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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 10, 1987 - Page 11
Michigan hockey recruit Stone


* They often say that a person's
. name fits his character.
In the case of Don Stone, who
As committed to play hockey next
?ear at Michigan, this myth proves
;due. His name is not flashy and
hither is he.
:Wolverine head coach Red
_'renson described Stone as a "quiet
player" both on and off the ice
-Whose game performance often goes
"He's the kind of player you
don't notice during the game,"
Berenson said, "and then you look
-t the end of the game, and he's got
°tvo or three goals. He's that kind
of player."

THE 17 YEAR-OLD center
has made a habit of making all the
noise he needs to by scoring goals.
"My biggest strength is probably
my offensive skills - you know,
scoring, passing," said Stone, who
turned down Central Collegiate
Hockey Association schools Lake
Superior State and Miami of Ohio
to come to Michigan.
"I guess the essence of Stone's
success at this point is that he's got
a knack for scoring goals,"
Berenson said. "He's been able to
score a lot of goals in every league
he's played."
This season Stone scored 48
goals in 47 games with the Detroit
Falcons of the North American

Junior Hockey League.
FANS WILL have a chance
to sneak a look at the Utica native
in action this Friday and Saturday at
Yost Ice Arena. He will appear as a
member of Team Michigan,
competing in the USA Junior
Olympic Tournament. The
tournament, which started
Wednesday, boasts some of the top
high school-aged players in the
United States.
"(Playing for Team Michigan)
probably ranks close to the top if
not the top (of my hockey
accomplishments)," Stone said.
"This will be my first time
(playing at Yost). I'm kind of
excited to see what it will be like

and to get the i
The tourna
provide him
exposure as
League scoutsv
More importan
will give Ston
what to expecty
"I'll be play
these guys (n
"It'll really he
I'll go up again
"This will p
Berenson sai
interesting to
Again, he's a s
laid-back kid,
him to dominat
gets a chance,
do with the puc

his career movig along
eel of the rink." heel, it is size (5-11, 165 pounds).
ament should also However, current 5-8 Wolverine
with some good centers, Todd Brost and Rob Brown,
National Hockey have proven that college hockey
will be in attendance. allows room for smaller players,
ntly, the tournament and Knight indicated that Stone
ne an indication of holds his own.
next year. some of "For a guy who's on the slight
yixg againstse si side, he doesn't back down," he
ext year)," he said. sad
lp a lot to see what said.
1st next year." Although he possesses Brost's
probably be the best and Brown's size and toughness,
that he's faced," Stone's personality on the ice
d, "so it will be differs.
see how he fares. "The kid is more of a quiet
hy kid and kind of a worker," Berenson said. "He's not
and I don't look for as noticeable, but when the puck's
te out there, but if he in the offensive zone, he knows
I know what he can what to do with it." Stone
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Netters hit the road


Concerns, concerns, concerns.
One would think that men's tennis coach Brian
Eisner would have none going into this weekend's
-way matches against Purdue and Illinois. After beating
the number 25 team in the country last weekend in
.yMinnesota and then defeating Wisconsin the next day,
hat could Eisner worry about?
:; "Purdue and Illinois are very good teams. Purdue has
,a 15-3 record," said Eisner. "We cannot wave our 16-2
'cord in front of either Purdue or Illinois and expect a
victory. We need to be disciplined."
THE BOILERMAKERS are coming off their
iist Big Ten weekend tied with Michigan for the
cnference lead. Last Friday and Saturday, they defeated
Northwestern, 5-4, and Iowa, 8-1, in impressive
Kevin Gregory, a 1986 All-Big Ten selection, is the
leader of the Purdue team. Gregory, the number two
singles player, led Purdue to a fourth-place finish in the
conference last year and is expected to lead the
Boilermakers to the upper half of the Big Ten standings
again this year. Gregory also teams with the number
four singles player Tom Reilly to provide the
Boilermakers with a formidable doubles team.

Another team that could finish in the Big Ten's top
five is Illinois. The Illini, 11-8, are also in first place
in the Big Ten after last weekend's matches. Illinois
joined Purdue in beating up on Northwestern, 8-1, and
Iowa, 7-2, in their first conference competition of the
MARK LONG, a teammate of Gregory on last
year's All-Big Ten team, leads the doubles-oriented
Illinois team. While the Illini do not have a top
nationally ranked singles player, they possess two of
the top 45 doubles teams in the country.
The Wolverines enter this weekend with a 10 match
win streak and a 16-2 record overall, but with little
experience playing outdoors.
"The fact that the weather has been nice lately
means that we will probably play outside," said Eisner.
"We have not been outside enough to feel completely
confident there, and the fact that these are both road
matches does not help either."
The Wolverines will be fully manned as both
number one singles player Ed Nagel and number two
player Dan Goldberg are going to play. Nagel has been
suffering from a virus, while Goldberg's leg that he
injured last weekend against Minnesota has almost
recovered completely.

will be able to perform some of his
puck wizardry for him next season.'
With the loss of high-scoring center
Brad Jones to graduation, the third-
year coach lacks a bonafide goal-
Stone will not approach Jones'
statistics in his first season, but he
should help ease his loss .
"I think he'll make a very good
college player," said Ken Knight,
his head coach with the Falcons.
"The one thing any college team
can always use is a goal-scorer."
"I don't know how much I'll be
playing," Stone said, "but when I
play, hopefully I'll be able to put
some of my offensive skills to
work and help out scoring-wise."
IF STONE has an achilles

... high scoring center
Five icers commit

The hockey team's freshmen
class for next season will not have
the impact that last year's 10
newcomers had, but bead coach
Red Berenson expects it to
contribute. Here is a look at
Michigan's 1987 recruits who
have made commitments with
comments from Berenson:
-Don Stone - 5-11, 165-
pound center, Utica
-Mark Sorensen - 6-0, 180-
pound defenseman, Queensville,
Ontario: "He's a rushing
defenseman, but he can also play
defensive hockey better I tlfink
than some freshmen. So we'll
have to wait and see how he
adjusts, but the ability he has in
his skating will make it easier for

him to adjust to college hockey."
-Bill Jaffe - 6-1, 195 pound
right wing, Highland Park, Ill.: "I
think it will take him the better
part of the year to make the
adjustment to this level, but he's
a big, tough kid, and he works
hard, and I think that will help
-Jim Ballantine - 5-11, 170-
pound center-right wing, Union
Lake: "He's a hard-working
centerman. He's good with the
puck. He's a good two-way
hockey player, and I think he'll fit
in well here. He's a good
Michigan type student."
-Kent Brothers - 6-1, 200-
pound right wing, Corner Brook,
Newfoundland: "He's a big right



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TriCliletes compete in
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DETROIT (AP)- A goal by
Dwtroit's Gerard Gallant 37 seconds
inato the game set the tone last
night as the Red Wings beat the
Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 to take a
two-game lead in their NHL Norris
Division semifinal series.
/Joe Kocur, Steve Yzerman,
Shawn Burr and Adam Oates also
scored for the Red Wings, who lead
the best-of-seven series 2-0 heading
R into Games three and four this
weekend in Chicago.
Gallant, who was Detroit's
second-highest goal-scorer during
the regular season with 38, skated
up the right side, turned Chicago
defenseman Keith Brown around and
slid the puck between goalie Bob
Sauve's skates.
Kocur's goal came on a power
play at 8:35 of the first period with
Chicago's Bob Murray off for
roughing Petr Klima. The play was
set-up by a series of very patient
passes from Yerman to Mike
O'Connel to Kocur on the left side
of the Blackhawks' goal.
The Red Wings outshot the
Blackhawks 14-5 in the first period
and held Chicago without a shot on
goal for almost the last 10 minutes
of the period. That included a
power-play stretch of 3:17, during
which the Blackhawks had a two-
man advantage for 38 seconds.
Islanders 3, Capita& 1
,Bryan Trottier scored on a power
play at 17:20 of the third period and
then added an empty-net goal with
17 seconds remaining, lifting the
/ New York Islanders to a 3-1 victory
over the Washington Capitals last
night in their NHL playoff series.
- The triumph enabled the
Islanders to even the best-of-seven
Patrick Division semifinal series at
: one game apiece, with the action
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Popularizedby dramatic national
telecasts of the Ironman Triathlon
in Hawaii, the sport of triathlon has
caught fire across the nation. One
cannot help but be ensnared into
watching the sport due to the
breathtaking scenery and the drama.
It may not be the Ironman, but
this weekend's race in Champaign,
Ill. is the race at the collegiate
level. This Sunday, a field of 20
three-man teams will be competing
in the second annual National
Intercollegiate Championships.
This year, the University of
Michigan Triathlon Club will be
fielding two teams for the event.
The first one consists of Tom
Coldwell, Dave Sanders and Dan
Vargo. The second team is made up
of last year's winner and runner-up,
Dave Evans and Craig Ring,
respectively. They are joined by
Rich Cooper.
"Cooper has already
demonstrated that he's got what it
takes (to be a great triathlete)," said
of a mile swim, a 27-mile bike race
and a six-mile run.
"This year's field will be more
competitive than last year's," said
Evans. "Teams from UCLA and
Colorado, who have the
opportunity to train almost year
round, will be participating this
Evans, a graduate student in
exercise physiology, got involved
in the sport on a whim while still
an undergraduate . Back then, Evans
trained without a specified regimen.
Now he has a more scientific and
planned training program. Training
two to three hours a day, he

alternates hard and easy days during
the week while using the weekend
for long sessions.
Since those haphazard days,
Evans has become one of the top
triathletes in the Midwest. In 1984,
Evans placed seventh in the
Ring, a senior in the business
school, was the top Michigan
finisher in the Ironman last year.
With the field of this year's
event drawing teams from across
the nation, Evans expects the need
in the future for regional events "in
order to weed out those who don't
belong (in the championships)."
The triathlon club hopes to host
one of these regionals if they are
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Chicago Blackhawk's goalie Bob Suave fights through traffic to make the
save. The Detroit Red Wings took a 2-0 playoff series lead.

shifting to New York's home ice
for the next two games on Saturday
and Sunday nighrts.
Despite the victory, the Islanders
might have suffered a serious blow
to their chances when Mike Bossy,
the all-time scoring leader in
playoff histroy, suffered an injured
left knee in a collision with Lou
Franceschetti at 1:52 of the third
period. Bossy scored in the series
opener after missing seven games
with a bad back.
Canadlens 4, Bruins 3
Naslund tucked a shot between the
legs of Boston goaltender Bill
Ranford at 2:38 of the first
overtime period last night, lifting
the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3

triumph over the Bruins and a 2-0
lead in their NHL Adams Division
semifinal series.
Flyers $, Rangers 3
Tocchet's first of three goals with
four seconds left in the second
period triggered the Philadelphia
Flyers to an 8-3 victory over the
New York Rangers last night and
tied their best-of-seven first-round
Stanley Cup series at one game





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