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November 6, 1998

November 6, 1998

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Kariya surpasses brother, but Maine aim NCAA title

Maine senior right winger and captain Steve Kariya doesn’t set individual goals for himself. It’s not the Kariya way. Like older brother Paul of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Steve’s goals are team goals and the one that has escaped him to date is an NCAA Tournament appearance. “That is obviously my goal this season,” Kariya said. For Kariya’s first two seasons, Maine was ineligible to participate in the tournament due to school and NCAA-imposed sanctions for NCAA violations. A poor start and a 3-2 loss to eventual NCAA runner-up Boston College in the Hockey East championship game prevented Maine from going to the NCAA tourney last season. “The first two years, we knew we weren’t going to the NCAA Tournament. We learned a big lesson last year. You have to be ready to play every…


Healthy Shanahan roars back

The early returns are in and once again ‘Shan’ is ‘The Man.’ After a season that came in below the standards he set during the first 10 years of his NHL career, Brendan Shanahan made some adjustments in his summer training and, perhaps more importantly, dug in mentally in preparation for Year 11. Last year, the 6-foot-3, 218-pound right-shooting left winger clearly lost some of the edge that made him one of the league’s most fiery and energetic performers. Shanahan looked more motivated in the Red Wings’ first four games this season when he scored five goals and was named the NHL’s first player of the week. Skating on a line with center Steve Yzerman and right winger Darren McCarty, he chipped in another goal against the Nashville Predators in an…