vs. Wayne State
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
The Michigan Daily
Wednesday, December 10, 1986
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By DARREN, JASEY
Brad McCaughey is not known
for his flying fists in the hockey
arena, but Romala Orr, the wife of
I former Michigan basketball coach
Johnny Orr, might find that hard to
Orr's wife was McCaughey's
middle school gym teacher during
his Ann Arbor grade school days,
and on one occasion, she was the
recipient of a McCaughey flurry of
"I was just getting into a fight,"
says Michigan's junior right
winger, "when she grabbed me by
the hair and started pulling me out
of there. So I started swinging. I
only hit her three times."
McCAUGHEY grew up
watching University of Michigan
sports and he knew that she was the
basketball coach's wife. But as he
puts it, "she wasn't one of the most
liked teachers in school."
Such is the life of a grade school
student in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
These days the former Huron
High School MVP is leading a
more controlled life as a University
student and hockey player. He is
safely on his way to graduating
with a degree in sports management
communication. And, contrary to
what Mrs. Orr might think,
McCaughey is not considered a
hockey ruffian. Rather, he is known
as a level-headed team leader and a
top-flight goal scorer.
"He's controlled himself well,"
says Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson. "He's a good competitor
and yet he plays with control. He's
not been a player who takes bad
"HE HAS a knack of getting a
shot on the net," Berenson adds.
"He'll go into the traffic for a
rebound or a second rebound and
really pay the price to try and
McCaughey's ability to score
has given him the most recognition
during his first three years at
Michigan. This weekend against
Miami, he is looking to notch his
100th career point.
do now and not what I've done."
What McCaughey has done in
his career at Michigan is no small
accomplishment. He bucked
tremendous odds just by making the
team as an unrecruited freshman
"When I saw him for the first
time," says Berenson, who was in
his first year as coach at the time,
"I had doubts as to whether or not
he could make the team, because he
wasn't a strong skater and he did
not have a good shot.
"In high school he was just an
offensive force. He was not in a
good league so he really wasn't
challenged. It was unique that he
was able to make the jump coming
from such a poor league."
McCaughey scored 16 goals and
11 assists in his first year. Not bad
numbers for a freshman from high
school who was not considered a
strong skater or shooter.
"That's what (Berenson) said
when I came in here," says
McCaughey, a Montreal Canadiens
draftee in 1984. "'He can't skate,
can't shoot but he could put the
puck in the net."'
Hard work during the off-season
has helned McCaughev turn it
around. Now it seems fit that
college hockey coaches in the
Midwest should apologize for not
recruiting him out of high school.
McCaughey, though, has had to
apologize once ... to Mrs. Orr.
but nice on the ice
... not a ruffian
Blue wake drowns
foes at BGU meet
By ALLEN GELDERLOOS
After a successful weekend at the
Bowling Green- Invitational the
women's swim team is gaining a
new reputation. Not known for
thier sprinting ability, the women
made four NCAA qualifying times,
two of which came in the sprint
200- and 400-yard freestyle relays.
Head coach Jim Richardson was
"surprised by the outstanding
swims" turned in by the foursome
of. Jennifer Eck, Becky Fenson,
Gwen DeMaat, and Susie Rabiah in
the 200 relay (1:35.7), as'all four
swimmers dropped their season best
times by at least a second. "This is
the first relay in Michigan history
to qualify for NCAA's," said
The same group teamed up in
the 400 relay to record another
qualifying time of 3:27.9. Both
relay times are new school records.
Junior Christi Vedejs turned in
quick times over the weekend as she
powered her way to a 200-yard
breaststroke qualifying time of
Richardson liked with the way
Vedejs, a two time NCAA
participant, came back from last
year. "She had a rough year last
year, but she trained hard over the
summer and it paid off," Richardson
said. "It really showed a lot of
character to come back and swim as
fast as she did."
In addition to having a hand in
the two relays, freshman DeMaat
individually achieved the NCAA
cutoff in the 1650-yard freestyle
with a 16:40.8.
Even though Michigan (3-0) did
not bring its traditionally strong
diving team and as a result lost
ground during the diving events, the
swimmers easily made up the
difference. The Wolverines
outdistanced the nearest competetor,
Bowling Green, 974-883.
Overall, Richardson was proud
of the performance of the entire
team. "We're a young team and
we're just beginning to build
confidence," he said.
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