THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JA1 UARY 27,1965
PAGE SIX TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, JANUARY 27,1966
Matmen Seek Start
Of New Win Streak
icer MacDonald Moves to Offense
By CLARK NORTON
Attempting to get back on the
winning side of the ledger after
watching his 34 consecutive dual
meet victory streak broken last!
Friday against Minnesota, Coach
Cliff Keen's wrestlers will host
the Purdue Boilermakers this
Purdue, winner of six Big Ten
titles in past years (second only to
Michigan in this respect since the
point system was adopted in 1934)
invades Ann Arbor after dropping
a meet last week to Northwestern.1
Earlier this year the Wolverines
defeated the Wildcats by a score!
Claude Reeck, who has served as
Boilermaker coach for the past 28
years, sports a squad thatis head-
ed by 130 pound sophomore Bill
Trujillo and 137 pound junior
Roger Anderson. Last year's star,
heavyweight' Robert Hopp, was
hurt earlier in an automobile
accident and is out of action this
season. Taking over Hopp's place
will be John Williams, who also
serves with Hopp on the Boiler-
maker grid squad.
Facing Mexican-born Trujillo
for the Wolverines will be Dave
Dozeman, who is back after miss-
ing the Minnesota meet with a
sprained back. Anderson's op-
ponent will be Michigan's captain
Bill Johannesen, and Michigan
heavyweight Dave Porter will be
matched up against Williams.
Porter was one of only two Wol-
verine wrestlers to cop victories
in Friday's loss to Minnesota.
Bob Fehrs, the only other mem-
ber of Coach Keen's crew to de-
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
feat his Gopher opponent, and
loser of only one this season, will
be pitted in the 123 pound division
against Larry Katz of the Boiler-
makers. In other matches, veteran
Cal Jenkins of Michigan will face
Rich Ratliff, a junior from In-
dianapolis, at 147 pounds. Burt
Merical will tangle with Dale
Smith, one of the few Purdue
seniors seeing action, in the 157
The rest of the day's activity
will find 167 pounder Bill Water-
man of the Wolverines battling
junior Dave Petree of the Boiler-
makers, and Michigan sophomore
Wayne Wentz taking on Bruce
Lancet at 177 pounds.
Jim Kamman, 167 pound Wol-
verine regular who has beenW in
jured since the Northwestern meet
two weeks ago, will have the cast
removed from his wrist tomorrow,
but will definitely not be in action
Saturday. Coach Keen is taking a
wait-and-see attitude as to the
future status of Kamman. Other
than Kamman's injury, Keen re-
ported that the Wolverines were
in good shape. "I think we'll
bounce back this Saturday against
Purdue," the coach emphasized.
"Maybe we'll get some of the
breaks we didn't get against Min-
The meet will take place Satur-
day afternoon at 3:00 immediately
following the gymnastics meet in
the I.M. Sports Building. Due to
the tremendous popularity of the
Michigan wrestling team, there
were not enough bleachers avail-
able to accommodate the fans last
Friday night, and approximately
one-third of the crowd had to be
turned away. There is a possibility
however, that- some temporary
bleachers will be set up for the
meet this weekend.
By BILL LEVIS Barry came to Michigan as a
wing. He was shifted to defense
When you first take a look at his sophomore year because the
senior Barry MacDonald, you varsity was short on that com-
might get the impression that he modity. That year, Michigan won
has played forward his three years the WCHA and NCAA titles, and
on the Michigan hockey team. even as a defenseman, Barry
five of our top forwards. My loss
of weight was the biggest factor
in my adjustment to the position."
He explained he was happy with
the change back to his old posi-
MacDonald played a year of
junior hockey at St. Michael's in
Montreal. There, he played mainly
forward, but some defense. After
graduating from high school at
the age of sixteen, "The Bear"
played one year on a Toronto
"The Bear," as he is known, is!
second leading Wolverine scorer
with 27 points. He is teamed on
the most productive Michigan line
with All-American Mel Wakaba-!
yashi at center and Bob Baird at!
the other wing position. It just
seems natural to assume that
Barry has always been a wing.
But this is not the case.
Tickets to both Friday and
S a t u r d a y night encounters
against 1965 WCHA and NCAA
champs Michigan Tech will not
be on sale today. They will go
on sale Friday morning at 8:30
in the ticket office at the cor-
ner of Hoover and State.
The native from an English-
speaking Montreal suburb was a
rugged defenseman, 'who teamed
with All-American Tom Polonic,
for his first two years at Michi-
gan. "The Bear" led the Wol-
verines in penalties each of those
MacDonald commented on the
difference between playing defense
versus the forward position yes-
terday. "On defense, you have to
pace yourself more. You are on
the ice a lot more of the time. At
forward, you have to take a whole
different approach, an offensive
approach. There is plenty more
skating in a shorter period of
"I find I get less penalties as a
forward. The reason is you have
to concentrate on scoring and not
getting the puck out of your own
end. To make the transfer to for-
ward, I had to lose twenty
managed to score 15 goals and 19
MacDonald made the change to
forward this year., He explained,
"It was inevitable that someone
had to make the switch. We lost
Maple Leaf amateur farm team.
From there he came to Michigan
after weighing the benefits from
some Eastern schools, especially
Boston College. Barry explained,
"The biggest factor in coming
here was the academics. It means
a lot to me. Michigan has been
a great experience. There is noth-
ing like it back home in Canada."
Barry is an English major in
LSA and he hopes to go on to
law school in Canada. He explain-
ed he would be unable to go to
law school in the United States
since he is a Canadian citizen. He
hopes to go to school through the
Canadian Olympic team.
When asked about Mel Wakaba-
yashi, Barry could give nothing
but praise about his linemate.
"Mel is a really good hockey play-
er. He is heady and smart-he
always knows where a guy should
be. I've played with the center
of the Canadian. Olympic team
and Mel is just as good as he is.
He is unselfish and just tre-
mendous, like two extra men."
Lion's Forte Resigns
Aldo Forte, 48, Detroit Lions
offensive line coach, resigned
late last night. He explained
that his business interests de-
manded more of his time. He
has been a coach with the Lions
organization since 1950.
When asked about Michigan's
chances in the WCHA, Barry felt
they were still good. "We have met
just about every one. With extra
effort and hustle, we can beat any
hockey team. It's a young team."
Looking forward to this Friday
and aSturday nights against
Michigan Tech, Barry pointed out,
"We have an avid rivalry with
Tech. The seniors have played
against them for three years. We
know their moves, and we know
the players. It will be a good
fight. It was a close one at Bos-
ton when we lost to them 7-6.
Barry's biggest thrill was this
year at Minnesota. "We swept two
from them. We have a bitter riv-
alry with the Gophers. Their fans
are very pro-Minnesota. The over-
all play of our team was a pleas-
ant surprise. We just outhustled
The biggest factor in the team's
play to MacDonald has been the
hustle. "It's the team, and not
the individuals that has surprised
a lot of people. With fans and
the band at the Coliseum, it can't
help but boost the spirit and
hustle of the team. With people
in the stands, if we didn't hustle
we wouldn't be just letting down
ourselves but those fans too."
Barry's plans are law school
and an ultimate hope for a place
on the Canadian Hockey team. He
has had a taste of professional
hockey but doesn't really want to
continue along that line.
The Michigan hockey team will
play one of its most important
home series of the season as they
face Michigan Tech at home twice
this weekend. Michigan Tech is
currently tops in the WCHA and
the Huskies have only dropped two
games this season. Both of those
games will begin at 8:00 p.m. at
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