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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 21, -1978-Page 7

Sioux ambush

Blue icers

Picture this scenario, if you will: Michigan's
weary hockey squad, home for the first time
since early December, takes the ice against a
relatively weak conference opponent. Weak
Sister U: takes a surprising 4-0 first period lead,
but the hometown favorites roar back to take a
four-goal lead of their own, en route to snapping
a seven-game conference losing streak.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines, Weak Sister.
U., played by the North Dakota Fighting Sioux,
didn't like what it saw, and drastically changed
the script. The Sioux- scored four third period
goals to drop the Wolverines, 12-10, before a dis-
illusioned, disappointed and disgusted crowd of
3,693, last night at Yost.
North Dakota came out in the first period
literally flying. Freshman Doug Smail, the
Sioux' leading scorer, took a pass in stride over
the Wolverines' blue line, and fired the puck past
Michigan goalie Frank Zimmerman, after only
59 seconds had been played.
Rob Mihulka picked up a loose puck to
Zimmerman's right, faked a pass and slipped the
Sioux' second goal by Zimmerman one minute
and one second later.
The Sioux scored twice more in the next four
minutes, and with the game just six minutes old,
North Dakota held an unexpected 4-0 lead.
But then, Michigan came back. It started with
a Rod Pacholzuk body check, a big save by
Zimmerman and a couple of penalties by North

The Sioux' Scott Marvin and Mark+
were sent off for roughing and holding
minute apart, halfway through the

just one

DAVE DEBOL scored a pretty goal on the power
play, as he skated in alone on Sioux netminder, Mel
Donnelly, backhanding a shot past the unprotected
goalie. The comeback was on.
Michigan scored five unanswered goals on the
Sioux over the last four minutes of the period. Mike
Coffman netted two of the goals while Gordie Ham-
pson, Bill Thayer and Dan Hoene garnered the rest.
At the end of one: Michigan 6, a bewildered and con-
fused North Dakota, 4.
.The first half 6f the second period was as quiet as
it would get during the game. Both teams played
cautidus, conservative hockey, afraid to take any
But the scoring binge began again, when at 7:10
Debol took a pass from Tim Manning and beat Don-
nelly with a high shot over the Sioux goalie's left
HOENE SCORED his second goal of the game,
building Michigan's lead to 8-4, when he scored on a
breakaway just four minutes later.
After that, North Dakota took control of the
game, and Michigan was destined for its eighth loss

in its last nine game.
The Sioux fought back with a power play goal at
12:07 of the period when Rick Zaparniuk, the
game's third star, blasted a shot from a faceoff
to Zimmerman's right.
North Dakota then chased Zimmerman from the
ice when Don Swartz on a breakaway, put the puck
right through Zimmerman's legs.
RUDY VARVARI came in to guard the Wolver-
ine net but his luck was no better than Zimmer-
man's as Mike Burggraf netted the first shot the
freshman netminder saw, only 22 seconds after
Swartz' goal.
The two teams traded goals after that and the
second period ended with the Wolverines on top, 9-8.
Dave Debol completed his hat trick at 8:35 of the
final period as the Sioux defensemen ,allowed the
All-American center to skate in on Donnelly from
behind the net untouched. It was no contest after
that. The Sioux outskated the Wolverines and late
goals by Burggraf, Rick Myers, Zaparniuk and
Smail, the game's first star, sealed the Wolverines'
3:33; 16. M-Lerg (Coffman) 14:08; 17. Mihulka
(Chorney) 19:56.
raf) 0:59; 2. Penalties: 8. M-Coffman (cross checking) 8:41; 9.
ryworuchka ND-Martens (tripping) 9:00; 10. M-Pacholzuk (in-
rniuk, Cox) terference) 9:21; 11. M-Waymann (interference)
n) 13:12; 6. 9:33; 12. ND-Taylor (tripping) 15:51; 13. ND-Mar-
ipson (unas- tens (tripping) 16:58.
n) 18:37; 10.
Scoring: 18. M-Debol (Maurer, Turner) 8:35: 19.
ing) 4:38: 2. Burggraf (Marvin, Berge) 10:20: 20. ND-Myers
I)-Ch4rney (Zaparniuk. Himmelright) 10:36; 21. ND-Zaparni-
roughing). uk (Myers, Himmeiright) 14:15; 22. ND-Smail,
2:00 ea.), 17: 38.
S(4:00 rough- Penalties: 14. ND-Berge (tripping) 6:33; 15.
M-Turner (cross checking) 13:52; 16. ND-Chorney
(tripping) 15:13.

~full court-
x S ~ k
Orrs cagers twin .. .
.0 scribes remove press

Scoring: 1. ND--Smail (Stone, Burgg
ND-Mihulka (Gliniany) 2:02; 3. ND-K
(Christian) 4:31; 4. ND-Taylor (Zapa
5:59; 5. M-Debol (Lerg, Zjmmermai
M-Coffman (Olver) 15:58; 7. M--Iam
sisted) 17:25; 8. M-Coffman (Lerg,
18:10; 9. M-Thayer (Brennan, Wayman
M-Hoene (Kawa, McCahill) 19:09.
Penalties: 1. M-Miller (5:00 for fight
ND-Marvin (roughing) 11:38; 3. NI
(holding) 12:38; 4. M-Debol (4:00 for
M-Turner (cross checking, roughing
ND-Berge (2:00 roughing), ND-Smail
ing), 18:45.
Scoring: 11. M-Debol (Manning, Tod
M-Hoene (McCahiIl) 11:07; 13. ND
(Myers), Taylor) 12:07; 14. ND-Swart
Mihulka) 13:11: 15. ND-Burggraf (Sma

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
MICHIGAN RIGHT WINGER Mike Coffman (10, light jersey) tangles with
North Dakota's Mike Burggraf (10) and goalie Mel Donnelly (1), while Wol-
verine left winger Bill Thayer (25) looks on in action from last night's 12-10 loss
at Yost Ice Arena. The loss marks the seventh league defeat in a row for the


A series of snow storms across
the Mid-West have caused the post-
ponement of several Michigan ath-
letic events. Today's men's basket'
ball game against Ohio State in
Columbus has been rescheduled
for Monday at 7:35. The women's
track meet also scheduled for to-

day in Columbus is cancelled as
were the men's swim meets last
night with Purdue and today with
Illinois planned for Matt Mann
pool. As of last night, the wrestling
match with Indiana at Crisler
Arena at 4:00 today is still on.

dd) 7:10; 12.
z (Gliniany,
il, Martens)

Zimmerman (M)..............t
Varv ri (M) ................. -
Donnelly (ND).............1:1
Attendance: :3.693 .




. I


OHNNY ORR was dressed a little differently during his post game press
conference after the Wisconsin game than he was during the game.
He was wearing a smile.
Oh, he didn't bounce into the press room and click his heels together with
glee, but there was a trace of satisfaction in his manner as he went to sit
down in the midst of the media.
And then, near the end of the question and answer session, he said
something about hoping the other team doesn't "have it" and that you do
"have it" on a given night and he laughed and burst intoa big smile - a
winner's grin,
It's beena long time since Ive seen Johnny Orr smile in post-game.
After the Central game, he camein and sat down like he'd just been caught
with his hand in the cookie jar.
He had big bags under his eyes and his hands never stopped moving. His
right hand rubbed his left wrist, his left hand rubbed his right wrist, the lines.
on his forehead stood out, and this man's team had just wo the game by 13
points. on
Then he and his team botched one against Toledo. He took his lumps in
the press. But he wasn't going to take that stuff any longer. He waited for the
right moment and then he struck back.
After the Minnesota victory, when he, his coaching staff and the team
had done such a good job, when he could have sat back and bathed in the
praise, this was the moment he took to lash back athis critics.
He mentioned another Daily reporter by name and told him that Bobby
Nichols did not outcoach Johnny Orr this time, referring to a column con-
cerning the Toledo debacle. I guess he was trying to get even by
embarrassing a reporter in front of his peers. Orr never did deny the original
accusation. He also took numerous jabs at the Ann Arbor News reporter.
This was a different Johnny Orr than the one I was introduced to a year and a
half ago. Last year he would come into the press room with a smile and say,
"We sure are glad to get that one, boy. . ." And he would make jokes and test
his vocal varieties and facial expressions on the press.
These past months he has come into the press room and said, unemotion-
ally, "Boy, we sure are glad to get this one. They're all going to be tough."
No jokes, no variety, no expressions. The only thing he exposed to the press
was his nerves.
"I think I'm moodier than I used to be,' ' he told one of my co-writers. "I
get hurt by articles more than I used to. It's the pressure that causes that."
The pressure that comes from national exposure, the pressure that comes
from being on top.
Bobby Knight has also faced this pressure. And he has told the media in
no uncertain terms that they can write whatever they want and he thinks it
all stinks.
Bobby Knight has also faced this pressure. And he has told the media in
no uncertain terms that they can write whatever they want and he thinks' it
all stinks.
But Orr can't do that. Because Johnny Orr is a nice guy. It may be tough
to see, watching him gnaw at his fingernails on the Michigan bench. But up
in his office, in the mid-morning, when he's opening his mail and wearing a
rugby shirt instead of a grey suit, he'll pat you on the back and ask you how
classes are going. Or when he sees you from his car while you walk to class
and he honks and waves.
Oh, sure, it's easy to think that he and the rest of the coaches try to be
nice to you so good things about Michigan basketball will appear in the
paper. He has even said as much. After the Minnesota game just before he
left the room he said, "And I hope now you'll write good things about us." It
was a bitter remark from someone who cannot figure out how the press, who
he caters to, can write things like he was outcoached.
Well, Coach Orr and Coach Knight are good friends. Yet when they
coach against each other they don't tell their players to take it easy, just
because they're buddies. Hell no, it's their job to win the game. And it's our
job, as reporters, to write it as we see it.
And as I saw it last Thursday Johnny Orr and his staff did a job on Bill
Cofield and his.
Putting in Paul Heuerman and playing with four forwards was a great
coaching move. It may not have been the most surprising move in college
basketball this century, but it did the job. And Cofield sure didn't know how
to counter it.
The coaches had this one ready. In their file system under size mismatch
in the forward department. Michigan also used the press very effectively.
Assistant coach Jim Boyce came back from scouting Wisconsin's win over
Indiana and reported that the Badgers turned the ball over 23 times.
So the Wolverines slapped on the zone press. They got a couple of steals
off of it and they also got Wisconsin's heavyweights to work hard, tiring
them out. Cofield added to this by saying "the press kept us from playing oig
pace [slow, deliberate] the entire game." It was a simple but effective
To the players' credit, they were truly like a vicious Wolverine, whose
nickname they represent. The WANTED victory. Something that all the
coaching in the world can't instill.
But with-another-victory comes more pressure. And if they lose a couple
in a row the team may be wrung through typewriters once again.
But that's the way it is, in more than just college basketball. You're only
as good as the last time you played.


Blue gra
At a big, academically-oriented in-1
stitution like Michigan, students
often find their problems mounting
and the pressure to make the grade
almost unbearable. Let's face it,
taking courses at this school isn't
exactly an easy thing to do.
But, fear not, fellow diehards,
there are those who have it worse.
One 'of these unfortunate types is
Michigan wrestling coach Bill Johan-
The grapplers, forced to contend
with diseases as well as numerous
injuries, are presently not feeling uch
As Johannesen puts it, "Our cur-
rent injury situation is not getting
any better."
The most recent casualties include
sophomores Steve Fraser (177
pounds) and Lou Josephs (142),
junior Bill Petoskey (190) and fresh-
man Jim Mathias (118).
Fraser (knee) and Josephs (shoul-
der) both were injured in last
weekend's match against Northwest-

ern, and Josephs had already hurt his
knee earlier in the season. Petoskey
went out with a dislocated elbow in a
practice fall in the Midlands Tourna-
ment over vacation, while Mathias is
out for the season after a recent knee
"Jospehs has missed two days of
practice this week for knee and
shoulder examinations. I'm almost
convinced I won't use him this'
weekend against Indiana," said Jo-
Johannesen's prime concern at this
time is preparing his , remaining
healthy forces for the upcoming meet
with the Hoosiers of Indiana, which
will be held today at 4 p.m., Crisler
One plus for the Wolverines is that
"the men from corn country" are in a
similar predicament. With six
wrestlers lost to academic eligibility,
and four more out after operations,
Indiana has been forced to forfeit



weight classes.
However, the Hoosiers still prom-
ise to provide some tough competi-
tion with a lineup that includes 134
pound NCAA runner-up Dan Cysew-
ski, Sam Komar, Big Ten champion
at 142 pounds and Jim Welsh, a tough
competition with a lineup that in-
petitor at 150 pounds.
For the Blue grapplers, 3-4 on the
season, there will be some new faces
on the mat as Johannesen attempts
to replace the wounded.
Emerson Baty (134 pounds) and
Dennis Bauer (177), both have won
starting berths with challenge match
victories over Davis Sherman and
Pat McKay, respectively.
Replacing Josephs at 142 pounds
will be Bill Evashevski, while Steve
Bennett will most likely step down
from heavyweight to compete at 190
pounds. Taking his place at heavy-
weight will be Lewis Smith, who
Johannesen says "really is not-
ready, but we have no other choice."
One question mark involves the 118

and 126 pound weight classes. Al-
though Todd Schneider and Bob'
McAlvey are scheduled to wrestle at
118 and 126, this may change. If
Indiana forfeits at 118 pounds,
Schneider will move up to 126.
The remainder of the lineup will
include Karl Briggs at 150, Mark
Churella at 158 and Bill Konovsky at
Johannesen feels that, "The meet
(against Indiana) could very well
come down to the heavyweight
match. With our injury situation,
there's no telling what will happen in
the lower weights."
Looking back at last weekend's
meetings with Colorado and North-
western, Johannesen explained, "I'
was happy to be able to beat Colorado
and stay within shooting distance of
Northwestern. There is definiteim-
His hopes for the future? "We've
got to get healthy and get our regular,
guys back in there. I can only keep'
my fingers crossed that no one else
gets hurt."

matches in the 118

and 126 pound

Big Ten Standings


All Games

Men ,wo men tumblers
face flying Spartans':

Michigan State........ .............. 5
MICHIGAN .............................4
Purdue ................................. 3
Minnesota ............................. 3
Indiana ...........................2






Iowa .....'.'.'''..'.................
Ohio State ...............................


Illinois........................... 2 3 .400
Wisconsin ..............................1 4 .200
Northwestern ........................... 1 4 .200
Today's Games
MICHIGAN at Ohio State (ppd. until Monday at 7:35)
Iowa at Michigan State Minnesota at Wisconsin
Indiana at Purdue Northwestern at Illinois

Tankers greet MSU

Both the men's and women's gym-
nastic teams travel to East Lansing
tomorrow for a double-dual meet
with the Michigan State Spartans.
The men's team faces the "much
improved" Spartans in a meet
Michigan coach Newt Loken feels,
"could go either way".
"Michigan State (with 14 returning
lettermen) is as strong as they've
been in a decade," comments Loken.
"Everytime we go up there, they put
on a good show."
THE SPARTANS are led by senior
team captain Jeff Rudolf. Rudolf
captured first in all-around during
the Big Ten Invitational held here
last weekend.
Michigan State also has four other
fine all-arounders, including fresh-
man Marvin Gibbs, who has already
turned out some impressive scores.
"We should be much improved
over last year," says Spartan mentor
George Szypula. Last year Michigan
State finished 6-8 in dual competi-
tion and placed seventh in the Big
THE STRONGEST events for the
Spartans are the high bar and
parallel bars (placing second, third
and fifth in the Big Ten Invitation-
Szypu'a, in his 31st year as coach,
feels, "We have some excellent new-
comers, and this is really going to

Canada, competing in his first col-
lege meet. "He should augment our
all-around complement," says Lo-
Last week in the Invitational meet
at Crisler, first places were won by
Michigan's Hal Dardick on pommel
horse, John Corritore on parallel
'bars, and Bob Creek on high bar.
Michigan should be strong on
pommel horse and rings with Gordon
Hingman and freshman Darrell Yee.
"Hingman seems to be improving
each week," says Loken.
"I'm really looking forward to the
meet," adds Loken. "It could come
down to our all-around against
THE WOLVERINES have won 24
of the previous 33 meets with the
Spartans, including one tie.
Meanwhile, Michigan's women
tumblers join the men in East
Lansing as they face the defending
state champion Spartans in the other
half of the double dual meet.
The Spartan tumblers are led by
United States Gymnastics Federa-
tion all-American Pam Steckroat,
second in the state last year in
all-around competition, and co-win-
ner of the vaulting title with Michi-
gan co-captain Ginger Robey.
THE WOLVERINES are, coming
ffai tnt,, tn nrac''in tha fan., Q

Michigan State's powerful Spar-
tans will march into Ann Arbor in an
effort to dampen Michigan's Women
tankers' hopes of a Big Ten cham-
pionship. The day of judgement will
take place at Matt Mann Pool, to-
night at7:30 p.m.
"Although beaten by Wisconsin,
MSU is the better of those two
teams," says Michigan's coach Stu
Isaac. "Their talent lies in the short
sprints such as the 50 and 100 yard
Some of MSU's more powerful
swimmers are Kathy Kolon, a cham-
pion breaststroker and Melinda Whit-

The three qualifying swimmers are
Jody Ford, 4:32.52 for the 400 yard
Individual Medley, Lisa Matheson,
17:24.17 for the 1650 yard Freestyle,
and Sharon Flaherty, 1:01.2 and 2:10
for the 100 and 200 yard Backstroke,
"What makes these times more im-
pressive was that the Chicago exhi-
bition meet was held in the morning
after a major meet the night before,"
Coach Isaac continued. "Between the
traveling and excellent opposition in
Chicago, I was pleased."
Other Michigan swimmers who are
substantially cutting down their





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