The Michigan Daily
Friday, January 28, 1983
Icers face MSU, Scott
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By CHUCK JAFFE
In order to win in this weekend's home-and-home series
with Michigan State, the Wolverines must stop the Spartans'
All-American goaltender Ron Scott. That's right, they have
to stop Michigan State's goaltender, and not the offense.
Thus far this season, Scott has been the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association's most dominant player, and he is
hoping to continue the Spartans' superiority in the season
series with the Wolverines.
In the year's first three match-ups, Scott led his team to
victory, and he is currently college hockey's only 20-game-
winning goaltender. With this in mind, Michigan coach John
Giordano has been structuring an offense that he hopes can
reach the Spartan net.
YOU'RE NOT going to beat Ron Scott on an 'shot or a
shot inside the blue line," Giordano said. "You have to work the
puck into the scoring triangle-the area between the face-off dots
and the goalposts-and beat him in close. He's been dropping to his
knees a little more this season, so we might have a better
chance on rebounds. One of the key situations will be con-
trolling face-offs, especially deep in their zone."
To this end, Giordano has made minor lineup adjustments,
geared at balancing his attack. Freshman Chris Seychel has
moved back onto the team's first line-where both his defen-
se and offense can be bolstered by co-captain Ted Speers and
Jim McCauley-and Brad Tippett has been moved ,to the
second line with center Ray Dries and Kelly McCrimmon.
"We've re-united Seychel with Speers and McCauley
because they can help him offensively, and they will pick up
on the defensive skills that he is lacking. He's a good offen-
sive player right now, and they will help him. Tippett has
been playing really well right now, and he can carry a line by
BUT THERE is no question in Giordano's mind that Scott and
defense carry the Spartans. Thus far this year, the Michigan
State offense has been scoring at a better pace than last
season, but the production of team leaders Mark Hamway
(15 goals, 19 assists for 34 points) and Newell Brown (13-21-
34) has decreased. For this reason, coach Ron Mason relies
on defense and goaltending to win games.
"The reason we're 20-6 certainly isn't because we're
leading the league in scoring," Mason said. "We're far and
away the best defensive team in the league, and if we go out
and think we can simply outscore our opponents, then we're
taking away from our game."
Defense, however, has not been the Wolverines' specialty,
and Giordano knows that he will need stable goaltending
from either Mark Chiamp or Jon Elliott. In the teams'
second game of the season, Elliott made 53 saves, but two
quick goals cost Michigan the game, 4-3.
"ANY TIME we play Michigan, it is the toughest series that
we play," said Mason. "The way Jon Elliott played in goal in
the second game, I thought for sure that Michigan would win.
We need to catch a few quick breaks to get them down."
"We've been very inconsistent in the net," added Gior-
dano. "We haven't been making the big saves that keep us in
the ballgame. We got that two weeks ago at Lake Superior,
but we haven't gotten that for most of the season. To beat
State we'll need consistency in the net, which is what they use
to beat other teams."
Gaine time for both nights is 7:30, with tomorrow's contest
at Yost Ice Arena. After Saturday's game, the icers travel to
Northern Michigan to play the Wildcats, and then on to
Ferris State for two more games, before returning to end the
season with a four-game homestand.
Tonight's Michigan-Michigan State hockey game will
be broadcast on WJJX (650 AM) and simulcast on WC-
B (88.3 FM). Tomorrow's game from Yost Ice Arena
will be broadcast only on WJJX. Game time for both
games is 7:30.
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Michigan's Jim Mc Cauley (inset) brings the puck up the ice against Illinois- Chicago earlier this season. McCauley,
a junior, has battled back from many setbacks to become a top contributor for the Wolverines.
FORMER WALK-ON OVERCOMES ILLNESS:
Cau ey fin s success
By MIKE McGRAW
Collegiate athletics are tough on any
participant, especially if you're only in
your sixth year of competitive play.
But add to this an outbreak of
mononucleosis and it's three strikes
If Jim McCauley had been playing
baseball, a sport he excelled in during
high school, he would have been out and
headed for the bench. But instead he
plays hockey at Michigan, and those
setbacks have not stopped McCauley
from being a major contributor to the
squad this year.
THE JUNIOR right-winger was not
even recruited by the Wolverines, buf
was encouraged to walk on by head
coach John Giordano, then an assistant
coach. "I was only recruited by a
couple of schools," said McCauley.
"Giordano looked at me, and I had
played with a few of the guys on the
team before, so I thought I'd give it a
"When I saw him play, i liked the way
he played, so I went after him," said
Giordano. "I thought his future was
ahead of him."
That future has turned into a spot on-
the Wolverines' top line alongside Ted
Speers and Brad Tippett. This year
McCauley has collected ten goals and 14
assists, fourth-best on the team.
"THE CHEMISTRY on that line
seems to be mixed right, we lways
know where each other is at," said the
Detroit native. "We've been a marked
line lately, the other teams have been
M tankers ready to
end Hoosier mastery
putting some heavy forechecking on
It's tough, though, to keep up with the
two Michigan captains, who command
a lot of ice time, when you're stricken
with dreaded respiratory disease. In
training camp last fall, McCauley was
stricken with mono and was forced to
miss the first two weekends of the
"I've been playing with mono most of
the year and it takes its toll," said Mc-
Cauley. "My legs still feel heavy, but I
try to ignore it in the games. It just
bugs me more than anything now, I
can't get it out of the back'of my mind."
McCAULEY SHOULD be able-to get
the disease out of his whole system next
year, when he'll be one of the few
seniors on what will again be a young
team. "We're going to have basically a
junior and sophomore team, I'll do the
best I can to help be a leader," Mc-
Giordano has the same idea in mind.
"I really hope he can develop leader-
ship characteristics next year," said
the Michigan coach.
But there's still a few weeks to do
some good this season as McCauley and
the rest of the team are locked in a tight
battle to make the playoffs. "I think its
very important for us to make the
playoffs; it will be good for the seniors
to go out with, and it'll help the team
and give them a lift for next year," said
McCauley. "I always like to make the
playoffs. They're fun."
The team has a tough weekend ahead
of it though as it faces Michigan State,
but McCauley thinks that could actually
help remedy the squad. "This weekend
should get everyone pumped up,and I
think that it's been one of the things that
have led to our inconsistency," he said.
Name. Pos. GP
Tippett, LW........... 26
Seychel, LW........... 24
Carlile, D ............. 26
McCrimmon, RW. 22
Neff, D ................ 26
Stiles, C ............... 24
Dries, C ...........13
Kobylarz, C ..........24
Grade, LW............ 21
DeMartino, D.......... 3
Brauer, D ............. 21
Mans, LW ..........
Reid. RW ............. 4
Elliott, G .............15
ChiampG ............. 15
M BENCH ..........26
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By KATIE BLACKWELL
"In every single event, we're down to
the wire, within tenths or hundredths
apart up to this point," said Jon Urban-
chek, first year coach of the Michigan
men's swim team. Hundredths of a
second apart from Big Ten power In-
diana, that is.
Urbanchek and his crew will strive to
break a 20-year tradition tonight at
Matt Mann pool. Since 1962, the
Wolverines have beaten the Hoosiers
just once. This year, things may be dif-
ferent. Michigan appears to have a
SWIMMING BEFORE a home crowd
should be advantageous for the young
Wolverine squad. And young they
are-thirteen freshmen, five
sophomores, three juniors and just one
senior. Even Indiana's veteran men-
tor, James "Doc" Counsilman respects
the hometown advantage. "They'll
probably beat us at their place but I
know we can take them at Big Tens."
The conference meet decides the final
standings, and Indiana possesses the
depth needed to stackup points in the
meet. But depth is not important in a
dual meet, as only the top three places
receive points. Again, Michigan seems
to have the advantage tonight.
"We're a very good dual meet team,"
stated Urbanchek. "This is a good,
friendly rivalry. It will be a very ex-
citing meet. We'll go down to the wire."
Team captain, and lone senior, Bruce
Gemmell shares his coach's opinion. "I
think without a doubt, the meet will
come down to the last relay, and that's
a toss-up. It's just whoever wants it
Tonight the Wolverine tankers find
out if they can change this losing
tradition. Student tickets are $1 for the
meet, which starts at 7:30 at Matt Mann
MICHIGAN............26 123 209 332 174/348
OPPONENTS..........26 131 201 332 205/433
Goalie (Record) Min. GA AvgSav Pct
Chiamp (6-S-0).........739:56 51 4.14315.861
Elliott (5-10-0).......... 805:04 '75 5.59 438 .854
MICHIGAN (11-15-0) ...
1560:30 131 5.04 753 .852
1560:30 123 4.73 684 .848
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