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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25. 1964

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on Minnesota proper and lost the
second of the two game series, 6-5.
After that loss Michigan won 12
games in a row, eight of which
were conference games. This tied
the Michigan record for most
consecutive wins.
Loyola of Montreal saw Michi-
gan's awesome offensive power
firsthand, as they were ungra-
ciously dumped, 12-1and 14-2.
The Wolverines then squared off
against hockey arch-rival Michi-
gan Tech. Michigan won both
games of the rough, hard-fought
series by scores of 6-2 and 5-3.
Michigan goalie Bob Gray bested
Tech goalie Gary Bauman in this
series, as he did in five of the
seven games bewteen the two
schools. Bauman was still re-
named to the All-American team,
however.
In their next four games, the
Wolverines averaged 15.25 goals
per game while holding opponents
to one goal a game. The Wolver-
ines topped Colorado 12-4 and 14-
0, smashed Ohio University by an
identical 14-0 score, and then
trounced Ohio State, 21-0.
Spartans Tough
Michigan State was next on the
schedule, and they were disposed
of also, but not without a fight.
Although Michigan won both
nights, 2-0 and 7-2, the games
were well played and tightly con-
tested.
Minnesota caine to Ann Arbor
with the same team that had
split with the Wolverines when
they had played in Minneapolis;,
however, Michigan swept the se-
ries this time, 6-3 and 8-2'
This pair of victories gave Mich-
igan the little-publicized Big Ten
hockey championship. Although
this league consists of only four
teams at present, Ohio State,
Michigan State, Minnesota, and
Michigan, Renfrew hopes that it
will expand in the future to a
full ten teams.

burst when they ran up against ver's home ice for the NCAA hock-
a fired-up Tech team on Hough- ey championship. In the semifin-
ton ice. Michigan was dumped als, Michigan came back in the

3-1 in the first of a two-game
series, but fought back to win
the second game by a close score
of 4-3.
Crucial Series
Although Michigan was the
leader in the WCHA from the very
beginning of the season, and was,
in fact, only ousted from that spot
once during the course of the
campaign, the WCHA Champion-
ship was decided in the last home-
and-home series of the season with
Michigan State. Michigan played
some of its best hockey and
swept a pair from the Spartans
by scores of 9-4 and 13-4.
These victories brought the
WCHA championship to Ann Ar,
bor.
In the WCHA playoffs, which
have for the past several years
determined the two WCHA teams
that are given bids to the NCAA
championships, Michigan came up
against Michigan Tech for the
third time in the 1963-64 season.
In the opener, Michigan edged
the Huskies 5-4. The winner of
the series, however, is determined
on the basis of total goals. As a
result, although Tech won the sec-
ond game 5-4 in regulation time,
a sudden death playoff period
was begun because of the tie in
total goals. The first overtime
went by with neither team be-
ing able to score. It was not un-
til wingman Jack Cole was able
to put in a pass from Gary Butler
at 7:05 of the second sudden death
overtime that Michigan was as-
sured of an invitation to the NCAA
tourney.
Denver Scores
The game with Denver on the
following night was somewhat an-
ti-climactic. The MacNaughton
trophy, which Denver misplaced
en route to Ann Arbor, was to go
to the winner. Denver outplayed
i bruised and tired Michigan
team, winning by a 6-2 margin.

third period scoring twice, to win1
3-2 over Providence. This victory,
number 23 for the Blue, set the
stage for2a rematch between Den-
ver and Michigan.
In the rematch the Wolverines
played nearly flawless hockey and
dumped the Pioneers 6-3. This
brought the nation'srmost coveted
collegiate hockey trophy home to
Michigan for the seventh time.
Although Renfrew spoke often
of the great balance of his three
lines, there were several super-
stars on last year's team.
Assist Mark !s
Captain Gordie Wilkie set a new
record for assists last season with
a total of 51. This broke his own
record set when he was a sopho-
more of 36. Wilkie was second
in team scoring with 67 points,
he also won the WCHA scoring
title with 30 points. Wilkie was
voted to the WCHA All-Star
team, the NCAA All-Tournamentl
team, the All-America team, and'
chosen Michigan's Most Valuable l

erence goas-agansi average was was ninth in team scoring; Martv
second only to Buddy Blom's of Read, who scored 19 points, and
Denver. Bob Ferguson who tallied 31 points
Leading Scorer are all eligible for another seasonI
Legadg Scorer h ar aegf play. These six should provide ___--
WCHA scoring runner-up asa the offensive leadership for this By STEVE GALL Minnesota course upside down in
sophomore, scored 38 goals for years team. Michigan's 1964 Golf Team was the first day of competition.
this season to lead the team in Anchors Defense up to its old tricks again as it The meet, which is based on
that department. He bested Wilkie Tlstarted weakly in meet competi- the lowest total score of the five
Te hdefenA e wil bercenemed ' tion but then came on to finish best players on each team, has
for the5 scoring title, by one point,j around All-America Tom Polonic. two dy f3-oecmeiin
68 to 57. and converted forward Barry strong third in the Big Ten days of 36-hole competition.
Cole, the other wing on the MacDonald who put in 34 points Championships at Minneapolis. Two-Stroke Lead
Butler-Wilkie line, put in the key this past season. Returnees in this Coach Ben Katzenmeyer said, at The first two rounds were owned
goal that put Michigan into the department include Ann Arbor the beginning of the year, "We by the Blue as they played mag-
NCAA tournament. In all he hit resident Dave Newton, Rick Day, j have a lot of lettermen with good nificently, carrying a two stroke
the netting for 22 goals and 23 who saw more action as the sea- potential, but we're slow in re- lead over favored Purdue. A hap-
assists for the season. This total son progressed, and Teddy "Bear" sponding this year." He couldn't py Katzenmeyer said, at this
gave Michigan's first line 76 goals Henderson. have put it any better, for slowis point, "I've never had a team with
and 104 assists for the season. Ty more potential, but they've been
I The gaps left in the three linesI exactly the way his linksters re-~
Butler, Wilkie, Cole, and Gray will be filled with Renfrew's crew sponded during the course of the asleep all yvene golfers had real-
will be lost because of gradua- of sophomores. Renfrew points out season. ly come alive. Sophomore Bill
tion and conference eligibility that, "You never know how good For the second straight year Newton, former Ann Arbor High,
rules this season. In addition, Rog- these players will be because they i the Wolverine slammers had dif- captain, toured the course in blaz-
er Galipeau, front-line defense- have had a year's layoff. I be- ficulty getting started as they ing rounds of 1-under 70 and 2-
man, who sat out the last few lieve that it is important for them played inconsistently. At a quad- under 69 for a six stroke lead in
games because of a broken cheek- to get their marks first, there- rangular meet in Columbus they the individual medal champion-
b Rhnn Cnr4'Nx itxn h tflliI na i

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Eship. His rounds included fourteen
1-putt greens.
i Pete Passink, the team's most
consistent golfer, put together
rounds of 72 and 75 for 147 and
a tie for third place. Frosty Eva-
shevski, the football quarterback,
fied a 77 and 72, which included
a fantastic wedge shot dead cen-
ter in the hole, good enough for
an eagle two on the 409-yd. third
hole. Capt. Gary Mouw had a
halfway total of 154 on rounds of
76 and 78.
76 and 78. Sophomore Chuck West
totaled 156 and Senior Tom Clark
shot 161.
Third Round Blues
But now the old culprit, "third
round blues" harassed Michigan
for the second straight year. Just
ilike last year when they led after
I two rounds but then faltered to
fourth, they cooled off again this
year.
Bill Newton, after two great
rounds, staggered to a 78 and 79,
giving him a tie for third place
i: the individual championship.
Passink dipped to 73-78--151.
Evashevski shot two 77's. Captain.
Mouw played consistently, 79 and
75, West shot to 81-79 and Clark,
whose score did not count fired
second rounds of 81 and 86.
Now, after such a great start,
Michigan could only show a third-
place finish, thirty strokes off the
pace set by winner Purdue and
Indiana. Yet all was not lost
because the team improved on
its last year's fourth place finish.
Once again the linksters proved
tOat they can get rough when the
pressure is on.

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oIne, on Oristine, wno La ie
38 points, George Forrest, who
scored 13 points, and substitute
goalie Gary Bieber, who held op-
ponents to 2.5 goals per game in

Ullvothis six appearances, will be ineli-
Player. Besides all of these awards, his six appearances, will be ineli-
Wilkie won the Fielding H. Yost gible for play this season.
medal and the Big Ten medal for Martin Leads Veterans
the scholar-athlete of the year. Despite these losses Renfrew has
Burly defenseman Tom Polonic several starters returning. Wil-
also had numerous honors heap- fred Martin, captain-elect, center-
ed on his shoulders last season. ed the second line last season. He
He was voted to the WCHA All- tallied 34 goals and 24 assists to
Star team, the NCAA All-Tourna- finish third in team scoring. He is
ment squad, and the All-America regarded very highly by Renfrew
team. In addition, Polonic finish- who believes he has the potential
ed sixth in conference scoring to become one of Michigan's great-,
for the season. He was the only est goal scorers. Also returning is
defenseman to finish in the first the third line center, Mel Waka-
15 scorers. bayashi, a junior. Wakabayashi is
One of the mainstays of the one of the Wolverines most color-
Wolverine defense all season was ful players. Despite the fact that
goalie Bob Gray. Gray set a new he only weighs 150 pounds, Wa-
Michigan record for shutouts this kabayashi consistently outscrap-
season with four. This mark also ped the biggest men on the ice.
ties the WCHA season high. In Pierre Dechaine who began to hit
addition, Gray was named to the the nets with increasing regular-
NCAA All-Tournament team and ity as the season progressed will
was voted the Most Valuable Play- be on this year's team also. Be-
er in the tournament. His con- sides these three, Alex Hood who

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tore practice is not obiigatory for came ilatscrn39toP -
I "c ~ '~ ~'~"~' iu c&mein last, scoring 390 to Pur-
freshmen. We know what they due's winning 376. The same er-
have done, and I believe we have ratic play plagued them at Michi-
a real good group of sophomores." gan State as they could only mus-
Bob Boysen and Jon Hall, both ter the fourth best score i five
All-Staters from Minnesota, will team competition.
be contenders for offensive spots' Play Well For Keeps
this season. Mike Martilla and; Finally, and actually where it
Dean Lucier, both of whom play- counted, the team hit its peak at
ed on the Detroit Junior Red- the Conference Championships.
wings, are also out for the team. This was almost a duplicate of
Jerry Abel, son of Detroit Red- last year's performance which saw
wing's Coach-Manager Sid Abel, an equally dismal season start but
is another candidate for a start- a strong finish, good enough for
ing booth. Other candidates are fourth place in the Big Ten Meet.
Dan Walter, Tom Schiller, defen- Before the Championships, Kat
sie standout, and M ark Thom p- Be o e thehmp o s ip , et-
Szenmeyer predicted that Purdue
son, another All-Stater from Min- and Minnesota would be the
senota. teams to stop. He added, modest-
Sophomore Greg Page, also a ly., "We've got a crack at it, too."
Minnesota All-State player, will be Little did he know that his play-
working in the nets this season. ers would turn the University of

BILL NEWTON

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