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Friday, February 6, 1970


Page Seven

Friday, February 6, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Wolverines face Hoosiers
in battle of undefeated

Duluth sharpens up defense
for potent Michigan offense

The Michigan Wolverine swim
team, which earlier this season
broke Southern Methodist Univer-
sity's streak of 77 dual meet vic-
tories in a row, gets another
chance to be a spoiler this Friday
Only this time, their task will
be quite a bit more difficult.
Head coach Gus Stager's swim-
mers have the dubious honor of
facing an Indiana team which has
won their last 44 dual meets and
has 40 consecutive home victories
and nine Big Ten championships 1
in a row. In addition, to all that, t
the Hoosiers have taken the NCAA
crown the last two seasons.
INDIANA'S TEAM this year is
at least as strong as last year's
championship team. Although su-
perstars Charlie Hickcox, Don
McKenzie and Dave Perkowski
have graduated, their loss is eas-
ily made up for by newcomers
Gary Hall and Gary Conelley in
freestyle events and backstrokers
Larry Barbiere and Jack Horsley.
Hoosiers head coach Doc Counsil-
man claims, "As a team, we're in
better shape now than we've ever
In fact, the Hoosiers a r e so
strong that Michigan is faced with
the possibility of not being able
to win a single event. Only in the
breaststroke and butterfly events
do the Wolverines /have an even
chance of winning. In the other
events, it would take an extreme-
ly fast time by Michigan or a very
poor time by Indiana to produce a!
.Wolverine victory.
$ILL MAHONEY is Michigan's
best in the breaststroke event
while Tim Norlin and Byron Mac-
Donald" will probably go in, the
Indiana's performance on any
'A given =day 'depends on where
Counsilman positions their bes i
swimmers, Mark Spitz and Garyr
Hall. Sophomore Spitz, holder pf
two world records and tied for a
third record, could probably swim
(and win) any event in the meet
except the breastroke.
Goping into Friday's meet, Spitz
has the best time on the Indiana
team in the 50, 200, and 500-yard
freestyle events and usually swims
a leg on their' freestyle relay team.
This presents a problem for Coun-
silmanr because a swimmer c a n
only compete in three events.
' HALL ALSO has two world re-
cords to his credit, both of which

he set last summer. He, too, is a
versatile performer but excels in
the distance freestyle events, the
Individual Medley, and the but-
Again this year, both coaching
staffs have agreed to change some'
of the events in the meet to events
which are h e I d in the NCAA
championships but' not usually
found in dual meets. For example,
the 400-yard freestyle relay be-
comes the 800-yard freestyle re-
lay while the 200-yard IM be-
comes the 400-yard IM.
IN DIVING, both coaches (Dick
Kimball from Michigan and Hobie
Billingsly from Indiana) have an
agreement to use four -different
divers in the two events so that
more people can get meet exper-
ience before the NCAA tourna-
ment. Kimball promises to go with
Dick Rydze, Al Gagnet, Bruce.
McManaman, and Paul McGuire.
Indiana will counter with J i m
Henry, Jack Laughlin, Tom Eld-
ridge, and probably Gary James.
Henry is currently the NCAA and
Big Ten champion on both the
one and the three meter boards.
Although both, coaches feel this
is an important meet, neither one
will peak their teams for the con-
test. "Peaking" implies resting the
team more and having less prac-
tices so that the team is not tired
out for the meet. As Stager puts
it, "We'll just work right through
the meet and peak for the Big
Tens and the NCAA champion-
Although the prospects f o r a
Wolverine victory do not s e e m
bright, Michigan teams have
stunned Indiana teams twice in
the past few years, both times at
Michigan's pool. In 1966, a victory
in the final race gave the Wol-
verines a one point victory, 62-61.
The previous year, Stager's
swimmers blasted t h e Hoosiers,
70-53 to break a 47 meet Indiana
win streak. These two defeats at
the hands of Michigan have been
Indiana's only two losses in dual
meet, competition since 1959.

"We'll play them wing on wing,
control the puck ourselves, fore-
check, and try to keep them in
their own end." That's how Du-
luth's hockey coach, Bill Selman,
plans to contain Michigan's po-
tent offense in this weekend's ser-
ies at the Bulldog's home, arena.
Selman also added, "Knowing
Michigan's reputation, we've been
very concerned about our defense."
But they needn't worry very long,
for Duluth has.a fine defense led
by league leading goalie Glenn
Resch who has a 3.2 goals against
average, and senior defenseman
Ron Busniuk, who was transfer-
red to forward early in the year
but has now returned to his spot
at the blue line, permanently.
COACH SELMAN, in his second
year, hopes to keep the weekend
series from becoming a wide open
affair with a lot of forechecking
and a definite concentration on de-
fense. He proposes to play his best
ma~n directly opposite Michigan's"
best man in an attempt to neu-
tralize the Wolverine player's
scoring ability. Selman failed to
mention any specific, match-ups.
Last season Duluth hockey was
in a state of despair. But along
came a little rule change permit-
ting freshmen to compete at the
-varsity level, and the Bulldog's
dismal 3-19 last place record of
1968-69 was transformed into a
contending figure of 7-6-1 in
WCHA play this year. The Bull-
dogs took immediate advantage
of the new rule situation as eight
of their nine forwards are fresh-

--Daily-Thomas R. Copt
SOPHOMORE FORWARD Bernie Gagnon (7) backhands the puck past a startled North Dakota goalie, Jim Nelson after taking a per-
fect pass from Mickey Shaw (18). Tom Marra (5) waits for a possible rebound. It was the addition this year of scorers like Gagnon
and Shaw that turned the Michigan offense into onie .of the league's most potent scoring machines. Gagnon is currently the third
leading scorer in the WCHA with eight goals and ten assists while Shaw has contributed two goals and seven assists.

exceeds their goals against aver-
age. So the Bulldogs will most like-
ly depend on holding the Wolver-
ines' scoring down.
a week off to mend their wounds
after the Minnesota series. Mich-
igan mentor Al Renfrew says his
team is in the best shape that it
has been in all season. R e n-
frew expects a close hard hitting
series, and hopes that his play-
ers will be at their best in order
to improve on their 7-7 conference
Both team's coaches remarked
on how close and tough league
competition is this year. No team
is out of a chance for a play-
off spot, although the Wolverine's
coach sees little possibility for a
Michigan championship. The Bull-
dog's coach still has some hope
for his club, and expects to be
able to better evaluate their title
chances after an up-coming string
of six games in nine days. Coach
Selman says his team came out of
last week's Wisconsin series with
"hardly even 'a scratch", despite
a couple of very physical games
with the Badgers which the Bull-
dogs split.
To win, Michigan's fine offensive
crew including 13 players with
10 or more points, will have to
penetrate a close checking Bull-
dog team that willreally be think-
ing defense.
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Grapplers face

busy weekend

Another busy weekend faces the
Michigan grapplersas they have
dual meets both today and tomor-
row. The Wolverines look to im-
prove on their 4-3-1 meet record
as they meet Grand Rapids Junior
College at 2 p.m. today and In-
diana following the basketball
game tomorrow. Both meets will
be in the Events Bldg.
The Grand Rapids J.C. meet
will give Coach Cliff Keen a
chance to look at some of his
wrestlers who have not seen a
great deal of action so far and will
also afford him a chance to try
some more experienced wrestlers
in new weight brackets.
TIM CECH, who has seen con-
siderable action in the 126-pound
bracket, will try and slim down
enough to wrestle in the 118-
pound slot.According to Assistant
coach Rick Bay, "We want to see
if Tim can make it down to 118
to give us a little more depth and
Most of the other wrestlers cur-

This Weekend in Sports
HOCKEY-at Minnesota-Duluth, 8 p.m.
WRESTLING-GRAND RAPIDS J.C. JV at Events Building, 2 p.m.
SWIMMING-at Indiana in Bloomington
BASKETBALL-NORTHWESTERN at Events Building, 2 p.m.
HOCKEY-at Minnesota-Duluth, 8 p.m.
WRESTLING-INDIANA at Events Building, 4 p.m.
GYMNASTICS-at Ohio State in Columbus
TRACK-Western Michigan Invitational in Kalamazoo

pounder, and 177-pounder Mickey
Janes are the strongest Hoosier


grapplers. Barnard features a uni-
que wrestling style that won him
the Indiana state championship
his senior year in high school,
while Janes won two state crowns.
Two other Hoosier regulars will
probably miss the Michigan meet
due to injuries. Bill Green, a 134-
pounder, has a slightly fractured
elbow and heavyweight Ray Za-
dravetz has been slow in recover-
ing from a knee injury.
The lineup that Keen plans to
start for the Wolverines will be
basically the same one that rack-
ed up last weekend's victories over
Illinois and Ohio State. It in-
cludes Jerry Hoddy (118), Jim
Hagan (126), Ty Belknap (134),
Mark King (142), Lane Headrick
(160), Jim Sanger (158), Tom
Quinn (167), Jesse Rawls (177),
Therlon Harris (190), and Rick
Bolhouse at heavyweight.,

Using eight freshmen forwards
leads to a young and inexperienc-
ed offense, and according to Coach
Selman many chances for goals
have been missed which would
have been converted by more ex-
perienced players. He added, "Po-
tentially we have a fine offensive
team with three balanced lines."
However statistics show that Du-
luth's goals for average barely

RRed wings prune Leafs

rently slated to see action in to-
day's meet have seen little or
no action in actual competion.
But in the two upper weight
brackets, the Wolverines currently
expect to start Jim Thomas and
Preston Henry, although Keen has
not decided who will wrestle at
190 and who will go at heavy-
The Wolverine grapplers will
make their last home- appearance
prior to the Big Ten Champion-

ship when they take on the Hoos-
iers. The Hoosiers are 3-6 in dual
competition, but all three wins
came in meets last weekend.
The Hoosier squad has been
hurt this season by losses from
graduation and injuries. Jim
Lentz, last year's Big Ten champ
at 145 has been lost via graduation
and the Hoosiers only have two
really established regulars on
their squad.

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Alex Delvecchio
and !Gary Unger each scored a
goal and set one up last night as
the Detroit Red wings broke
through Bruce Gamble's goal-
tending to beat the Toronto Maple
Leafs 4-1 in a National Hockey
League game.
Detroit pumped 43 shots at
Gamble, compared to only 24 shots
on goal by Toronto.
The victory increased Detroit's'
lead over Chicago to three points
in the race for the final playoff
position in the NHL's Eastern Di-
vision. Each team has 28 games
Toronto is in the Eastern Div-
ision cellar, 11 points behind the
Red Wings.
ff -
Carlos' speed
defteats Brown
Special To The Daily
TORONTO - In last night's
.Maple Leaf Relays Wolverine
miler Ken How, in his last season
for the Michigan thinclads, won
the Canadian Invitational mile
with a time of 4:14.5.
Michigan speedster Gene Brown
took fourth place in the 50 yard
dash with a 5.3 performance in a
field that included four of the
nation's fastest short distance
San Jose State's John Carlos re-
mained true to his promise not to
lose a single race this year, nip-
ping Michigan State star Herb
Washington with a 5.2 second per-
formance to win the event. Ken-
tucky's Jim Greene copped third
place with a 5.3. run, just beating
out Brown.
, Star Wolverine high jumper
John Man tied a varsity record
with his 6'10" jump to capture
fifth place in the high jump.
Two other Wolverine trackmen,
miler Erich Chapman and vaulter
Larry Wolfe failed to place in
their respective events.

Delvecchio scored the game's
opening goal at 5:20 of the first
period when he took a long pass
from defenseman Carl Brewer and
broke in alone on Gamble, beating
him with a 12-foot wrist shot.
The Wings' veteran captain set
up Frank Mahovlich for a goal
at 15:59 of the third period. Ma-
hovlich knocked down Delvecchio's
lofted pass and went in alone on
right wing, and blazed the puck
into the Toronto net.
* * *
Bruins victorious
BOSTIN - Bobby Orr, the Na-
tional Hockey League's leading
scorer, connected for two goals
and assisted on another last night
as the Boston Bruins defeated
the Philadephia Flyers 5-1 and
extended their unbeaten string
over West Division clubs to 25
Orr. bidding to become the first
defenseman to win a scoring
championship, helped set up Bos-
ton's first goal on a power ,play
two minutes after the opening
faceoff, then turned in a spec-
tacular performance with his 18th
and 19th goals of the season,
raising his point total to 80.

Professional Standins:

Eastern Division
New York 47 It
Milwaukee 44 18
Baltimore 35 23
Philadelphia 29 28
Cincinnati 26 34
Boston 23 33
Detroit 22 37
Western Division
Atlanta 33 26
iLos Angeles 31 25
Phoenix 26 33
San Francisco 25 32
Chicago 26 34
Seattle 23 35
San Diego 19 35



West Division
St. Louis 24 17 . 7 55
Philadelphia 12 21 17 41
Pittsburgh 15 25 8 38
Minnesota 10 24 14 34
Oakland 13 29 8 34
Los Angeles 9 33 5 23
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 4, Toronto 1
Boston 5, Philadelphia 1
Montreal at Los Angeles, inc.
Today's Games
Oakland at St. Louis



regrets having to inform his
friends that he will not be
having a ~birthday party" as
scheduled on Feb. 7, at his
Instead, he will be celebrating
Sunday afternoon (and/or eve-
ning) at Ward 7 West, Uni-
versity Hospital (in a some-
what less subcultural manner,
unfortunately) and his friends
are encouraged to come up and
see him sometime.

Yesterday's Results
San Francisco 127, Chicago 105
Today's Games
Detroit at Baltimore
Seattle at Boston
New York at Cincinnati
Chicagoat Atlanta
Milwaukee at Los Angeles
San Francisco at Phoenix
Philadelphia at San Diego

New York

East Division
29 10 10 68 174 112
26 12 11 63 168 124
27 12 11 65 190 153
26 15 7 59 145 126
25 17 6 56 147 108
20 21 8 48 145 148

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