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"'I still have something to prove
this year," Herr said. "I've played
one game, and I just made it to the
Herr proved his worth last season.
Besides his 29 goals last year - sec-
ond highest on the team - and his
offensive presence, Herr is a valu-
able leader for the Wolverines.
acted as an extra
coach on the ice
by helping guide a
team made up
mostly of fresh-
That same lead-
ership was evi-
son CCHA coaches' poll, are tradi-
tionally tough to beat at home in
Sault Ste. Marie.
The Alpine, N.J., native should be
able to take some of the scoring bur-
den off assistant captain Muckalt
and junior center Bobby H-ayes. The
duo has been responsible for the
majority of Michigan's offense.
But Herr isn't prepared to rush
"I've been doing a lot of rehab and
building up to this day," Herr said.
"There's definitely always that worry
in your mind that after seven weeks
you're going to go out there and
something is going to happen again.
"It's been gradual, and it's the next
step to playing."
COLLEGE HOCKEY SHOWCASE
AWARD WINNERS: In previous sea-
sons, The College Hockey Showcas
was played at Joe Louis Arena i
Detroit. This season, the Showcase
was held at Yost Ice Arena and at
Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing.
Members of the media at each site
voted on the all-Showcase team.
Muckalt was the lone Wolverine
named to the team. The forward was
on the ice during all six of
Michigan's goals - three of which
he scored himself.
Michigan State goaltender Chai
Alban was the most valuable player,,
receiving the most votes. Rounding
out the rest of the all-tournament
team is Michigan State defenseman
Tyler Harlton and forward Mike
York, Wisconsin defenseman Craig
Anderson and Minnesota forward
dent in yesterday's optional practice.
Although only goaltender Greg
Daddario, freshmen Scott Crawford,
Bob Gassoff and Troy Kahler joined
the senior on the ice, Herr organized
a variety of shooting and skating
drills. That experienced guidance is
what Michigan could use more of.
"Billy (Muckalt), Marty (Turco),
Chris (Fox) and Greg (Crozier) have
been doing a great job with the
freshmen," Herr said. "We've won
some close games, and that's the sign
of a team with character.
"Hopefully, I can add to the job
If Herr is able to recover quickly
enough this week, he might be able
to join the Wolverines in their trip to
Lake Superior State. The Lakers,
picked to finish fourth in the presea-
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Michigan senior captain Matt Herr injured his groin muscle In the first game of the season against Minnesota and has been
on the disabled list since then. He returned to practice yesterday at Yost Ice Arena. Herr is questionable for Friday's game at
Lake Superior State in Sault Ste. Marie.
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