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Probably the most universal
cliche in sports, no matter wheth-
er you're the Baltimore Orioles,
Green Bay Packers, or the Coe
Kohawks, is "if we do O.K. on the
road, we'll hold our own in this
Right from page one of Woody
Hayes' book on "Simple Quotes
from the Press."
However, it's really true that
home seems to hold some fascina-
tion for the teams in the Western
Conference Hockey Association.
Michigan hockey Coach Al Ren-
frew seems to sum up the prevail-
ing attitude best: "We feel that if
we can split on the road we'll be
in contention."
Stretching Things
Denver's Coach Murray, Arm-
strong gives you the same "we're
hoping for a split" bit but he lets
actions speak louder than words.l
After Denver's two game stand in,
Ann Arbor, the Pioneers retired to
their perch in the mile-high city
for a sixteen straight game home
engagement. Armstrong was so ex-.
cited that he kept the bus going
all during their last game here.
The reason for all the travel
talk is that the current first place
Wolverine icers are planning to
live out of a suitcase for their
next five-out-of-six games. First

also the scoring honors for the
|Tigers. Currently, he is in the
runner-up spot in WCHA scoring.
"Bob's got to be our star,"
Matchefts noted, "and he started
off this year like a wild man. In
our double victory against Minne-
sota, Bob got ten points. He's our
scoring punch."
The Lineup
Chuck Reinking, a junior center,
and senior wingmen John Genz
team up with Lindberg on the
front line. Filling out the starting
line-up on defense are co-captain

shooting for it. Remember that
the first place team usually has
momentum; and when the playoffs
are a one shot affair like they are,
you have to be ready."
Injury Blues
Michigan comes into the crucial
series with a few problems despite
the on-the-road blues. Lars Han-
sen and Paul Domm are still re-
covering from last weekend's in-
juries and junior center Bruce
Koviak has been slowed by a
popped knee cartilage. Bob Baird,
the Wolverines' most proficient



Haugland, converted sopho- scorer, is well, however, and the
forward John Amundsen, icers hope to maintain their 6.87
sophomore netminder Don scoring average.
After the trip to Colorado
ot one term can adequately Springs, the Wolverines journey
ibe this team," Matchefts ob- to Houghton next weekend to
d, "because we are still quite take on the always tough Michi-
g. We do have some speed and gan Tech contingent, and alter-
been nlaving tagether all nate a home-and-home series with

BOB BAIRD year. The desire has been great Michigan State the following week,.
slate, 11-2 overall. One of those as witnessed by the close games we getting the home ice on February
victories, Colorado's information have been playing so far. We don't 10.
department points out, was against shoot that hard but we'll give Asked to comment on the it's-
the alumni "so it doesn't neces- some teams some trouble." great - to - travel - on - the -
sarily have to be counted." When The newest member of the road - but - I'd - hate - to - play -
you consider that the alumni con- coaching ranks felt that the there theory, Matchefts ventured:
sisted of their 1956- team which WCHA's playoff system didn't de- "I really don't hold to that. All
was NCAA champion and included stroy the prestige of a first place we try and do is win the first
Red Hay, a center for the Chicago finish: "We're a young team that game of every series, no matter
Black Hawks, you are inclined to likes to win. We feel that a first whether we're home or not. Ac-
count it. place finish establishes the qual- tually we've played better on the
An Old Friend ity in the league. road so far."
A e eldh ier i f "That's why this weekend's ac- Wait until you've made your
SAt the helf of the Tigers is far-tion is so important. Michigan is first trip around the circuit. Just
mer Michigan hockey great John No 1 now in the league and we're I wait.
Matchefts, who is in his first yearNo1 wit lau nwrwt




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lar-dwellers. of collegiate coaching, Matchefts
Colorado apparently doesn't read was a member of Michigan's
the papers because they are Ares- NCAA title teams of 1951, 1952,
ently tied with Michigan Tech for and 1953. He was named tothe!
third place with a 4-2 conference All-American team in 1951 and

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S1953, and chosen Michigan's "most jIl Uf 1 en ,
valuable player" in 1953.r
"This has to be a top series
for us,"Matchefts commented, By BOB McFARLAND
"because we feel Michigan has the The Wolverine cindermen are
best team in the league. I'm not still waiting in the blocks for the
that familiar with them but I do signal gun to sound next weekend
know Denver's personnel and I'm I on the 1967 indoor track season.
judging Michigan on how they But the fact that the thinclads
played against Denver." are the last Michigan winter
Headlining a rather young Colo- sports team to head into action
rado College squad (they'll lose is not indication of their relative
only five from this season's team) speed.
is senior Co-captain Bob Lind- Demonstrating their ability in
berg. Lindberg pulled down All- weekly time trials and in the
American honors last year and Chicago Holiday Track Meet on
S- Dec. 23, the Wolverine tracksters
have let it be known that they
are a force to be reckoned with
inthe Big Ten this year.
Led by captain Jack Harvey, a
small contingent of Michigan ath-
letes, competing unattached, grab-
bed three firsts in the holiday
track meet. Harvey added another
two records in his ever-burgeon-
NE W FOR 1967 ing collection with a heave of 57'5"
_ - - --'-in the shot put, good for a meet'
t and field house mark.
.' 4:12.5 Mile
The other Wolverine triumphs
were earned by two Michigan
sophomores, Tom Kearney and
I , ,,G a r y, Knickerbocker. Kearney,
_ with a time of :59.9 over the final
440-yards, won the invitational
mile with a time of 4:12.5. linick-
erbocker leaped 6'8" in the high
, ,;""Sjump to take his first.
p--+ '' The recent timetrials have
pointed to both the strength of
the sophomore crew and the high
quality of the returning lettermen.
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spring, :01.3 lower than the var-
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the field house mark, and a 1:27.7
for the 660-yard run.
In the hurdles, Midlam and jun-
ior Nelson Graham have been
dominating the field, while Bis-
hop has distinguished himself
along with Kearney in the dis-
tance events.
Backing up Harvey in the shot
put is a consistently strong per-
former, Steve Leuchtman, who
had a 54'5" toss to his credit in
the Dec. 17 meet. Rick Hunt, a
junior, has been matching the
performance of his younger team-
mate in the high jump, clearing
the bar at 6'6" in the Dec. 17
Alex McDonald, a junior from
Kingston, Jamaica, has a 1:20.6
mark in the 660-yard run to add
further support'in the middle-dis-
tance events.
Time trials will be held again
tomorrow, the last before the
opening of the indoor season.






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