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December 05, 1964 - Image 7

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Puckmen Edge Gophers in Conference Open



By JIM TINDALL The "Mighty Mite," Mel Waka-
bayashi, brought the 1500 fans to
Michigan's N C A A champion their feet with only 1:56 elapsed
hockey team fought off two Min- in the first period with an un-
nesota rallies last night to pick assisted goal from 20 feet out..
up their first victory of the sea- FgtBc
son, 7-6. Fight Back
Last night's game was the first Minnesota fought back with a
of the WCHA and Big Ten sea- goal by Craig Falkman only 30
sons for Michigan, and Coach Al seconds later. Falkman's shot was
Renfrew was delighted with the a short shot which was set up by
win. He described Minnesota as a Wolverine defensive lapse in
"a real tough team which really Minnesota ice.
skates hard." He added, "We were Michigan continually riddled the
real glad to beat them."Minesota defense with sharp
passes and strong checking but
First Win was unable to set up a sustained'
Michigan had one loss and one offensive drive even though they
tie on its record going into last tallied four times in the period.
night's action, while the Gophers Ferguson brought the Wolverines
were 2-0 on the basis of two wins back to a 2-2 tie after Gary Hok-
over WCHA opponent Colorado anson of Minnesota had scored at
College last weekend. 4:16. Ferguson pushed the puck
The Wolverines iced the game past Lathrop after a scuffle in
in the third period on Bob Fer- front of the net.
guson's second goal of the night. Minnesota, not to be held down,
The game was not over however, scored on a breakaway by Doug
until the final buzzer for the Woog at 14:09 to give the Golden
Gophers set up a continual bar- Gophers their last lead of the
rage of shots on the Michigan
goal. Many of these were stopped
by the Wolverine defense spear-
headed by All-American Tom MICHIGAN Pos. MINNESOTA
Polonic. Renfrew commented that, Page G Lothrop
"It was the play of Greg Page that Polonic D Stordahl
kept us in there. He made some MacDonald D) Hiagh
really great saves out there." Hood F Larson
Among these was a hard shot by Reada F Hokaon
Craig Falkman which Page stop- First Period Scoring: M--wakab-
ped with only 15 seconds left in ayashi (unassisted) 1:36. Minn -
the game. Falkman (Grosso) 2:15. Minn-Hok-

night, 3-2. Pierre Dechaine and Hokanson picked up the puck and
Alex Hood then combined for two shot a quick pass to Wakabayashi
quick goals as a minute and a who outskated the defensemen
half later they scored with only and pushed the puck past Lathrop
32 seconds separating their tallies. into the right hand corner of the
Settle Down net.

The second period saw both
teams settle down. The coaches
agreed that their teams performed
their best during the second
stanza. Michigan began to form
some sustained drives in this per-
iod and kept the Gophers con-
tained in their own ice much of
the time.
Both 'M' goals were scored on
breakaways, one by captain Wilf
Martin with only 15 seconds gone,
and the other by Wakabayashi.
He scored on a play that worked
many times for the champion
Wolverines last season-playing a
center or wing on the blue line
when the opposition has the puck.

Defensive Slip
Minnesota's Roy Nystrom put
the Gophers k..;k in the game with
a goal at 15:16 of the second per-
iod. Nystrom's shot was made pos-
sible by another defensive slip by
the Blue when once again they
had control of the puck in Min-
nesota's ice.
The third period opened with
spotty play by both teams as
neither was able to present a con-
tinuous offensive front for the
first several minutes of the period.
The scrappy Gophers knotted the
score at 9:04 of the period on an
unassisted tally by Lorne Grosso.
Then, a minute and one half later,

Ferguson scored on a pass from
Dechaine that slipped into the
lower left hand corner of the net
past the sprawling Lothrop for
the winning margin.
Tempers Flare
After two relatively clean per-
iods, tempers began to flare in
the final stanza as five penalties
were called, two of which were
on fiery-tempered Barry Mac-
Donald. The Wolverines were
forced to play shorthanded three
times, but good penalty killing
on the part of Dechaine, who fill-
ed that same roll last year, kept
the Gophers from scoring.
Tomorrow night the Wolverines
tackle the Gophers again at the
Michigan will meet its second
WCHA ' opponent, Denver, on
Wolverine ice next weekend in a
two-game series.

-Daily-Richard Cooper
ALL-AMERICA DEFENSEMAN TOM POLONIC (2) passes to wing Marty Read (16), under the out-
stretched body of defenseman Dick Haigh (11). Polonic lead the defense last night stopping num-
erous shots and picking up an assist on the winning goal. Last year, in addition to being on the
Western All-America team, Polonic was named to the Denver Post All-WCHA team and was also
given the Sophomore of the Year award.
Owers Okay New Draft Rule


By The Associated Press
HOUSTON - The major league
club owners, at their joint meet-
ing yesterday formally amended
the major league agreement to re-
store to the baseball commissioner
the full authority which that of-
fice had enjoyed prior to 1945.
The owners also voted to adopt
the football-type free agent draft
in conjunction with an unrestrict-
ed draft of minor league players.
The commissioner's new powers
will go into effect immediately.
The amendment, in effect, gives
the commissioner the power to
veto action taken by the owners
if he feels such action is not in
the game's best interest.
Only two drafts will be held
next year, in June and December.
To Start'
Bowl Tuneup
Practice sessions for the Rose
Bowl-bound Wolverines are sched-
uled to begin Monday, Dec. 14.
The Wolverines, who meet Ore-
gon State in the New Year's Day
classic, will hold the daily ses
sions - in the field house unless
weather conditions permit outdoor
Coach Bump Elliott said the
squad will fly to Pasadena Dec.
20 and hold regular two-a-day
sessions starting the next day and
continuing through Dec. 29 or 30.

Thereafter, there will be three
drafts, the other in January.
The owners rejected a proposal
to expand the inter-league trad-
ing period which currently ex-
tends from Nov. 20 to Dec. 15.
The proposal was to expand the
period from the end of the World
Series to Dec. 15.
The owners agreed to make
available $80,000 for the develop-
ment of an umpire program and
placed Ed Doherty, former Ameri-
can Association president in
charge of the project.
The joint session, which endedl
the winter meetings, lasted two
hours. Commissioner Ford Frick
emerged from the sessions beam-
"I think we came out of this1
meeting with more definite and
position action than I've ever seen
at any time since I've been com-
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NCAA Opposes
By The Associated Press
The National Collegiate Athletic
Association is opposed to the free
agent, common draft of high
school and college players by the
major leagues.
Walt Byers, executive director
of the NCAA, said the college
sports organization "has been on
record for some time as being
opposed to a free agent, common
draft, for a given sport. We take
this position because of the con-
tention that it will work to the
d i r e c t disadvantage of theI
"At the same time, I must em-
phasize the point that this falls
outside of the colleges' purview
and is a matter to be determined
by those who have a more direct
responsibility in this area than
we do."

Offensive Punch
Michigan demonstrated last
night that, even though the Blue
lost the heart of a team that
averaged 7.5 goals per game last
year, that they are very capable
of a powerful offensive effort. The
Wolverines were kept in check for
the latter part of the game by
the fine play of John Lothrop. But
Lothrop was hindered by num-
erous defensive mistakes made by
the Gophers.
The first period was ragged on
the part of both teams. Minnesota
Coach John Mariucci said last
night, "We made many defensive
mistakes in the first period when
eight goals were scored. Although
it was a good game, there were
too many mistakes on the part of
both teams."

anson (Haigh, Grosso) 4:16. M-Fer-
guson (Wakabayashi) 14:09. Minn
-Woog (unassisted). M - Dechaine
(Henderson, Beysen) 15:38. M--Hood
(MacDonald) 16:14). Minn-Hokan-
son (unassisted) 19:55. Penalties: M
-MacDonald (crosschecking) 5:47.
Second Period Scoring: M-Mar-
tin (unassisted) 0:15. M-Wakabay-
ashi (Henderson) 6:08. Minn-Ny-
strom (Haigh, Grosso) 15:16. Pen-
alties: M-Martin (hooking) 11:21.
Minn-Edman (holding) 11:21.
Third Period Scoring: Minn -
Grosso (unassisted) 9:04. M-Fergu-
son (Dechaine, Polonic) 10:29. Pen-
alties: M-MacDonald (charging)
5:54. M - MacDonald (roughing)
11:21. Minn - Larson (roughing)
11:21. M-Polonic (high sticking)
14:01. Minn-Stordahl (freezing the
puck) 19:25.
MICHIGAN 4 2 1-7
Saves by Period:
Page (M) 8 3 8-19
Lathrop (Minn) 14 12 8-34



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