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Saturday, October 25, 1980

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The Michigan Daily

'M icers outlast
WMU in 6-5 duel

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By KENT WALLEY
.A good deal can happen on the ice in 45 seconds. Just ask
the Michigan icers, who learned that fact the hard way in
their 6-5 victory over Western Michigan last night at Yost Ice
Arena.
After totally dominating the first two periods, Michigan
fell victim to a dazzling Bronco comeback, which fell just
short of tying the game and sending it into overtime.
JUST 45 SECONDS remained on the clock as the
Wolverines controlled the puck in Western's end, leading 6-5.
The Broncos then pulled goalie Steve Abbott and sent in an
extra winger to mount a last-minute rush toward the
Michigan end.
It nearly worked. The visitors forced the puck over the red
line and scrapped their way into a face-off to the left of Blue
goalie Paul Fricker. They got their one good chance with 40
seconds left, as defenseman Guy Blanchard uncorked a slap
shot from a few feet inside the blue line, but Fricker deflected
it with his stick, thus enabling the Wolverines to preserve the
victory and raise their record to 2-1.
Michigan entered the third period with a 3-0 lead. But
Brad Tippett was penalized for tripping after the whistle had
stopped play nine seconds into the final stanza, and the Bron-
cos had a quick power play opportunity.
THEY CONVERTED at the 1:40 mark on a Ross Fit-
zpatrick shot that trickled'between Fricker's legs, but the
Wolverines answered quickly, with freshman Kelly Mc-
Crimmon and left wing Paul Brandrup putting shots home to
give them what seemed to be a commanding 5-1 lead 5:46 into
the period.
Western would not give up the ship, however, and proved
it by scoring three times in a five-minute span, the latter two
coming within seven seconds of one another.

At the 7:04 mark, center Kelly Mitchell floated the puck
past Fricker to make the score 5-2. The Broncos then
proceeded to win the face-off and race down the ice. Fit-
zpatrick found himself an opening in the Wolverine defense
and fired a slap shot that cleanly beat Fricker.
THEN MICHIGAN, not to be outdone, controlled the next
face-off, and Roger Bourne countered with a slap shot of his
own that sailed past Abbott. The game once again seemed out
of reach for the Broncos.
But still not wanting to play dead the Broncos' Fitzpatrick
scored again, smashing a loose puck past Fricker from out in
front, and suddently the score was 6-5. Tlie Wolverines,
facing a six-man attack at the end, held on to record the win.
"I thought we had complete control until the third
period," said Michigan assistant coach John Giordano. "We
played like we were supposed to win the first two periods-no
goals ... and tough defense. The team went from a good team
to a cruddy team in one period, but I think they played god."
Jeff ..Mars, returning from last weekend's suspension,
wasted no time in setting up the first Michigan goal. Just 56
seconds into the period he broke up ice, sidestepped a Bronco
defenseman, who tripped the senior right winger and con-
sequently spent two minutes in the penal'ty box. Brandrup
scored seconds later on the power play, as he flipped a loose
puck past Abbott.
Later in the period on another Blue power play Steve
Richmond smacked another shot from in front past Abbott,
and the Wolverines led 2-0.
The only score of 'the second period came when freshman
Enzo Augimeri capitalized on a pass from Billy Reid, who
had broken loose at center ice.
Giordano handled the coaching duties last night, while
head coach Wilf Martin continued to recuperate from a
stomach ailment.

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Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
MICHIGAN CENTER SOPHOMORE Don Krussman battles for the puck after a face-off with a Western Michigan
opponent. The Wolverines won the contest, 6-5.
Hearts topper!
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FIRST PERIOD
Scoring-I. M-Brandrup (Mars, Hampson)
2:16: 2. M-Richmond (Manning. Blum) 10:27.
Penalties-WMU-Johannesen (tripping) 0:56;
WMU-Rue (high sticking) 4:26; M-Hampson (high
sticking) 4:26; M-Mars (cross checking) 5:00;
WMU-Reid (interference) 9:54; M-McCrimnmon
(interference) 10:46. WMU-Millen (roughing)
16:07; M--Augimeri (roughing) 16:07; WMU-
Bailey (interference) 19:34; M-Blum (high stick-
ing) 19:34; WMU-Blanchard (high sticking) 19:34.

SECOND PERIOD
Scoring-3. M-Augimeri (Reid, Richmond)
6:40.
Penalties-M-Blum (holding) 4:24; M-Bourne
(tripping) 8:45; M-Milburn (slashing) 13:23; WMU
-Blanchard (roughing) 13:23; WMU-Rue (int r-
ference) 15:27; M-Augimeri (roughing) 17:47.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring-4. WMU--Fitzpatrick (Cider, Scur
field) 1:40; 5. M-McCkrimmen (Richmond) 3:58;
6. M-Brandrup (Blum, Richmond) 5:46; 7. WMU-
Mitchell (Berthelson, Johannesen) 7:04; 8. WMU-

Fitzpatrick (Scurfield, Bailey) 11:24; 9. WMU-
Scurfield (Fitzpatrick) 11:31; 10. M-Bourne
(Spears, Blum) 12:09; 11. WMU-Bailey (Fitz-
patrick, Scurfield) 15:29.
Penalties-M-Tippett (tripping) 0:09; WMU-
Rue (roughing) 4:46; M-Hampson (high sticking)
5:57; WMU-Mitchell (cross checking) 12:09;
M-Brandrup (roughing) 12:32; WMU-Calder
(roughing) 12:32; M-Richter (charging) 17:19.
SAVES

Period 1
M-Fricker.............. 11
WMU-Abbott............21

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Porter joins free agents

KANSAS CITY (AP)-Darrell Por-
ter, saddened because the Kansas City
Royals refused to make him a formal
contract offer, reluctantly' became a
free agent yesterday and said he hoped
"the people of Kansas City will under-
stand."
"This is not what I wanted," Porter,
the starting catcher for the 1980
American League All-Stars, told The
Associated Press. "I don't want to
leave Kansas City. And I don't want to
start a bidding war."
However, Porter's financial advisers
said the Royals refused on Thursday to
make a formal offer.
Royals' General Manager Joe Burke
was not available for comment.
At least six clubs reportedly are in-

terested in the 28-year-old catcher, who
made his major league debut with
Milwaukee at the age of 19.-Oakland,
Milwaukee, the New York Yankees,
Atlanta, St. Louis and the Los Angeles
Dodgers are thought to be interested.
Porter made headlines around the
nation last March when he
mysteriously left spring training for
what he latter admitted was treatment
at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation
center in Arizona.
He made the decision to seek treat-
ment after, in his words, "living a lie
for several years."
He returned to the team in May and
went on a hitting tear that teammate
George Brett described as "awesome."
But in late June his touch suddenly

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deserted him and he wound up hitting
.249, his worst since he was traded from
:Milwaukee in 1976.
In 1979 Porter hit .291 and hammered
20 home runs. His 101 runs scored, 121
walks and 112 runs batted in that year
made him only the second catcher in
American League history to reach
triple figures in all three categories in a
single season.
Despite his offensive slack in 1980, he
could be one of the most highly prized
free agents this year, along with San
Diego outfielder Dave Winfield.
Sox sale rejected
CHICAGO (AP)-Despite rejection
by American League owners, Ohio
multimillionaire Edward J. DeBartolo
Sr. has vowed to continue his battle to
purchase the Chicago White Sox.
"I don't think that the vote is such a
big disappointment," DeBartolo said~
yesterday following a meeting of AL
owners.
"We're going to pursue this. We'll
take it to the next meeting of the league
owners and then we'll be ready to .ap-
proach it in a much more positive
way."
And White Sox President Bill Veeck,
who appeared alongside DeBartolo at a
hastily arranged news conference
following the vote, added, "The whole
think is weird."

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