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Page 10-Tuesday, December 11, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Hockey Poll
With little action occurring in the
WCHA this past weekend, the WMPL
Radio Coaches Poll stayed much the
way it had been with North Dakota
being ranked first. Michigan slipped to
-fourth place even though it swept the
series from Dartmouth.
1. N. Dakota (8) 10-4 ...........98
2. Minnesota 7-6 ..............73
3. N. Michigan (1) 12-2 .........72
4. MICHIGAN (1) 12 4..........68
5. Boston College 4-0 ........... 45
6. New Hampshire 4-3 ...........36
7. Michigan Tech 9-6-1...........33
8. Wisconsin 8-7 ....... .......27
*9. Boston U. 3-2................ 23
10. Clarkson 4-3 ...............21
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BY MARK BOROWSKI makes things happen. He is an
H WHAT a season it has excellent defenseman who con-
been. No longer are the sistently breaks up the op-
Michigan icers the doormats of ponent's offensive attack. A great
the WCHA. Instead they are skater who gives 110 per cent. If
competitors battling for the he keeps it up in the second half of
league's lead. It is now the mid- the season, he is a sure candidate
way point in Coach Dan Farrell's for the MVP. -A
season and time for the hockey MURRAY EAVES - Last year
team's midterm report card. was a dismal one for Murray as
DAN FARRELL - How the he had to miss half the season due
times have changed for Farrell to knee surgery. The knee seems
and his coaching staff. Last year to be 100 per cent and he is
he had an injury-plagued squad . proving he is a great offensive
that couldn't produce any offen- player, leading the team in
y se, move the puck out of its own scoring with 22 goals and 27
end, or stop the other team from assists. -A
scoring. Now with a healthy DAN LERG - Dan got off to a
team, he has things moving in the slow start, but is starting to help
right direction and this team can out more and more on offense.
do everything last year's couldn't One thing I'm glad to see him do
winning 12 of 16 games. It is a is throw his weight around. When
tribute to this man and his he broke in with the team three
coaching staff to be able to years ago, he rarely threw a
recruit the capable freshmen he cheek. An excellent skater who is
has this year and work them into moving up the all-time scoring
the lineup so they can be com- leader's ladder. -B plus
petitive in the WCHA. - A- BRAD TIPPETT - There is no
BRUNO BASEOTTO - Farrell one else on the team that I like to
told me before the season began see jump over the boards and on-
that this freshman could score to the ice than Brad. He simply
goals, but I never expected him to dazzles the crowd with his intense
score 12 in the first six games at style of play and constantly
r the WCHA level. He is not a very hustles. -A-
good skater, but if he can't put it PAUL FRICKER - One of the
> in the net, he'll usually pass the most dedicated guys on the team
k puck to someone who can. His who has proved he can stop the
scoring has cooled down some of puck despite only being a fresh-
late, but nobody can be expected man. If he can continue to im-
to average two goals a game for prove and be more, consistent
very long. -B plus (eliminate 11 and eight goal per-
TIM MANNING - Here is a formances like those against
real team leader. Whenever he Notre Dame and Wisconsin) he's
gets the puck he takes control and gonna be one of the best netmin-

Midterms ov
ders to ever graduate from
Michigan. -B plus
RUDY VARVARI - A guy who
really has guts. He worked hard
over the summer to lose some
weight and get in better shape for
the season. It seems to have paid
off as he has picked up two wins
in four outings. He is the number
two goalie but it is nice to see that
he is ready when Farrell calls on
him. -B
hates to lose and has fired up the
team when it's behind. Does a
fine job in getting the puck out of

err . . . rades are i
But look for him to improve as he BILLY REID - Another good
has during past seasons. -B- penalty killer who has a fine slap-
broke his hand early in the season ROGER BOURNE, JEFF ;
and is just now getting back into TESSIER - Still unproven. -C
action. A big and strong player BOB SUTTON - The only ;K
with a lot of potential, but it chance the fans had to get a looka
would not be fair to grade him on at this Penn transfer has been in
his limited number of appearan-, the pre-game warmup. He'll be
ces. -Incomplete there if Farrell ever needs him.
gradually been improving and is MARK PERRY - Another Ann
starting to take command on the Arbor native who has seen littlep.
ice. If he can't pass the puck out action and when he did was not
of his own end then he will bring it able to prove himself. -C
up himself. - DAVE BRENNAN - Not the '
DENNIS MAY - Here we have same since his neck injury three
a hockey player who is afraid of years ago. -C
no one. He goes into the corners PAUL BRANDRUP - Still
and digs out the puck. Does a fine needs some work. -C
job as a penalty killer and is DAVE RICHTER - He is star-
always fired up. He has ting to show some signs of a good
eliminated the unnecessary hockey player. -C plus
penalties that cost Michigan a JULIO VANBIESBRUCK -
game against Notre Dame. All he Give him a year and he's gonna
needs now is to get on the scoring make it big. -B-
DOUG TODD -He is the cap- Never in my 12 years of hockey 4'
tain of this young team, but has have I seen anybody as bad as
had a very slow start. With only these butchers. Send them down
three goals, he's not yet been a * to try and handle the squirt
factor in turning a game around. leagues and maybe they will
His size and a nice shot are a graduate from that kindergarten- t
plus, but he rarely uses it to his type hockey in say, four or five
advantage. -Cplus years. - D-
for the hometown freshman. never thought I could find anyone
Scored the tying goal that sent worse than the linesmen, but the ;
the second game against Western referees have outdone them. How
Michigan into overtime and can you call a penalty against a
provides the Ann Arbor fans with player when you are,90 feet away
something to cheer about. -B from the play I'll never know.
JOE MILBURN - Milburn is a The calls against Dan Lerg in the
good skater and penalty killer. MSU series were a prime exam-
Needs to generate some offense. ple. -E plus

... scoring leader
his end and protecting the net-
minder. -B plus
JOHN BLUM - John must
become more consistent to be a
good hockey player. Against
Michigan State on Friday night
he played an excellent game, but
then on Saturday he flopped
around and got caught coming
back on quite a few occasions.


Matmen show Blue's
dpnth at CUIT meet

3 rA,

Michigan's best wrestlers invaded
the sleepy campus of Central Michigan
Saturday, and although the Wolverines
didn't bring enough wrestlers to com-
pete as a team, several individuals per-
formed admirably for the Maize and
Michigan's Bill Petosky grabbed first
place at 190 pounds, even though he has
grappled mostly at 177 pounds this
season. Coach Dale Bahr explained the
move as an attempt to acquaint
Petosky at the weight, because Steve
Fraser, the current man at 190, will
probably drop to 177 later this season.
In other bright spots, Eric Klasson
nailed down second place. The strong
sophomore wrestled in place of senior
Steve Bennett, who didn't make the trip
north. Larry Haugn won the consolation1
bracket at 126 for a third, and Bob Siar,
who usually wrestles at 134, earned a
fourth at 142.
Coach Bahr seemed pleased with
Michigan's performance as a whole in
what he termed "more of an individual
type of thing than a team thing." Like
powerful Wisconsin, the Wolverines
wrestled unattached because Bahr had
made the tournament optional for his
team after their fatiguing tour through
Pennsylvania last week, which in-
cluded the Penn State Invitational.
It was a good experience according to
Bahr, in that he was able to "give a
chance to some of the guys who don't
usually wrestle." The Open served
primarily as a tune-up for the Big Ten
season after the first of the year.
Lyule gets surgery
DENVER - Rob Lytle, one of the
Denver Bronco's starting running
backs, underwent surgery yesterday to

repair ligament damage to his left kne
and will be out for the rest of the season,
the National Football League club said,
Lytle was injured in Denver's 28-6
loss to Seattle on Saturday.
Lytle, the former University a.f
Michigan star holds the all-time
Michigan rushing record with 3,3f7
yards on 557 carries. He garnered A -
American honors in 1976 and was draf-
ted by the Broncos in 1977.
Denver Coach Red Miller said Ois
Armstrong, a seven-year veteran en-
joying one of his best seasons in recent
years, probably would replace Lytle in
the starting backfield. -A"
0. 1. to play
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Frail-
cisco 49er's Paul Hofer is nursing
bruised ribs, so O. J. Simpson may see
considerable action in this Sunday's
game against Atlanta, the last of hl
professional career.



at Oakland University,
Rochester, Dec. 10
at University of Detroit,
Joe Louis Arena, Dec. 12
DAYTON, Dec.15
Dec. 13

at Eastern Michigan University,
Ypsilanti, Dec. 16

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Jan. 18, 19, 20 Feb. 15, 16, 17
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