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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, AUGUST 29,

Hers Seek to Recoup Loss of Stars

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By DAVE WEIR
cry sport has its own Big
that individual mark of ex-
ent which distinguishes it
every other athletic event.
hockey, the real crowd-pleas-
curs when the player wearing
>er 9, traditionally the num-
of the superstar, takes the
on a breakaway and skates
i the opposing team's goalie
lone for a shot.
t Big Plays are infrequent .,.
ad, an accumulation of little
make up the average game.
:ewise, great number 9's are
and far between . . . and a
lomeration of players with
ing skills and . handicaps
up the average team

- At any rate, the puck simply'
failed to bounce in Michigan's di-
rection late last spring, and a
chance for extraordinary record
dissolved into a mediocre 19-7-2
mark.
Mediocre, that is, relative to
what have been. For, regardless of
how you cut it, 19-7-2 is a fine
mark. Especially when it is re-
membered that Michigan plays in
the conference generally consider-
ed as the toughest in the nation's
college ranks.
But still there remains that
hauting question: what happened?
The Wolverines jumped off to a
tremendous start, winning ten and
tying one of their first eleven
games. That was mid-season-the

had been the bulwark of the team gether exceptionally well "as a
for three years, the "Blue" pulled team." Opposing coaches credited
together after that one loss and them with "team spirit" and "ex-
ripped (reeled) off six consecutive tra effort" in post-game locker
wins against some of the toughest room interviews.
teams in the league. Then, if ever, Michigan reached
It was during this win skein that nebulous "peak'-that nearly
that the Wolvverines played to- unbeatable combination of desire
an dability-which transforms an
average bunch of guys into a great
team.
But the bubble had to break.
Predictably, the streak ended up
in Houghton-the home of ever-
tough Michigan Tech in a hard-
fought (4-2) loss.
From then on, the Wolverines
were just another team-winning
three and tying one of their last
ten games.
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he trick of turning a good puck end of Christmas holidays. In-
n into a great one is to achieve cluded in that record were two
best combination of players at tournament trophies chalked up
right time. There can be little over the holidays, and four vic-
t that any team reaches a tories over arch-rival Michigan
ain indefinable peak during State.
given season. At that point, Wakabayashi
lays together as a unit; its Then, off-term graduation grab-
ibers have a mutually rein- bed Michigan's outstanding "num-
ing "spirit"; and consequently, ber 9"-Mel Wakabayashi. The
von-lost percentage moves up- little Canadian speedster had rack-
d. ed up 37 points in the opening
Peacked Too Early eleven games on 17 goals and 20
oking back over last year's assists.
HA hockey season, it appears Although the Wolveriens suffer-
Michigan's ice squad reached ed their first loss in the next game
peak too early, and that the -a 7-5 defeat at the hands of the
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But, overall it was a succesful
year, and as head coach Al Ren-
frew philosophized at season's
end: "We won our share of the
game and saw our share of the
excitement. We have no com-
plaints about last season.. Now we
are looking ahead to the 1967-68
schedule."
The Wolverines have lost six
players besides Wakabayashi to
graduation. Only one - Mark
Thompson - was a defense man.
The other five played forward and
were the nucleus of last year's of-
fensive attack. They include Dean
Lucier, Bob Boysen, Danny Wal-
ter and 1966-67 captain Mike
Marttila.
Also, last year's top scorer,
winger Bob Baird, has only one
semester of eligibility left. Ren-
frew expects to use him "only on
power plays, etc., since he won't

season collapse which dropped
Wolverines from first to fourth
e in the league standings was
itural turn of the "cycle."

Dlenver Pioneers--w aka wasn t
really to be missed until later. #
Because ironically enough, de-
spite the fact that Wakabayashi

GOLF COACH BERT KATZENMEYER laces a drive down the fair way as the Michigan golf squad for 1967 watches. From left to right
are Harry Englehart, Frank Groves, John Richart, John Schroeder, R od Sumpter, Dave Graff and Bob Barclay.
Full sM' Golf qua Returns ex-t Season
Linksmen Hope To Break Runner-up Jix

BOB BAIRD

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By DAVID KNOKE tain Bob Barclay. Barclay in fact'
games next spring." Michigan's golf teams had this faced such rugged competition
Baird racked up 46 points last thing about the Big Ten Chain- from the sophomores late in the
ean though he missed two games pionships. Like placing second in season that he was unable to
even tojuries. missedwashi was each of the last three years. Play- maintain his position as a starter.
due to injuries.Wabyshws
second on the team in scoring with ing the bridesmaid was ususally Coach Katzenmeyer is obviously
37 in 11 games. accompanied by the loss to grad- pleased with the depth of talent
37tine11 games. uation of the Wolverines' best in- which he will have to work with
Little Optimism dividualist. this fall and next spring.
among Wolverine followers, since Next year promises to break the "It's very unusual that a full
5 juniors and 7 sophomores return jinx for Bert Katzenmeyer's links team will be returning," said Kat-
from iast year's regular unit.ur squad. All six individuals who zenmeyer, now in his 21st year as
fturned in a sterling performance head links coach for the Wolver-
Fur expincdg tdefensemn in the wind-swept Big Ten tour- ines. "We'll be very strong on that
are back, including this season's ney will be back,.ai lnaumne yay
team captain Bill Lord. The othernywi eak basis along, augmented by any-
-L TPurdue won the Big Ten crown thing the freshmen can do."
three are all second-year men- for 1967, but the Wolverines rallied The Wolverines are rapidly
Paul Domm, Lars Hansen and Phil after falling behind 18 strokes on moving towards an intercollegiate
Gross. the first day to cut the Boiler- schedule with almost sole emphasis
Six forwards return: seniors makers' margin of victory to upon tournaments. Next year the
Ron Ullyot, Bruce Koviak and Lee eight.uonytou edtd. Neeare
Marttila, younger half of the Captain-election John Schroeder only scheduled dual meets are
brte omo n jnosDog Cpai-lcio onScree pair of exchanges with Michigan
brother combo; and juniors Doug finished fourth in individual hon- State.
Gal} raith, Randy Binnie, and Jer- ors at 309 to pace the team's 1,562 The links squad faces an early
ry Hartman.HartmanalsoplaysThedtfk effrt Purdue asnd Minhi- r

State prior to the Northern Inter-
collegiate Tournament.
Sophomore Harry Englehart,
although he proved to be erratic
later in the season, won honors
in the 627-655 trouncing of State
by scoring a low 75.
The Northern Intercollegiate,
only in its second year, is already
being billed as a "preview" to
the Big Ten. This year all the
Big Ten schools sent teams and
so did Miami (Fla.), the Univer-
sity of Florida, Notre Dame and
a representative of the Mid-
American Confernece. However,
attendance at the Northern will
probably not be as good in the
future among the Big Ten teams
due to scheduling problems.
The Northern last year proved
indeed to be a preview of con-
ference finale. Two Florida players
stole individual honors after
Schroeder, in a bid to retain his
half of the co-honors from 1966,
had paced the opening round at
149.
Come-from-behind shooting by
Dan Oakley (300) and Richard
Spears (302) of, Florida sank
Schroeder to a third place tie
with Steve Mayhew of Purdue
(304). Michigan's third round
proved disasterous after complet-
ing the opening day one point be-
hind eventual winner Purdue, 780-
781. Michigan finished out of the
running in fourth place.
MSU got revenge for their ear-
lier 28-point stomping in Ann Ar-
bor when the Wolverines traveled
to play the Spartans on the newly

opened MSU course. While the
eight-man team play rules per-
mitted two more Michigan golfers
to gain varsity experience, the
blistering pace of the Spartan's
Larry Murphy at 73 strokes proved
too much for, the high-shooting
Wolverines as they lost 627-621.
Spartan Invitational
Michigan fared slightly better
that weekend in the Spartan In-
vitational. Michigan's two four-
man teams in the 11-team field
placed in second and fifth behind
MSU's first squad. Sophomore
Mark Christensen played suffici-
ently well to nose out team cap-
tain Bob Barclay and earn himself
a berth on the Michigan squad for
the Big Ten Championship the
following week in Ann Arbor.
Stiff winds met the sixty links-
men on the opening Friday 36
holes. Pacedby Mayhew, a Purdue
senior, the Boilermakers managed
to forge a respectable 791 to Mich-
igan and MSU's 809 to raise spec-
ters of the privous week's Northern
results.
The facsimile proved reasonable
and Purdue's 1,554 edged out
Michigan's 1,562 and MSU at 1,583.
Mayhew's 69 in the Saturday af-
ternoon round gave him individual
honors at 298 after redeeming
himself from a disasterous blow-up
on the third round when he caid-
ed an 80. Schroeder finished
fourth with 309, followed by
Groves and Richart, 310, Sumpter
315, and Christensen, 320.
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defensive safety on the football!
squad, so he will miss the first
part of the hockey season.
Both of the regular goalies,
Harold erman and Jim Keough,
are back. The two shared net-
minding duties last year. Keough
played 15 games, made 437 saves
and had a 3.00 goals-against aver-
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gan were the only schools to be
given team invitations to the
NCAA tournament from their dis-
trict.
Returning Golfers
Returning to Michigan teamI
next year wil be seniors Schroeder,
John Richart and Frank Groves.
Big Ten veteran juniors Rod
Sumpter, Mark Christensen and
Harry Englehart will be back
along with junior Dave Graff, who
saw action in several tournaments
last year but didn't meet the stiff
competition for a berth on the
Big Ten and NCAA squads.
The only loss the Wolverine's'
suffered to graduation was Cap-

test before the snow is off the
Ann Arbor ground when it travels
Florida in late March for the
Miami Invitational. The Wolver-
ines have had fairly good success

obvious handicaps in being un-
able to practice outdoors.
Last Season
Last season the Wolverines,
playing consistent golf, finished
in eight place in the Miami In-
vitational.
With a month's layoff while
the weather cleared, the Wolver-
ines had an easy time winning the
Alma Invitational. Even the ex-
tended hiatus at finals did not
take the edge off Michigan in
a mid-week dual with Michiagn

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