Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, March 25; 1970
By JOEL GREER
Inconsistent is about the only
way to describe the fortunes of
the Michigan hockey team this
past season. The icers complet-
ed their overall season with a
14-16 won-lost record, including
a 2-1 defeat at the hands of
Wisconsin in the WCHA play-
The final game- featured a
strong Michigan defense and a
weak offense; a complete re-
versal of the entire season.
Michigan hockey coach Al Ren-
frew praised the Badger goal-
tending as the key in the play-
RENFREW ADDED that the
team's biggest problem was that
"we never put three good per-
iods of hockey together." This
was evident in many games es-
pecially in -the two-game series
at Minnesota which Renfrew
termed as "the turning point of
the season" for the eventual
WCHA champions. Iii both con-
tests Michigan held early leads
only to see them melt away into
In the opening affair Michi-
gan held a 4-2 lead after two
periods before their weakened
defense collapsed enabling t h e
Gophers to grab an 8-6 triumph.
THE FOLLOWING afternoon.
Michigan leaped to a 3-0 first
period lead before falling to de-
feat again 6-3.
Not only did the Wolverines
show a two-face personality dur-
ing games, Michigan was also
very inconsistent in their two-
game sets. Out of twelve week-
end series in WCHA play, the
icers split nine of them, won
one, and lost two. There o n 1 y
twin killing came over a hap-
less Colorado College squad at
the Coliseum taking the Friday
contest 8-7 while Karl Bagnell
gained his only shutout of the
season in the Saturday encount-
er with a 6-0 decision. The icers
lost pairs to Minnesota-Duluth
and to Minnesota.
Michigan was not the on 1 y
team that was unsteady during
the season. Renfrew mentioned
that the remainder of the
WCHA teams were up one night
and down the next with the ex-
ception of Denver and Wiscon-
son. "They were the most con-
sistent squads this year."
Asked why league play was
unsteady, Renfrew noted that
the freshmen rule made the
squads accept both last year's
freshmen and the new crop of
freshmen this season 'That is a
lot of untested ability as Michi-
gan alone had 11 new players.
CORNELL GAINED the NCAAf
crown by beating Clarkston in
the national finals. Both Wis-
consin and Michigan Tech fell in
the semis while Clarkston and
Wisconsin advanced to meet
Denver after the victory over
Michigan while Denver knocked
off Michigan State.
Michigan Tech made the na-
tionals by upsetting Minnesota
in the WCHA eastern finals.
To get that far the Huskies had
to get by North Dakota while
the Gophers needed three over-
times to edge Minnesota-Du-
"I was not impressed with
either Michigan Tech or Wis-
consin in the semifinals," Ren-
frew noted, "It was perhaps
Wisconsin's worst game of the
Wisconsin coach Bob Johnson
explained to Renfrew that his
O team probably peked too early
in their 6-5 victory over Denver
in the WCHA western division
Another major problem t h e
Wolverines encountered w a s
their forwards failure to back-
check. The forwards constant-
ly made the defense look bad as
many times during the season
the forwards were caught up ice.
RENFREW MENTIONED that
the goaltending came on toward
the later part of the season as
Karl Bagnell had to make up
lost ground since he was inac-
tive his entire freshman year.
Talking about Michigan's in-
effective power play, Renfrew
admitted that adequate time was
not spent working on the power
play as other things were more
important. "It was just a dis-
appointing year," concluded
Next season could be a prom-
ising one, however, as only six
seniors played on this y e a r s
squad. Captain Dave Perrin,
who finished third on the team
in league scoring (14 goals, 10
assists), along with B a r n e y
Pashak will both be missed at
left wing while second leading
scorer Don Deeks (11 goals, 15
assists) will be missed at center.
The Heyliger twins, who spec-
ialized in penalty kililng are the
remainder of the graduates who
will not be back next season.
THE ENTIRE defense will re-
turn next season with the need-
ed experience as Tom Marra
was the only veteran defense-
man this year. Both Karl Bag-
nell and Doug Hastings will re-
turn in goal and this was their
first year of competition.
The offense will be led by
Michigan's most successful line
PRESI DENT and VICE-PRESIDENT:
MARTY SCOTT and JERRY DE GRIECK'
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
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BRAND & FORD (Endorsed)
Marty Scott and
Jerry De Grieck
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David Brand and
Bob Nelson and
Jarry (11) and Gamsby (9) hassle Green Meanies
of Bernie Gagnon, Brian Slack
and Paul Gamsby. Gagnon led
the team in WCHA scoring with
15 goals and 12 assists. He also
was named to the all-WCHA se-
cond team and should be a
sparkplug again next season.
Renfrew notes that play in
the WCHA is improving overall,
and he hopes that Michigan can
keep up with the rest of the
NELSON & LITTLETON
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Pistons to sign Lanier,
BUFFALO, N.Y. (A)-All-Amer- fer was a interest-free of 10-year
ican Bob, Lanier will sign a $1.5 loan that would enable Lanier to
million contract with the Detroit invest and build a large equity
Pistons of the National Basketball for himself.
Association today, the Associated "I don't know anything about
Press learned last night. it," Lanier professed.
Lanier, St. Bonaventure's 6-foot- While the 21-year-old player
1 center, will leave his hospital had refused to say with whom he
room to join Ed Coil, Detroit gen- wanted to play, he did say Mon-
eral manager, in a conference day there was more prestige and
room to pen his signature to a competition in the NBA and that
five-year pact, he had friends in- the league.
Coil, who arrived in Buffalo late Lanier, recovering from his
Tuesday, indicated he had Lanier March 15 operation to repair torn4
in the fold. Earlier, Tuesday, Pres- ligaments in his right knee, was
ident Roy Boe of the American injured the day before in St.
Basketball Association New York Bonaventure's victory over Vil-
Nets, threw in the towel when he lanova in the NCAA Eastern Re-
was unable to lure Lanier to the gional finals.
ABA with a $2 million-plus offer. Lanier was the first player
"I've given up chasing him," chosen in Monday's NBA college
Boe said in New York. Lanier, re- player draft. The ABA had held,,
covering from knee surgery in its draft previously in secret. La-
Buffalo General Hospital com- nier was the Nets' top choice.
mented: Lanier led his St. Bonaventure
"Maybe that makes my decision team into the NCAA semifinals by
for me if they give up." capturing the East regional. How-
Boe said part of the Nets' of- ever, in the final of the regional,
Lanier was injured when he was
knocked to the court by a drivingj
The Pistons passed up Pistol
Pete Maravich to take the St.
Bonaventure All-American. De-
troit has needed a good big man
for several years and Lanier should
be able to move right into their
lineup at the pivot or in a forward
Detroit hopes that the collegiate
star will be able to live up to his
potential and help lead the team
out of the last place position they
attained this year.
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NEW YORK WP)-Curt Flood's
application for an early trial in
his federal court suit against base-
ball's reserve clause has been
granted, Dick Moss, attorney for
the Major League Baseball Players
Association, said yesterday.
Moss said Federal Judge Irving
Ben Copper granted the applica-
tion after hearing arguments in
his chambers from Flood's at-
torney, former Supreme Court
Justice Arthur Goldberg, and nine
lawyers representing baseball.
Judge Cooper indicated he would
set a trial date within the next
two or three weeks.
Moss, who represents the play-
ers group which is backing Flood
in his effort to topple the long-
standing reserve clause, said the
ruling means the 32-year-old out-
fielder "has won the second in-
ning of his lawsuit."
Moss said there was strong op-
position from the baseball attor-
neys to an early trial date.
Flood, who brought suit after
being dealt from the St. Louis
Cardinals to the Philadelphia
Phillies in the Richie Allen trade,
lost an earlier inning in court
when Judge Cooper refused his
request for a temporary injunc-
tion against the reserve system
which would have made him a
Even if a trial date is set for
the near future, however, it ap-
pears the case will not be settled
before a lengthy battle, likely to
wind up in the U.S. Supreme
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