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The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 2, 1977-Poge,14

Icers set for

key series

The highly explosive Wisconsin
Badgers are in Ann Arbor this weekend
to play a two game set against "the
Wolverines in what could be the biggest
hockey series of the year.
The.Badgers are the defending NCAA
hockey champions, and it was Michigan
they beat last March to claim that
WISCONSIN WON that championship
game, 6-5 in overtime, taking the
season series between the two teams,
six games to one. However, five of those
seven games were decided by only one
goal, including Michigan's lone win, a 7-
6 overtime victory in Madison.

That was last year but it seems as if
this year's Badger hockey squad might
be just as successful.
"This is a big series, naturally,
coming off last spring's NCAA cham-
pionship game," explained Wolverine
coach Dan Farrell, "I think the team
that beats Wisconsin will win the WCIA
"THE BADGERS are a finesse team
and they move the puck well," Farrell
continued. "They have a great power
play and their record defensively is
superb, the best in the conference.'
Onemajor reason Wisconsin's defen-
se is so great is the play of junior goalie
Julian Baretta, who Farrell claims is

Donahue ranks with

the best goaltender in the league.
Farrell points to Baretta's statistics
to back that statement up: a 7-2-1
record with a 2.94 goals against
average. To put that in perspective,
-most coaches contend they can win
consistently with a goalie that sports a
goals against average of 4 or less.
Offensively, Wisconsin has the
league's leading scorer with 23 points,
in center Mark Johnson, coach Bob
Johnson's son, and center Mike Eaves,
who is tied for the fifth spot, with 18
The Badgers lost the services of their
fine centerman, Mike Meeker, to the
Canadian Junior League earlier this
MEEKER, WHO scored 26 goals and
added 27 assists last year, felt he would
have a better chance to make the NHL
by playing in Canada for the next
couple of years.
"Meeker's leaving hasn't hurt
Wisconsin any," Farrell noted. "The
Badgers haven't lost since he left."
Wisconsin comes to Yost in second
place-in the WCHA, fashioning an 8-2
record after the first five weeks of con-
ference play. The Wolverines are 7-3
and in third place. Both teams find
themselves trailing conference leader
Denver, who stand 9-1 thus far.
"DENVER HASN'T played any of the
good conference teams yet," explained
Farrell. "I think that in the end, either
us or Wisconsin will be on top.

"This should be a challenging
weekend-with the home ice and
remembering last year, we hope to do
The Wolverines enter the weekend
healthy. Last week against Colorado
College, center Dan Lerg left midway
through the first period of"Saturday's
game with a leg injury, but Farrell says
it isn't serious.
"DAN SKATED in practice without
pads and looked good this week. But
I'm still not sure if we'll play him or
not," commented Farrell.
Farrell plans to use Frank Zimmer-
man in goal tonight but is undecided
about Saturday.
As for the offense, Farrell thinks
things are finally falling together.
"I think we've finally determined
who our top nine forwards are," he
THE LINES SHAPE up like this: Ben
Kawa, Dave Debol, and Doug Todd on
the first line; Bill Thayer, Kip Maurer,
and Dan Hoene on the second; Lerg,
Mark Miller, and Mike Coffman on the
"I know these guys can score and
hopefully they will play well at the
other end of the rink,"said Farrell.
"Our defensemen are playing well
too," continued Farrell. "We're getting
some fine performances from our
people back there on the blue line.,
"Like I said, this should be a
challenging weekend."

Michigan's senior offensive guard
Mark Donahue was selected yester-
day on UPI's all-American team.
Defensive end John Anderson was
named to the second team.
Donahue last week was chosen on
Associated Press's all-America
team. Michigan State center Al Pitts
and fellow Spartan Larry Bethea, a
defensive end, received honorable
The .UPI all-Anerican offensive
backfield included Stanford quarter-
back Guy Benjamin, leading Heis-
man trophy candidate Earl Campbell
of Texas, Terry Miller of Oklahoma
State and Charles Alexander of LSU.
First Team
Tight end - Ken MacAfee, Notre Dame, Sr. Wide
Receivers - Wes Chandler, Florida, Sr. Tackles -
Chris Ward, Ohio St., Sr., Dan Irons, Texas Tech, Sr.


Leotis Martin, Arkansas, Sr. Center - Tom Brzoza,
Pitt, Sr. Quarterback - Guy Benjamin, Stanford, Sr.
Running backs - Earl Campbell, Texas, Sr., Terry
Miller, Oklahoma State, Sr., Charles Alexander,
LSU, Jr. Kicker-SteveLittle, Arkansas, Sr.
Ends - Ross Browner, Notre Dame, Sr., Art Still,
Kentucky, Soph, Tackles - Randy Holoway, Pitt,
Sr., Brad Shearer, Texas, Sr. Middle guard - Reggie
Kinlaw, Oklahoma, Jr. Linebackers - Jerry Robin-
son, UCLA, Jr., Tom Cousineau, Ohio State, Jr.,
Gary Spani, Kansas State, Sr. Backs - Luther
Bradley. Notre Dame, Sr., Dennis Thurman, USC,
Sr., Zac Henderson, Oklahoma, Sr. - UPI

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
THE HIGH SCORING MICHIGAN forwards will have to contend with the
WCHA's top goalie this'weekend. Kip Maurer, being pushed out of the crease dur-
ing the NCAA finals last year, found out that Wisconsin's goalie Julian Baretta
is a tough nut to crack. Both the Wolverines and the Badgers have their eyeg'oir
the NCAA crown again this year and, each will be trying to knock the other out.
Each team has a potent offense 'and are one-two in the league goal scoring depart-
ment. Michigan averages 6.1 goals per game to Wisconsin's 5.7. A high scoring
shoot-out may be on tap despite Baretta at Yost, tonight and Saturday night at 7:30.


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Mel Practyiss
Prio-med Student

Gabe Paul
NEW YORK - Gabe Paul, a
veteran baseball executive wgo
helped rebuild the New York Yan-
kees into world champions, resigned
yesterday as president of the Ameri-
can League club.
It is expected that the 68-year-old
Paul ultimately will become head of
the Cleveland Indians, the organiza-
tion he left in January, 1973 to
become president and part owner of
the Yankees.
Cedric Tallis, who has been the
Yankees' vice president, will assume
Paul's duties with the titles of vice
president and general manager.
Paul was instrumental in acquiring
centerfielder Mickey Rivers from
California, second baseman Willie
Randolph from Pittsburgh, shortstop
Bucky Dent from the Chicago White
Sox and first baseman Chris Cham-
bliss from Cleveland, as well as in the
signings of free agents Reggie Jack-
son, Don Gullett and Rich Gossage.
Titans top
TOLEDO - The Detroit Titans
gave their new head coach Dayid
Gaines a victorious debut last night
turning back an inspired Toledo
quintet, 76-64, at Toledo's sold out
Centennial Hall.
Detroit's flamboyant f o r m e r
coach, Dick Vitale, attended the
affair, making his debut as a TV
color commentator. Across the floor
sat Gaines, who coolly guided the
Titans'after taking over three days
On the court, sophomore guard
Terry Duerod connected on a phe-
nomenal 12 of 14 shots, including 10
straight, to pace the Titan attack.
Terry Tyler and Kevin Kaseta
chipped in with 13 points apiece.
"I feel.relieved now. I haven't been
getting much sleep," admitted Titan
coach Gaines. "This one's for Dick.
We gave him the game ball."

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Dayton 90, Biscayne 59
Maryland 89, Penn St. 80
Holy Cross 93, Dartmouth 79
Detroit 76, Toledo 64
Iowa 91, Mankato St. 70
Houston 105, Cleveland 92
Boston 4, Minnesota 2

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