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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

rhursday, September 8, 1977

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By BOB MILLER1
There 1were only a couple of
minutes remaining in last sea-
son's Ice Hockey Championship
game at the Olympia in Detroit
when Michigan's Dan Hoene
circled in close toward Wis-
consin goalie Julian Baretta
with the game tied at 5-5.
Hoene's shot went past Ba-
retta but died on the goal
line, two inches away from
going intothe net. Two Inch-
es, that is as close as the
Wolverines came to winning
the national championship.
The Badgers eventually won
6-5 in overtime, but it was still
a banner year for Michigan.
To backtrack a little; the
1976-77 season brought with a
lot of questions concerning the
ability of the team that had
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Near-miss brings optimism

just lost a host of star players
to graduation.
But the Wolverines replaced
all their "stars" with a solid
bunch of team players that
vaulted out of the starting gate
to a 9-3 conference mark, good
for a first place tie with the
Badgers and North Dakota.
Michigan was making peo-
ple forget that it was a young,
inexperienced team with its
early successes until it fell
upon hard times with seven
consecutive losses in the mid-
dle of the season.
The winless streak collapsed
the once second place team
down to sixth. But, there was
high spirits after Michigan lost
to Wisconsin, 11-8.F
The goal slump was over and
the Wolverines responded with
12 straight wins scoring an av-
erage seven goals a game.
Leading Michigan's potent
offensive was Dave Debol
with a school record 99 points,
Kip Maurer (76), Kris Man-
ery (73) and Bill Thayer
(60).
Debol's 43 goals tied Red
Brenson for the Michigan re-
cord in one season, and Debol
set another mark with 56 as-
sists.
Manery set a school record
with a career total of 111 goals
and when speaking about the
success of the 1977-78 Wolver-

ines, Farrell said, "the key is
how well we replace Manery."
Farrell can't help but smile
knowing that. four out of the
team's five top scorers will
return this year, including
sophomore Dan Lerg who
scored 24 goals his first year,
and went on a scoring binge
throughout the playoffs.
Also returning will be both
goalies, seniors Rick Palmer
and Frank Zimmerman. "We
appear to be solid in that de-
partment," Farrell said.
In fact, the only Wolverine
question mark should be the
defense, which lost two of the
best blue-liners to play at Mich-
igan, Greg Natale and Rob
Palmer.
However, sophomore Dean
Turner, a real crowd pleaser
and senior John McCahill will
be back. McCahill, the team
captain, did an admirable job
filling in for the injured Na-
tale just as the first round
of the conference playoffs
was getting underway.,
Farrell has a nucleus of a
solid team to work with, and it
will probably respond with an-
other successful season, but his
optiimism doesn't rest there.'
"With the scholarships being
limited, we did very well in re-
cruiting. There were a lot of
excellent prospects, and we
didn't get all that we wanted,
but we did very well," said Far-
rell.
Joining the team in try-
outs will be Tim Manning of
Dearborn Heights, Michigan,
a 5-11i, 185 pound defenseman.
John Olver of North Burnaby,

British Columbia, Gordie
Hampson of Edina, Minne-
sota and Jeff Mars of Duluth,
Minnesota.
Manning is a high scoring
defenseman, and Olver, 6-1,
180, finished second in scoring'
in his league with 142 points
(53-89).
Hampson, 6-3, 190, is the son
of Ted Hampson who played in
the National Hockey League.
The younger Hampson is an All-
State high school star and
plays center.
Mars, 6-0, 185, like Hampson,
plays center and was named
to the Duluth area All-City and
All-Conference teams.
Another recruit, goalie
Rudy Varvari of Dearborn
Heights, is expected to chal-
lenge Palmer and Zimmer-
man for a starting position.
Looking at the past season
Farrell said, "obviously it was
a great season. We overcame
a lot of obstacles to get as far
as we did.'
Michigan survived the long
losing streak which dropped
it into sixth place. But with the
help of other conference teams,
and a slump - ending sweep of
Denver, the Wolverines pro-
pelled up to third place where it
eventually finished the season.
Michigan's 12 straight wins
tied a single season record
and helpe' the Wolverines
make a last minute run for
second place. Notre Dame
finally clinched that spot on
the final day of the regular
season 'by tying Wisconsin.
The Irish wound .up a mere
point ahead of the charging
Wolverines.

for
Michigan's first round op-
ponent in the WCHA playoffs
was Michigan Tech, the one
team Farrell did not want to
play. But still red 'hot, the Wol-
verines dumped the Huskies
twice.
Michigan stayed home for the
semi-finals, where it had been
nearly unbeatable all year, and
played Denver.
After a close 6-4 win, the Wol-
yerines broke loose for an 11-4
whipping of the Pioneers to
take the series 17 goals to 8,
and earn a trip to Madison, Wis-
consin for the first WCHA final
series
Previously, the WCHA only
played first and second
rounds in the playoffs. To
compound matters further,
the site was set for Hprtmay-
er Arena, an old run down
2,000 seat arena, instead of
the regular home of .the Bad-
gers, the plush, 8,300 seat
Dane County Coliseum.
Wisconsin stopped Michigan
cold, 4-0 and 5-4. But the Wol-
verines still made the NCAA
playoffs, their 13th appearance
in the 30 year history of the
tournament, another record. I
The first-round playoff op-
ponent was Bowling Green;
champions of the Central Colle-

title
giate Hockey Association, (CC
HA). The game was played at
Yost and a lot of Falcon. 'sup-
porters made the trip up the
highway.
There was a lot of noise from
both the crowd and the teams
as Michigan won 7-5.
Now it was on to Detroit
and semi-final foe Boston
University, whose 12 appear-
ances in the tourney ranked
second only to Michigan.
For the fourth straight year,
the Terriers were eliminated in
the first round, this time 6-4 by
the Wolverines. Wisconsin made
it another all-WCHA final by
besting New Hampshire 4-3 in
overtime, overcoming an early
3-1 deficit.
The stage was set for Michi-
gan, who had won more NCAA
hockey titles than any other
school (7), and Wisconsin, who
was ranked number one nearly
all year.
The Badgers nursed 3-0 and
5-2 leads before the Wolverines
fought back desperately to tie
the game, 5-5, and nearly won
it on Hoene's shot ,in the wan-
ing minutes of the game.
Wisconsin's Steve Alley scor-
ed in the first half minute of
overtime to give the Badgers
the-national title.

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Michigan hockey almost reached the pinnacle last
year, falling in overtime in the final game of the NCAA
Tournament. This time around coach Dan Farrell has
virtually the same cast as t'he Wolverines will be strong
contenders for the Western Collegiate Hockey Associ-
ation and NCAA crowns.
Led by WCHA scoring champion and All-America
Dave Debol, who has been described as "the Guy
Lafleur of college hockey," Michigan is a high scoring,
fast skating, hard checking outfit that provides action
every minute of every contest. The Wolverines racked
up the most wins and the most goals in Michigan
history last season and Debol set the individual pace,

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17 Home Games

1977-78 Home Schedule

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Student Season: $21.00

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