THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Renfrew Guides Michigan Hockey Squai
By CARL RISEMAN
higan's hockey team begins a,
ra as the 1958-59 school year
ler Coach Al Renfrew, now
s second year as mentor of
am, the Wolverines will be!
g outside of the now defunctj
rn Intercollegiate Hockey!
e- which broke up last year!
ee Big Ten schools-Minne-
Michigan State and Michigan
-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-
gan State, North Dakota,,
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 thee 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 Kayton
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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The sports facilities at Michig
offer opportunities in recreat
and competition for all sport
1n addition' to the ten vars
sports and the variety of spo:
offered by 'the I-M departme:
there are organizations on camr
which offer sporting opportunit
in sailing, skiing, rifle shooti
Freshmen interested in one
these activities should keep
eye out for notices of organi
tional meetings which -are held
A typical organization of tl
type is the Michigan Sailing C]
Composed of approximately
members of both sexes, this c
is very active in both the spr
and the fall.
They do their sailing onUnivi
sity-owned property at Base La
about 18 miles northwest of A
Arbor. The club owns nine be
and a few buildings located at
The sailors in the club arer
all experienced; many of themE
beginners who enjoy sailing -
learn about the sport through c
activities. Three types of sail
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