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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page SIx THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, September 9, 1976

Thursday, September 9, 1976

Hockey: Expect to rebound

from

inconsistent

season

By JOHN NIEMEYER
Three years ago if someone
mentioned hockey to the aver-
age Wolverine sports fan, he
would probably have laughed
and said, "Oh yeah, they do
have a hockey team somewhere
at this school, don't they?"
In 1973, the hockey team was
coming off a miserable season
with only five wins, existing as
a nonentity in the myriad of
Michigan sports excellence. But
they had a new coach, Dan
Farrell, former assistant at
hockey power Michigan Tech,

I bringing with-him a tradition of from the Big Ten as we

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winning., teams farther to the west. N
In his first year Farrell igan State and Michigan'
lead the dekers to their first provide two great in-stater
winning season in years and ries as well as providing
after three years has compiled of the stiffest competitio
a 68-54-2 record, as the team the country.
has gained more prominence Also from the Big Ten
with each successive season Minnesota and Wisconsin. 1
in the Michigan sports heir- Dame is another of the Mid
archy. ern list rounded out by M
The Wolverines compete in sota at Duluth. From theI
the tough Western College Hock- are Colorado College, De
ey Association, one of two out- and North Dakota.
standing conferences in the In last year's race MI
country. gan Tech and Michigan S
The WCHA includes teams finished one-two in thec

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11 as ference, followed by Minne- graduation and will be hard put " > .. .4 ... . . . . . . . .- -.+.KM. ...
Mich- sota and then Michigan in to replace him.
Tech fourth, a somewhat disap- Juniors Frank Zimmerman
rivalI pointing result. and Rick Palmer will be fight-
some Billed in preseason as one of ing for the starting nod. Two
n in the strongest contenders for the years ago Zimmerman filled in
conference crown and possibly for an injured Moore and played 1
are national honors, the team play- well. Both got a lot of game
Notre ed inconsistently on the way to time last year and Farrell feels
Iwest- a 22-20 record. they are pretty equally ° . .. .. .. .......
inne- They showed sparks of bril matched
West liance at times, winning the h4
Defensively, Michigan hasf > ' , ,:, t= , ° ,
nver, Great Lakes Invitational in De- fu.ern i n e term n ands
troit, finishing ahead of even should be strong. Senior Greg
ichi- tual conference champion Michi- Natal ethe ensiveGreg
tate gan Tech. They hosted the U.S. wll the ensre
con- Olympic team and the Czecho- con ers tNatae "one fte
slovakian championship team nations premiere defense-
and battled both closely, win- men", ;<
ning one from the Olympic team{S
and losing a close one to the Rod Palmer is another super
Czechs. Ydfede,%hug,~ndalng¢
After the Czech contest, the with Natale should provide the $
Czech coach went as far as say- tough defense Dan Farrell likes~ £EY
's ing that the United States should to stress. Joining these two will Y 5z.
be represented by the Universi- be two more excellent prospects,:
hL tv of Michigan in Innsbruck. junior John McCahill and sopho-
le In the end, however, they more John Waymann.
dl couldn'tquite muster the The 76-77 schedule will be an-
consistency to reach the top other tough one for the Wolver- .....
rt and finished the season by ines. They will play 16 weekends -- k
losing to the Huskies of of WCHA hockey which includes
e Houghton in the second round a couple of difficult long road
k. of the playoffs. stands. They will also return to
20 This year offers even brighter Cobo Hall over the winter break
il promises and coach Farrell to compete in the Great Lakes
at feels, "We have as good a Invitational Tournament, and Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
chance as anyone of coming will play one other non-confer-M ney p s sto T ye
out on top." ence contest in Troy,New York. Manery passes to Thayer
"Of course we have some
-1 holes to fill but we also have
te some great personnel coming ,FUTURE BRIGHT
back." -
t- On offense the Wolverines do
h indeed have some great people
coming back, most notably sen-
ior forward and captain Kris
ty I anery. M aner was the team's
ul leading scorer and is consid-
d- ered one of the premiere for-I By RICK BONINO grown underclassmen last the graduation of former great be pushed by Bob Taylor, ur
wards in the country. Take solace, lonely and be- season. Jerry Hubbard and responded defeated at Pekin, Ill.
Joining Manery will be anoth-, wildered Big U freshpersons. Outstanding freshmen Mark with some impressive showings King; who compiled a medi-
er senior, Pat Hughes, who had Michigan wrestling coach Bill Churella and Amos Goodlow of strength on the mat and a ocre record while wrestling
n some injury problems last year Johannesen is glad to see you. meshed with junior captain second-place Big Ten finish. over minor injuries last year,
but should be in great form ,t Mark Johnson to get the Wol- The flashy, unorthodox Good- should be more seriously threat-
this season. getting verines off to a fast dual meet low amused fans and bemused ened by Steve Fraser, a state
Ben Kawa is another stand- of your ludicrous tuition fees. start. Despite nagging holes at foes on his way to Michigan's champion at 185 for Hazel
out forward who the Wolver- And he's not planning to rip the lightest and heaviest lone individual conference Park.
ines can count on every week. you off with exorbitant admis- weights, the Kiddy Korps fared championship. Michigan remains deep and
As well as being an excellent sion charges (currently a bar- fairly well - until encountering The current freshmen re- talented between the ex-
forward, Kawa plays well as gain at a mere fifty cents). the national champion Iowa main untested but seem well- tremes. Returning captain
a defenseman and Coach Far- But somewhere amidst your Hawkeyes. suited to fit the Wolverine Johnson combines with Chur-
rell may count on him to do myriad of fresh faces walk A 33-0 shellacking, Michigan's team needs. If they can come ella and Goodlow to give
S ome work there, too i some young men whom Jo- first shutout in forty years, through, those glaring weak- Michigan the type of de-
At the center spot, Dave Debol hannesen has been eagerly seemed to take some wind out nesses at the top and bottom vastating trio that can rack
will be on the ice for the Blue, expecting, young men whom of the Wolverine sails, They of the lineup may soon dis- up the big tournament points.
followed close behind by Dan he hopes can provide the went on to lose the remainder appear. Things look more crowded
tCormier and Kip Maurer. Alls n missing pieces in the human of their Big Ten schedule, in- I Warren Mott's Dave Cartier, in both the 134-142 and 18-7
Sthreehad soid eas in jigsaw puzzle which has oc- luding contests with Wiscon-
I ad soud povde hedekrscupied his attention these past sin, Michigan and Michigan3
with a solid middle. D few years. State, en route to a 6-4 confer- .
The biggest hole for Dan Far-'
rell to fill could possibly be at Since assuming coaching ence mark (16-6 overall.)
'U the goalie position. Farrell lost duties two seasons ago, "Billy All but Moo U, finished ahead W'ih h fu h
All-American Robbie Moore to Jo" has methodically attempt- of Michigan in the Big TenU-
ed to build a team worthy of tourney as it repeated a fourth
carrying on in the long, presti- place conference finish. The
gious Michigan wrestling tradi- somewhat stronger Wolverines turing and promsn oungsers
tion then utilized a second - place
Rick Bay, protege and suc- showing from Johnson and sol-
cessor of the legendary Cliff id efforts from Churella (third) on the way, the matmen should re-
Keen, resigned in 1974 after and Goodlow to take eighth
guiding his Wolverines to with- place in the national tourna-
in one tournament win of an a- ment. Ward Jo0hannesen Lih'i finest
G SPEEDO tional title. Unfortunately for With the young stars fur- Wwit as
Johannesen, much of that up- ther maturing and anotherI
p e r c 1 a s s m a n-dominat- crop of promising youngsters
ed squad's talent also depart- on the way, the steadily im-- owing ye.
e-d proving Blue matmen should
Johannesen and assistant Cal reward Johannesen with his F >- ---+..
Jenkins, both outstandingBlue finest showing yet in the sea-
grapplers under Keen, then son ahead.
wtchaemos" fptheiemin If recent recruiting proves unbeaten as a Class A 119- areas. Junior Rich Lubell,
and injury. Their first edition as productive as last year's, pounder last year, should givehampered by injuries last sea-
r (1974-75) rode stalwart Jim the glory days may well re- light but scrappy junior Todd son after a promising frosh de-
Brown's superb performances turn. Churella and Goodlow Schneider a battle for the start- but, stands as' the incumbent
to what success they enjoyed, teamed to form the most pro- ing berth at 118. at 134. Flint Beecher's Paul
finishing fourth in the Big Ten lific freshman duo this side of Up top, both heavyweight fibbs and Lou Joseph from
and twelfth nationally. baseball's Jim Rice and Fred Mitch Marsicano and 190-pound- Middlesburgh Heights, Ohio
The immediate post-Brown Lynn. er Harold King may face some could also fit i here some-
. recruiting years had provided Churella, a former Farming-I competition from recruits. Mar-whrinterdbtsan.
little in terms of talent, so ton High star coveted by coach- sicano, third in the Big Ten Junior Brad Holman (158)
Johannesen was forced to re- es from coast to coast, stepped two years ago but injured and and senior Ed Neiswender
ly largely on his own home- into a weight slot dormant since redshirted last season, could (167) took third and fourth at
their respective weights in the
Big Ten. However, junior Karl
Briggs has reportedly tired of
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