a possible four," said Ebbett. "The mood isn't very good right now. We're just really disappointed, especially after having a lead. I thought we played a whole good game up until then. We got a couple bad breaks and that's kind of the way the season is going right now. We're not getting the bounces."

The Wolverines (18-12-4, 13-9-4 CCHA) need one point out of their last series this weekend against Ferris State in order to clinch a top-four finish and a first-round bye in the CCHA playoffs. Friday night's game is in Big Rapids, while Saturday's is at Yost Ice Arena and on Fox Sports Net Detroit.

1 comment:

FunrunJJ said...

I am a Michigan alum living in Kansas City and our family drove up to Omaha for this Saturday night game. Yes, it was quite disappointing getting only one point out of four. They had come back on Friday to gain a point, only to lose it seconds later. Saturday, they blew two two-goal leads to salvage only one point. At least they held off UNO from passing them in the standings. This has been a down year for the boys in Blue, but predictable considering how many players they have lost who left early for the pros. The most noticeable loss is Al Montoya in goal. One more season from him would have really helped. All they have is a career backup senior and a freshman. I'm hoping they can pull 4 points this weekend against FSU.

Does anyone know where I can find pictures on the 'net of these UM/UNO games? Neither the UNO or UM sites have pictures. Thanks.