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Page 12-Friday, March 11, 1983-The Michigan Daily

CCHA 'S
top four
shoot for
title and
NCAA bid

By MIKE MCGRAW
When it comes to post-season tournaments and
crowning conference champions, college hockey is
not much different than college basketball. Just as
league champions and NCAA tournament qualifiers
are being chosen in basketball arenas across the
country this weekend, hockey conferences like the
CCHA are holding their tournaments that not only
crown a champion, but result in an automatic bid to
next week's NCAA tournament.
In the CCHA, the field has narrowed to four teams
and those four will compete in the semifinal round of
the CCHA playoffs tonight at Joe Louis Arena in
Detroit with the two winners squaring off tomorrow
at 7 p.m. for all the marbles.
THE FIRST game today features a 4:00 p.m. star-
ting time and two schools that Michigan fans do not
generally take a liking to. Michigan State (28-10-0)has
defeated Ohio State (25-8-5) twice during the season

in East Lansing, but that was early in the season and
the Buckeyes have come on strong the second half,
finishing in a tie with the Spartans for second place.
"We haven't played Michigan State for a long time,
but I'm looking forward to playing them," said OSU
coach Jerry Welsh. "Its the only team that really did
a job on us. We played them in October after a couple
of games with a bunch of green people. But I can't
help but think we did much more improving than they
have over the course of the season."
Both these teams had struggles in their first round
games last weekend. The Spartans lost their opener
against Ferris State and on Saturday, the teams were
tied at 1-1 after two periods leaving FSC with a two
goal lead for the series. But goals by Dee Rizzo, Dale
Krentz and Mark Hamway put MSU ahead, and an
empty net goal sealed the victory.
IN COLUMBUS, the Bucks won their first game
easily but Miami put on quite a challenge the next
night closing OSU's margin to one goal before Paul

Pooley of Ohio State put it out of reach with a score
late in the game.
The second game tonight features regular season
and fourth-ranked Bowling Green (27-7-4) against the
only team to win on the road last week, Northern
Michigan (18-16-4).
Northern defeated Michigan Tech in Houghton as
they pulled out a victory with a goal at 14:11 of the
final period to break a tie. Bowling Green had no
problems with Notre Dame, winning 8-3 and 7-2.
"Our series with Northern Michigan in January
was probably one of the finest all season," said Falcon
coach Jerry York. "I was very impressed with their
quickness. I think we are now peaking after our little
slump a month ago."
"Bowling Green is great ... they're one of the best
teams in the country," said Wildcats' coach Rick
Comley. "But our goal all year long was to get down
to Joe Louis. We played them very tough up here, so
we're looking forward to a good game."

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By CHUCK JAFFE
Michigan center Ted Speers was
named yesterday to the 1982-83 coaches
All - Central Collegiate Hockey
Association first team. The Ann Arbor
native joins Bowling Green's Brian
Hills and Garry Galley, Michigan
State's Ron Scott and Ken Leiter and
Ohio State forward Andy Browne.
Speer's teammate, and Michigan'N
other co-captain, Brad Tippett was an
All-CCHA honorable mention.
HILLS, A TWO-TIME All-American
and the CCHA's all-time leading scorer,
was named Player-of-the-Year, out-
polling Scott seven to five on the
coaches' ballots. Michigan's Chris
Seychel was named Rookie-of-the-
Year, and Ohio State coach Jerry Welsh.
captured Coach-of-the-Year honors.
Hills and Scott were the only player
named to the team for the second time,
while Galley was the only sophomore to
make the first two teams or honorable
mention. Ohio State goalie John
Dougam led the second team, along
with Michigan State's Gary, Haight,
Miami's Kevin Beaton, Notre Dame's
Kirt Bjork, Bowling Green's Dan Kane
and the Buckeye's Dave Kobryn.
1982-83 Coaches All-CCHA Team
First Team i
Goalie - Ron Scott, Michigan State
Defense - Ken Le~iter, Michigan
State Defense - Garry Galley,
Bowling Green
Forward - Brian Hills, Bowling
Green
Forward - Andy Browne, Ohio State
Forward - TED SPEERS,
MICHIGAN
Second Team
Goalie - John Dougan, Ohio State
Defense - Gary Haight, Michiga4
State
Defense - Kevin Beaton, Miami
Forward - Kirt Bjork, Notre Dame
Forward - Dan Kane, Bowling
Green
Forward - Dave Kobryn, Ohio
State
Honorable Mention
Bill Terry, Michigan Tech; Mark
Hamway, Michigan State; Eric
Ponath, Northern Michigan; Pa
Pooley, Ohio State; BRAD TIPPETM
MICHIGAN; Dan McFall, Michigan
State.
Red Wings
win 4-2
DETROIT (UPI) - Ivan Boldirev scor-
ed one goal and set up John Ogrodnick'4
team-leading 34 to lead the Detroit Red
Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago
Black Hawks and snap a two-game
losing streak last night.
Reed Larson joined Bobby Orr and
Denis Potvin as the only National
Hockey League defensemen to score at
least 20 goals in four consecutive
seasons, notching his 20th on a power
play with 45 seconds left in the first
period to put Detroit ahead 2-1.
Boldirev had scored 22 seconds into
the game but Chicago's Denis Savar-
d notched his 32nd goal on a power play
at 3:16 of the period to tie the game.
Hall of Famc
selects
ex- Tiger KeR
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)- Former
Detroit Tigers third baseman George
Kell and Walter Alston, who managed
the Dodgers 23 years in two cities, were
named to Baseball's Hall of Fame

today by the committee on veterans.
They will be inducted July 31 in
Cooperstown, N.Y., along with thi
year's regular inductees - Broo
Robinson, the Baltimore Orioles' third
baseman, and Juan Marichal, the San
Francisco Giants' pitcher.
KELL, 60, of Swifton, Ark., was in his
first year of eligibility under the
veterans' rules.
"I am flying on air. It is great news,"
Kell said from Detroit, where he does
play-by-play for Tigers games on local
television.
Kell spent 15 years in the major
breaking in with the PhiladeiphE
Athletics in 1943, moving to Detroit in
1947 and finishing with the Boston Red
Sox, Chicago White Sox and with
Baltimore in his final year of 1957.
He led American League third
basemen in double plays in 1946 and
1951 and in field percentage in 1945-46.
He led in put-outs in 1945-46 and in
assists in 1945-46-47.
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