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New hope:
P h"
By CHUCK JAFFE thereafter, Debol signed a Central Farrell. "Ur
Hockey League contract to play with defense has
Dave Debol is a hockey orphan. the Cincinnati Tigers. Although the But I think i
Earlier this year, Debol was aban- Tigers are a farm club of the Toronto skills, to mak(
doned by the Hartford Whalers of the Maple Leafs, Debol is free to join any Debol shows
National Hockey League, and he is now team in the NHL. good he was
playing for the Cincinnati Tigers of the "I think the reason he was so upset against Mich
Central Hockey League while waiting that Hartford bought out his contract is
to be adopted by an NHL team. that he was ready to play and show the
Debol is Michigan's all-time leading team he could play," said current
hockey scorer, with 112 goals and 134 Michigan hockey coach John Giordano,
assists for 246 points in his career as a who coached Debol at Notre Dame High
Wolverine. After graduating in 1978; School. "Now he has to show everyone
ebol went to the Cincinnati Stingers of that he can play all over again."
the now-defunct World Hockey DEBOL HAS been making the most
Association. He then joined the Har- of his opportunities, however. After a
tford Whalers' Springfield farm team slow start at Cincinnati, he picked up
before moving to the parent club.But his scoring pace, and had seven goals
after playing parts of two seasons with and 11 assists in his first 18 games.
the Whalers, he was dropped. "Dave is certainly a player with
"I SIGNED anew contract with them great assets." said Tigers coach Doug

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 3, 1981-Page 9
Ex-'M' hockey star Dave Debol
expecting a callfrom the NHL

realized what I had done a few days af-
ter the game. I don't think I'll ever get a
chance to do something like that
again."
The chance Debol is hoping to get is a
shot at making an NHL team.
"Once you've been in the NHL and
you get sent down to the minors, it's the
difference between night and day,"
Debol said. "I've been there for two
years, and this is a little setback. But I
know I'll get another shot.
"THE TEAMS that are doing bad
don't do much before Christmas,"
Debol added, "but I think I'll be playing
somewhere in the NHL by the end of
this season. I'll go anywhere, because I
just want to play."
"It will depend a lot on circumstan-
ces," Carpenter said. "If a team is
doing badly now, they might feel that
with his experience, he could help
them, and they would call him up."
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The NHL scouts have already begun
to notice Debol, and his Christmas
dreams of joining an NHL team may
come true after all.
"We had a game last Saturday,"
Debol said, "and the coach said there
were a lot of scouts at the game, and
that they were saying 'What the hell is
Debol doing down here?' They couldn't
believe that I'm down here, so now that
they know, I think that they'll call me
soon if I keep playing well."
If Debol can keep playing well, he
just might find an adoptive NHL team
to give him a very big Christmas
present.
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onbuted by trhes

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Debol u
all-time 'M' scorer E
(Hartford) last summer, and I asked t
them if they had plans for me," Debol
*e'xplained. "I had a good training camp, a
but two days before the season started s
they said they were sending me down to g
the minors. They said they were going t<
to call up younger players before me. e
I'm only 25, but I was too old for the c,
team." g+
Debol and the Whalers then agreed on
4 buy-out settlement to his contract, ft
and he became a free agent. Shortly ft

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DAVE DEBOL, a former Michigan hockey star shown here in his days as a
Wolverine, is hoping to skate with an NHL team again. Debol is the
Wolverines' all-time leading scorer and holds the NCAA record for the
fastest hat trick.

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