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SPORTS
Saturday, April 11, 1981

Page 8

The Michigan Daily

'M'

goalie opts for

Pros

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Fricker leaves Michigan

By MARTHA CRALL
Michigan goalie Paul Fricker ended
all speculation yesterday concerning
whether he would be donning the maize
and blue of the Wolverines or the green
and white of the Hartford Whalers nex-
t season by signing with the latter.
The sophomore from Vancouver,
British Columbia had kept both teams
in limbo since the end of Michigan's
season and his subsequent All-
American selection. Before such time,
he didn't think the pros wanted him
badly enough, not this season, anyway.
"I WASN'T THINKING about going
pro until the day after I won the All-
American," Fricker said last night.
"Then I found out that Hartford was in-
terested in offering me more money
than before, so I became interested."
Hartford drafted Fricker in June
1980 in the ninth round, giving the
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PALM SUNDAY
Apr. 12, 4:00 p.m.
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Whalers exclusive rights to the 6-0, 174-
pound southpaw. As a freshman,
Fricker took the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association by storm, earning
respect as well as honors, including:
WCHA rookie-of-the-year, second team

say that the pact is two-way, meaning
that he will play either for Hartford or
Binghamton of the American Hockey
League, but not in any league lower
than that. Fricker will report to camp
in September to make his impression on

'I am physically and mentally ready (for the pros). No
doubt. I can't think any other way. I would have had questions.
about that before the season and even halfway through it, but I
ended strong and I think I'm ready.'
-Paul Fricker
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questions about that before the season
and even halfway through it, but I en-
ded strong and I think I'm ready."
Head coach John Giordano was
unavailable for comment last night, but
Fricker said, "Every team member
congratulated me and so did the
coach."
THE LOSS OF Fricker will most cer-
tainly be felt by Giordano and the
Wolverines next year, considering
Fricker joins back-up goalies Rudy
Varvari (graduated) and Bob Sutton
(graduated) in the ranks of the depar-
ted.
Left to fill the huge void is senior
Peter Mason, who has seen very limited
action in his first three seasons, owning
a 1-5 overall record and playing for only
eight minutes this season. But Giordano
has reportedly recruited a goalie for
next year who Fricker said is "very
good. If he (recruit) can play half the
games and Mason the other half, they
(Michigan) will be all right," Fricker
added.
Well, one thing is for sure. Fricker
has been lured away to the pros and
Michigan has lost a goalie who was
counted on to be the nucleus of next
year's hockey team.

All-WCHA, and Michigan's MVP. In 35
games, he compiled a 20-12-2 record
while playing over 2,031 minutes with a
respectable 4.37 goals-against average.
Fricker returned to the nets for the
Wolverines this season and put together
an even more impressive set of
statistics. While only going 18-15 in 34
games, he improved his goals-against
average (3.93) and save percentages
(.891 to.883 in 1979-80).
THE IMPROVEMENT was enough
for Hartford to significantly increase
its offer and forcing Fricker to make a
decision.
After weeks of deliberation Fricker
decided. "It was my decision but my
mom and dad thought Hartford was a
wise choice," he said. "I talked many
long hours with Vic LeMire (Fricker's
former coach and prominent goalie in-
structor) and finally decided that the
reasons for going to Hartford out-
weighed the reasons for staying."
THE TERMS OF THE contract
remain undisclosed, but Fricker did

the coaches, and said he was told he had
a "50-50" chance of making the parent
club.
Fricker's decision brings up the
question of whether or not a 20-year-old
is ready to play goalie against some of
the world's most proficient scorers. "I
am physically and mentally ready. No
doubt. I can't think any other way,"
Fricker said. "I would have had

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK'
SOPHOMORE GOALIE PAUL Fricker, shown making a glove save, yesterday
signed a contract to play for the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League,.
ending speculation on whether he would remain a Wolverine next season. The ter-
ms of the contract were undisclosed.

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By CHUCK JAFFE
The Michigan women's tennis team
raised its record to 10-1 yesterday, with
an 8-1 blowout of the Fighting Irish
from Notre Dame. The netters won the
first five singles to put the match away,
and then swept the doubles com-
petition.
First singles freshwoman Marian
Kremer whitewashed Notre Dame's
Cindy Schuster 6-0, 6-0. Second singles
Mary Mactaggert also had an easy
time, as she defeated the Irish's Linda
Hoyer, 6-2, 6-0. Sue Weber scored a 6-4,
6-1 victory at third singles, while Jill
Hertzman and Juliet Naft won the four-
th and fifth singles matches to clinch
the team competition.
DAISY MARTIN made her singles
debut for the Wolverines at the sixth
singles position. Martin played well in
her first effort, but was handily
defeated by Notre Dame's Peg Welsh,
6-1, 6-1.
In doubles competition, Kremer and
Mactaggert easily defeated Hoyer and
Tina Stephan, 6-1, 6-0. In the closest
match of the day, Naft and Maryanne
Hodges downed Pam Fischette and
Mary Legeay, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. At third

doubles, Weber and Hertzman had an
easy time defeating Sheila Cronin and
Sheila Obromsky, 6-0, 6-0.
The Wolverines square off against
Michigan State tomorrow in East Lan-,
sing. Coach Oliver Owens is hoping that
Robbie Risdon can return to the lineup
for that match. Risdon suffered a
shoulder injury earlier this year that
has kept her from competing at the six-
th singles position. "If Robbie isn't in
the lineup," Owens said, "it will really
tighten things up."
Nicklaus leads Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)-Jack
Nicklaus, holding the greatest record in
golf's history, played four consecutive
holes in 10 strokes, compiled a spec-
tacular 65 and swept into a four-stroke
lead yesterday in the second round of
the 45th Masters.
Nicklaus, who came within one shot
of the tournament's single-round
scoring record he, shares with five
others, had a 36-hole total of 135, nine
strokes under par for two trips over the
6,905 yards of rolling hills that make up
the Augusta National Golf Club course.
IT WAS A vintage Nicklaus perfor-

mance. At one time or another, seven
different players led or shared the lead
before he exerted his authority. And
when he did, when he got it going, he
simply left the rest of the world's finest
players straggling in his wake.
Lon Hinkle, part of a starry group
tied for second at 139, gave voice to the
question that must have been puzzling
many other players.
"I was third in the U.S. Open and
third in the PGA last year (both won by
Nicklaus) and I wouldn't really mind
being third here," Hinkle said. He
paused and, with a completely blank
expression, asked: "How old is he,
anyhow?"
HE'S 41. And the holder of a record 17
major professional championships
shows no signs of slowing down, at least
in the majors. He's won two of the lastf
three and is now in control in his quest
of a sixth green jacket that goes to the
winner of this famed event.
TOM WATSON, the game's top per-
former over the past four seasons,
Hinkle, Australian Greg Norman and
cross-handed putter Bruce Lietzke
shared second place with two rounds to
go, four big shots behind the toughest
competitor golf has seen.
SCORES
American League
Chicago 5, Boston 3
Oakland 6, Minnesota 3
Baltimore 5. Kansas Cit g3
National League
Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 3

Nicklaus
. Master buckeye
I M Scores
THURSDAY
Volleyball
Independent
class 'A'
vagrants 13-15-15, Wanutangos 15-13-8
Mash 15-15, Dragon 3-6
Fraternity'A'
class 'A'
Phi Delta Theta 15-15, Phi Sigma Kappa 0-0 (forfeit)
Chi Phi 15-15, Phi Delta Theta4-4
Beta Theta Pi 15-12-15, Chi Phi 8-15-12
Beta Theta Pi 15-15, Evans Scholars 11-10
class'B'
Sigma Chi 15-15, Chi Psi 11-9y 1
Women's
class 'B'
Cookie Monster 15-6-15, ZTA 3-15-13

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