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February 10, 1961 - Image 10

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To Host Colorado

Ters Tonig


ree Team Battle for Second Rages

Defenseman Palenstein
Scoring Like Forward

As the Michigan hockey team
looks forward to the upcoming
series with Colorado College, it is
quite evident that the scoring and
rushing of defenseman John Pal-
enstein will -pose a definite threat
to the Tigers.-
Thus far this season, the 180-
lb. defenseman ,has chalked up 13
points, with five goals and eight
assists. In the last three games
he has scored four goals.-
"He has finally come out of his
shell, and started to carry the,
puck; he's a good rushing defense-
man when he wants to be," said
Michigan Coach Al Renfrew of
Palenstein, whose hat trick and;
two assists in the second home
game with Minnesota, were key,
factors in Michigan's 9-3 victory.


. .. CC big gun
N A Rule
HN o ToApply
The Western Collegiate Hockey
Association play-offs will go on as
scheduled March 10-11 despite a
recent NCAA Ice Hockey Rules
Committee decision to make the
choices for the NCAA Champion-
ships via the selection committee
A WCHA memorandum from
Alfred C. Nelson, secretary-treas-
urer of the league, states that the
recent NCAA ruling "does not in
any way abrogate the right of the
WCHA to continue its play-offs as
a part of its competitive pro-
gram ...
Nelson also indicated that the
NCAA has relinquished any claim
to receipts from the WCHA play-
off s.
Within Law
Actually the two-team western
delegation to the NCAA cham-
pionships is within the letter of
the law specified by the NCAA as
the actual selection is made by a
three - man coaches committee
composed of what boils down to
be the three league coaches not
involved in the playoffs.
"They usually select the two
playoff winners, but actually are
not required to," said Michigan
hockey coach Al Renfrew.
He cited the possibility where a
first place team in the regular
season could still be chosen for
an NCAA position even though it
had lost out in the playoffs.
They keep interest up for the
duration of the season and make
every game important.
Besides that, the receipts from
the playoffs give quite a boost to
the budget, Renfrew said. The
profits from the playoffs are di-
vided amongst the seven teams,
he explained, and should they be
held at Minnesota' and Denver
where the crowds can range up to
8,500 they could add two or three
thousand dollars to the account.

First Line Leads
As far as Michigan scoring is
concerned, the first line Larry
Babcock, Al Hinnegan, and Red
Berenson, continues to be Michi-
gan's leading scoring trio.
In Michigan's 18 games thus far
this year, Berenson has caged 19
goals, assisted in 18 others, and
with his 37 points, is one of the
leading scorers in the WCHA.
Babcock and Hinnegan, Beren-
son's linemates, have . almost
equally contributed to the success
of the line. Babcock has 19 points
with 10 goals and 9 assists, and
Hinnegan has nine goals and
eight assists for a total of 17
Overall, this line has scored the
amazing total of 36 goals, almost
half of the team total of 74.
Juggles Line
With Pat Cushing injured for a
good part of the season Renfrew
has done quite a bit of shuffling
between his second and third
Bill Kelly with 14 points on
seven goals and at many assists,
has alternated at center on both
the second and third line, as
Renfrew has tried to use the for-

checking ability of Kelly to best
Renfrew has also employed the
talents of Jerry Kolb, four goals
and three assists, on both the
second and third lines.
For most of the season Kolb
has played wing on the second
line with Joe Lunghamer, 11
points, and Captain Dale Mac-
Donald, also with 11 points.
Goalies Equal
Michigan's two goalies, Jim
Coyle and Dave Butts, who have
alternated in every series, have
been remarkably equal as far as
statistics are concerned.
Coyle has been 'credited with 259
saves while Butts has made 256
stops, but 32 goals have been scor-
ed against Coyle, as compared to
the 25 yielded by Butts.
Penaltywise the Wolverines have
been terrors chalking up 268 pen-
alty minutes on 106 penalties. Ber-
enson leads again in this depart-
ment with 38 minutes. However,
Palenstein with. 22 minutes and
Tom Wilson with 31, could give
the Redhead a run for the top
spot in this dubious department.

Michigan Fll BcktoThr
AtrSp'i With Stubborn"MS
gan scored nine goals in one game al period as the ever.
Talk about irony-Michigan's and Red Berenson' didn't get any referees called only ten
icers swept the crucial two. game of them; "goalie' Dave Butts, of in the span. Twice the to
set with Minnesota and won their Michigan received an assist on a reduced to three players
first overtime game in three sea- goal; there were four major .pen-, In all it was quite a
sons, 'but still slipped to third alties in one gae (the second), , cia tt
place in the Western Collegiate two of the game variety, and all. The Michgn tt
Hockey League standings, of them cameĀ° in one period; the ments were more in the
The;Wolerins dpose Mine-of fierce battles between
The olvrins deose Mine-Wolverine defensemen scored. five bitter enemies. As expo
sota'"from the much desired spot of the Michigan goals, after scor- Wolverines were treated
behind Denver by spanking the in only" one .in the first 14, games.lyaaSoiisatai
Qophers ;4-3 and 9-3 in ,a pair' of MuyhaAlie convenionwhnthey aeR
wild games. A two ;week .lay-off.Thufist Ae smchlkconSpataon-lanothe e
for exams took, its toll, however, the rt game se emschad'ke oSpth -laseries.e
as the sluggish Wolverines had 'to plaed two Meinnth eapol sh d week eres
settle for a split with arch rivalplydt neaoi thwekx
Michigan state, before. Berenson once again pro- Won Only Two
*Minnesota regained a slim lead vided the fire-power with -two The Spartans, had won
ove~r the, Wolverines'b) raking the goals as the' Wolverines over- games in the league as
Spatan 5- an 73, nd ainngcame a Gopher, lead and. even- to the Michigan's nine
asprtans 5-2 and 7-3,andginn tually broke "a 3-3 tie. to win 4-3. but, as usual, the recon
aie sltaNrt ota.llngBill Kelly notched the winner
Lived o Biling . on a rebound. with less than five Ieiil
The Minnesota-Michigan series minutes left.,nliil
lived up to all its advance billings The Wolverines, riled by the up- The Michigan Atlik
as the two teams entertained -ca- start gophers, were dressed to kill partment annlounced y
pacity crowds to exciting;. fast, in. the second .game. They came that Tennis Captain G(
but most of all rugged hockey. The out like a spring hurricane and bie, Jerry Kolb, Don
frequent bodychecks led some counted three goals in the first Guy Curtis, and Steve'1
rookie observers to remark that two-and-a-half minutes. are ineligible for athlei
the teams had forgotten that their A Michigan lapse showed that petition during the con
primary mission was to go after the ;Gophers were not ;dead, how- mester.
the puck, ever, as they came back with two
In addition, the series had all goals of their own. But Palen- 'nothing. Combining the
the bizarre events that could hap- stein's second goal of the night. goaltending of sophomc
pen in a hockey game, happen, and one by Joe Lunghamner, still Chandik and a 45-foot sc
For instance-the two 4teams had in the first. period, moved Michi- with less than a minute
a total of 30 penalties in the se- gan' back into a three goal lead Spartans_ skated off wi
ries; a defenseman, John Palen- and flattened the Gophers for the victory.
stein of MiVchigan, &cored a hat- night. Dale Berenson and D
trick In' the second game; Michi- Listless Period Dna~ld notc~hed the

Berenson C
Babcock W
Hinnegan W
MacDonald W
Kelily C
Lunghamer W
Kob W
White W
Pendlebury W
McGonigal W
Cushing C
, Palenstein D
Rodgers D
Nielson D
Wilson D
Butts G
Saves: Coyle-259

G A Pts xPen. PIM
19 18 37 12 38
10 9 19 S 16
9 8 17 2 4
5 6 11 6 12
7 7 14 3 17
6 5 11 3 6
4 3 7 8 24
3 0 3 6 12
2 2 4 1 2
0 0 0 1 2
5 8 13 16 32
2 5 7 12 24
0 4 4 9 18
0 0 0 14 1
0 1 1 0 0
Goals Against:


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