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Page 8-Friday, October 30, 1981-The Michigan Doily
ROOKIES VIE FOR.STARTING BERTHS
Newcomers abound on ice

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The Michigan Daily-Friday, Octob

1981-82 CCHA Schedul

By MARTHA CRALL
Forty-six percent represents a
significant portion. It seems even more
significant when it portrays the number
of freshmen on the 1981-82 hockey team.
If the team wasn't so top heavy with
seniors, head coach John Giordano
would have a lot to worry about. Thir-
teen of the team's 28 members are
newcomers, but added to eight seniors,
the numbers aren't so menacing.
THE RATHER menacing part is for
the frdshmen, who face a high attrition
rate even after "final" cuts have
already been made.
"What this means for the 13 fresh-
men," said Giordano, "Is that some of
those guys are not going to make it.
"So I'm waiting for the guys who are
going to develop, to develop, and the
other guys are going to fall by the
wayside."
AND, NO doubt some will fall by the
wayside considering the rigorous stan-
dards they have to meet to satisfy Gior-
dano.
"What I've learned up here, it's been
so much more," said freshman defen-
seman, Mike Neff. "The conditioning

has been so much more, so much har-
der and that was kind of a turn-off at
first.
"But," said the former member of
the Paddock Pool Saints of the Detroit
Junior 'A' league, "It's coming to the
point where it's not as hard, at least I'm
getting used to it. With my old league
you'd practice two times a week atthe
most, so skating every day is a big dif-
ference."
WITH FOUR senior defensemen
leaving at the end of this season, a lot of
blueliners will get a look and Giordano
is very high on the 6-0, 185 lb. Neff.
"Mike's going to be alright because
he's a great body checker. He's a foot-
ball player and all that physical
strength shows up on the ice," said
Giordano, whose major criticism of
newcomers is their lack of strength.
Giordano is also molding John
Hawkins to be a starter on defense. The
Buffalo native, like Neff, is just trying
to get used to the system.
"HERE WE concentrate a lot more
on defense," said Hawkins, who last
played for the Junior Saabres. "It's
hard for me to switch over because last

year I played on the power play and
was more offensive-minded."
Giordano has no qualms about
Hawkins' offense, but the familiar
complaint of "no defense" has been ex-
pressed. "John's a very good puck han-
dler, but he has to learn to play the
body. Right now he's not strong defen-
sively," said Giordano. And at 6-2, 195,
great things are expected of Hawkins.
Also receiving rare rave reviews from
Giordano were centers Paul Kobylarz

also played at Mihigan. He may play
as a defenseman or a forward. "I don't
know what he's going to do," Giordano
said. "But I like his attitude. He works
hard and he's trying to learn as much
as he can and I think that's good."
The 6-1, 175-pounder is also adjusting
to the Michigan game. "This team uses
a lot more set systems than they did
back in Calgary," he said. "In Calgary
it was a lot dirtier of a game. Probably
the hardest thing to get accustomed to
is that it's a lot quicker down here and
more of a clean, hard-hitting game."
James Huber, a highly-touted recruit
from Calgary, is rather small (5-7, 175)
and is at this point, "quite a ways
away," according to Giordano.
"He's strong. He can shoot the puck,
he seems to be a natural scorer and he's
learning our system," said Giordano.
HUBER HAD to go through an at-
titude change and said Michigan was
really different than back home. "The
biggest adjustment for me is the prac-
tice, the attitude and coming to the rink
every day," he said. "It's really more
intense here. I've never practiced so
much.
"I'm just looking forward to getting
in the lineup," Huber said, finally. "I'm
patiently waiting."
Other newcomers include Craig
Noren, a 5-10, 160-pound center from
Milford. But he's got the same problem
that many of the freshmen face-he's
not strong enough. -
"HE CAN'T stay up with the play
because he's not strong," said Gior-

Friday, October 30
LAKE SUPERIOR AT FERRIS STATE
MICHIGAN STATE AT BOWLING GREEN
MICHIGAN TECH AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME
Chicago Circle atMiami
Toronto at Michigan
Windsor at Ohio State
Saturday, October 31
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN STATE
LAKE SUPERIOR AT FERRIS STATE
MICHIGAN TECH AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME
Chicago Circle at-Miami
Toronto at Michigan
Windsor at Ohio State
Friday, November 6
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN TECH
MICHIGAN AT LAKE SUPERIOR
MICHIGAN STATE AT FERRIS STATE
NORTHERN MICHIGAN'AT OHIO STATE
NOTRE DAME AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
@Miami vs Providence
@International Cup, Montreal
Saturday, November 7
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN TECH
FERRIS STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE
MICHIGAN AT LAKE SUPERIOR
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE
NOTRE DAME AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
@Miami v. Merrimack
@Miami vs ????? (Division Champs)
Sunday, November 8
@Miami at International Cup (Finals)
Friday, November 13
LAKE SUPERIOR AT BOWLING GREEN
MIAMI AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE AT FERRIS STATE
Minnesota-Duluth at Michigan Tech
Saturday, November 14
LAKE SUPERIOR AT BOWLING GREEN
MIAMI AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN STATE AT NOTRE DAME
OHIO STATE AT FERRIS STATE
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN
Minnesota-Duluth at Michigan Tech
Friday, November 20
BOWLING GREEN AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
FERRIS STATE AT MIAMI
MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
Chicago Circle at Northern Michigan
Saturday, November 21
BOWLING GREEN AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
FERRIS STATE AT MIAMI
MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE
MICHIGAN TECH AT LAKE SUPERIOR
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
Chicago Circle at Northern Michigan
Sunday, November 22
MICHIGAN TECH AT LAKE SUPERIOR
Friday, November 27
FERRIS STATE AT NOTRE DAME
Bowling Green at Vermont

Miami at Chicago Circle
Minnesota-Duluth at Northern Michigan
Wilfrid Laurier at Ohio State
Wisconsin at Western Michigan
Saturday, November 28
FERRIS STATE AT NOTRE DAME
Bowling Green at Vermont'
Miami at Chicago Circle
Minnesota-Duluth at Northern Michigan
Wilfrid Laurier at Ohio State
Wisconsin at Western Michigan
Friday, December 4
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN STATE
MIAMI AT NOTRE DAME
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT FERRIS STATE
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN TECH
Lake Superior at Chicago Circle
Saturday, December 5
MIAMI AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN STATE AT BOWLING GREEN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT FERRIS STATE
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN TECH
Lake Superior at Chicago Circle
Thursday. December 10
NOTRE DAME AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Friday, December 11
BOWLING GREEN AT OHIO STATE
LAKE SUPERIOR AT WESTERN MICHIGAN.
MICHIGAN AT MIAMI
MICHIGAN TECH AT MICHIGAN STATE
NOTRE DAME AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Saturday, December 12
BOWLING GREEN AT OHIO STATE
LAKE SUPERIOR AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN AT MIAMI
MICHIGAN TECH AT MICHIGAN STATE
Ferris State at Chicago Circle
Tuesday, December 15
Chicago Circle at Ferris State
Wednesday, December 16
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN TECH
Thursday, December 17
MICHIGAN STATE AT LAKE SUPERIOR
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN TECH
Friday, December 18
MIAMI AT BOWLING GREEN
MICHIGAN STATE AT LAKE SUPERIOR
Ferris State at North Dakota
Saturday. December 19
MIAMI AT BOWLING GREEN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN
Ferris State at North Dakota
Sunday, December 20
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN
Tuesday, December 29
Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan
Tech and Notre Dame at Great Lakes
Invitational in Detroit, MI
Harvard at Western Michigan
Wednesday, December 30
Great Lakes Invitational (Finals)
Harvard at Western Michigan
Thursday, December 31
Lake Superior at Jeno's Holiday
Classic in Duluth, MN

Friday, January 1
Lake Superior at Jeno's Classic
Saturday, January 2
Lake Superior at Jeno's Classic
Northern Michigan at Wisconsin
Sunday, January 3
Northern Michigan at Wisconsin
Friday, January 8
BOWLING GREEN AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
LAKE SUPERIOR AT4OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN AT FERRIS STATE
MICHIGAN TECH AT MIAMI
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE
Notre Dame at Chicago Circle
Saturday, January 9
BOWLING GREEN AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
LAKE SUPERIOR AT OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN AT FERRIS STATE
MICHIGAN STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN TECH AT MIAMI
Notre Dame at Chicago Circle
Friday, January 15
FERRIS STATE AT BOWLING GREEN
MIAMI AT LAKEF SUPERIOR
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN TECH
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
Chicago Circle at Michigan State
Saturday, January 16
FERRIS STATE AT BOWLING GREEN
MIAMI AT LAKE SUPERIOR
MICHIGAN TECH AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
Chicago Circle at Michigan State
Monday, January 18
MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN
Friday, January 22
BOWLING GREEN AT NOTRE DAME
LAKE SUPERIOR AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN TECH AT FERRIS STATE
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MIAMI
Chicago Circle at Michigan
Saturday, January 23
BOWLING GREEN AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN TECH AT FERRIS STATE
£ NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT LAKE SUPERIOR
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MIAMI
Chicago Circle at Michigan
Friday, January 29
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN
FERRIS STATE AT LAKE SUPERIOR
MIAMI AT MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN +
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN TECH
Chicago Circle at Ohio State
Saturday, January 30
FERRIS STATE AT LAKE SUPERIOR
MIAMI AT MICHIGAN STATE
MICHIGAN AT BOWLING GREEN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT
WESTERN MICHIGAN
NOTRE DAME AT MICHIGAN TECH
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area.
"JEFF'S TOUGH, he can play the
body, he's physical, he's a good puck
handler, he's got good breakaway
speed," said Giordano, covering all
bases. "He's got to learn to be a little
more disciplined."
The 5-10, 160-pounder played on the
Great Lakes team which won the gold
medal in the National Sports Festival
last summer, and he can play all the
forward positions.
KOBYLARZ, AT 6-0, 187, comes to
the Wolverines from Detroit Catholic
Central High School, where he was an
All-Stater. Like all the other freshmen,
he has a lot of adjusting to do.
"Here they have a lot of systems to
get accustomed to," he said. "And the
pace is a lot quicker in the game. Those
are the two major things I had to adjust
to. But I'm more comfortable now than
when I first came."
Giordano thinks Kobylarz will start
right away. "He's got good speed, he's
tough, he can score goals, he doesn't
back down from anybody and he's
smart," Giordano said. "He's a little
rough around the edges playing the
systems, but he's going to be a player."
THE OTHER seven non-goalie"
freshmen have a longer way to go, ac-
cording to Giordano. But, a pleasant
surprise among the walk-ons is right
winger Dave McIntyre. Giordano com-
pares him to former walk-on defen-
seman John Blum, who last year signed
a professional contract with the Ed-
monton Oilers of the National Hockey
League.
"Dave's tough, he's a leader, he's big
and strong and smart," said Giordano.
"lie's got poor skating skills and poor
shooting shills, but he works hard to
overcome that. He'll probably be suc-
cessful because he has a great at-
titude."
Doug May, the younger brother of
forward Dennis May, earned a spot as a
walk-on, but Giordano says "school's
out" on the younger May, whose father

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dano. "But he's got a great mind. He
doesn't look out of place when he's
playing with two good players like
(Brad) Tippett and (Ted) Speers
because he can play with those guys, he
just can't keep up with them.
Another recruit who is having
problems getting used to the. physical
game is Bob Zucchetto, a 5-11, 190
pound center from Toronto.
Ann Arbor's contribution to this
year's hockey team is another walk-on,
6-0, 185-pound Rick Lacombe. However,
the left winger must improve his
skating skills before he can make the
travel squad, according to Giordano.
So Giordano has 11 non-goalie fresh-
men, quite enough to build a solid
nucleus for the future, in lieu of
significant numbers of sophomores and
juniors. But the attrition rate is
generally high.
"If all 13 come through, that's fine,"
he said. "But I expect that maybe eight
or nine will stick. If so we're in pretty
good shape."

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