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Tuesday, December 6, 1983
vs. Central Michigan
the Michigan Daily
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By JOE EWING
THE WOLVERINES may have swept an ice series this.
past weekend against a tough Lake Superior State
squaA, but they paid dearly for it.
In Saturday night's 4-3 victory over the Soo Lakers, the
Wolverines lost defensemen Greg Hudas and Mike Neff to
"It was a costly win," said
Michigan coach John Giordano im-
mediately following the contest.
"(The injuries) could really hurt
They probably really will. Accor-
ding to Michigan hockey trainer An-
dy Overmire, both players under-
went arthoscopic examinations
yesterday at University Hospital.
Neither, however, needed further
"It's always better when you don't
have to do surgery," said Overmire.
Neff, a junior from West Bloom-
field, suffered a partial ligament
tear in his left knee which Drs.
Gerald O'Connor and Ruth Nauts
chose to immobilize with a cast for
four to six weeks.
Hudas, a sophomore transfer from
Notre Dame and Neff's defensive
partner, also had slight ligament
damage and was put in a cast, but
Neff, Hudas out...
...but they'l be back
still not definite and depends on how fast the injuries heal.
Although the injuries are not as severe as was originally
feared they will still hurt the Wolverines, who have now
won three'straight and face Ferris State this weekend at
Yost Ice Arena. Giordano and assistant Mark Miller will
have to scramble and find quick replacements for the key
Hudas, 6-5, 210-pound giant, had been vastly improving
as the season went on, providing the Wolverines with plen-
ty of backside muscle. On Friday night he scored his first
college career goal in overtime to lift Michigan past the
Soo Lakers, 2-1.
Hudas hart just seen teamed up with Neff, who had
collected four assists so far this season. More importantly
though, Neff provided much-needed experience to the
young Wolverine defense. He was also a key player in
Michigan's penalty-killing scheme.
"It's a big loss and a definite blow to the penalty-killing
team," said Neff's fellow defenseman and roommate
John DeMartino. ''I hope he gets back as quick as
But don't be surprised if Neff's return is quicker than
expected. You see, around Neff's house they have plenty
of experience with fast recoveries.
Last year, Neff and his other roommate, center Ray
Dries nursed DeMartino back to health after a severe
knee injury that was supposed to end his season. DeMar-
tino played in the Wolverine's final six games. Later, Neff
teamed up with DeMartino to get Dries back on his feet af-
ter an ankle injury. So with Neff, anything should be
-"I have a lot of faith," said Neff . "I think I'll be back
sooner. John and Ray I'm sure will be a big influence. I
don't think it's going to be that long before I'll be back."
1. Bowling Green (15-1) ...]
2. Ohio State (13-3) ...
3. Michigan State (12-4).
4. Michigan Tech (10-6-1) .
5. MICHIGAN (9-8)......
Northern Michigan (7-9) . .
Western Michigan (10-6)..
8. Ferris State (10-8) ......
9. Lake Superior (6-9) ....
10. Illinois-Chicago (2-15)
11. Miami (2-13) .........
(Overall) W L Pct.
WMPL Hockey Poll
1. Bowling Green (5) ....15-1-0 ... 93
2. Minnesota (5).......13-2-1 ... 92
3. North Dakota ........11-4-0 ... 72
4. Ohio State..........13-3-0 ... , 58
5. Michigan State .......12-4-0 ... 48
6. Boston College .......6-0-0 .... 44
7. RPI ..................10-2-0 ... 36
8. Minnesota-Duluth ....8-5-0 .... 35
9. Wisconsin ............9-7-0 .... 22
10. Michigan Tech .......10-6-1 ... 19
This Week's Games
Ferris State at MICHIGAN
Lake Superior at Michigan Tech
Miami at Illinois-Chicago
Western Michigan at Bowling Green
Minnesota-Duluth at Northern Michigan
Ohio State at Denver*
Paul Pooley, Ohio State........
Perry Pooley, Ohio State........
Kobryn, Ohio State............
Browne, Ohio State............
Dorion, Western Michigan ...
Brown, Michigan State........
Galley, Bowling Green.........
Beauchamp, Lake Superior ......
Miller, Michigan State.........
Mer'rifield, Ferris State......
CurIs. Northern Michigan ........
G A Pts
Last Tuesday's game
Miami 4, Ohio State 3
MICHIGAN 2-4, Lake Superior 1 (OT)-3
Bowling Green 4-8, Ohio State 2-6
Michigan State 7-6, Michigan Tech 2-4
Ferris State 5-4, Northern Michigan 3-7
Western Michigan 5-10, Illinois-Chicago 4-4
according to Overmire, probably won't be out as long as
Just how long each player will out, Overmire claimed, is
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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan forwards Ray Dries (9) and Jim Switzer (15) try unsuccessfully to score against Lake Superior goalie
-Lawrence Dyck last Friday night at Yost Arena. The Wolverines swept the series but lost two key defensemen to knee
injuries in the process.
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