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Sunday, March 27, 1977

~oge Eight THE MICHiGAN DAILY Sunday, March 27, 1977

Gallant icers squelched in OT

Badgers counter three-goal
Wolverine comeback, 6-5

(Continued from Page 1) waived it off, saying the puck
It was deflected from a skate or never went over the goal line. A
a stick," Farrell said. goal is allowed only if the en--
Wisconsin added to its lead on tire puck is over the line.
a drive by Mark Johnson, the THE THIRD period made the
coach's son, and added another THE THIRD
tally from close in to power the i entire season.
Badgers to a 3-0 advantage. Wisconsin bolted out of the
Michigan came back one min- locker room with determination
ute later, Kip Maurer tipping tuesky Michigan away and
Kris Manery's pass under the even scored the first goal of
leg of Baretta. the stanza to go up 5-2.
Despite Dean Turner iterally
DAVE DEBOL struck early in hanging onto Les Grauer, be
the second, period to pull the Badger shuffled a pass from bse-
hle cnd e rd to ithinonetwhehind the net to Mark Johnson
Wolverines to within one when who tucked it behind Palmer.
he rifled a shot to the right of Michigan then threw the Bad-
Baretta. Debol was later named ger's momentum into reverse
to the all-tournament team. Rob and dominated the remainder of
Palmer received an assist to the period.
break Tom Lindskog's record of The Wolverines miraculous
97 points for a defenseman in a comeback started 26 seconds
career. after Wisconsi's fifth goal.
Less than a minute later Mikea
Meeker shocked Michigan with MARK MILLER, who worked
a goal to restore the Badgers' as hard as anyone throughout
two-goal lead. the game, finally put the puck
A controversy occurred near past Baretta on a slapshot that
the end of the period whel the the goalie plainly missed.
Wolverines thought they scored Debol scored his second goal
a power-play goal. The referee of the game, his 43rd of the sea-
Oh . . . so close

son, to tie a single season rec-
ord, taking a pass from Bill
Thayer at 2:14. Debol was
parked to the left of Baretta
when he banged it home. De-
bol finished the season with an
incredible 99 points.
Michigan tied the game at 5
on a sudden burst of" offense,
culminating with John Way-
mann's slapshot that - Baretta
found too tough to handle at
The Olympia went wild, cra-
zier than it's been in many a
season. The band blared out the
Victors, the fans yelled their
lungs out, the team poured out
onto the ice, the press box was
buzzing and there was hope yet
for the upstart Wolverines.
But on this night it was not to
be, although the future looks
sums up everything by saying,
good for Michigan as Farrell
"'We got a taste of it this year,
and we'll be heard from next
year. "

Second place ..
. ..ain't all that bad
"WE'RE NOT HANGING OUR HEADS," Michigan hockey
coachDan Farrell said. "We weren't even supposed to
be here."
And there is absolutely no reason why the Wolverines
should feel bad about last night's performance. They came
back from a three-goal deficit against the nation's number
one team.
"They played extremely well tonight. They're a very
good hockey team. You saw the explosiveness of Michi-
gan," Wisconsin hockey coach Bob Johnson said.
The local icers scored three goals in the third period. The
first was twenty-six seconds after the Badgers went up 5-2.
"The game of hockey is momentum. If they hadn't scored
that third goal so fast we would have won it in regulation,"
Johnson said.
The resiliency of the Michigan team has been the story
all year, the Wolverines came back from a seven-game losing
streak and mounted a twelve-game winning streak.
The team that ended that winning streak was Wiscon-
sin in the WCHA playoffs. But Michigan came right back
against Bowling Green and beat them to enter the NCAA's.
The Wolverines had their chances to win in the third period,
last night, but lady luck wasn't with them.
Dan Hoene,-with an extreme amount of hustle, brought the
puck into the crease, as far as it could go without lighting
the red light, but he couldn't reach the puck to push it in,
and no other Wolverine could either.
Finally, after what seemed like years to everyone in Olympia,
the puck was cleared out of the crease and with it went Michi-
gan's last serious bid to put number six on the scoreboard.
The NCAA title was inches away.
"That was the ballgame right there," Farrell said.
Michigan wanted to win.in regulation time, while Wis-
consin wanted to play in overtime.
"I was so happy the game ended in a tie," Johnson said.
He explained that it would be to the Badgers advantage to
get the ice resurfaced, because it would speed things up.
"We have the ability to win overtime games. We lost the

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
WOLVERINE ALL-STAR Dave Debol stands ready to strike as Wisconsin goalie Julian Ba-
retta falls on the puck in last night's NCAA Championship final at Olympia Stadium.


First Period
Scoring: 1. (W) Alley (Norwich,
Eaves) 2:29; 2. (W) Herbsp (Nor-
wich, Lungeen) 9:27; 3. (W) Markl
Johnson (Eaves, Alley) 15:12; 4. (M)
Maurer (Manery, Rob Palmer) 16:13.
Penalties: (M) Manery (hooking)
1:12; (W) Herbst (hooking) 5:48;
(M) Hoene (tripping) 15:01; (W)
Murray Johnson (elbowing) 15:21;
(M) Waymann (high stick), (W)
Norwich (high stick) 19:27.
2nd Period
Scoring: 5. (M), Debol (Maurer,
Palmer) 1:33; 6. (W) Meeker (Mark
Johnson, B. Suter) 2:25.
Penalties: (W) Alley (hooking)
:30; (W) Herbst (tripping) 2:54; (M)
Turner (interference) 8:44; (W) B.
Suter (elbowing) 14:44; (W) NorwichI
(interference) 17:13.

3rd Period
Scoring: 7. (W) Mark Johnson
(Graver, Meeker) 1:10; 8. (M) Mil-
ler (Debol, Todd) 1:36; (M) Debol
(Thayer) 2:14; 10. (M) Waymann
(Maurer) 14:22.
Penalties: (M) Hoene (high stick-
ing) 1:55; (W) Norwich (high stick-
ing) 1:55; (M) McCahill (elbowing)
5:03; (W) Taft (tripping) 8:41.
Scoring: (W) Alley (Eaves, Ulseth)
No penalties.

Fans shake




Saves by Periods
Palmer (M) .. 8 9 7
Baretta (W) . 10 12 12
Scoring by Periods
MICHIGAN .... 1 1 3
Wisconsin. 3 1 1

0 -24

I ~pI't ~(th e a/q
Glen Lake surprises in 'D'
The Class D championship tilt consisted of total madness .. .
March Madness, that is.
Senior forward Geof Kotila sank both ends of a one-and-one
situation with one second remaining in the game, enabling Maple
City-Glen Lake to down top-ranked Detroit East Catholic, 70-68.
Most of the 13,609 spectators became wild Laker fans as the
state tournament's Cinderella team beat the odds and the much
taller East Catholic quintet as well.
Very seldom could there be found a wider contrast be-
tween teams than Glen Lake and East Catholic. It was the
inner city against the farmers, the schoolyard stars against
the disciplined students, the big fellas against the little kids.
The Lakers took control of the game's tempo right from the
start, building a 21-17 first quarter lead thanks to exceptional
shooting by Kotila and forward Rick Baillergeon. Time and time
again, the two fired home twenty footers or longer - in contrast
to East Catholic's leading scorers Terry Tripplett and Ted An-
derson, who tallied mostly on tip-ins over the stretching, but
shorter Laker defenders.
"The kids were great," stated a wet but exuberant coach
Don Miller. "We really didn't think we could let East Catholic
out-rebound us as bad as they did (52-38), and still win the game.
It's a tribute to our kids that we couldstill win."
Glen Lake eventually wvent to the locker room at half-
time with a commanding 43-35 cushion, but it didn't last very
East Catholic, who only shot 31 per cent in the first half,
started showing signs of its greatness early in the third quarter.
With Glen Lake unable to buy a basket, the Chargers tied the
game with an Anderson tip-in at 45-45.
The lead seesawed back and forth until Kotila"s late heroics.
Kotila was high man for the game with 27 points while team-
mate Baillergeon had 16. Anderson collected 22 to pace East
Catholic while Tripplett added 20.
St. Mar/ys triumphs in 'C'
Redford St. Mary employed superior defense and an oppor-
tunistic offense to defeat Saginaw Sts. Peter and Paul 61-47, to
claim the Class C state basketball title.
The Rustics led from the start, leading by as much as 11
before the-Crusaders narrowed the margin to one, 30-29, at the
The Rustics' defensive pressure, however, put the game safe-
ly away with numerous steals setting up easy baskets.
Perhaps the highlight of the sometimes sloppy game was
when Rustic forward Tony Taylor was ejected from the game
for fighting, late in the first quarter.
Steaming after a charging foul was called, Taylor first went
after Saginaw's Bill Ryan. When a teammate tried to restrain
him, Taylor handed him a knuckle sandwich ., . . drawing the
ejection and catcalls from the crowd.
"We came out real strong and took control of the game in
the first quarter," stated winning coach Pat Mulcahy. "We slowed
down some in the second quarter, but were able to take control
again in the second half."
The championship was the first in the school's history.
Stickmen blast Boilermakers
WEST LAFAYETTE - The Michigan lacrosse club stormed
back from an early two-goal deficit enroute to a 15-5 decision
over the Purdue Boilermakers here yesterday.
fnmwn 2i ilv in the first half teve RielI led the Blue

Special To The Daily
DETROIT - Olympia was alive last
night. 114,437 fans packed the stadium
and at times you'd have thought Olympia
was in Madison not Detroit.
Besides more goals, Wisconsin had more
of everything.
Ten times as many signs.
Three times as many band members.
IT SEEMED LIKE they had twice as
many fans. Five to eight thousand people
made',the trip from Badger country and
Badger red was everywhere.
Where were the Michigan fans?
They were there. Maybe in equal num-
ber. But Wisconsin fans seemed amazed
at the meager turnout of Blue supporters.
"'Seeing as how it takes them (Michi-
gan fans) such a short time to get here,
I'm surprised they don't have more peo-
ple," said one Badger booster.
TWO GIRLS FROM Michigan State said,
"We were gonna root for Wisconsin be-
cause Michigan is our rival, but there
were so many Wisconsin fans, we just
had to switch."

Regardless of their numbers, the two
schools brought life to a stadium that has
been missing it for a long time.
One concessionaire said, "They're pro-
viding more noise than Olympia has heard
in a long time."
Both coaches felt that the enthusiasm
displayed by the crowd added a lot to the
"THE ENTHUSIASM for the two schools
-gosh, it was exciting," commented Mich-
igan coach Dar Farrell.
"The crowd helped an awful lot. You
skate when they are yelling, even when
you are tired," said Wisconsin coach Bob
The Wisconsin crowd was the more vo-
cal, and they really know how to bait a
As Michigan fell behind 5-2, chants of
"Sieve! Sieve. Sieve!" could be heard,
all directed at Blue goalie Rick Palmer.
Those chants would be followed by a low,
eerie "Palmer, Palmer" emanating from
the loyal Badgerites.
TO POINT OUT just the sheer size of

their number, the Wisconsin band shouted first game of the season in overtime (to Michigan), and we
out, "Our band is soooo big and your band never lost an overtime again," Johnson said.
is soooo small." "We were lucky. When it goes into overtime - just be
It was obvious that the Wisconsin fans lucky," Johnson added.
were seasoned vets in their profession. Incidentally, this was the first overtime title clash since
They were very effective. A Wisconsonite 1954 when Rensselear beat Minnesota, 5-4.
summed it up: "You people have your Although the Wolverines lost, the boost this game gave
football and basketball, but hockey is our to their program was invaluable. National exposure makes
big sport." recruiting a lot easier. NBC's Grandstand will show the game's
But no matter which side they were on, highlights tomorrew.
the fans were treated to a fine hockey "This game was just unbelievable for our program," Farrell
"The. Wings could take lessons from Smilingly he added, "I feel a little like Vitale (Detroit
"thehepled gs),thdyaketessrific,"ex-Ibasketball coach Dick)." The benefits UD received in the
them (the players), they are terrific,"' ex-
claimed one of the vendors. Michigan-Detroit basketball game equals what the Michigan
icers gained last night.
Andt, reso th iers-i-s mu'-or erogamwa


MANY PEOPLE commented on the qua-
lity of play. Shouts of "incredible," "what
a show," were abundant.
Coach Farrell said, "People in the De-
troit area that missed this one - this is!
what hockey is all about."
Michigan gave Wisconsin all it could
handle and the fans from both schools ad-
mitted, that it could have gone either way.
One Michigan fan lamented, "They played
a helluva game, they'll be back."
"Now maybe we can get the people in
Ann Arbor out," said Farrell.

And the reason the icers did so much for the program was
that they didn't give up. They played as a team.
"This team had a lot of character," Farrell said. "As the
team goes, you couldn't ask for better character."
Why didn't they win? Wisconsin just had too much talent.
"We played right to our game plan - our checking and our
power play. We did everything we wanted to . . . but it wasn't
enough," Farrell said.
Maybe not enough to win, but enough to give 14,437 fans
a hockey game that they will always remember.
"Did they get their money's worth?" Farrell asked smil-
Ask anyone who watched'the game.

RU clips Wildcats
in consolation, 6m5
By BOB MILLER BU began its comeback ear-
special To The Daily ly in the third period. Down
DETROIT - Boston Univer- 5-2, Dave Silk scored at 1:17
sity's Rick Meagher scored his then Meagher and Silk popped
third goal of the game with only in power play goals at 6:31t
49 seconds remaining to lead the and 8:31 respectively to tie the
Terriers to a wild 6-5 come from game.
behind victory and win the con- For the second game in a row
solation game of the NCAA the Wildcats stormed out of the
hockey tournament. locker room, playing wide open
The University of New Hamp- hockey.
shire (UNH) took a stunning 5-1 And like yesterday, UNH had
advantage at the end of the first a productiveefirst period. Five!
period, but just like they did times the red ligh't went on be-
yesterday against Wisconsin, the hind BU goalie Brian Durocher!
Wildcats failed to get another (nephew of baseball's Leo) with-j
goal in the remaining 40 minutes in the first ten minutes of' the1
of play. game.




This smiling face belongs to
EarvinJohnson, a high-quality
Michigan prep basketball
player. Why does Earvin look
so happy? Turn to page seven
to read the answer to this per-
plexing mystery.

Divine Child takes.'B'
By CUB SCHWARTZ to a zone defense nearly all aft- Dick Blazo sunk a free throw
"Even Divine Children have ernoon to counter the Falcons' with just ten seconds remaining
" at superior height, refused to come to end the scoring and give the
to gt bate somtim, ;out- on Divine Child's four cor- "Falcons the title.
least that's what the Grandville ner stall, and Jim Shultz'steam "I thought wedid everything
poster claimed. wasted the clock all the way we could do except win," said a
But Divine Child did not lose down to 3:39. dejected Bill Gibson, Grand-
yesterday, as the Falcons from At that point a rather bizarre ville's mentor.
Dearborn claimed the Class B incident brought both teams' fol-
e lowers to their' feet and in- "THE DELAY game is not
State Championship by defeating creased the already pumping easy to do, and they did it very
Grandville, 49-45. adrenalin. well," Gibson continued. "If I
The Bulldogs led at the end of Grandville's Scott Kowalczyk was ahead and the other team
the first two periods and were intentionally fouled D i v i n e was playing a zone, I would
only down by three at the end Child's Al McDonald, some havedone the same thing."
of the third period - but that's words were exchanged and Ko- Schultz, although elated with
when time ran out for the un- walczyk punched McDonald. Mc the win, credited it to fate.
defeated team. Donald tried to push Kowalczyk "Luck - that's basketball -
away just as the referee turned we were just lucky. We got the
GRANDVILLE, which stuck around and was consequently right shot at the right time and
- charged with a technical foul. were in the right place at the
The resulting jump ball was right time," Schultz said.
controlled by Divine Child which Wing was the leading scorer
again stalled away the time for the Falcons with twelve
Two turnovers and a couple of points, but more importantly
buckets by Kowalczyk and Ran- was credited with shutting 'wn
dy Palmiter. however, pulled Grandville's.All-Stater Vince
the Bulldogs back to within one Vogg.
with 2:33 left. Vogg, a 71 per cent shooter
2 from the field, could only muster
THE FALCONS came right; eight points, with only two of
back when senior Dick Lang them in the second half. Two of
drove through an open lane and Vogg's points came on a half
lay the ball in, bringing the court shot at the end of the first
score to 48-45. quarter.
Grandville then committed a Palmitier paced the Bulldogs
crucial turnover which allowed with 17 points and also pulled
Divine Child to stall away the down a game high eight re-
rest of the game bounds.
- t SC R.EB"A. D

North Carolina 84,j
Nevada-Las Vegas 83
Marquette 51,
North Carolina-Charlotte 49
Lansing Everett 62,
Brother Rice 56 (Class A)

Montreal 4, Detroit 0
N.Y. Islanders 5, St. Louis 2
Philadelphia 9, Vancouver 3
Boston 7, Toronto 5
Chicago 7, Minnesota 2


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