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Page 6-Friday, October 15, 1982-The Michigan Daily

ICERS FACE TEST IN SEASON OPENER

Michigan faces

Windsor

By JOE CHAPELLE
The Wolverine hockey team that will
take the ice tonight to open its 1982-83
season with a two-game series against
Windsor is one of the youngest
Michigan teams fielded in the past few '
seasons. For that reason, coach John
Giordano is looking at this game as a
test for his inexperienced Wolverine
squad.'
"It is the season opener and we just
don't know that much about Windsor,"
said Giordano. "We aren't preparing
for this game in the sa'me way we
prepared for games the rest of the
season. We didn't have the opportunity
to study films and pick out Windsor's'
weaknesses.'
GIORDANO sees tonight's matchup
as the first chance for some of his
less experienced players to get a
taste of playing an actual college
hockey game.
"Since we didn't have the chance toJ
prepare (with films, etc.), against Win-
dsor, we are really using this game as

another veek of practice," said Gior-
dano.
The Mthigan coach will use this
weekend'; series to further experiment
with the Volverine squad and hone the
skills of h team for next week's CCHA
conferene opener against Notre
Dame.
"NO MTTER how hard you work
them, youcan't simulate actual game
conditionsin practice," said Giordano.
The Wolvrine mentor maintains that
the succes of the Wolverine icers this
season wilidepend on how fast some of
the youngr members of the team
mature, ad the Lancer-Wolverine
matchup povides them with their first
opportunit; to garner some much
needed playng time.
"In a lot c ways, this type of game is
the hardestto play," said Giordano.
Windsor, acording to Giordano, may
not present te Wolverines with an easy
series. The lncers have everything to
gain by beatig Michigan, including the
Detroit areacollege hockey bragging
rights, while the Wolverines will be
using the gare as a primer for the up-

coming CCHA season.
The last time the Wolverines met the
Lancers was an exhibition game in Yost
Ice Arena during the 1980-81 season.
Michigan blanked Windsor in that af-
fair, 6-0, before a crowd of 2,789.

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Senior center Joe*Milburn (21) and freshman Bill Brauer close in on freshman right wing Frank Downing (18) as
they scramble for the puck in last week's Maize-Blue scrimmage game.
H
b.

Giordano
.. tests young team

''icers combine potent offense,
inexperience, great potential

1982

-83 Michigan

Ice Hockey Roster

....,"

By MIKE McGRAW
Michigan enters the 1982-83 season
with a lot of youth and a lot of new
faces, but given some time the
Wolverines may become a pleasant
Surprise this winter.
"People should be patient with us this
year," said coach John Giordano, en-
tering his second complete year behind
the bench. "We potentially have 15-20
starters that are freshmen and
sophomores, but we have a lot of poten-
tial."
ONE THING you can expect from
this year's icers are a lot of goals.
Michigan returns their top two scoreres
from last season co-captains Ted
Spears and Brad Tippett. Backing them
up on the forward lines will be seniors
Joe Milburn, Don Krussman and Billy
Reid, and juniors SteveYoxheimer and
Jim McCauley.
"W'e should score a lot of goals this
year," said second- year goalie John
Elliott. "We'll be slow coming out
because-of inexperience, but in the-end
we'll be a better team than we were last
year."
The Wolverines will feel their inex-
perience most in the defense where the
losses of graduate Steve Richmond and

Dave Richter will be heavily felt. This
year the icers have to rely on under-
classmen and transfer John DeMartino
to protect goalies Elliott and Mark
'Chiamp.t
"THE DEFENSE is very young and
needs game experience and to improve
on their daily skills," said Giordano.
"Out of our eight defensemen, Bill
Brauer, Doug May, Mike Neff, Pat

Goff, Todd Carlile, John Hawkins, Tom
Dolan, and DeMartino, none have risen
to the top yet. One of my concerns is
how fast our defense can mature."
The defense needs to mature pretty
quickly, as Michigan's first eight con-
ference games are against the four
finalists in the CCHA last year.
-Elliott (3.50 goals against in 26
games) and Chiamp (3.7 in three

'We should score a
lot of goals this year.
We'll be slow coming
out because of inex-
perience, but in the
end we'll be a better
team than we were
last year.'
-Jon Elliott

games) should split the goaltending
duties. As a freshman, Elliott was four-
th in the conference among goalies.
GIORDANO LOOKS upon seniors
Speers and Tippett, though, as his key
men. "Those'two add desire to the
team. Evey time they're on the ice they
give it everything they've got.
Hopefully, their hustle will rub off on
the rest of the team."
One problem with having a new team,
though, is getting them to play well with
one another and seeing who sorks well
together. "We'll have four good lines,
we're starting to flow better in prac-
tice," said Livonia sophomore Paul
Kobylarz. "Coach has been working us
hard and I think we're starting to show
it."
"It's too early in the season to say
how we'll do," added Giordano. "Their
commitment will determine our finish.
our goal is to play hard."
So as the Michigan hockey team
heads into the '82-83 season, they have a
lot of question marks, but the CCHA
this year will be up for grabs from the
second position to the bottom. As sum-
med up by Freshman Chris Seychel,
'Everyone here has a great attitude and
wants to be a winner."

No. Name
1 Mark Ciamp*
2 Bill Bruer
3 Doug Nay*
4 Mike Nff*
5 John DMartino
6 Pat Gof,
7 Todd Calile p
8 Dave Mfntyre*
10 Jim Mctauley**
11 Jeff Grae*
1 Tom Stils
14 Brad Tipett*** (C)
-15 Billy Ri ***
16 Ted Speeis***
17 Steve Yokeimer**
18 Frank [ovning
19 Paul Kdu3arz*
20 Chris Seygel
21 Joe Milburn***(A)
22 Don Krusstan**
23 Jim Switzer
24 John Hawkis*
25 Tom Dolan
26 Kelly McCritmon**
27 Jim Mans
28 Paul Spring
30 Jon Elliott*
35 Alex Sosa

Pos.
G
D
D
D
D
D
D
RW
RW
LW
C
LW
RW
C
RW
RW
C
LW
C
LW
C
D
D
RW
LW
LW
G
G

Ht.
5-7
6-3
6-1
6-0
5-11
6-1
5-11
6-0
5-10
5-10
5-11
5-11
5-8
5-11
5-10
5-11
6-0
5-10
5-8
6-2
5-10
6-0
6-0
5-10
5-10
5-11
6-1
5-8

St. Yr.
150 So.
210 Fr.
185 So.
190 So.
180 Jr.
190 Fr.
190 Fr.
194 So.
175 Jr.
187 So.
178 Fr.
180 Sr.
176 Sr.
190 Sr.
175 Jr.
182 Fr.
190 So.
170 Fr.
175 Sr.
195 Sr.
180 Fr.
190 So.
160 Fr.
175 Jr.
160 Fr.
190 So.
185 So.
150 Fr.

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Seniors help Giordano
attain instant success

HEAD COACH: Jin Giordano
ASSISTANT COAH : Mike Turner
TRAINER: Dan Miert
EQUIPMENT: Tod Sears
* Indicates letter w.

By TAM BENTLEY
While a fourth-place finish in last
year's Central Collegiate Hockey
Association race is disappointing,
Michigan coach John Giordano had
many bright spots, as both he and the
team made CCHA debuts with an 18-15-
5 overall record.
The Wolverines left the Western
Collegiate Hockey Association behind,
and stormed into the CCHA with high
hopes and a few surprises. The first
surprise of the year was the
Wolverines' white-washing of highly
regarded Michigan Tech.
Not only did the Michigan icers
emerge victorious twice on the home
ice at Yost Arena but they also suc-
ceeded in toppling Tech in the first two
games of the season at the Student Ice
Arena in Houghton. The Huskies, who
ended their CCHA season in third place'
with an overall record of 23-14-3, suf-
fered 3-2, 3-0 defeats in front of their
home crowd and 5-4, 3-2 losses in Ann
Arbor in the season's second half.
ANOTHER SEASON plus came with
the Wolverines walking away with a 4-3
victory over the second place Michigan
State Spartans in the teams' first
meeting of the season and also
managing a 4-4 mid-season tie.

The Michigan squad was full of
question marks as the season started,
not the least of which was a new head
coach embarking on his first full season
in Wolverine hockey.
In addition, Paul Fricker, the
Wolverines' ace goaltender who earned
All-American honors in his sophomore
season, chose to move on to
professional hockey and signed with the
Hartford Whalers of the National
Hockey League, leaving the Wolverines
with an empty net.
IN DEFENSE, the team could count
on strong leadership from seniors Steve
Richmond, Dave Richter, Brian Lun-
dberg, Mark Perry and Paul Brandrup;
but what about the offense?
In scoring, only Richmond and junior
forward Ted 'Speers returned among
the top seven scorers from the previous
year and finally the Wolverines moved
out of the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association (WCHA) and into the Cen-
tral Collegiate Hockey Association
'(CCHA). What could come from a
season whose beginning was so sket-
chy?
One thing which emerged was a sur-
prise goalie find, a 6-1 freshman from
Spencerville, Ontario: Jon Elliott.
Elliott logged 1509:26 in playing time
and came away with a season record of

9-11-4 while veteran goalie Peter Mason
clocked in at only 713:41 with a record
of 8-4-1.
THE OFFENSE and scoring
problem, though, was another story.
"There were no offensive players, we
had good defensive players but no real
offense," said Giordano on the season
as a whole. "We didn't have five guys
who could score ten goals each game,
we didn't have a balanced offense, but
this year we feel we have a pretty
balanced offense and defense. The big
key will be in the Blue Line, how the
defense matures."

One of the most detrimental aspects
of last season was the defensive loss of
graduating seniors Richmond, Richter,
Lundberg, Perry and Branduup.
"The biggest and most obvious thing
we lost was our experience back on
defense," said Giordano. "We had guys
here for four years who knew what it
was like to go on the road. Now we have
a bunch of kids who don't know what it's
like to go on the road and travel. But
that's the challenge this year. Every
year you have challenges and you just
have to rise to the occasion and meet,
them."

No. Name
16 Ted Speers
14 Brad Tippett
7 STEVE RIC
18 DENNIS MA
5 DAVE RICH
19 Paul Kobyla
3 BRIAN LUNI
25 PAUL BRAN
23 Jim McCaul
21 Joe Milburn
22 Don Krussm
6 MARK PERF
11 JeffGrade
17 Steve Yoxhe
8 Dave McInty
15 Billy Reid
4 Mike Neff
27 JEFF TESS
26 Kelly McCri
2 Doug May
24 John Hawkin
30 Jon Elliott'
35 PETER MA
12 CRAIG NOR
20 JAMES HUB
SMarkChia m
M' BENCH
MICHIGAN
Opponents

81 -81Michigan
Overall (18-15-5)
Po GP G A PTS
C 38 23 16 39
tIW 38 14 22 36 1
HMOND D 38 6 30 36
kY RW 37 13 11 24:
TER D 36 9 12 21
rz C 36 11 8 19 1
NDBERG 0 D 2 3 16 192
NIDRUP LW 6 12 182
ey RW 8 9 17
C 5 10 15 1
an LW 1 8 6 141
RY D 30 14 14
C 36 6 5 11 2
imer C 38 5 5
yre RW 35 5 3 8
RW 26 6 8
32 2 5 1
IER LW 20 1 3
mmon RW 15 1 1 2
D 11 0 2 2
ns D 18 0 1 1
-G 26 0* 0 0
SON G 16 0 0
EN C 8 0 0
BER LW 3 0 0
p G 3 0 0 0
38

Statistics
CCHA (14-12-4)--4th

P/M
23/46
13/26
34/68
27/54
37/78
11/22
21/42
26/53
6/12
16/32
17/34
7/14
25/50
25/50
9/18
3/6
17/35
2/4
3/6
4/8
2/4
2/4
1/2
0/0
0/0
0/0
2/4

GP
30
30
29
27
28
25
24
30
25
30
30
30
30
29
21
23
17
12
7
12
22
12
6
1
30

PTS P/M.
26 15/30
25 13/26
26 25/50
20 20/40
12 29/62
13 18/37
15 15/30
13 18/37
12 3 "26
10 15/30
9 12/24
11 5/10
10 21/42
7 18/36
6 8/16
7 2/4
2 12/25,

1/2
0
2
0
0
0
0

2/4
1/2
2/4
1/2
1/2
0/0
0/0
2/4

38
38

130
131

192 '22 333/672
208 1 313/668

a

NOT RETURNING IN CAPS

GOALIE
MASON
Elliott
Chiamp

(Records)
(8-4-1)
(9-11-4)
(1-0-0)

GP
16
26
3

Per.
39
80
6

GOALIE STATISTIC,
Min. GA AVG. SAV 'T. GP
713:41 36 3.03 328 4 12
1509:26 88 3.50 765 t 22
97:28 6 3.70 36 .8i

Min.
545:54
1294:21

GA
29
72

AVG.
3.19
3.34

SAV PCT.
245 .878
640 .899

1982-83 Michigan Schedule

MICHIGAN (18-15-5) 38
Opponents (15-18-5) 38
*Includes Empty Net Goal

118 2320:15 131* 3.39 1129 .8930 1840:15 101
118 2320:15 130 3.36 1031 .88810 1840:15 93

3.29 885 .898
3.03 777 .893

Oct. 15-16 .............. WINDSOR
Oct. 22-23.............NOTRE DAME*
Oct. 29-30..........at Bowling Green*
Nov. 5.........MICHIGAN STATE*
Nov. 6 .............. at Michigan State*
Nov. 12-13.........at Michigan Tech*
Nov. 19-20 ............OHIO STATE*
Nov. 26-27 .. NORTHERN MICHIGAN*
Def. 3........WESTERN MICHIGAN*
Dec. 4..........at Western Michigan*
Dec. 10-11..........FERRIS STATE*
ina' 92-2-9--------------REAT LAKES

*Conference Game
ALL HOME GAME AT
YOST ICE ARENA
Starting time: 7:30 p.m.
81-82 Final
CCHA Standings

Goals
Shots on Goals
Goalie Saves
Penalties
Power Plays
MICHIGAN
Opponents

45
382
346
96

2
50
361
429
128

Michigan
3
37
396
339
108

OT
15
22
15
1

Tot.
130 41?
1161 395
1129 340
333 103
PPG.
39
46

Opponents
2 3
38 45
467 384
311 359
113 97
PCT.
.137
.195

OT
0
15
21
0

Tot.
131
1260
1031
313
Sit
10
10

ATT.
211
236

Team (Overall)
1. Bowling Green.......
2. *'michigan State ......
3. Michigan Tech......

W
27
26
23

L
13
14
14

T
12
12
13

Records
CCHA
Non-CCHa

Season
14-12-4
4-3-1

lob.
8-6
4-0-

Road
6-6-3
0-3-1

p

m ~ -

TTALS 1815-512-$- 69

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