As I noted during last night’s game, Jim and Al said on WTKA that Mark Mitera left the game with a knee injury. According to U-M head coach Red Berenson after the game, “Mitera is getting an MRI currently on his left knee. We do not know anything for sure, but we can tell that it is going to be serious.” Son of a …
Junior Chris Summers, who began last night’s game at forward, switched back to defense as a result and will be counted on to lead the unit.
“He played well,” Berenson said. “He had to play well—we needed him. Our defense was depleted. We had two injuries going into the game, and then when Mitera goes down early in a close game like that, [we needed Summers to step up]. Summers hadn’t practiced on defense, but you can see that he can play it.”
The injuries refered to were sophomore Tristin Llewellyn and freshman Brandon Burlon. Berenson said that Llewellyn should play tonight, but Burlon is out. Junior defenseman Eric Elmblad played in last night’s game and recorded an assist.
HOGAN GETS THE NOD
Sophomore goaltender Bryan Hogan will also see action tonight. Berenson said it was decided before the weekend that Billy Sauer and Hoganwould split duties against St. Lawrence.
STANLEY CUP AT YOST
The Stanley Cup will be making an appearance at Yost Ice Arena tonight at the north end of the arena. Fans wishing to get their picture taken with it should get there early. Doors will open at 5 p.m.