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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 28, 1988

The Sharple

ima"eGoalie Sharpies quiets critics
IM-ewith improved concentration

By ADAM SCHRAGER
"I am just like everybody else. I
think I'm the exception to goal-
tenders," said Michigan sophomore
goaltender Warren Sharples. "I agree
that most of them are flaky, but not
me. I think I'm about as normal as

they come."
While Sharples may think nor-
mality fits his bill, the past few
weekends, and at various times
throughout this Michigan hockey
season, both opponents and team-
mates would disagree.

After two victories over Illinois-
Chicago two weekends ago, the
Calgary native was named Central
Collegiate Hockey Association
Player of the Week for stopping 65
of 70 Flames shots.
"SHARPLES was the key to

the whole series," said Flames
winger Sheldon Gorski, whom
Sharples thwarted five times from
point-blank range. "I've never been
stopped on two breakaways in one
game before. At least, if it's hap-
pened, I can't remember when."
After earning a win last Friday
against Ferris State, Sharples (13-9,
4.28 goals against average) bettered
his victory total of last season. The
sophomore goalie has shown the
maturity this season that people
claimed he lacked in his first year.
"Sharples impressed me tremen-
dously," said Bowling Green head
coach Jerry York, after Sharples de-
feated his team 5-4 at Bowling
Green. "He has definitely improved
from last year. He seems to have
aged very quickly for a young man
and I hope he's not on a hot streak
when we play Michigan again."
The "hot and cold" streaks have
been the major criticisms o f
Sharples in the past. Many times,
the Wolverine goaltender has shut
down opponents for two or two and

one-half periods before allowing the
flood gates to open and chants of
"sieve, sieve" to commence.
While the Wolverine goalie has
been winning as of late, he realizes
and addresses the problem of incon-
sistency.
"WELL, I think that there's a
lot of truth to the criticism that my
concentration has been lacking at
times," said Sharples. "I also think
that I have come a long way in the
mental game since I've been here.
"These last few weekends, I have
gotten the mental aspect of the game
down and the result is that you are
not seeing as many bad goals."
Sharples' career has been similar
to that of Space Mountain, one of
many highs and lows. After starting
his first season platooning with fel-
low sophomore Glen Neary,
Sharples won the job outright with a
CCHA Player-of-the-Week perfor-
mance against arch-rival Michigan
State, and headed into this season as
the number one goalie.
But too many bad games brought

Neary back to the forefront and put
these two friends once again in
competition.
"The competition between Howie
(Neary) and myself is something that
has helped us both," said Sharples.
"We both realize that if we make too
many mistakes then we might not
play the next weekend."
WITH UPCOMING series
with Michigan State, Western
Michigan, and Lake Superior,
Sharples will have to be in top form
in order to keep Michigan near the
top of the CCHA standings.
"Very few people go to work ev-
ery day and have 6,000 people see
every little mistake they make," said
Sharples in his "normal" manner.
"You know that if you do make a
mistake, it will show up on the
scoreboard."
"With the performance that he had
against us, I hope that he turns pro-
fessional early," said Illinois-
Chicago head coach Val Belmonte.
"If he thinks he's normal, he's defi-
nitely flaky. He is a breed apart."

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Perles rumored to join PackeiĀ°

Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Sophomore goalie Warren Sharples continued his hot streak last weekend by notching his 13th victory, eclip-
sing his last season's win total. Lately, Sharples has avoided much of the inconsistency which plagued his
rookie season, and the first part of this year.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)- The
Green Bay Packers appeared to have
settled on Michigan State Coach
George Perles as the first choice to
take the head coaching job, according
to newspaper reports.
Both the Green Bay Press-Gazette
and the Milwaukee Journal reported
yesterday that Perles was the leading
candidate, although Packer officials

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THE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM PRESENTS ITS 1988
"SPRING BREAK TRIPS"
- SPRING BREAK CAVE EXPLORING TRIP
TRIP DATES: SUN., February 21 to WED.,
February 23, 1988
LOCATION: Caves near Bloomington, Indiana
PRE-TRIP MEETING: WED., FEBRUARY 10 7pm
North Campus Rec. Bldg.
"-SPRING BREAK CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRIP
TRIP DATES: THURS., February 24to SAT.,
February 26, 1988
LOCATION: Timberlane Nordic Ski Center Irons, Mi.
REGISTRATIONS DUE: MON., FEBRUARY 1,1988
North Campus Rec. Bldg.

Je ** SUMMER JOBS **
You, too, can earn up to $1,600
C working in the country this year.
The New Jersey Y Camps-the largest Jewish com-
munal camping complex in the United States-is
looking for very special people to work as counselors.
You'll spend sunfilled days-and starlit nights-in
Pennsylvania's beautiful Pocono Mountains. You'll
learn a lot-especially about how to handle people.
And you'll have fun.
Joan Petrokofsky, Assistant Director,
will be interviewing on campus, Wed.,
February 3, 1988, 10 AM - 4 PM.
For further information, appointments
and applications contact the Hillel
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contact: New Jersey YMHA-YWHA Camps
21 Plymouth Street, Fairfield, NJ 07006
201-575-3333

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.,

declined to comment.
The Packers have been searching
for a new coach since Forrest Gregg
quit to become coach at SMU.
Tom Braatz, the Packers' vice
president of football operations, said
the team had reduced its list of
finalists to two late Tuesday, but he
would not reveal their names. Braatz
said yesterday morning the job had
not been offered.
Perles could not be reached for
comment. He was an assistant coach
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CHAMPAIGN (AP) - Illinois
Athletic Director Neale Stoner says
the "unbelievable time frame" of his
search for a new football coach
limits the number of applicants,
though more than 100 people have
applied for the job.
Jack Bicknell of Boston College
already has indicated that for reasons
of ethics and loyalty he did not want
to be interviewed during the final
days of the recruiting period.
UI officials hope to review the
candidates and announce the selection
ofa new coach Feb. 3
Among the candidates are former
New York Chiefs Coach John
Mackovic; Ohio State offensive
coordinator Jim Colletto; and UI
defensive coordinator Howard
Tippett, according to the
Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.
And in Ogden, Utah, Weber State
coach Mike Price, coming off his
best season with the Wildcats, is
seeking the head coaching job at the
University of Illinois.

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for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 10
seasons before going to Michigan A
State. Perles has a 32-24-2 record
with the Spartans over five seasons,
including a victory in the Rose Bowl
this year.
Illinois looking for coach

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