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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 29, 1987
Speed Merchant:

Macnab hopes to stay in the
fast lane after graduation

By SCOTT SHAFFER
Bruce Macnab isn't the best
hockey player for Michigan. He
doesn't score the most goals and
he's not the best checker on the
team either. When he graduates
this year, chances are his
competitive hockey days are over.
But Macnab's story is a positive
one. The Edmonton native still has
much to look forward to. He will
get his degree in economics this
spring and plans to attend
University of Alberta to study
forest economics and management.

As a hockey player, he has been
shifted all over the front line,
compiling modest statistics but
always giving top effort and
making the most of his blazing
speed.
HE IS COMING off one of
his best weekends of the season, the
series against Michigan State in
which he had three assists,
including the pass that set up
Michigan's lone goal in a 2-1 loss.
"I'm really pleased with his
contribution." said head coach Red
Berenson. "He's played left wing,

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center and right wing for us. Center
is his natural position but his speed
has made him a good winger."
Macnab downplays the impor-
tance of his constant position
changes. "Right wing is new to
me, but I can contribute more there
because we have Brad Jones, the
leading scorer in the league and
Todd Brost, an outstanding player,
both at center. I just want to play
and I really don't care where it is."
Where ever he plays, the 6-0,
170 pound Macnab knows he must
use his quickness to the fullest.
"My speed is my bread and butter.
I'm not big now, but when I was
young, I was very, very small so I
was on the run from the big guys
all the time."
THAT BRAND of speed
enabled him to overcome his early
lack of size and earn a spot on the
Canadian National midget team at
age 16. After that, he played junior
hockey with the St. Albert Saints,
scoring 57 goals in his two years
and helping his team reach the
semifinals of the national cham-
pionship tournament.
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Then he moved on to Michigan,
a school he chose over Colorado
College and Minnesota-Duluth for
the academics and because both his
parents attended school here. He is a
second-generation Michigan athlete.
His father, Ross, was a member of
the track team.
And despite the fact that the
team has posted a .363 winning
percentage since he's been here,
Macnab has no regrets about not

in the twilight of his hockey career.
There are just eight regular season
games left, followed by the
conference playoff tournament.
"The last couple of weeks I've
been getting a little sad about it,
because it's been the biggest part of
my life, non-stop, since I was five
years old... but I've still got a few
games left, and I'd like to go out

Washburn enters
drug rehab center
OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) - Washburn's case.
Chris Washburn, the Golden State Washburn, 21, played only one
Warriors' rookie who was the third full season of college basketball at
player chosen in last spring's draft, North Carolina State, where he got
entered a drug treatment center into trouble as a freshman for
yesterday after voluntarily coming allegedly stealing stereo equipment.
forward to seek help, the NBA team Washburn started at forward in
announced. the Warriors' first two games this
"Chris is a fine person and an season but quickly worked his way
exceptional athlete, and we look to the end of the bench, partly
forward to his return to the because of several missed practices
Warriors," said Dan Finnane, the which drew him fines from Coach
team president. George Karl.
Washburn, who had been placed
on the Warriors' injured list He has played in 27 games,
yesterday, is expected to remain averaging 10 minutes per contest
under treatment, at the ASAP and 3.5 points per game. Last
Center in Van Nuys, Calif., for a season at North Carolina State, he
minimum of four weeks, the team averaged 17.6 points and 6.7
announced. rebounds per game.
The 6-11 forward and center was
placed on the injured list because of Under the NBA's drug program,
a "kidney problem" which was not players who admit to drug problems
connected to any drug problem, the and volunteer for treatment are not
team added in its statement about penalized in the first two cases.

with a bang."
Soon Bruce Macnab will
graduate. He doesn't hold any
school records. His number fourteen
will soon be taken another player.
"I'd like to be remembered as
someone who loved to play the
game and always gave 100 percent
no matter what the score."
And so he will.

Macnab
... unsung hero

playing for a winner in college.
"Without question I made the right
decision coming here. Even though
Minnesota-Duluth was second in
the nation a couple of years ago, I
wouldn't have gotten the same
degree I'm getting here," said
Macnab.
But that cake is already baked.
Macnab must now struggle with
the realization that he is probably

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