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Page Eight


Wednesday, January 7, 1976

ekers fall


Freshman winger Mark Miller (top right) watches his shot
slip past Michigan Tech goalie John Rockwell in first period
action from Michigan's 6-5 victory in the championship game
of the Great Lakes Invitational. Dave DeBol makes sure that

AP Photo
Tech's Jeff Wilcox (5) is out of the play. The win brought
Michigan's win streak to five, but it was ended by Colorado
College last weekend, as the icers absorbed their first double
defeat of the season.

The holiday break was one
of mixed blessings for the
Michigan hockey team. The
Wolverines started out on the1
right foot, sweeping the inept
Badgers of Wisconsin, and con-
tinued their sterling play by
beating Pennsylvania in the
opening round of the Great
Lakes Invitational..
Then came the brightest mo-
ment of the season for the Wol-
verine skaters, as they drop-
ped highly favored Michigan
Tech for the championship in
the prestigious tournament.
Wisconsin was no match for
Michigan on December 12th and
13th as the Maize and Blue
stifled the last place Badgers
by 8-4 and 8-3 margins. The op-
posing goalies provided the on-
ly real excitement of the ser-
MICHIGAN'S Robbie Moore
was slapped with a 10 minutes
misconduct for using a curved
stick at the end of the first
period on Friday night.
Wisconsin goalie Mike Dib-
ble stole the show, however,
when he skated off the ice early
in the second period and refus-
ed to come back after allowing
five goals and making but two
Rick Palmer filled in admir-
ably for Moore that night, stop-
ping 16 shots and allowing only
two goals. Moore returned Sat-
arday night and played well,
stopping 27 shots in the Wol-
verine's 8-3 win.
Michigan's much maligned
power play was never better
than it was this weekend as
Michigan scored six power
plav goals. Kip Maurer led the
M chigan scoring parade with
7 points (2 goals, 5 assists),
followed by Kris Manerv with
6 ,oirts (4 and 2) and Dave De-
Brl wth 5 noints (2 and 3).
THE GREAT Lakes Invita-
tiohl, . held at Detroit's Olvm-
nia December 29-30, supposedly
ws to be a bgttle between the
1 -st and West. Boston Univer-
sity, ranked second nationally
-t the time of the tournament,
was there as was a resnected
T)'nsvlvania team. Michigan
Toch hosted the tournament.
B"t as has been the custom
of the tournament in recent
yvars, the championship game
w-s a battle of the West.
Michigan nipped a hustling, ag-
gressive Penn 7-6 to get intd
the finals, while Tech was
awesome in routing an outman-
ned Boston team 6-2.
THE QUAKERS gave Michi-

gan quite a fight, bouncingI
back from a 2-1 deficit at the
end of the first period to take a:
4-2 lead midway through the1
second period. Pat Hughes and
Dave DeBol tallied in the open-;
ing stanza and each one scoreda
later in the second period to tie
up the game.
DeBol put Michigan on top to
stay with a hat trick goal early
in the final period and team-1
mates Doug Lindskog and Kris
Manery matched the two Penn
goals to give Michigan a nar-
row 7-6 win.I
was a thriller from the begin-
ning. Both teams came out hit-
ting and a record 12,827 fans,
mostly Tech supporters, roared
their approval. The Huskies
scored first when forward Lou
Drazenovich tipped in a re-
bound that skittered of Rob-
bie Moore's leg into the net.
Michigan quickly countered
with Bill Thayer scoring from
the left side of the net on an ex-
cellent wrist shot. All-American
Mike Zuke of Michigan Tech
put the Huskies back on top,
2-1, at 14:55 of the period with a
power play goal but Michigan's
Mark Miller, countered with a
rebound at the end of the per-
The second period was all
Michigan as they outscored
Tech, 3-1, to grab a 5-3 lead.
Stars of the period were Michi-
gan's Dan Cormier and Gary
Morrison. Cormier undressed
Tech goalie John Rockwell
with the oldest play in the book
when he took the puck around
the net and shoved it inside the

the board. It's tough to come "truly one of the finest amateur
back when you're down by that hockey teams in the world,"
much." and assures hockey fans that
SATURDAY night the dekers "those who really appreciate
ran into one tough goalie in the finer aspects of the game
CC's Eddie Mio. The host Tig- will never see a better hockey
ers got three relatively "easy" team."
goals enroute to their 4-1 vic- The Czechs are artists on the
tory. ice and believe that passing
"We just couldn't get those is the name of the game. Con-
goals back," moaned Farrell. trolling the puck is their trade-
"We dominated all night . . . mark and they do it as well as
carried the play. Mio was just anyone in the world.
-i Some must be
The victory

WITH THE Great Lakes
championship trophy tuckedi
safely away, the icers headed;
west to battle the Tigers of
Colorado College in an import-
ant WCHA encounter. They ran
into a red hot team and were
swept for the first time in the
They opened the New Year
with a resounding thud as the
host Tigers dumped them twice
8-3 and 4-1 to drop the Wolver-
ines into 5th place in the league
with an 8-6 ledger, one slim
point ahead of Notre Dame.
Last Friday night, the Wol-
verines were outplayed by Colo-
rado College. As Farrell put it,
"we played very poorly. We
were down 5-0 before we got onI

fantastic in the third period-
it was the first time we've been
'stoned' by a goaltender this
The Michigan icers are going
to have their hands full tonight
when they entertain the pow-
erful Czechoslovakian team,
Kladno, at Yost at 7:30 p.m.
THE TOURING Czech team
swept the U. S. Olympic squad
last week, 7-1 and 7-3, and beat
the Kalamazoo Wings, 4-1, on
Monday night. Over half their
team is expected to be on the
Czechoslovakian Olympic squad
that is expected to challenge
the Russians for the gold med-
Farrell hails the Czechs as


As if playing Indiana wasn't
enough, a quirk in Michigan's
schedule will make sure the
Wolverines are tired for this
Saturday's game with the num-
ber-one Hoosiers.
Michigan is one of six Big Ten
teams playing tomorrow - the
only mid-week games to be
played all year in the confer-
ence. The rare Thursday night
game (at Wisconsin) means the
Wolverines are starting the Big

est fr
Ten season with five games in
ten days.
Michigan coaches are under-
standably concerned about the
grueling start, especially since
the Wolverines' opponents this
coming Saturday and Monday-~
Indiana and Ohio State-do not
play tomorrow.
Head coach Johnny Orr said
last November that if his play-
ers win these first five games,
they'll "win the goddamn cham-
They've won the first two,
and are 8-2 overall. A sellout
crowd will be on hand Saturday
for the Indiana game.

V~o Vero eS

Dave, Chet
and Harold
UM stylists,
at the UNION

leagues last season, have first'
pick today in baseball's 11th
annual winter draft of free
agents and have committed
themselves to the selection of
"We feel he is the best player
available to take," said Bill
Lajoie, Director of Player Pro-
curement for the Tigers.
Woody bilsted
COLUMBUS (AP--in a colimn
hilhly critical of Ohio State foot-
ball Coach Woody Hayes, the
student newspaper, the Lantern,
has called on university presi-
dont Ilarole Enarson to force'
:he dean of Big Ten Conference
coaches to be more cooperative
with the news media.
At issue is Haves' behavior
fNlowing Ohio State's defeat by
K'-LA in the Rose Bowl on New
Year's Day. The coach refused
to meet with the news meria
and kept reporters from enter-
ig the team's lockerroom after
the game.
The writer of the Lantern ar-
ticle said it was the hope that
someday Enarson would tell
Mayes, "Yo'.'re an embarrass-
ruent. The next time von break
a vardline marker, punch a pho-
togranher, or hold your breath
v-ti ou tern blue after voni

lose, you're gone."
- *
trem-I( fired
NW YRK (P - The New
ork Rungers fired E tile Fran-
cis as general nanag-r of the
! 'i' Horkcy Leag e rl'!b,
as anoInced Tuesay by
' Liam .Jennings, president
0:' the team.
"ih irt relictance and af-
ter ar fni consideration, we
ho decided that it is in the
best interests of the team to
brin in a new general man-
"ger," Jennings stated. "It was
a nmcst difficult decision," he
added, "s Francis and the
rngers have been together so
Srancs had biilt the Rangers
from a perpetual cellar dwellar
it an NIL contender. Never-
thu J innings said, "There
cme a time in sports when a
ante is necessary and we
S ed this is the time."

Tigers choose first
NEW YORK (UPI) - Some-
thing good can even be found
f in losing, and the Detroit Tigers
hope that something good is
former University of Southern
California outfielder S t e v e
The Tigers, who posted the
worst record in the major.

oeriio mi WP pruc u I
deciding nlay as the Wolverines
took a 6-3 lead.
Tech came back with two,
n" ick goals to provide a heated
finish but could not match Rob-
hiQ Moore, who was superb in
the wqning moments. .
MOORE stopped 22 shots in
the game which, for the most
part, was dominated by Michi-
gan. The Michigan defense play-
ed well, led by Greg Natale.
Gary Morrison played one of
his best games as he led the
Wolverines' checking brigade.

ANGIE Moretto gave the was not to e
Wolverines a two goal lead 200 * * '
seconds later with a tip-in.
George Lvle scored Tech's only URE, the Orange Bowl was a big game. Sure, it would have
goal of the period on a power been great for Michigan to win. But, somehow it just was
nlcy at 18.12, but eight seconds
later Morrison knocked in a re- not very heartrending when the Wolverines came up on the
bound of a DeBol slap shot. short end of a 14-6 score.
Kris Manerv scored a power In the first place Michigan in no way deserved to win. The
nliv goalst 2:28 of the final Wolverines were neither awed nor humbled by Oklahoma but
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they were obviously outplayed.
The Wolverine defense cannot be faulted. They held the
Sooners to 14 points. Except for the Kansas game, that was the
fewest Oklahoma scored all season. Oklahoma had some suc-
cess through the air against Michigan - quarterback Steve Davis
hitting three of five - but those completions were made possi-
ble by ideally thrown passes.
The wishbone attack was not as troublesome as some
anticipated and except for a few big plays in the two Sooner
scoring drives, the Oklahoma running attack was contained.
But the Michigan offense has rarely looked worse. The only
touchdown Michigan scored was a virtual gift as the Wolverines
recovered a fumble on the Oklahoma two.
While Gordon Bell was contained around end and Rob Lytle
was stifled up the middle, the only successful runners were Rick
Leach with 62 yards either scrambling or on the option, and Jim
Smith on an occasional reverse.
And, if the Wolverines were mediocre on the ground, they
were totally inept trying to pass, completing only 2 of 20. While
the Wolverines were outplayed, had they even completed 40
per cent of their passes they might have won.
But besides the circumstances of the game itself the
whole atmosphere of Miami and the Orange Bowl neyer ap-
proached the kind of tension familiar before a Michigan-
Michigan State or a Michigan-Ohio State game.
In a city geared exclusively for tourists, and with the Orange
Bowl parade and the countless other festivities the football game
became almost incidental, as the collegiate atmosphere and par-
tisanship submerged beneath the glitter of the tourist trade.
For example, it is customary before a game for press box
officials to hand ont information about the game to members
of the press. But at Miami officials handed out folders containing
mostly stickers, balloons, tourist pamphlets and schedules, with
just a program and little else about the game itself.
The fact that there has been no Michigan-Oklahoma riv-
alry, this being the first time the two schools have met on
the gridiron, also made the contest less cataclysmic than it
might have been.
"It isn't as important as Michigan-Ohio State," said Michi-
gan Coach Bo Schembechler before the game. Oklahoma's play-
ing for Oklahoma. Michigan's playing for Michigan."
Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer admitted the same, "I don't
think we can get any higher as we do against Texas."
Michigan's unimpressive showing, Miami's vacation atmos-
ohere, and the fact that there was no real Oklahoma-Michigan
rivalry seemed to diminish the dramatics of the game in spite
of the fact that neither team had appeared in a bowl game for
several years.
In addition, Ohio State's defeat just prior to the game
made the contest a battle, at least for Oklahoma, for the na-
tional championship.
Michigan will probably find themselves in bowl games for
some years to come and have to have gained from the experi-
ence against Oklahoma.
Michigan has failed to win the big game in recent years
whether it be in a bowl game or against Ohio State.
While Michigan deserved the loss against Oklahoma there is
no doubt that they were capable of beating the Sooners as it has
been capable of winning the Ohio State games and the Rose
Bowl games over the past half dozen years.
Sooner or later the grace of God will allow Michigan to beat
Ohio State. As for the bowl games, next time, Bo, come pre-
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OKLAHOMA'S DEWEY SELMON (91) and Mi::higan guard Mark Donahue (60) wait momen-
tarily for Jim Czirr to snap the ball and star: a play in the Orange Bowl. It was in the
battle of the trenches that Michigan was beaten by Oklahoma, as the big, bad Sooners allowed
the Wolverines only 202 total offensive yards, by far their lowest total of the season.

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