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"" THE MICHIGAN DAILY PA

innesota Poses Swim

Threat to

t

By BILL BULLARD

[innesota has two new swim-
g coaches but everyone else is
k from the squad that finished
d at the 1962 NCAA Meet.
his means trouble for the Wol-
nes who face the Gophers.
iday at. 7:30 p.m. in the Matt
an Pool. Both teams are un-
ated although Minnesota has
-0 record compared to Michi-
's 1-0 mark. The Wolverines
,e a chance to win their second
, meet victory of the season
m they swim against Princeton
.orrow night in an away meet.
OSU Beaten
y knocking off defending NCAA
rnpion Ohio State 56-49 last
drday, the Gophers have es-
ished themselves as contenders
this season's national cham-

pionship. Ten of the 11 swimmers
that scored points at the last
NCAA Meet for Minnesota are
competing this season and seven
of them are juniors.
Minnesota boasts two NCAA
champions. Steve Jackman is the
NCAA recordholder in the 50-yd.
freestyle and has won the 100-yd.
freestyle race the past two sea-
sons. At the past two Big Ten
Meets, he has won both sprints
and also holds both sprint records.
Virgil Luken took the 200-y d.
breaststroke championship and
finished fourth at 100 yards as a
sophomore last season. He was
beaten by Buckeye sophomore
Bruce Norvell Saturday but should
be ready for Dick Nelson and
Geza Bodolay Monday night.
Both Gopher relay teams made

the NCAA finals. The freestyle
team of John Bergman, Ralph Al-
len, Dan Crocker, and Jackman
tied Michigan State for the cham-
pionship. Crocker transfered to
Carleton but the other three are
still at Minnesota.
In the medley relay, Bud Erick-
sen, Luken, Bergman, and Allen
were fourth in the finals. This was
an all-sophomore team which
should be better than ever this
season.
Three sophomores have demon-
strated that they are just as good
as the Gopher veterans. Mike
Stauffer has replaced Crocker in
the freestyle relay. He holds the
Minnesota freshman records in
the sprints. Against OSU, he took
a second and a third place.
Walt Richardson and Darrel

ILchigan Hockey Team Lags
nt League Standings, Scoring

ei

By BILL BULLARD
Michigan's hockey, team, dwell-
ig in the cellar of the WCHA,
idn't have a single player in
ie top 24 scorers of the league
fter last weekend's games.
North Dakota maintained its
7CHA lead by blasting second
lace Denver 7-4 and 3-1. Both
ams have four players in the
p 24 scorers. Third place Mich-
an Tech which moved into that
osition by % twice beating Mich-
an State 6-2 last weekend has
ve players in the top 24.
Minnesota, CC Tied
Minnesota and Colorado Col-
ge, tied for fourth place, each
ave four players in the top 24.
xth place Michigan State has
free and seventh place Michigan
as none.
Michigan's leading scorers in
JCHA action are Ross Morrison
nd Gary Butler. Both have eight
ints. Butler's total is made up
four goals and four assists
hile Morrison has three goals
id five assists. John McGonigal
ads the Wolverines in league
als scored with five.
Wayne Kartusch is the Howie
bung of the team. He has:been
sessed with 12 penalties 'for a
tal of 7 _minutes. The only
her Wolvprines to reach double
gures in penalty minutes are
orrison with 18 and Don Rod-

BOB GRAY
. injured goalie
gers with 12. Kartusch and Rod-
gers are defensemen.
Bieber Substitutes
Goalie Bill Bieber, who has
played the last four games for the
injured Bob Gray, leads all goal-
ies who have played less than six
games in the number of goals
allowed per game. Bieber has let
12 pucks slip past him for goals
in the four games for a 3.0-aver-
age.'
Gray's average before he be-
came injured was 3.8. Bieber has
averaged 22.5 saves per game
while Gray's average is 26.
The leading goalie in the league
is Michigan Tech's Gary Bauman.
He has.given up 2.6 goals a game

compared to 2.7 for North Da-
kota's Joe Lech. John Chandik of
Michigan State, an All-American
last season, has given up the most
goals, 60. This is almost twice as
many as any other goalie has
allowed. But Chandik has also
made more saves than any goalie
in the league with an average of
36.4 a game.
Nodaks Best Scorers
North Dakota is the best of-
fensive team in the league, scor-
ing an average of 5.3 goals a
game. Michigan with 2.8 goals
a game has the weakest offense
in the league.
Colorado College has the sec-
ond most powerful attack in the
league with 5.2 goals a game. But
the Tigers also have the poorest
defense in the league, allowing
6.3 goals a game, which explains
their fourth place standing.
Michigan Tech leads the WCHA
in total minutes of penalties call-
ed against them. The Huskies
have been sitting in the penalty
box for 159 minutes so far. This
is twice as long as the least penal-
ized team in the league has spent
in, the sin bin. Colorado College
has only been penalized 70 min-
utes.,
Three Lead
Al McLean of- North Dakota,
George Hill of Michigan Tech, and
Dick Johnstone of Michigan State
are clearly out ahead of the rest
of the WCHA players in scoring.
McLean and Hill have 17 points
each and Johnstone has 16. No
other player has more than 13.
Johnstone has the most goals
with 11 to Hill's 9 and McLean's
6. McLean leads the league in
assists with 11. Jim Stordahl and
Len Lilyholm, both of Minnesota,
each have 9 assists.

Anderson are new members of the
medley relay team. Along with the
two Gopher veterans, they defeat-
ed Ohio State's team which con-
tains two of the four, swimmers
from the national record-holding
team of last season.
The top Minnesota butterflyer is
Richardson. He has been timed at
2:00.8 this season and won the
200-yd. butterfly event against
the Buckeyes. His performances
have bolstered the Gophers in
what was a realtively weak area..........................i
Anderson took a third place in
the 500-yd. freestyle in addition to . ..
anchoring the medley relay. His
versatility in being able to :swim STEVE JACKMAN
any freestyle distance well from - . . NCAA champion
50 yards to 500 yards will help
the Gophers dividual medley, he was also third.
Senior Standouts Bill Milota placed seventh at
There are three seniors on the the NCAA Meet in the 200-yd. in-
team besides Jackman who placed dividual medley. Against Ohio
in the NCAA Meet as juniors. Jay State, he- placed second behind
Johnson holds the varsity records NCAA champion Marty Mull.
for the 440-yd. and 1500-meter When first-season Coach Bob
freestyle events. He placed fif- Mowerson brings his swimmers to
teenth in the 1500 at the NCAA Ann Arbor, it will provide a true
Meet. test for the Wolverines. Mower-
Bud Petersen was sixth in the son inherited this fine team from
200-yd. backstroke at the NCAA Bill Heusner last spring and since
meet. He placed third against then has been developing it into
Ohio State behind Schaefer and a potential NCAA championship
Erickson. Swimming in the in- squad.
FORMER 'M' STAR:
Gopher Coach Returns
To Scene of Past Glory_
Bob Mowerson, for over 25 years
an important figure in Michigan State. From that time until he ac-
swimming circles, returns to his cepted the job as head coach at
native state Monday night as the Minnesota he helped develop many
new coach of the Minnesota Goph- All-Americans for the Spartans.
ers. Mowerson was born in Ann Ar-
Mowerson was an All-American bor and attended public schools
for three years under Coach Matt until he entered the University.
Mann at Michigan in thl thirties. His greatest triumph as a Wolver-
He also swam a fourth year for ine was anchoring the 400-yd.
the Wolverines when in graduate freestyle relay team that set a
school, due to relaxed wartime eli- world record. Although he was
gibility rules. Thus he became at used mostly as a freestyler, he
32 the oldest swimmer ever to competed in every event except
compete for a college team and diving.
only one of four men ever to re- Coaches Diving
ceive four letters in one sport at Assisting Mowerson is diving
Michigan. coach Ron O'Brien, also in his
Develops All-Americans first season of coaching the Goph-
From 1937 to 1957 except for war ers. A former diving star, O'Brien
service and graduate school, Mow- won the 1959 NCAA low board ti-
erson was swimming coach at tle and the 1961 AAU high -board
Battle Creek Central High School. championship.
He developed 64 high school All- O'Brien was never able to win a
Americans while compiling an im- Big Ten title but in 1959 he lost
pressive record of 135 dual meet out by only three points. He also
victories and only 38 losses., competed on the Ohio State gym-
His teams won their conference nastics team for three years.
championship 12 times. Central
won six state championships, fin-
ished second six times, third three
times, fourth twice, and sixth only
once under his tutelage.
Assists at MSU
In 1957, he became assistant
swimming coach at MichiganI

/

WCHA Standings

W
North Dakota - 6
Denver 6:
Michigan Tech 6
Minnesota 4
Colorado Cell. 3
Michigan State 3
MICHIGAN 1

L
1
4
4
_4
_.3:
7
6

T GF GA Pct.
1 42 28 .813
0 41 34 '.600
2 39 31 .583
2 38 33 .500
,* 31 .38._.500.
0 40 60 X300
1 22 3 .188

FUTURE WCHA GAMES
Feb. 1-Michigan at Denver
Feb. 2-Co orado Coll. at Minnesota
Feb. 2-Michigan at Denver
Feb. 2-Colorado Coll. at Minnesota
Feb. 4-Michigan at Colorado College
Feb. 5-Michigan at Colorado College
LEADING SCORERS
G ,A Pts. Pen PM
McLean, N.D. 6 11 17 4 P
Hill, Mich. Tech 9 8 17 1 2
Johnstone, MSU 11 5 16 0 '0
Doyle, MSU s 5 13 4 8
Merrifield, N.D. 9 4 13 4 8
Nanne, Minn. 7 6 13 4 8
Staub, Denver 7 5 12 1 2
Wilson, Denver 4 8 12 6 12
Chigol, N.D, 5 '7 12 2 4
Draper. Mich. Tech 4 8 12 9 29
L. Stordahl, Minn. 8 4 12 3 ,6
Rebellato, Mich. Tech 4 7 11 4 8
J. Stordahl, Minn. 2 9 11 0 0
Art, Denver 2 8 10 7 14
Ivanitz, Mich. Tech. 6 4 10 2 4
Thomas, MSU 4 6 10 0 0
Berglund, Colo. Coll. 4 6 10 4 8

Simus, Colo. Coll. 2 9 10 2 4
Watson, Mich. Tech 4 6 10 4 8
MICHIGAN SCORERS
G A Pts. Pene PM
Ross Morrison 3 5 8 9 18
Gary Butler 4 4 8 3 6
Gordon Wilkie 2 5 7 3 6
Ron Coristine 3 3 6 2 4
John McGonigal 5 1 6 2 4
Tom Pendlebury 2 2 4 0 0
Don Rodgers 1 3 4 6 12
Larry Babcock 0 4 4 1 5
Wayne Kartusch 1 2 3 12 27
Dave Butts 0 3 3 1 2
'George Forrest 0 2 2 0 0
Roger Galipeau 0 1 1 3 6
Bob Grey 0 1 1 0 0
Jack Cole 1 0 1 3 6

swimmng cach t Mihiga

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LEADING GOALIES
Six Games or More"
GP GA Ave.
Bauman, Mich. T. 12 31 2.6
Lech, N.D. 6 16 2.7
Groth, Minn. 10 32 3.2
Unis, Denver. 10 34 3.4
Chandik, MSU 10 60 6.0
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346 1
120 0
266 0
2$2 0
364 0

Westby, Minn.
(defenseman)
Sieber, Mich.
Gray, Mich.
Otto, N.D.
Doyle, Colo. Coll.
Warwick, Colo. C.

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