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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 13, 1981-Page 9

Michigan Daily poll of WCHA

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By TOM SHAHEEN
The violence associated with hockey often
vershadows the artistic elements for which
the sport was originally designed.
With this in mind, The Michigan Daily con-
ducted a poll of WCHA coaches which
highlights some of the - outstanding
achievements of players which would other-
wise go unnoticed.
All ten WCHA coaches participated in the
survey. They were asked to nominate a player
from the league who best expemplifies the skill
*isted. A player had to receive at least two
coaches' votes to be selected as the league's
best in the category named.
Best stickhandler,
Best playmaker,
Smartest player:
NEAL BROTEN
Minnesota
* Broten, who participated on the gold
medalist U.S. Olympic hockey team, gathered
at least five coaches' votes in all three
categories mentioned above. The skillful
Gopher is considered by many professional
scouts as the most outstanding collegiate
hockey player in the nation.
There wasn't much to cheer about in Duluth
this year, but junior left-winger Gary DeGrio
occasionally brought more than 5,000 Duluth
Arena fans to their feet with his dazzling

skating performances,,
penalties.

Best skater, Most
colorful player:
GARY DeGRIO
Minnesota-Duluth
especially while killing
Hardest worker:
BRAD TIPPETT
Michigan

Best penalty killer:
4 * KEN BERRY
Denver
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penalties, he also managed to score 13 goals,
and gathered 25 assists.
Best defensive
defenseman:
MARC CHORNEY
North Dakota
Chorney ranks among the best defensemen in
the nation. The senior Sioux captain forms the
foundation of coach Gino Gasparini's defense,
and is capable of producing at both ends of the
rink (6 goals, 28 assists).
Best goaltender:
RON SCOTT
Michigan State
The freshman goaltender from MSU finished

eighth in goals against average (4.13) in the
WCHA, but was the choice of five of the league's
coaches as best netminder. Scott was one of
two goalies in the WCHA that had two shutouts
during the regular season. Michigan's Paul
Fricker was runner-up in the survey with three
votes.
Best on face-offs:
TROY MURRAY
North Dakota
Without question the WCHA's top rookie,
Murray finished third in the league in scoring
(24 goals, 29 assists, 54 pts.). Gasparini said
that Murray was "fundamentally strong" at
the beginning of the season and that "he could
become one of the outstanding rookies in the
league." He did.
Best shot:
SCOTT LECY
Wisconsin
The most accurate shot belongs to this
Wisconsin winger who finished eighth in
scoring in the WCHA (13 goals, 29 assists, 42
pts.).

oaches
Most dangerous in
goal area:
JOHN NEWBERRY
Wisconsin
Don't let Newberry get hold of the puck near
the goal area, because the result - more often
than not - will be SCORE! He finished 11th in
scoring ( 19 goals, 21 assists, 40 pts.).

Most underrated
player:
STEVE ULSETH
Minnesota

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The sophomore Wolverine left-winger didn't
finish among the top 50 scorers in the WCHA,
was never named Player of the Week, and
wasn't hounded by the media for interviews.
But the excellent penalty killer from Prince
Albert, Sask., who played despite being
plagued with injuries, gave his all in the 28
league games he participated in. Tippett left no
doubt in the minds of the five coaches that
voted for him as to who was the WCHA's har-
dest worker.
DENVER'S Ken Berry was chosen Best
penalty killer by the WCHA's coaches.
While Berry was running around killing off

This senior Gopher winger has played in the
shadow of teammates Neal and Aaron Broten.
Not any more, however, as Ulseth led the
league in scoring this year with 28 goals and 33
assists for a total of 63 points.
Hardest shot:
GLEN WHITE
North Dakota
White scored only nine goals this season, but
can really whistle a drive according to the
league's coaches.

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114e w 1 Ujpq N VV U1 v G 11 I Lu u n u PRINCETON - Michigan wrestlers
Joe McFarland and Eric Klason won
both of their matches yesterday and
advanced into the quarter-finals of the
" MNCAA Wrestling Tournament. Pat
set for Mhgan Tech showdoWn McKay, Michigan's 190-pound entrant,
"set for ic ost in his first match, but won his
second match which allows him to con-
tinue in the tournament.
McFarland, a 118-pound freshman,

decisioned his two opponents, one from
national power Cal State-Bakersfield,
to gain his place in the quarter-finals.
KLASSON, MICHIGAN'S heavyweight
threat for an individual title, won his
first -match by disqualification, and
scored a decision in his second match.
McKay no longer has a shot at a
national title but is still vying for a spot
among the top eight places.

By MARTHA CRALL
Special to the Daily
HOUGHTON Michigan Tech beat Michigan in
four out of five meetings this season. But according to
head coaches John Giordano and John MacInnes, this
weekend's second round of two games-total goals
series is a whole new ball game.
Both teams are coming off weekend sweeps of their,
first round opponents. Michigan Tech overpowered
sixth-place and defending NCAA chmapion North
Dakota at home, 7-4 and 4-1, while Michigan defeated
Denver, 5-2 and 5-4 at Denver.
THE WOLVERINES met the Huskies two weeks
ago in Ann Arbor in the final series of the season.
Tech beat Michigan by 5-4 and 5-2 scores.

Giordano was very displeased with the Wolverines'
defensive performances during that series and thinks
the Huskies will see a new Michigan defense.
"I think they (the Huskies) will be aware that our
defense is much improved from last time," Giordano
said.
ACCORDING TO Girodano this is an "all new"
defense with "corrections" having been made.
Physically, Michigan Tech is healthy and ready to
play with its regular squad, including stand-out
senior netminder Frank Krieber, who ran his season
record to 16-5-1 with last weekend's victories, and
lowered his goals-against average to 3.22
Michigan, which played over several nagging in-
juries at Denver, is relatively healthy as well. The big
question mark for the Wolverines is Brad Tippett,

who played injured last weekend. Giordano says that
Tippett is "about 90 percent."
Tech is led in scoring by junior center Rick Boehm
(16 goals, 33 assists, 49 pts.), who returned to the
lineup in the second game of the North Dakota series
after missing seven games with an ankle injury.
Defenseman Tim Watters is second in total points for
the Huskies with 41.
The key for Michigan, as Giordano has reiterated
all season, is total defensive play. Blue-liners Steve
Richmond and John Blum still lead the team in
scoring with 53 and 51 points respectively.
The Wolverines and Huskies will take the ice at 8
o'clock tonight and 7:30 tomorrow night, with the
winner probably receiving a bid to the NCAA's in
Duluth.

. Team workhorse:

Stunzner eyes
swim title

By JAMES THOMPSON
At the age of five, Denise Stunzner
quit taking swimming lessons because
she was afraid of the water. Thirteen
years later, she is a top contender in the
Big Ten as a member of Michigan's
women's swim team.
Stunzner has qualified in four events
for the AIAW Championships which will
Wbe held in two weeks at the University
of South Carolina. She set conference
records in both the 100 and 200 yard but-
terfly at the Big Ten Championships,
taking first place in both events. Stun-
zner qualified for the AIAW only in the
latter, however. The other events she
will be competing in are the 200 and 500-
yard freestyle, and as a member of
Michigan's 500 yard freestyle relay
team.
"I FEEL VERY happy about my per-
eformance," said Stunzner, a freshman
from Coos Bay, Ore., "even though I
expected to qualify (in the 100 yd. but-
terfly) because my times from last
year could have qualified me. This (the)

Big Ten Championships) was my best
meet, but I still hope to improve my
times in the AIAW's."
In addition to those events, Stunzner
also swam in eight others, which she
feels slowed her times down. "I'll only
have to swim in four events in the next
meet, and if I work hard enough I hope
to take first place in them," she said.
Stunzner feels the biggest reason for
her success thus far has been coach Stu
Isaac, now in his seventh year at
Michigan. She first thought about at-
tending Michigan after spending a
summer at a swim club in California,
where the coach was a good friend of
Isaac's. "After I saw her at Junior
Nationals last year, I knew she had
great potential. I was really impressed
by her then," said Isaac.
AFTER GOING through almost one
year at Michigan, Stunzner says that
she now understands why Michigan has
such a high regard for academics. "It's
hard to keep up with swimming and

school work and sometimes it seems
almost impossible," she said. "But the
TAs and Profs understand my circum-
stances so they help out a lot."
Stunzner is generally pleased with
Michigan's performance this year.
"The team had high hopes of winning
the Big Ten's, and we knew that Indiana
was going to be tough," she said. "But
we gave them a run for it." The
Hoosiers ,won the meet, while the
Wolverines finished second.
Going into the AIAW meet, Stunzner
says that she feels most confident about
the 200-yard butterfly. "What she has
done so far this year is not a surprise,"
said Isaac. "She just seems to be living
up to her potential." He also indicated
that Stunzner's only real deficiency is
that she lacks the experience of com-
peting at the top level.

After the AIAW meet in two weeks,
however, that will no longer be a
problem.

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NCAA ROUNDUP:
Madison shocks Hoy as

SCORES
NIT
Duke 79, North Carolina A&T 69
Temple 90, Clemson 82
Alabama 73, St. Johns 69 (OT)
Connecticut 65, Southern Florida 55

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)-Linton
Townes led James Madison on a nine-
point run midway in the second half,
and the Dukes held on to beat
Georgetown 61-55 Thursday night in the
first round of the NCAA East Regional
basketball playoffs.
The victory sent the Dukes into the
second round East Regionals against
seventh-ranked Notre Dame Saturday
afternoon.
Townes led the Dukes, 21-8, winners
of the East Coast Athletic Conference
South, with 19 points. Charles Fisher
added 14 for James Madison. Eric

'Sleepy" Floyd topped all scorers with
22 points for the Hoyas, 20-12.
Purdue 84, Rhode
Island 58
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -
Keith Edmonson scored 27 points Thur-
sday night as Purdue breezed past
Rhode Island 84-58 in the first round of
the National Invitational Tournament.
Drake Morris added 20 points and
freshman center Russell Cross chipped
15 for the Boilermakers, who will match
18-10 records with Dayton in a second-
round game here Monday night.

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