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Page F-4-Thursday, September 4, 1980-The Michigan Daily

New icer coach
inherits improving
team, solid sophs

WOLVERINE DEFENSEMAN Steve Richmond races the puck swiftly into the opponents' ice to set up a scoring oppor-
tunity. Aggressive play by Richmond, a junior out of Chicago, was one of the cornerstones of a much-improved Michigan
defense during the 1979-80 season.

By JON WE4S
The start of the new decade has
marked the start of a new era for the
Michigan hockey program. Major
changes have taken place on the ice, on
the bench, and in the athletic office.
On the ice, the 1979-80 season saw the
resurgence of a Wolverine team which
finished last in the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association (WCHA) the
previous year with a miserable 6-25-1
record.
ON THE BENCH, Michigan's seven-
year coach, Dan Farrell, announced his
retirement at the close of the season,.

making way for the appointment of Wilf
Martin.
And finally, in the front office,
Athletic Director Don Canham announ-
ced the withdrawal of the team from
the WCHA-a move that will see the
Wolverines open the 1981-82 season as a
member of the Central Collegiate
Hockey Assocition (CCHA).
The 1978-79 campaign was the
deepest valley in Farrell's seven-year
rollercoaster ride as the czar of the
Michigan six. His team allowed more
goals per game and scored fewer than
any team in the league, finished firmly
entrenched in the cellar, and, needless
to say, saw no playoff action.
ANY POSSIBILITY that Farrell's
departure would not be his own decision
(and there were rumors circulating to
that effect), was dispelled last season,
however, as the icers pulled off a
remarkable about-face.,
The Wolverines surged into the
season with seven consecutive vic-
t tories, bullied their way into the

national hockey polls, and held on to
second place in the WCHA until the
final weekend.
The Blue bubble began to deflate in
the last two weeks of the regular season
as the team dropped three of four
games to WCHA champion North
Dakota and Michigan State. It finally
burst in the first round of the playoffs
when the Wolverines lost their two-
game, total-goals series to Notre Dame
at home.
ALTHOUGH THE FINAL chapters
could have used some rewriting,
Farrell's last Michigan team had com
further in one season than even its mos
optimistic fans had predicted.
The most visible reason for the
team's success was a bumper crop of
outstanding freshman, led by forwards
Bruno Baseotto and Brad Tippett, and
WCHA rookie-of-the-year, goaltender
Paul Fricker.
Baseotto, not known for his size,
speed, or grace, put together -a
See ICERS, Page 8

BIG TEN CHAMP KLASSON JUST A SOPHOMORE:
Top weights key wrestling hopes

By'K. ANTHONY GLINKE
At the outset, things looked good for
Michigan's wrestling team. Certainly
the loss of three-time national champ
Mark Churella to graduation and a
disabling neck injury to veteran Jim
Mathias left a few -unanswered
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questions in the lineup, but coach Dale
Bahr was confident of the ability of his
young team.
When the smoke had lifted this past
season, Bahr was proven correct. His
youthful squad held a shining record of
11-6-1 with all of their losses coming at
the hands of nationally-ranked teams.
SENIOR CO-CAPTAINS Steve
Fraser and Bill Petoskey at 177 and 190,
respectively, were mainstays all
season. The All-American Fraser com-
piled a formidable record of 35-9-1,
which included 11 pins, a third place
showing in the Big Ten and a fifth at the
nationals. Former NCAA qualifier
Petoskey ran into some injury
problems, but remained healthy
enough to ring up a 25-17 mark.

Admittedly the season's biggest sur-
prise came in the form of heavyweight
Eric Klasson. Klasson, who sat out last
year with a knee injury, came on with a
vengeance this year, replacing the in-
jured Steve Bennett after the Christ-
mas break and holding on for the
remainder of the season. The former
Iowa state champ then made believers
of any skeptics by virtue of his 16-8
record and Big Ten championship.
In the lower weights, there was im-
provement over the 1978-79 campaign,

but not the kind needed for consistent
victories. In the first four weight
classes, only sophomore Mark Pearson
at 142 broke .500 with his 18-17-1
record. Two freshmen and one redshir-
ted sophomore in the first three classes
put a lot of pressure on the middle and
upper weights.
TOM DAVIDS, a state champ at 112
from Hazel Park, handled most of the
team's duties at 118 this season and set
a mark of 12-20 overall. Although his
record was a somewhat satisfactory 25-

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1979-80 Hockey Statistics

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t
5
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Name, Pos.
M. Eaves, C .......................
' 9. Lerg, C* ....................
B. Baseotto, RM...............
T. Manning, D ....................
J. Blum , .........................
B. Tippett, LW..................
T. Speers, RW ................
S. Richmond, D ...............
G. Hampson. LW.................
R. Bourne. C/RW ..................
D. May. RW....................
B. Lundberg, D ...............
D. Todd, RW*...... .............
J. Milburn, LW ....................
J. Mars, C/RW ....................
B. Reid, RW....................
P. Brandrup, D/LW .............
D. Richter, D :.... ...............
M. Perry, D ......................
9. Brennan, D* ...............
J. VanBiesbruck, C .............
P. Fricker, G ......................
J. Tessier, LW .....................
R. Varvari. G .................
B. Sutton.....................
OTHER (J. Oliver) ................
BENCH .......................
MICHIGAN ...................
OPPONENTS .................
*-not returning
Goalie (Record)
B. Sutton (1-0)...................
P. Fricker (20-12-2) .............
R. Varvari (2-1) ..................
MICHIGAN (23-13-2).............
OPPONENTS (13-23-2)...........
*Includes two empty net goals.

GP
33
38
38
38
37
38
30
38
30
32
37
37
28
38
26
36
26
33
24
14
7
35
16
5
2
9
38
38
38
GA
2
148
17
167
205*

G
36
37
31
8
9
13
13
10
7
9
7
:2
5
6
5
3
1
0
0
1
1'
0
0
0
0
1
205
167

A
49
39
45
43
41
19
16
19
15
9
10
14
8
6
5
6
7
4
4
2
2
3
1
0
0
5
373
287

TP
85
76
76
51
50
32
29
29
22
18
17
16
13
12
10
9
8
4
4
3
3
3
1
0
0
7
578
454

P/M
17/34
14/28
8/16
3/6
34/79
22/44
8/16
13/26
11/22
-5/10
22/52
43/94
4/8
12/24
8/16
8/16
7/14
24/54
7/14
3/6
7/14
3/6
5/10
0/0
0/0
0/0
2/4
290/613
305/622
GA
114
3
118
131*

G
19
27
21
6
5
9
9
7
3
3
5
2
1
4
5
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
131
118
AVG.
7.03
4.57
2.26
4.47
4.96

A
32
23
28
24
29
10
11
13
9
6
8
11
5
3
2
3
5
4
0
1
2
2
1
0
0
5
237
204
SA V
9
848
48
905
759

PTS
51
50
49
30
34
19
20
20
12
9
13
13
6
7
7
5
6
4
0
1
3
2.
1
0
0
6
368
322
PCT.
.90
.88
.94
.88
.85

P/M
10/20
9/18
4/8
3/6
22/47
15/30
2/4
7/14
5/10
4/8
30
1/2
9/18
8/i6
1T/40
4/9
0/0
2/4
4/8
0/0
04
1/2
188/385
207/426

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Now
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Coach: Dale Bahr (third season)
Last season: The performance of the'
upper weight wrestlers guided the
Wolverines to sixth place in the ex-
tremely competitive Big Ten.
This season: Only major loss is
Steve Fraser at 190-pound weight
class. Heavyweight Eric Klasson is
potential NCAA champ, while return
to health of Bob Siar and improved
performances of lower weights spell
improvement for the Blue matmen.

769-8364

We Serve Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
We Specialize In PIZZA, Regular and Sicilian.

GOALIE STATISTICS
AVG. SAV PCT.
1.76 34 .944
4.37 1122 .883
4.42 125 .880
4.30 1281 .885
5.28 1144 .848

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Welcome New Students.!
We're Celebrating Our 65th

OVERALL (23-13-2)

WCHA (13-11-2)

: ; -
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Year of Serving Students
WE FEATURE:
Michigan Campus Wear

* T-Shirts
" Sweatshirts

" Jackets
* Gym Shorts

" Warm-up Suits

Shoes:

Adidas, Converse, Etonic, Brooks
DANsKIN Tights & Leotards
Speedo Swim Suits
Raquetball, Paddleball,
and Squash Equipment
Athletic Supplies for:
Football Hockey Baseball and More
Basketball Fencing Soccer
Handball Volleyball Tennis

Bahr
...hastalent,_depth
23, Traverse City's two-time state
champ, Larry Haughn, hit a peak in the
Big Ten tourney with a fourth place
showing and a berth in the nationals.
With three years eligibility left, Haughn
should emerge as a strong force in both
the regional and national level.
Bahr describes freshman Bob Siar at
132 as "a wrestler who doesn't have the
flashy technique, but is a consistent win-
ner." This. year the former Pen-
nsylvania state champ grappled to a 14-
17 mark while wrestling with injuries
consistently.
At 150, John Beljan can best be
described as a sophomore sensation. MICHIGAN GOALIE PAUL FRICKER leans out to stop yet another shot in a
Beljan had an 18-8-2 record, a fourth in game last season. Fricker, who is entering his sophomore year, alleviated ma
See TOP, Page 12 of the goaltending woes Which haunted the Wolverines the previous season.
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