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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 13, 1986

Icer trio inducted

to Hall

Michigan icers past and present
will take the ice Saturday in festivities
honoring former stars John "Black
Jack" McDonald, Kris Manery and
Mark Miller, all of whom will be in-
ducted into the Dekers Club Hall of
Two of Michigan's greatest squads
will be represented by the trio. Mc-
Donald played on the 1947-48 national
champions while Manery and Miller
played on the 1976-77 squad that lost in
the NCAA finals.
HALL OF FAME members are in-
ducted because of their accomplish-
ments both on and off the ice accor-
ding to Deker president Glen
"The Hall of Fame committee at-

tempts to nominate and accept a per-
son who has made an impact on
hockey after graduating as well as
having performed very, very well
during their years here.
"Most All-Americans will get in af-
ter a five year waiting period, but
they still have to have the other
qualifications," said Williams.
all fit their advance billing.
The latter two icers both played in
middle to late 1970s, Manery through
1977 and Miller through 1979. Both
were high-scoring wings who won the
Hal Downes trophy for being named
Most Valuable Player on the team.
Among their similarities, however, is
one they would like to forget.
The team that won 21 games in 1975-

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76 lost a number of players and expec- tary for PASS in addition to coaching
tations were not high going into the high school hockey at Birmingham
1976-77 season. A few months and 28 Brother Rice.
wins later, the Wolverines found Both Manery and Miller appreciate
themselves at Olympia Stadium in their award. "It's a great honor ob-
Detroit playing Wisconsin for the viously to be put in that group with all
national championship. those great Michigan players," said
"IT WAS THE end of a great year, a Miller.
year when they didn't expect us to do "Black Jack" McDonald will also
be inducted on Saturday. The
Wolverines were 74-14-5 during Mc-
Donald's career in goal, and with his
help, won the first-ever NCAA hockey
tournament in March 1948.
LIKE THE squad of 1976-77, Mc-
U p d aDonald's team had questionable
ability. The 1947-48 team posted a 13-
7-1 record the season before, and then
lost several players to the draft.
But after just a few games, people
anything," said Manery. were already taking notice. After a
Two periods into the game loss to Michigan, then Windsor Spit-
Michigan's prospects were dire. fires coach Jimmy Skinner noted,
Wisconsin led 5-2, and the game "The lads haven't reached their peak
seemed over. A couple quick goals put yet, but when they do, they'll cer-
the Wolverines back in the game, and tainly be a wonderful team."
the score was tied 5-5 at the end of Michigan went on to a 20-2-1 record
regulation. and beat Dartmouth 8-4 for the
Then, as Miller put it, "Wisconsin national championship.
got a flukey goal to win the game." McDonald is still a Wolverine fan,
THE LOSS left Manery groping for and even helped teammate and for-
words to describe it. mer Michigan coach Al Renfrew in
"It was thegreatest game of my recruiting Red Berenson, who went on
four years, but to be down 5-2 going in- to become an All-American for the
to the third period, then tie it and lose Wolverines before coming back to
so quickly in overtime..." coach his alma mater.
Miller agreed, noting that, "The McDonald's influence led Berenson
game is still talked about as one of the to choose Michigan. "He spent some
top NCAA championships of all time. "time with me and gave me a good
THE TWO MEN remain close to idea of what Michigan meant to him:
Michigan hockey today. Miller is an He was a good example of what hap-
assistant coach under Red Berenson, pened after coming out of the
and Kris Manery does color commen- Michigan program," said Berenson.


Soorts Information
John "Black Jack" McDonald will join Kris Manery and Mark Miller as
the newest members of the Dekers Club Hall of Fame this weekend.
"Black Jack" was the star goalie of the. 1947-48 national champion



to jab at
They've foiled the state opposition
and now they're ready to draw swords
with the rest-of the nation.
Michigan fencing club members
Dan Glasser, Pete Goldfein and Gun-
ther Brinkman have all qualified for
the Junior Olympics to be held this
weekend in Minneapolis.
SOPHOMORES Glasser and Gold-
fein finished first and second,
respectively, in the Foil Under-20
event at the state's J.O. Qualifiers
January 26. Brinkman, a freshman,
narrowly qualified by placing fourth
in the Sabre Under-20 category.
Goldfein is the only one of the three
who qualified for the J.O.'s last year.
And although he finished 67th out 120
places in the Foil Under-20, he expects
to do considerably better this
"I have another year's experience
and I'm better than I was then," Gold-
fein said. "Last year was my first
real big tournament that I had been
to, and I was really shell-shocked. I
expect to do better."
GLASSER, WHO edged Goldfein 5-
4 in the final round of the J.O.
Qualifiers, said he doesn't know what
to expect.
"I have fenced the top people in
Michigan, New Jersey, New York and
Connecticut. I have a fair idea of
what to expect from the very top
people, but overall it's really very dif-
ficult to tell because there will be a lot
of new people there."
The top 10 finishers in each J.O.
division - Men's Foil, Girl's Foil,
Epee and Sabre for both the Under-16
and Under-20 age groups - are
chosen for the U.S. Junior National
team. "But," said Goldfein, "I don't
think I'm that good.
"This is like a beginning (for me),"
he said. "Fencing is a sport where
you don't peak until your late twen-
ties. The junior fencers that stand out
will get to compete in other national
competitions. This is sort of like a
stepping stone."
For Glasser, making the Junior
Olympics is a goal in itself.
"I've been trying for four years to
qualify," he said.
"I just want to do the best I can."
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