The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 6, 1980-Page 11
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By BOB EMORY
The Wolverines will get a break from what has so
r been a rough week of practice when they enter-
taro the touring Polish Olympic team tonight in an
exhibition at Yost Arena.
The Polish team is currently on a midwestern
swing before heading to Lake Placid for the Winter
Olympics. Last night the Polish played the Bowling
Green Falcons in Bowling Green. The Polish are in
the Red Group for the Olympics, alopg with Canada,
Finland, Russia, Holland and Japan. The rest of the
competing teams - Czechoslovakia, America, West
Germany, Sweden, Romania, and Norway - are in
4pe Blue Group.
WOLVERINE COACH Dan Farrell, for one, is hap-
py to be playing the Polish. "Yeah, sure. I love the
European style of hockey," he said. "If you're a
purist of the game, you'll enjoy it."
Since Michigan has -lost three straight WCHA
games, the question was raised as to whether the
exhibition might interrupt the team's norrhal prac-
tice routine for the crucial series against Michigan
Tech this weekend at Yost. '"
"Oh, I don't know, maybe a little," said Farrell.
"Particularly after three losses, there are a few
A' ings I would've liked to work on in practice. We
ould use the time, but I don't think it will hurt us."
MOST OF THE players that were asked feel a little
more enthusiastic than their boss. John Blum, one of
two players of Polish descent, was busy instructing
everybody on how to verbalize properly in Polish
during the game. He repeated (very slowly) the
Polish ,version of the slang for "fertilizer" several
times to players on their way to the showers after
"Just to make them feel more at home," explained
"Hey, Blum," said Steve Richmond, "I hear
they're trading you to the Polish team for a role of
tape and a (unprintable)."
THAT REMINDED Blum (known as Blumski) of
an anecdote from the last time the Wolverines played
a European team, the Moscow Dynamo in January of
1978. "A few minutes into the game, I remember Kip
Maurer came over to the bench and said, 'Hey, these
guys aren't that good.' Hell, they blew us out after
The final score of that game was 12-0 in favor of
"They were just toying with us," offered defen-
seman Tim Manning.
APPARENTLY, THE only player who knows
anyting about the Polish team is freshman center
Bruno Baseotto. "Our junior team played them last
year," he said. "They handle the puck well, they pass
well and they can all shoot well. If they're coming up
the ice and they aren't set up well, they'll circle back
around at the blueline and regroup instead of dum-
ping it in."
In case you're wondering, Baseotto's junior team
lost to the Polish by 6-5 score. "They got a lot of
cheap goals," he said Can Michigan win? "Oh sure.
But if we run into penalty trouble we won't have a
chance. We've got to stay out of the box. Five of their
goals against us last year were power play goals. It
didn't take them more than thirty seconds to score."
Freshman Paul Fricker will start in goal for the
Wolverines, and he is not a newcomer to European
hockey, either. "I've played against the Czechs and
the Japanese teanis," he said. "The Czechs killed us,
but we beat the Japs."
FROM A GOALIES' perspective, Fricker said the
Europeans use the wrist shot more than the slapshot,
and they don't shoot unless they're in close. Can
Michigan win? "Sure, I think we're going to win. Why
As far as history goes, the Michigan hockey team
has played national teamsnine times in the past, in-
cluding four against the United States teams. The
Wolverines last won in 1975, when they beat the U.S.
6-5 in overtime. Pat Hughes, who is playing with the
Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL, scored a hat trick.
In 1962, the Wolverines upended the West German
team, 5-2, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. In 1958, the Russian
Olympic team handed them a 7-3 loss and in the same
year the U.S. team beat them, 6-2. The year before,
the Wolverines beat the U.S., 5-3. More recently,
Kladno of Czechoslovakia skated to a 5-3 victory over
ICE CHIPS: Murray Eaves, the nation's leading
scorer, is still suffering from mononucleosis and will
not play tonight and may miss the Tech
series.. . Dan Lerg, another high scorer, stopped a
blistering slap shot with his ankle in practice Monday
and is listed as questionable for tonight's
game. . . Defenseman Dave Richter was also hurt in
practice and is questionable for tonight ..: Tickets
are still on sale for tonight's game at $3.00
apiece.. . Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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Buck hopes center
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MILWAUKEE (AP -Milwaukee Bucks' Coach Don Nelson introduced Bub
Lanier to the local media yesterday, and flatly predicted the veteran center will
make his club a legitimate contender for the National Basketball Associaiton
Lanier, acquired from the Detroit Pistons Monday night in exchange for third-
year center Kent Benson and the Bucks' first round draft choice this year, has been
sidelined for six weeks because of a ruptured tendon in his left little finger. He said
once he gets in shape-he estimated it will take two weeks-he will be able to help
the Bucks to the top.
The 6-foot-1I Lanier, while a seven-time NBA All-Star, said he felt his talents
had been wasted with the Pistons because of their extensive personnel turnover the
past few years.
"But I'm involved now with guys with talent and involved in a team concept,"
he said. "I think my talents can blend with theirs. I hope we can bring a
championship to this city."
"It's not that Kent Benson was not a good player-he was," said Nelson of
Detroit's new pivotman. "Kent will have a long career in the NBA. He will never be
a dominating player, but that doesn't mean he's a bad player. But when you can
get a dominating player to replace an adequate, good plyer, it's just the thing to
AN EVENING With PETE SEEER
0 Wales rally in 3rd beats
Campbell All-Stars 6-3
08.00 a 05.00
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Defensemen Ron
Stackhouse, Craig Hartsburg and Reed
Larson struck for a record three goals
a 1:32 span of the third period last
eight, giving the Prince of Wales Con-
ference a 6-3 triumph over the Clarence
Campbell Conference and its fifth con-
secutive National Hockey League All-
A record pro hockey crowd of 21,002
turned out, to cheer the All-Star
homecoming of Gordie Howe, a legend
here for 25 seasons. The fans showered
him with a standing ovation for 21/2
minutes during the pre-game introduc-
tions and rocked the new Joe Louis
#rena with 3:54 remaining when the 51-
year-old Howe set up the final Wales
goal by Real Cloutier of the Quebec
THE CAMPBELL Conference had
rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2
lead on goals by Reggie Leach of
Philadelphia, Kent Nilsson of Atlanta
and Philadelphia rookie Brian Propp.
But Stackhouse, of the Pittsburgh
Penguins, pulled the Wales Conference
*ven at 11:40 of the final period, conver-
ting a pass from Toronto's Darryl Sit-
P~er and triggering the goal explosion
that snapped the record for the fastest
three goals by one team in an All-Star
contest. The mark had been set by the
SA. John's 89, Baltimore 73 '
Los Angeles 116, New York 105
Seattle 123. Cleveland 121
* hiladelphia 109. Indiana 108
NHIL Alt-Star Game
Wales 6. Campbell 3
))It may be mid-winter but at the
Trueblood Theatre it's the
Wales squad in 1975 with three goals in
Seattle 123, Iereland 121,
RICHFIELD, Ohio - Guard Dennis
Johnson hit two free throws with two
seconds remaining and scored a game-
high 34 points to lead the Seattle Super-
sonics to a 123-121 National Basketball
Association victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers last night.
% THE VICTORY keeps the Sonics in
first place in the NBA Pacific Division,
one-half game ahead of the Los Angeles
Lakers. The Lakers defeated the New
York Knicks 116-105 last night.
Cleveland led by as many as nine
points midway through the fourth quar-
ter, but Seattle tied the game with less
than three minutes to go at 115 on a
basket by Johnson. Seattle then forged
ahead 119-115 on baskets by Lonnie
Shelton and Johnson.
The Cavaliers came back to tie it at
121-121 on two free throws by center
Dave Robisch, who led the Cavs with 28
points. That set the stage for Johnson's
key free throws.
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