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The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 19, 1979-Page 11


Bowling Green readyfor season

The Late, Late Show
starts and ends here.
at the UNION
open fil lam tonight

Vast plains stretch out endlessly
from the heart of the Bowling Green
campus, the small, brick buildings and
scattered elms and oaks being the only
intrusion to the flatness thdt is Ohio for
miles in all directions.
Bowling Green is a small, quiet place.
It could be thought of as a typical mid-
western town. It could be called, by
some people, a hick town. It could also
be called a boring town. But,\hardly;
anybody would call Bowling Green a
hockey town, which, in fact, it is. To the
The townspeople and students are;
crazy about their Falcon hockey team.

And with good reason. At a school that
does not produce top twenty football
teams and rarely puts out winning
basketball teams, the hockey team has
consistently been one of the top five in
the country over the past years.
In the last five years und r coach Ron
Mason, the Falcons have skated to 140
wins while losing only 34. Three years
ago they finished fifth in the NCAA
championships, two years ago they
were third and last year they placed
sixth. Not too ,shabby for a small far-
ming town in northern Ohio.
This season the Falcons, who open
their season with a home and home
series against Michigan tonight in
Bowling Green, should again be a

powerhouse although they have lost
five key layers. Gone are All-
Americans Ken Morrow (defense) and
Mark Wells (center), both of whom
were selected to the U.S. Olympic
team. John Markell, the ' all-time BG
scoring leader, is gone as is Paul
Titanic, the spirited captain who was
the left wing on- that powerful Wells-
Markell line.
Not to worry though. Coming back for
the Falcons is George McPhee, the Cen-
tral Collegiate Hockey Association
rookie of the year and leading scorer on
the Falcons with 40 goals and 48 assists.
Sophomore Brian MacLellan, Mc-
Phee's linemate, was fourth on the
team in scoring last year (34-29-63)

together with freshman Brian Hills,
these three will form the Falcon's num-
ber one line. Sophomore John Gibb will
lead the defense. As a freshman last
year he scored 16 goals and made 35
The Falcons are very strong in goal
with junior Wally Charko. Charko was
in the nets for 32 of BG's 37 wins and he
posted a tidy 2.39 goals-against
A new addition to the Falcons this
year is a head coach, Jerry York, who
comes from Clarkson College of the
ECAC after posting a career record of
125-86-3. He replaces Mason, who left to
take over at Michigan State.
So far, York has had no problem

Islanders strong in

taking over for a highly rated coach in a
town that watches its hockey very
' closely. "Coaching is coaching,
whether it's at BG or Michigan or
anywhere," said York. "Each year
presents a new challenge. The only
thing different about coming to a new
program is that you have to get to know
25 or 30 young men and that takes
time. "
"But it's refreshing to come to a new
school. I'm able to look at the game
with a new perspective which is good
because being at one place for a long
time lends itself to not changing, get-
ting stuck in a rut."
York wrapped up his phone conver-
sation yesterday by saying, "when are
you guys going to give us one?" A light-
hearted reference to the fact that the
Wolverines have won all nine previous
meetings with the Falcons. Last year
Michigan swept the home and home
series 4-3 and 5-4 with both games going
into overtime.
Both games start at 7:30 and as usual,
there are plenty of tickets left for
tomorrow night's contest at Yost
Arena. But forget about seeing the
game in Bowling Green. It's a sellout as
is every game down there.
For an in depth look at the Mich-
igan hockey team, read the Daily
hockey supplement Oct. 26.

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Daily Sports Analysis
Just about five years ago, the slogan
of one championship team was 'only the
Lord saves more than Bernie Parent.'
At the same time, a team in the same
division was called 'Torrey's Turkeys.'
Since then, Torrey's Turkeys, now
known as the New York Islanders, have
turned into Torrey's Terrors, recording
the best won and loss record in the
National Hockey League last year. And
the other team, the Philadelphia
Flyers, have lost their Jesus in goal,
Bernie Parent, who will never play
hockey again due to serious eye injury.
The terrors from Long Island should
take the Patrick Division crown again,
despite strong showings by the Flyers,
New York Rangers and Atlanta
Flames. But come playoff time, these
terrors will probably turn into turkeys
again as they seem to leave their
hockey wizardry on the island once the
playoffs start.
In the regular season, the most
prolific line in hockey, center Bryan
Trottier, the league's MVP, right wing
Mike "the Magician" Bossy (69 goals

last season) and left wing Clark Gillies
should lead the Isles to the title.
But once the playoffs start, Bossy,
known as the magician for his goal
scoring expertise, performs another
trick as he disappears. Then, Gillies
stops hitting and the Islanders are
upended as they were against the
Rangers last year and the Toronto
Maple Leafs two years ago.
Their defense is strong with the
NHL's best defenseman a year ago,
Denis Potvin, Swedish star Stefan Per-
sson and Dave Lewis. Their goalten-
ding, meanwhile captured the Vezina
Trophy last year behind the steadiness
of Chico Resch and Billy Smith.
The Islanders' only weakness is their
lack of leadership. And that is where
Philadelphia is strongest. Former
player Bobby Clarke, now an assistant
coach, leads by example as he never
stops wrking in order to please Kate
Smith and the Philadelphia faithful. His
spirit and drive should carry the Flyers
to the bridesmaid spot in this division
The Flyers goaltending will never be
the same as the likeable Parent is gone

via a teammate's stick in a game last
year. The 'goaltending burden will be
carried by newly acquired Phil Myre,
who needs two more good defensemen
to challenge for the title.
Defense will be the main problem for
the up and coming Flames, from Atlan-
ta. Newly acquired centers Garry
Unger, the NHL's ironman due to his
games played streak, and Kent Nilsson,
Winnipeg's former star, should lead the
Flames to third.
But defense remains the problem for
the Flames, despite possessing Phil
Russell and Brad Marsh. Unfor-
tunately, there is little else on the
backline, in front of goalie Don
One rather unpredicatable team is
the New York Rangers. Last year, the
men from Broadway finished third in
the division and then sailed into the
NHL finals and almost upset Montreal.
Expect the same sort of unpredic-
tability this year from the Rangers, as
they'll probably end up fourth and then
go further than anyone else in the
division come playoffs time.
After those four powerhouses, there

are the Washington Capitals, who no
longer have to offer a money back
guarantee to ticket purchasers to lure
them to games when they're sure of
This resurgence can be traced to
some fine center play by Dennis Maruk,
Ryan Walter and former Red Wing
Gury Charron, defensive mastery in
Robert Picard and the goaltending of
Gary Inness.

Pistons knock Knicks, 129-115


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Special to The Daily.
PONTIAC - Detroit looked young
and a little inexperienced last night at
the Silverdome, Put veterans James
McElroy andBob Lanier stabilized the
rookies in leading the Pistons to a 129-
115 win over the New York Knicks.
The two youngest teams in the NBA
started out sloppily in the first quarter,
ending in a 32-32 deadlock. But McElroy
and Lanier steered the team in the
second stanza, and kept it from Apin-
ning its wheels.
Detroit scored eight straight to start
the quarter and then ran off an 11-2
spurt near the end to take a 69-54 half-
time lead. McElroy had notched 19 of
his game high 31 points at the halftime
But he wasn't the whole show. Nine
players found the nets in the second
period to give Detroit a lead it would
never lose.
The Knicks were hurt by the presence
of center Bill Cartwright on the bench.
The 7'1 rookie collected his fourth foul
with nine minutes remaining in the half
and had to sit as the Pistons rolled.
The Knicks surged, however, at the
end of the third quarter to pull within
nine, 97-88. But Lanier and Terry Tyler
hit key baskets in the late-going to pull
Boston 3. New York Islanders 2
Philadelphia 6. Atlanta 2
New York Rangers 6, Vancouver 3
Atlanta 115, indiana 85
Cleveland 141, San Antonio 134
Detroit 129, New York Knicks 115

tho Pistons into their third victory of
the season.
Lapier ended the evening with,25
points and rookie Greg Kelser added 18.
The Knicks were led by Toby Knight
with 21.
The 3-1 Pistons face Dr. J and Com-
pany tonight at the Spectrum in
Heuermann O.K.
The Michigan basketball team
received a scare Wednesday when
junior frontcourt man Paul Heuerman
pulled up lame in practice after turning
his right ankle. X-rays taken yesterday
proved negative, however, and
assistant coach Bill Freider predicted,
"He'll be ready to go Saturday or Mon-
day. "
Heuerman was more concerned
about the loss of practice time than
*about the extent of his injury. The
sprained ankle was the second minor
setback for Heuerman in the still young
practice season. A couple of weeks ago,
he came down from a battle on the
boards with a gash -in his hand that
required eight stitches to close.
Despite the personal setbacks,
Heuerman is anxious to contribute to
the cagers' fortunes in the upcoming
season and seems cautiously confident
about the quality of the squad.
"The attitude is good," he said. "With
(Phil) Hubbard leaving, no one's
picking us to finish real high, which

could .work to our advantage.
Everybody seems optimistic."
Hearns hammers
DETROIT (UPI)-Welterweight
Thomas Hearns celebrated his 21st bir-
thday last night by winning his 23rd pro
bout without a loss with a third-round
TKO of Thailand's Saensak

Ike Roman.
a unique blend of medieval poetry, music and visual art
''anyone who wants an unusual and delightful
two hours in the theatre should not miss it!"
(New York Post)
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OCTOBER 27, 1979
University of Michigan LS A A / Rockham Ph.D. Programs
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Graduate Studies. The Office of Career Planning and Placement the HERS
corference will emphasize the development of professional skills such as:
HERS Director Lilli Hornig and Associate Director Martha Tolpin will join with
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