Page 8-Wednesday, January 23, 1980-The Michigan Daily
COLLEGE HOCKEY'S TOP SCORER
Eaves elevates ti
By GARY LEVY
Ask any Michigan hockey enthusiast
what comes to mind when the name
Murray Eaves is mentioned and the an-
swer should be plain and simple.
That response should come as no sur-
prise since the 5-10, 180-lb. sophomore
from Windsor, Ont., has provided the
bulk of Michigan's productive offense
IN 24 GAMES, Eaves has compiled
statistics which clearly speak for them-
selves: 33 goals, 38 assists and four hat-
tricks. His overall point total (33-38-71)
makes him the country's leading
These figures are directly respon-
sible for the numerous honors he has
been awarded this season: Big Ten
Winter Sports Athlete-of-the-Week,
WCHA Player-of.the-Week and the
Most Valuable Player of the Great
Lakes Invitational Tournament.
"I guess I've been an offensive player
all my life," said Eaves. "I've always
played forward. I've never played
defense. I guess in the back of my mind,
I've always wanted to score goals."
Despite this yerning, Eaves doesn't
consider himself a goal scorer and is
surprised by this season's output.
"I consider myself as a playmaker.
When I get the puck, people might think
that I'm looking to score, but I always
look to pass it off.
"I'VE SCORED 33 goals, but I nver
expected to score 33 in this league. I
figured 20 maybe this season," con-
And Michigan coach Dan Farrell
acknowledged Eaves' importance in
the lineup. "He's one of the players that
we count on to produce game after
game. He's already doubled his output
of last season," said Farrell.
Eaves is aware of his statistics and
the awards he has reaped this season,
but realizes that he can't let them affect
"I just try to go out and play my
game," said Eaves. "I can't go out on
the ice thinking I'm the leading scorer
in the country and that all I've got to do
is throw my stick and glove out there or
I'm going to get frustrated.
"I ALWAYS GO into a game figuring
people to expect me to get three points,
so I've just set a goal of three points a
game. I try not to think about it, but it's
always in the back of my mind," said
And coach Farrell realizes, the
problems this can cause.
"He's put a lot of pressure on himself
and there's a lot of media pressure,"
said Farrell. "That's tough for a young
man to handle."
One problem that Eaves has no dif-
ficulty handling is winning. This
season's 18-5-1 record is quite a tur-
naround from last season's disastrous
8-27-1 mark and according to Eaves, the
effect on him and his teammates has
"Last year you'd come into the rink
for practice and the attitude was, 'Well,
we're going to lose this weekend so why
should we try in practice.'
"EVERYBODY WAS getting hurt
last year and our lines were changing
everyday," Eaves continued. "You
really didn't know who was going to be
playing from one game to the next. This
year, winning has been so important for
"We've got some new drills and the
coaches are pressing on us. We're
working more on individual skills.
Everybody's been coming through for
us. We don't have much skill on this
team. We just work really hard," said
Eaves is eligible for the upcoming
-NHL draft in June and admitted he
hopes to follow in the footsteps of his
brother Mike who plays with the Min-
nesota North Stars.
"I'm happy for Mike now that he's in
the big leagues, but sometimes I won-
der if I'll ever make it. I'm jealous,"
said Eaves. "But the more publicity he
gets in the pros, the better it is for me
since they's say, 'Hey, he's Mike Eaves
Eaves has heard rumors that cer-
tain teams have shown an interest in
"MY BROTHER'S agent has been in
contact with me. It all depends on the
money I guess. If this continues to be a
good year and the money is good, I
would more than likely leave," said
And if given a choice, Eaves said he'd
like to play in Canada, preferably Win-
"I really don't know if I'd like to play
for an American team, but I'd just be
thrilled'to be picked by anybody," said
Because of his accomplishments, no
matter what lies in the future, Michigan
hockey fans will remember him as
Murray Eaves, not Mike Eaves' little
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MICHIGAN ICER Murray Eaves is currently leading the collegiate hockey
world in scoring with 71 points. The sophomore center from Windsor,
Ontario, is a close second to Minnesota's Tim Harrer in WCHA scoring with
40 points in league action to Harrer's 41. However, Harrer has played 20
WCHA games compared to only 14 for Eaves. Eaves has helped the Wol-
verines to a 9-4-1 league mark which is good enough for second in the WCHA
standings. He will lead the icers into battle this weekend when they travel
to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers.
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From AP and UPI reports
EAST LANSING - Georgia Tech
Athletic Director Doug Weaver has
been named to the top post at Michigan
State, President M. Cecil Mackey an-
nounced last night.
Weaver, 49, is a 1953 MSU graduate,
and played football for three years un-
der the late Biggie Munn. He was an
assistant Spartan football coach in 1956.
He succeeds Joseph Kearney, who
last week took the post of athletic direc-
tor at Arizona State.
The appointment is subject to ap-
proval by the MSU Board of Trustees,
which is scheduled to meet Friday.
Weaver's first job at Michigan State
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will be to find a replacement for head
football coach Darryl Rogers and six
assistants who joined Kearney at ASU.
Weaver's appointment came after an
interview in Atlanta earlier yesterday
with members of the Michigan Athletic
Celts sign Maratich
BOSTON - Pete Maravich, a super-
star released recently by the Utah Jazz
during his 10th season in the National
Basketball Association, signed as a free
agent last night with the Boston Celtics.
His signing was announced at a news
conference after Maravich watched
Boston whip Houston 112-106 while sit-
ting with Celtics General Manager Red
The two, accompanied by attorneys.
met for about 75 minutes behind closed
doors prior to the game.
Bulls 145, Pistons 131
CHICAGO - Rickie Sobers and
David Greenwood each scored 26 points
and Reggie Theus added 23 to lead the
Chicago Bulls to a 145-131 victory last
night over the Detroit Pistons.
Bob McAdoo paced the Pistons with
25 points and Greg Kelser added 24.
Michigan draws the most
SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan.-More
than 35 million people attended college
football games in 1979, the NCAA an-
A total of 643 senior colleges fielded
varsity teams last season, and their
games drew 35,020,284 spectators. The
University of Michigan set a record for
total attendance, drawing 730,315 for
seven home games and running its
string of 100,000-plus home crowds to 29
Tlane posted the greatest attendance
increase in 'the nation, going up an
average of 23,293 to 47,645 per
game-almost double last year's atten-
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The University of Michigan Ski Rac-
ing Club competed in the annual
Michigan Governor's Cup race held at
Crystal Mountain on Jan. 20, against
teams from Michigan State, Notre
Dame, Ohio State, Lake Superior State,
We'stern Michigan, Central Michigan,
Eastern Michigan, and Grand Rapids
The Michigan women's team finished
third, behind Michigan State.
OSU FALLS TO FOURTH
The Blue Demons of DePaul solidi-
fied their hold on the number one spot in
the Associated Press poll this week as
they collected all 57 of the first place
votes. DePaul, the onlyunbeaten team
mentioned in the poll this week, beat
11th ranked Louisana St. on Sunday. '
Ohio State fell from second to fourth
after losing to Michigan, 75-74, in over-
tys on top
time on Saturday. Previously un-
defeated Syracuse dropped from third
to sixth after losing its first of the year
to Old Dominion on Saturday. Iowa fell'
from the poll for, thefirst time all year
after losing to Michigan State on Satur-
day. Purdue, ranked 14th, and Indiana,
ranked 16th, were the only other Big
Ten schools mentioned in the poll.
AP Top Twenty
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