Page 12-Friday, March 17, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Debol: Wolverine. All-American
yesterday, Stinger rookie tonight
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By GARY KICINSKI
with wire service reports
It didn't take long for somebody to put Michigan
All-American Dave Debol back into a hockey uni-
The 21-year-old Debol, who holds Michigan's all-
time scoring records in points, goals and assists,
yesterday signed a three-year contract with the
Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA. Debol practiced
with the Stingers in Cincinnati yesterday and was
scheduled to play with the club tonight against the
New England Whalers.
THE EDUCATION MAJOR from St. Clair Shores
will drop out of school for the time being.
Cincinnati acquired the rights to Debol in Decem-
ber, sending all-star center Dennis Sobchuk to the
Edmonton Oilers. New England originally drafted
him in 1976, as did the NHL's Chicago Black Hawks,
but Debol said the Black Hawks showed little in-
terest in him.
"Cincinnati came down and showed a lot of in-
terest in me," said the Notre Dame High School
graduate. "After the trade with Edmonton I
figured, 'Heck, nobody wants me.' But Cincinnati
showed a lot of interest, and I figured it would be
nice to play where they want you."
STINGERS' EXECUTIVE vice-president Bill
DeWitt Jr. praised the 5-11 center, who scored 20
goals this season. "We rated him the No. 1 college
player this year, and for the last couple of years,"
Dewitt said. "But we have three strong centers,
and it will not be easy to break into our lineup."
The Stingers are currently in sixth place, in the
eight team WHA, fighting for a playoff spot. Debol
admitted that he was quite nervous about his pro
"I planned to come to town tomorrow, but my
agent called me last night and said to get ready. I
couldn't sleep last night,''said Debol.
DEBOL, WHO JOINED the Wolverines as a
freshman walk-on, }von national acclaim last year
when he finished second in the nation in scoring with
99 points and led the Wolverines into the NCAA
finals. He was called by many going into this season
"the most exciting player in college hockey."
His career totals of 112 goals, 132 assists and 246
total points are each Michigan all-time records.
Debol was also Michigan's Rookie of the Year in
1975, made All-American in 1977 and has played on
the U.S. National Team.
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Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
MICHIGAN ALL-AMERICAN Dave Debol and sophomore Dan Lerg celebrate.
Debol's collegiate goal, which also happened to be the one that broke Kris Man-
nery's all-time goal scoring record. The next time Debol is congratulated like this
will be after.his first pro goal, as the speedy Debol was signed to a three-year con-
tract by the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA yesterday.
Vida c alt to Giants
for six unknowns,'$
by GARY KICINSKI
SOMEWHERE, SOMEHOW, for some reason, somebody decided that it
just wasn't going to be the year for Michigan hockey.
In the Beginning, Destiny teased the Wolverines, ranking them Numero
1Jno in the land and blessing them with a 9-3 record after the first few weeks.
But, while at the peak of their game, Destiny kicked the dirt out from under
the Wolverine skates, causing a landslide and sending Michigan tumbling
steadily downhill, like so many Jacks and Jills.
For the remainder of the season the Wolverines went 3-17, and even
though their play improved measurably in the last four weeks, they had lost
too much ground in the WCHA race. Even when they were playing well, the
Wolverines just couldn't get the puck in the net. It seemedlike nothing Coach
Dan Farrell would do-line changes, benchings, goalie shufflings-would
produce any different results.
And so it was without remorse that Michigan viewed its first non-playoff
season in the Farrell era, the first year without post-season competition sin-
ce 1972-73 when Al Renfrew wrapped up 16 years of coaching.
Coach Farrell can now enjoy the luxury afforded only to coaches on 9th
and 10th place teams-an early start on recruiting. Unfortunately, no matter
who Farrell comes up with, next year's icers don't promise to be much bet-
ter. Only two proven scorers return in Mark Miller and Dan Lerg, and
questions abound in both defense and goal. Next year's team will be loaded
with youth and inexperience. They may finish higher than this year's team,
but only because the current icers hardly came near to playing to their full
The 1977-78 campaign wasn't a total bomb, however. Several exciting
plays, humorous incidents and unusual occurrences took place which will
long be remembered by Michigan fans. For example:
" Dave Debol faking a shot, dropping a defenseman and then slipping a
behind-the-back pass to Doug Todd, who blasted the puck home immediately
in Michigan's 6-4 win over Michigan State early in the year.
" A pair of incredible passes from John Waymann and Dean Turner
resulting in breakaway goals for Ben Kawa and Dan Lerg in the 11-3 stom-
ping of Wisconsin.
" ANN ARBOR NEWS reporter Neil Koepke coring out of the 1Vichigan
lockerroom completely drenched after being thrown into the showers
following the last game.
" Goaltender Rick Palmer clearing the puck right into Dana Decker's
stomach, giving Decker an easy goal in the 4-3 Michigan Tech loss.
" Michigan State scoring a goal while most of the players were standing
still, thanks to a whistle in the crowd from a Spartan fan.
* John Waymann dragging along Spartan Tim McDonald on the ice,
oblivious to the fact that McDonald' skate was caught in Waymann's shirt.
* An all-out brawl that the players staged during practice one day
during the losing streak, prompting Mark Miller to joke while reading an
imaginary DAILY headline, "I can see it now-Icers practice ends in all-out
I could go on, but you get the idea. While they weren't winning the
Michigan hockey team still had an interesting season-full of a lot of downs,
but a few ups; full of a lot of disappointments, but still a'few exciting
With Michigan out of tournament contention the WCHA will be sending
defending NCAA champion Wisconsin and darkhorse Colorado College to the
NCAA tournament this year, thanks to the Badgers' second-round victories
over Michigan Tech and CC's stunning upset of first-place Denver.
Colorado College, which placed 5th in the conference with a 13-19 record,
will play CCHA champ Bowling Green in a first-round NCAA game to'see
which team joins the Badgers and the two eastern teams for the finalfour at
From Wire Service Reports
The San Francisco Giants have an
ace for their pitching staff and the Pit-
tsburgh Pirates finally have a staff.-
ON THE LAST day of baseball's in-
ter-league trading, the Giants acquired
three-time 20-game winner Vida Blue
from the Oakland A's in exchange for
six unheralded players and a repor-
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first superstar pitcher since Juan
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