The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 11, 1983 -page 11
By JOE EWING
Hockey players have been seen streaking in Ann
Arbor recently, and this weekend they hope to con-
tinue their act for the folks at Michigan Tech.
No, the streaking is not some naked college fad
that the icers hope they can make popular at the
Houghton-based University. Instead, it is a string
of four straight wins that Michigan would like to
THE WOLVERINES, however, have one ob-
stacle standing in their path - the Michigan Tech
"Michgian Tech has always been tough," said
Wolverine coach John Giordano.
Last year under first-year head coach Jim
Nahrgang the Huskies managed to take three out
of four games from the Wolverines and finished
fourth in the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association with a 20-12 (22-17-1 overall) record.
This season, the ninth-ranked Huskies sport a 2-
2 ledger (5-3-1 overall) and are lodged in a five-way
tie for fourth place with Michigan in the CCHA.
The Huskies record, though, is not indicative of
the type of team they are. Both of their CCHA
losses came at the hands of Bowling Green, league
champions the past two years. Tech also lost its
opening contest to last years' NCAA champion
THIS PAST weekend Michigan Tech rolled into
Kalamazoo and swept a tough Western Michigan
squad, 3-2 and 8-3. Earlier this season, the Broncos
dumped both the Wolverines and nationally-
ranked Ferris State to win the Battle Creek
"We've been playing pretty well so far this
season," said Nahrgang. "We lost a couple of
tough games at Bowling Green, but we did look
really good down at Western this last weekend."
Michigan didn't have too shabby of a series this
past weekend either, as the Wolverines beat the
tenth-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats in two
second series sweep in as many weekends as it
dropped Miami in two straight two weeks ago.
MICHIGAN is now 2-2 in the CCHA and 5-4
overall. This weekend's clash with Michigan Tech
should be a tough and exciting one.
"They're a physical team," said Nahrgang of
the Wolverines. "And we've always had a physical
series with them."
"They should be alot more physical than New
Hampshire was," said Giordano.
Hitting won't be the only thing going on on the
ice though. There should be plenty of skating and
"COACH HAS been stressing skating this
week," said Michigan left winger Paul Spring.
"He feels that Tech up front is probably the fastest
"I think that our forwards handle the puck very
well," said Nahrgang. That's our strength. Once
we get away from that we won't be very effec-
Tech is led in scoring by senior center Bill
Terry, with eight goals and two assists. Terry and
sophomore defenseman Dave Reierson were the
last players cut this year by the Canadian Olympic
Other threats on offense include right wing Doug
Harris (seven goals, one assist) and right wing
Chris Cichocki (five goals, four assists).
IN ADDITION, freshman Dave Roach has been
very successful at keeping the puck out of the net
for the Huskies, putting together a 2.06 GAA in five
The Wolverines scoring leaders are co-captain
Jim McCauley with six goals and nine assists, and
sophomore Chris Seychel, who has also tallied six
times and assisted on eight others.
Friday night's game will start at 8:00 p.m. and
will be broadcast to the Michigan dorms on WIJJX
650 AM. Saturday's game time is 7:30 p.m.-and
will be broadcast throughout Ann Arbor on WCBN
straight games, 3-2 and 5-4.
It was Michigan's
Spring keeps cool attitude
NO NEED TO WAIT
IN LINE AT THE
Winger not flashy,
aims for consistency
the season Spring and Downing were
centered by co-captain Ted Speers.
AS A SOPHOMORE, Spring played
well enough to be named the recipient
of the Alton D. Simms Trophy, rewar-
ded annually to the most improved
Wolverine. Spring notched seven goals
and a pair of assists, including game-
winning tallies versus Ferris State
(his first collegiate goal) and Northern
"I really appreciated the recognition,
but I don't see that as an end, but as a
step toward bigger and better things.
From MIP to MVP (Most Valuable
"I wasn't really concerned with run-
ning until mid-July, then I tailed off on
the lifting because I didn't want to get
too bulky and restricted," said Spring.
The extensive conditioning paid off. "I
finished the five-mile runibetter than
any time I had ever turned in."
GIORDANO concurred during
training camp. "Spring came back in
absolutely fabulous shape."
Now nine games into the season,
Spring is playing on a line with fresh-
man Brad Jones and McCrimmon.
"It's a pleasure playing with them,
(because) they're smart hockey
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Every Friday and Saturday night
during hockey season, he shows up at
the rink and gives a steady performan-
He's not flashy, but then he doesn't
necessarily have to be. He'll put in a
strong shift, and if his line doesn't come
up with a goal, he'll take his place on
the bench and wait for another chance.
He is Wolverine forward Paul Spring.
"I GO FOR consistency," said
Spring, a junior who is playing his
second season in the Maize-n-Blue. "I
try to keep myself on an even keel, try
to turn in the same steady performance
every time I step on the ice."
At 5-11 and 200 pounds, Spring is a
husky left winger who can deal out and
take physical abuse.
"He's incredibly sturdy," said co-
captain and linemate Kelly McCrim-
mon. "He's a hard man to move off the
puck, he's so solid, and he's a very good
"I TRY TO be a force out there," said
"Coach (John Giordano) has a
system where he has more or less one
guy who he knows is going to be a good
checker on each line. I've got good
speed for my size, and if you want to be
a checker you have to have good speed
because you've got to get to the puck
and line the guy up."
"I know my strong point is
checking," added Spring, a native of
Shaker Heights, Ohio. "But I have the
skills to do the other things."
THOSE SKILLS didn't surface right
away on his arrival at Michigan. "I
tried out for the team (freshman year)
and was a little overwhelmed. I wasn't
quite sure what I was getting into, so it
was a new experience. I wasn't sure
what level of competition I was em-
"The size of the players didn't bother
me, because I'm big myself, but then
the speed. They were big and they were
Spring didn't make the team that
year. "It (being cut) was reality in the
worst way. It was like hockey was cut
off right there. It was traumatic."
SPRING ENDED up playing
amateur hockey for the Redford Royals
that winter, a team which included
current Wolverines Chris Seychel and
Greg Hudas, as we?: as Scc., r
and Frank Damico of Ferris State.
Then came his sophomore year and a
"Last year when I came back I
wasn't too sure I wanted to try out at
all. But I gave it a shot and it turned out
Coach thought enough of me to keep me
and it turned out for the better."
Midway through the season Spring,
senior Joe Milburn, and freshman
Frank Downing were put on a line. "I
liked playing with Downing and
Milburn," said Spring. "I felt secure.
To play with Joey, a senior, was a good
experience for me. He took me under
his wing and helped me along." Late in
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'I go for consistency. I
try to keep myself on an
even keel, try to turn in
the same steady per-
formance every time I
step on 'the ice.'
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Player), now that would be a big
thing," said Spring, a German major.
To get ready for those bigger and bet-
ter things, Spring worked out three
times a week with Downing at the IM
Building during spring term. "I did a
lot of lifting, doing as much as I could as
quickly as I could. You do one set of
each exercise, as many reps as you can
until failure, and then you move on to
the next machine.
players," said Spring. "Jonesy im-
pressed me quite a bit in training camp
and Kelly is a real leader. I couldn't
ask for two better linemates."
Spring is still looking for his first goal
of the campaign, but isn't worried
about it. "The goals will eventually
come because we (he and his
linemates) make plenty of chances. We
like to keep the pressure on. I enjoy
giving a consistent shift every time on
the ice, and I know the puck will go in
the net sooner or later."
Williams' hot; Knicks win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ray
Williams, hitting from inside and out-
side, scored 25 points to spark New
York over the Indiana Pacers 99-91 as
the Knicks snapped a four-game
National Basketball Association losing
streak last night.
Williams, who hit a pair of three-point
field goals earlier, put New York ahead
to stay, 87-86, with a driving layup just
as time was about to run out on the 24-
BILL CARTWRIGHT, who finished
with 18 points, followed with two free
throws making the score 89-86 with 3:54
Herb Williams, who scored 21 points
to share scoring honors for Indiana with
Clark Kellogg, made a pair of free
throws with 3:26 remaining. But New
York then scored six unanswered points
as the Pacers went nearly two minutes
The Pacers had only three field goals
in 19 attempts in the last quarter and
scored their last field goal of the period
with 5:21 remaining.
BERNARD King had 19 points for
New York, which saw a 52-42 halftime
advantage disappear. The Knicks had
pulled away in the first half, scoring 11
straight points, including five in a row
by Louis Orr to take a 29-21 lead.
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Kellogg, who had 17 of his points in
the second half, also led Indiana, 2-5, in
rebounds with a game-high 12. Car-
twright and Truck Robinson each had
11 caroms for New York, 3-4.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland
Indians baseball team has been sold to
New York real estate developer Donald
Trump, a Cleveland television station
WKYC-TV reported that Trump, who-
recently bought the New Jersey
Generals of the United States Football
League, had bought the Indians for as
much as $34 million. The sale would be
contingent on American League ap-
THE TELEVISION station's repor-
ter, Jim Mueller, said news of the sale
had been confirmed by three seperate,
reliable sources. The sources were not
Mueller reported that as part of the
deal, Indians President Gabe Paul
would resign in December but would be
retained as a consultant.
Two Indians officials declined com-
ment on the sale report.
Daily Class ifieds
On October 14,1964,
Billy Mills stunned the world by
running the most sensational
race in Olympic history.
But it wasn't
how he finished,
it was where he started
that made him a champion.
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