Page 16 Friday, June 12, 1981 The Michigan Daily
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY
New Blue hockey assistant named
By MARK BOROWSKI
Daily sports writer
When the Wolverine icers open their 1981-82 hockey
season against Michigan Tech, they will be under the
reins of two former Michigan high school coaches.
Head coach John Giordano, who led Notre Dame
high school to the state championship in 1972, returns
for hisfirst full season behind the bench.
AND GIORDANO announced yesterday the signing
of former Trenton high school mentor Mike Turner as
his new assistant. Turner coached Trenton to three
state championships and received high school Coach-
of-the-Year honors in 1976.
"He's going to be a really good coach," said Gior-
dano. "I haven't had a chance to work with him yet,
but I think his record speaks for itself."
Turner played college hockey at Ohio State from
1968-70, but graduated from Eastern Michigan in '71.
"Recruiting will be his number one priority, with the
rest of his duties to be determined this summer," said
TURNER DECIDED to leave the high school ranks
for Michigan hockey because of his interest in
coaching at the college level and his feeling that he
had accomplished just about everything that a prep
Giordano, who was named college Coach-of-the-
Year by The Hockey News after taking over the head
man's job early last season, has signed eight
newcomers to compete for seven spots left open by
The 1981-82 campaign also is the first season that
Michigan will compete in the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association after making the switch from the
Western Collegiate Hockey Association, where they
finished in fifth place last season.
Kremer falls at AIAW
Michigan women's tennis player Marian Kremer
bowed-out of the national AIAWhwomen's singles
championships Wednesday when she lost to
Colorado's Kathleen Cummings, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6, in the
final round of the consolation tournament at the
University of Arizona in Tempe.
IN LOSING THE match, Kremer, Michigan's only
representative at the tournament, gave up a chance
to place fifth overall in the competition as the winner
of the consolation division.
Kremer was knocked out of the championship tour-
nament in the first round on Monday by Southern
California's Linda Seagal, 6-3, 6-2.
Kremer then notched two wins in the consolation
tournament Tuesday before losing to Cummings. In
the first round of the consolation, she downed Felicia
Rafchiatore of Trinity, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The same after-
noon she vent on to defeat Tennessee's Paula Kelly,
6-3, 6-1. -BARB ARKER
Owners make new proposal, but
player strike appears'very likely'
By The Associated Press terize the situation as not very good at baseball had been involved in last- Other players on hand for the session
Some movement was reported all." minute negotiations to try to avert a were Don Sutton, Niekro's Houston
yesterday in baseball's free-agent MILLER ALSO said that the start of strike. teammate, and George Foster, Bill
compensation dispute, but the head of a strike could be delayed until just "We've got several hours," Moffett, Bonham, Ron Oester and Junior Ken-
the players' union said it was still likely before the 2:30 p.m. EDT start of who was instrumental in 11th-hour nedy of the Cincinnati Reds.
that the sport would be hit by a strike today's game in Chicago between San negotiations that averted a strike in In Washington, William Lubbers,
the following day. Diego and the Cubs, the first game on May 1980, said as the talks began general counsel to the NLRB, said he
In Washington, meanwhile, a the day's schedule. yesterday. Asked if this year's situation would'not have a decision until today on
National Labor Relations Board official If there is a strike, Miller added, was similar, Moffett said: "So far. whether to ask the board to appeal a
said no decision would be made until players on teams who are on road trips There's always hope." federal judge's rejection of an injun-
today on appealing a federal judge's would pay their own way home. Grebey said he expected it to be a ction request, which could be a final
rejection of an injunction request which There were 10 games on yesterday's long day, and Joe Niekro, one of six barrier to a walkout.
would have postponed any strike for a schedule with a full slate in both players attending the meeting, agreed. Lubbers noted that if an appeal is
year. An appeal, he said, could delay leagues on tap today. "IF ANYTHING is going to change, taken, the board may also seek an in-
thestrike again. YESTERDAY'S bargaining session it'll be late," the Houston Astros' pit- junction pending appeal to delay the
SPOKESMEN FOR both sides in the was the third time in 13 months that cher said. strike deadline.
dispute said the club owners had made
a new offer on the issue of free-agent
compensation, and neogtiations at a
New York hotel were recessed for five
hours to allow the players to consider
Ray Grebey, head of the Player
Relations Committee, the owners'
bargaining unit said nanagement "ad-
vanced several ideas in areas the Major
League Players Association has raised
concern over., I will not comment on
them, but there was some movement on
our part and we'll come back at 8 p.m.
EDT and see what it does."
But Marvin Miller, the head of the
Players Association, said the changes
proposed by management were "in-
significant," and that a strike today
was still "very likely."
MILLER SAID the owners had not
responded "in a meaningful way" to
the players' latest proposal to end the
impasse over free-agent compensation,
the only issue in dispute.
He said he suggested the five-hour
recess because "we didn't seem to be
Kenneth Moffett, the federal [
mediator assigned to the talks, said the
fact that "new ideas are being ex- AP Photo
pressed... at this late hour is impor- LEGAL COUNSEL FOR the Major League Baseball Players Association, Don Fehr, (left), and Houston Astros' pitcher
tant," but added: "I don't see any Joe Neikro arrive for continued negotiations between owners and players in New York yesterday as both sides tried to
breakthroughs as imminent. I charac- avert the sport's first-ever midseason strike.