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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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No Surprise: Berenson Signs Pact

At the 19th Hole
with Fred Steinhardt

By JIM BERGER
To the surprise of no one, Red
Berenson has decided to give pro-
fessional hockey a try.
Berenson, who has been named
to countless All-Conference, All-
Tournament and All-American
teams and who is one of the
greatest if not the greatest col-
lege hockey player in Michigan
history, was always expected to
turn pro. However, his recent de-
cision was not expected to come
when it did.
A senior in business administra-
tion, Berenson had planned on
graduating before he undertook
his professional career. But at
Utica, N. Y., where the recent
NCAA Hockey Tournament was
held, he was approached by Mon-
treal's head scout Ken Rearden.
"I didn't want to talk to Red
before the first game," said Rear-
den, who first made contact on
Friday after Michigan's loss to
Clarkson.
Makes His Move
"I waited until Michigan had
lost because I didn't want what
I said to hurt his play any," he
continued, "but when they lost,
I decided to speak to him.
"Berenson has a wonderful op-
portunity. We've clinched first
place and we're loaded with in-

juries. He'll be able to take a
regular turn out on the ice when
he plays," said the Montreal scout.
Under National Hockey League
rules, an amateur can play a
maximum of five games with an
NHL team on trial. Berenson will
play the remainder of the Cana-
dian's regular schedule - three
games. He played in Sunday
night's game at Boston.
"We're giving him this chance

to show what he can do before
we give him a contract for the
year, which would entitle him to
play in the Stanley Cup playoffs,"
said Rearden.
Great Chance
Rearden thinks Berenson has an
excellent chance to make it with
the Canadians.
" Ie's got all it takes to be a
pro. He can skate, shoot and is
not afraid out on the ice," Rear-
den went on, "but there are a few

Ice rs' 24 Victories
Impress Renfrew

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By JIM BERGER
"It sure was a long season,"
were Michigan Coach Al Renfrew's
words after last Saturday after-
noon's win over St. Lawrence, "but
it was a good one.
"We played some really good,
games," he continued, "and we
won some important ones.
"At the beginning of the year I
frankly admit I didn't think the
team would go as far as it did,"
Renfrew continued. "The new
sophomores worked out very well

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and I look forward -to a good year
next season."
Can't Replace All
The Wolverines have had some
unreplaceable losses. "No, you cer-
tainly can't replace a man like
Red Berenson," said Renfrew,
"you don't find very many like
him, but we've got some good
sophomores coming up."
Michigan played 29 games this
season. The team won 24 and lost
five. It took second place in the
Western Collegiate Hockey Asso-
ciation but lost in the final game
of the WCHA playoffs to Michi-
gan Tech, newly crowned NCAA
champions. The Wolverines' oth-
er losses were one to Tech, two
to Denver, and one to Clarkson
in last Thursday's NCAA opener.
Berenson, Michigan's captain
and leading scorer for the second
year insuccession, took the WCHA
scoring honors, and he was fol-
lowed by sophomore center Gor-
don Wilkie, who was voted as the
WCHA sophomore of the year.
Berenson was selected as the
WCHA's most valuable player.
Make Second Team -
Goalie Bob Gray, defenseman
Don Rodgers and Wilkie were
named to the second All-WCHA
team.
Both goalies, Gray and Dave
Butts, were the league leaders and
were both presented with the Bill
Borousky, trophy.
Michigan loses five seniors to
graduation-Berenson, Jerry Kolb,
Carl White, Bill Kelly and Al Hin-
negan.
After the NCAA tournament, the
team had one thought. They are
planning to take a trip a year
from now to Boston, where they
plan on winning the 1963 NCAA
crown.
Howard Abrams
your
No. 1 Choice
for S.G.C.

little things that he'll have to
learn.
"Red will have to get used to
our style of play. At Michigan I
considered him an individual play-
er. I don't mean that he wouldn't
pass. But he skates so much faster
than the other players that when
he'd try and set them up they
weren't there. Hence a lot of times
he would try it alone."
Rearden compared Red to an-
other college hockey player who
made it in the NHL-Red Hay-
formerly of Colorado College and
now with the Chicago Black
Hawks.
Different from Hay
"Berenson is a different kind of
player than Hay, but they are
both good in their own way. Hay
certainly fit in well with the
Black Hawks."
Berenson was naturally delight-
ed with his chance to play in the
NHL.
"I've looked forward to this all
my life," he said. "It's a great
chance for me and I hope it turns
out all right."
Berenson, who holds the record
for most goals scored in one year
for a Michigan player, scored 43
this season. He wasanamed for the
second straight year to the All-
American team. Additionally, he
captained this year's team and at
the recent Tournament his team-
mates picked him as this year's
Most Valuable Player.
He was selected to the All-
Tournament team in the NCAA
Tournament; the WCHA Tourna-
ment; the R.P.I. Tournament and
others.
Berenson still wants to con-
tinue his education. "If I don't
play in the playoffs I want to
graduate this year," he said.
Berenson also intends to seek
his master's degree. "I'm looking
forward to this trimester plan be-
cause I'd be able to get in a whole
semester each year," he explained.
'NHIL Tough'
Berenson
BOSTON (IP)-"Whew, is this
game fast," exclaimed Red Beren-
son after his professional baptis-
mal with the National Hockey
League champion Montreal Cana-
diens Sunday night.
The two-time Michigan All-
America, just coming from the
NCAA championships at Utica, is
a center but played a third-line
left wing for the injury-plagued
Canadiens in the 6-2 loss to Bos-
ton.
"I'm not in condition for this
kind of play," the redhead said
after the game.
"He played well for his first
game," said Montreal coach Toe
Blake. "He was nervous out there
and its a long, long prmp from
college hockey to the NHL. But I
think he'll be a good one.
"Berenson is a strong skater
who can really move, and that's
important"
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Make-Believe Basketball
Once upon a time, there was a big tall, make-believe basketball
player who lived far away in Never-Never Land. His name was Joe
boakes and this is his story.. . .
The 6'5" Doakes scored 27.5 points in 25 games generally shooting
from long distances sometimes ranging up to 35 feet. He made 45
per cent of his shots. If he was real, he would have ranked in the
top ten college scorers. Compared to real players like Billy McGill
of Utah and Nick Werkman of Seton Hall, Doakes' make-believe
27.5 is actually a lot better than its looks, because McGill fattened
the 'ole 38.5 mark by averaging 54 points against three toughies
like Montana State (twice) and Wyoming, and Werkman's 33.2
average was not at all hurt by a 41 mark against the four power-
houses of Scranton, St. Peters, Georgetown and Loyola of Baltimore.
Meanwhile, the make-believe Doakes actually played his worst
against the easier teams on his make believe schedule. Against Regis,
Assumption, San Francisco, Christian Brothers, and Western Ontario
he only averaged 24 points while nabbing 21 rebounds. Against better
teams like Michigan, Xavier twice, Purdue, Indiana, Marquette
twice, Notre Dame twice, Canisius, St. Bonaventure, Tulsa, Iona,
Syracuse and Western Michigan he upped the make-believe ante to
27.6 points while still getting 19 rebounds a game. Against four
teams who played in post-season tournaments, Dayton, Western
Kentucky, Loyola of Chicago and Villanova, he hit 32 points and
got 21 rebounds.
Speaking of reounds, if the 6'5" Doakes had only been real, he
could have been the best rebounder in college for three whole seasons.
He averaged a shade under 20 per game, and had a make-believe
average of 20.2 last season. Meanwhile, real life all-Americans like
Terry Dischinger (6'8"), Chet Walker (6'6") and Jerry Lucas (6'8"Y
average 13, 13 and 17 respectively.,This is in spite of the fact that
Lucas, Walker and Dischinger play under both offensive and defeh-
sive backboards in real life while in our little make-believe story,
Doakes plays outside much of the time, thereby depriving himself
of at least three or four more grabs a game.
Doakes covers the make-believe opposition's leading scorer every
game. In one make-believe NCAA tournament game he held a 19-
point sporer to six while helping himself to a measly 38. St. Bon-
aventure's Miles Aiken had a make-believe average of 26 until
Doakes held him to 10, getting 30 himself. Notre Dame's platoons
of forwards, who limited Doakes to a mere 33, pumped in a grand
total of zero. Doakes also held Terry Dischinger to five, field goals
in a make-believe game. If John Havlicek, the premier defensive
artist in real life ever PERSONALLY OUTSCORED any college player
he ever faced by 32 points, it has been a well kept secret.
* * * *
A lot of nationally recognized coaches actually had dreams that
their teams played against Doakes. Some of these coaches actually
wrote me about their dreams:
Tom Blackburn, Dayton-"I classify him with (Bill) Russell,
(Tom) Gola, (Si) Green and (Maurice) Stokes-one of the greatest."
Ed Hickey, Marquette-"At his size he has the finest all-
around ability of any college player in the past 20 years."
Jim McCafferty, Xavier-"After Jerry Lucas . . . he is the best
college basketball player in America. He can play all three positions,
shoot with anyone in the game, and as a rebounder has no peer.
I have often said that he deserved to be a First Team All Make-
Believe. It's too bad he never received the recognition due him."
I guess the make believe world is sort of funny. In real life
we give credit where credit is due. But for the third year in a row
on the All Make Believe Team, Doakes is being rated below players
who clearly cannot play basketballas well as he can.
* * * *
It is unfortunate that there is nothing "make-believe" about the
story of Joe Doakes. All of the above facts,figures and quotes are
100 per cent true. For anyone who might be interested, Doakes' real
name is Dave DeBusschere (of the University of Detroit) and the
fact that he is not making first team All-America right now reduces
the selections to a travesty.
OPEN TO ALL:
Ann Arbor Rugby Club
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By PETE DiLORENZI
The crack of bat against ball
will soon be forced to share the
sound limelight with the 'plunk'
of shoe against ball.
The Ann Arbor Rugby Club is
re-organizing for spring competi-
tion.
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Members of the club will hold
a meeting at the PEM Building
(the little one between Yost Field
House and the Athletic Adminis-
tration Building) to organize for
the upcoming season and to ex-
plain and introduce the club to
interested newcomers. The meet-
ing, of course, will be open to all.
Tour East
"We plan also to make arrange-
ments for our Eastern tour over
spring vacation. We'll be playing
Princeton, Yale, Columbia,.and the
New York Rugby Club on the tour.
Those are four of the best teams
in the Eastern Rugby Association,
and they should give us a chance
to see how good we really are,"
said Charles Dayton, who is in
charge of organization for the
club.
"We feel that there are many
people on campus who would be
eager to join the club and play
some rugby but who have not come
out either because they feel they
wouldn't be good enough or, that
they wouldn't be able to learn the
game well enough."
Easy To Learn
"Actually, rugby is a very easy
game to learn. Most people can
learn enough about it to play the
first time out. It is a wonderful
game for the student who wants
to play in a contact sport but
who is not good enough to play
either college football or hockey,"
he added.

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