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Eenfrew Guides Michigan Hockey Squac
am begins a
--simultaneously bolted'the WIHL
over eligibility conflicts.
The WIHL had furnished the
Wolverines with competition from
the Midwest since its formation in
1953. As a result Michigan did not
have much chance to face the
hockey powers in the East such as
Clarkson and St. Lawrence.
This year's schedule which is
still only tentative, calls for games
with St. Lawrence and Clarkson
plus the usual series with Michi-
gan State, North Dakota, Michi-
gan Tech and Minnesota.
The Wolverines hope to have a
24-game schedule with contests
with several teams still -in the
The Wolverines hope that this
will be a more fruitful year than
Besides the 'WIHL breakup, a
couple of other unexpected events
happened to the Wolverines.
Michigan State beat Michigan
for the first time in 35 games span-
ning. over 30 years. On February 8,
at East Lansing, the Spartans pull-
ed the trick by a score of 4-2. Dur-
ing the course of the season, the
Spartans were able to beat the
Maize and Blue in three of four
Michigan also failed to qualify
for the NCAA playoff for the first
time since the playoffs began 11
Michigan had to play many:
league games before Christmas
vacation and Renfrew handi-
capped with a sophomore laden
squad found his team virtually
eliminated from contention before.
the second semester set in. Ren-
frew's squad finished the year with
a 9-14 record.
This paints a very dismal pic-
ture of Michigan hockey which
seems to be experiencing a decline
but there are also some bright
Renfrew Exhibits Ability
Renfrew has shown in his brief
tenure as coach that he is a fine
teacher of hockey. ;Renfrew start-
ed his- career at Michigan as one
of its top players on the Michigan.
teams of the late 1940's. He was
playing under the man he replaced
at the Michigan helm, likable Vic
Heyliger, who resigned at the end
of last season to go into business.
Renfrew spent the intermittent
six years between his service and
his return to Michigan coaching at
Michigan Tech and at North Da-
kota. His fine records compiled at
those schools reveal his inherent
At 32 he is one of the youngest
coaches in collegiate hockey. He
is the fourth coach in Michigan
hockey history, which dates back
Another bright spot in the Mich-
igan hockey picture is the fact
that only two players were lost
from last. year's squad-Captain
Neil McDonald and Ed Switzer.
The fact of so many returning men
for the 1958-59 season makes the
Wolverines future as a hockey
power look very hopeful indeed. -
The defense should be much
stronger as newly elected Captain
Bobby Watt joins Ross 'Hudson' and
Warren Wills with a:'year's exper-
ience under them. Barrie Hayton
will also be back at defense.
Ross Childs will be back tending
the nets. He has steadily improved
as a goalie and should rank as one
of the top in the nation.
Gary Starr, Bob White, Delky
Dozzi, John Hutton and Gary
Mattson will furnish a potent for-
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