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September 29, 1942 - Image 27

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TUES., SEPT. 29, 1942



Ufer, McCarthy, Matthex
Returning Lettermen Bolster Hopes
For Successful Year For Thinclads


Will Return

To Cinder Squad
. .* Sophomores Add Strngth, Speedl


H ockey OutloQk Brighter


Track Coach Ken Doheity said in Al Piel was of no use to the team
a recent interview, "This year's track all year because he was hurt in prac-
team is potentially good. We may not tice before the first dual meet. Dur-
win the Conference title, but I am ing the outdoor season, Bob Ufer,
definitely looking forward to im- ouarter miler, and Frank McCarthy,
provement over last season." hurdler, were of little use because of
Last year's track season was not injuries to their legs.
one of the best in Michigan's history. The track mentor is not just think-
'During the indcor' season the Maize ing wishfully. There will be a large
and Blue took dual meets from the group of veterans and a few very
highly favored Notre Dame outfit, promising freshmen on hand to pro-

running the 880 in well under two
minutes. Ross has been clocked -for
the distance at 1:56.1 and Bob in
1:56.3. However with more training
and practice these times should be
The reason why These twins might
be changed to the mile is that Cap-
tain-elect Dave Matthews and John
Roxborough have already proved
that they are two good men for this
distance. The former ran the dis-
tance in 1:52 flat in the National
Collegiates, which is the second fast-
est Michigan time on record. The lat-
ter has shown that, he is capable of
running the race in 1:55 or there-
In the Sprints, the 60, the 100, and
the 220, returning letterman, Leon-
ard Alkon, and sophomore Jack
Martin definitely look good. All of
the sophomores have not yet shown
their talents, but there are several
who will help Martin and Alkon pick

ith hi e best freshman squad in be two other boys from way up north. server to expect, and in the process s
the history of Michigan hockey form- At the wings will be Bob Opland from keep the puck on opposition ice, there a
ing the backbone of the team, Coach Calgary in the upper peninsula, and will be a better than good record to
Eddie Lowrey's 1942-43 sextet will be Wilbert Ahonen from Mohawk in the point at when the next seasor is over.'l
one cf. the most powerfuil outfitsever same region. And the chances favor the sophs. s
t c, if athe ithe gnle oto' dtt This is not to say that this line will Yet another acpartment must be f
andice, if fate ineligibilityhe givese of tpuckIen an tbe the most important item on the mentioned; and here again the big y
even break. ice; in any hockey game the goalie ews will be members of this fresh- m
has the most responsibility and next man team that has been mentioned i
The story of next year's team will year goalie Hank Loud will have the so often. While "Black Rudy" Reich-
be the story of' a sophomore front added burden and honor of being ert will be back playing his usual'
line; a line which was able to put captain of the sextet. rough and tough game at defense'
four goals in the nets behind Iank However, it is not for nothing that there will be a newcomer taking cares
Loud in the freshman-varsity game Hank has the nickname "Depend- of the other back-line positicn.
this winter. The success of next years able", and in the minds ,of those who At present writing, big Bob Dur-I
team will ride upon the three scphs saw his superlative play behind a lieth locks like the bcy to fill the op- -
who will make up that line and who very weak team last year there is no ening, but Stan Barnes may give him
showed during the 1941-42 season question as to his ability to stand up a lot to keep ahead of in the way of
that they really know how to play the under the stiffest attack. ccmpetition. At that, defense will be
game. Therefore, with the goal situation the only place where the sextet will
Jack Hobbs, chunky package of well taken care of, it rests with the not have improved between seasons;
dynamite 'fro'n Alberta, Canada, will line to make or break the team. If the loss of Johnny Gillis to gradua-
be the playmaking center of this vic- Hobbs and company can rack up as tion will be hard to repair."
tory-bound crew, and beside him will many scores as they have led this ob- What the Wolverineswill do for re-

erves is a question which is easy 'o
nswer, but hard to be specific aboi t.
The answer is that there will be it
least two reserve. lines, and even a
pare goalie which should make Haik
eel a little more safe after the last
year in which if he got hurt the puc t-
men played without a goalie. (Luc z-
ly he kept out of trouble, so the sit z
ation never occurred.)
However, the spare lines will not ae
et up until the season is under way.
The returning letter men are Bill
Dance, Bob Kemp, Max Bahrych and
Roy Bradley.
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Ohio State, Pittsburgh, a triangular
meet between the Wolverines, Michi-
gap Normal, and Michigan State, and
finished fourth in the Conference
Meet. Outdcors, the Michigan thin-
clads defeated the Illini and lost to
Ohio State, finishing sixth in the
Conference. The thinclads' two mile
relay team took the Drake Relays
title and several other thinclads
placed in various events.
Hampered by Injuries
The cindermen were hampered all
year by injuries to key men. Captain

vide plenty of competition for any
and all comers.
-Among the 'freshmen, the Hume
twins. Ross and Bob, are the out-
standing varsity material. Of them
Coach Doherty said, "The Humes
will make the team. They will be very
useful in picking up second and third
place points in any event they run in.
I have not yet decided whether or not
to use them in the half mile or the
mile, but they can run either dis-
Both Ross and Bob are capable of


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up valuable, points. The theory be-
hind the greatest Wolverine track
teams has not been to win every
event, but rather to win a few and
pick up second and third place
points in every event.
In the hurdles, Michigan can look
forward to fine performances from
Frank McCarthy, who scored four-
teen points in the Notre Dame meet
last year, and Chuck Pinney, who
was fourth in the Conference Indoor
Meet last year. Jim Byerley and Joe
Leahy are two other returning veter-
ans, while a promising freshman,
now sophomore, group will be of help
in aiding the Wolverine cause.
In the 440 Bob Ufer ought, to be
Big Ten champion. As for the mile
relay team Coach Doherty does not
yet know who will run with Ufer.
Bill Wheatly, RalphGibson and sev-
eral sophomores will all get consid-
eration for the three posts, The mile
relay has always been one of Michi-
gan's best events and probably will
remain so"this year.
The half mile shapes up as the
strongest event for the Maize and
Blue. With Matthews, Roxborough,
and the two Humes, all who are cap-
able of 1:56 or better, Coach Doherty
has nothing to worry about in this
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