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HARD WORK-It's becoming increasingly difficult to be a NHL
goalie these days. Some goalies such as Jacques Plante of the
Montreal Canadiens have taken to wearing masks on occasions
to protect :themselves from painful facial injuries due to flying
NHL, Goalies Having Difficult Time;
Different Methods Used To Ease Job
"The Canadiens have had a can see as well with as without
high-scoring team for years, and it, and he feels more secure with
now the other teams are starting it on.
to develop a lot of fine young play- Yet even the Canadien star is
ers who have been with them for having his troubles this year. So
a few years," he stated. far this year he is the NHL's sec-
Fine Young Stars and most scored-upon goalie, and
"Mahovlich of. the Leafs is just the mask has not been worn so
starting to develop, and there's much of late.
Bathgate (of the Rangers) and Adams, however, thinks the
Boston's 'Uke' line (Johnny Bucyk, mask will be a good thing once it's
perfected and if goalies start
wearing them while they're young."
BOXERS! As for the split-goaltending, the
Tonight marks the beginning Wing General Manager noted that
of boxing instruction at the IM the team would play 8 games in an
Building under the direction of 11 day period, and that Bassen
Gary VogeL. Anyone interested would see action in two or three
should show up tonight at 7:30. ofthem.
The sessions last two hours, and "That's just too many games for
will be held on Monday and a goalie to stand on his feet for 60
Wednesday nights. minutes of play, and we have to
give Terry (Sawchuk) a rest," he
Bronco Horvath, and Vic Stasiuk), added.
and many other fine young stars," Working for Detroit
he added,. So far it has worked out well for
"Nowadays the goals come in Detroit. In the Wing's first 17
clusters too, and the style of play games, the combined average of
is more wide-open," he continued, Sawchuk and Bassen has been 2.76
"even though there are still a num- goals a game, second in the league.
ber of good defensive players in In addition, the Wings boasted an
the league." 8-6-3 record and were only three
The success of the attempts to points behind the league-leading
stem the tide of goals is yet to be Canadiens, who had played one
seen, more game.
There is some question as to the Successful or not, this experi-
effectiveness of Plante's mask. ment as well as Plante's mask does
Some say it hampers his vision, much to add color to an already
but Plante himself argues that he colorful sport.
Ohio State slipped from third to tenth in the AP Grid poll this
week because of their 35-12 loss to second-ranked Iowa. The Buckeyes
will be looking for revenge. The only team left to be on the receiving
end of this pent-up anger and thirst for blood is-Michigan.
Whether or not the rugged Wqlverine defense will be successful
again is the big question. Why don't you try to answer it in_ this
week's Grid Picks contest? Send this entry blank to Grid Picks,
Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, or return it by hand
to the main office on the second floor.
All entries must be in by Friday midnight to be eligible. The
person with the most winners will win two free tickets to the
Michigan Theater, now showing "Midnight Lace" with Doris Day.
Here are this week's Grid Picks:
MICH. at Ohio State (score)
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Illinois at Northwestern
Indiana at Purdue
Detroit at Michigan State
Iowa at Notre Dame
Kansas at Missouri
Colorado at Oklahoma State
Nebraska at Oklahoma
TCU at Rice
Arkansas at Texas Tech
Florida State at Auburn
Duke at North Carolina
Kentucky at Tennessee
Tulane at Vanderbilt
Yale at Harvard
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Stanford at California
Oregon at Oregon State
UCLA at Southern California
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