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Hockey Wins
Over Gophers
Excite Fans
Team Plays Toronto
In Weekend Series
Michigan hockey fans, who were
among the more fortunate persons to
get into the Coliseum last weekend
for either of the games with the Min-
nesota sextet, probably viewed two of
the most hotly contested battles
played so far this season at the Wol-
verine rink.
Both tilts were actioned packed
with top-notch playing on defense
and offense. In the initial encounter,
the only thing that kept the Maize
and Blue from winning by a wider
margin was the outstanding play of
Duff McDermid, Gopher goalie, who
blocked several.shots that looked like
sure markers.
Have Easy Time In Second
In Saturday's contest it was all
Michigan's until mid-way in the third
period when Minnesota tallied three
quick goals, but the Wolverines had
piled up a big enough lead to ensure
them a victory.
The spotlight of the second en-
counter went to Bob Marshall, var-
sity defenseman for Michigan. Not
only did he play an outstanding game1
defensively, throwing several hard
body-checks, but also displayed some
top offensive play.
Marshall netted two goals, one
which was probably the most spec-
tacular seen on Michigan ice so far
this season. The big defenseman took
a pass from Bob Arnot and out-
maneuvered four Minnesota puck-
sters to put a hard, fast goal past
Leading Coach Vic Heyliger's squad
in scoring is Gord MacMillan who
has a total of 16 tallies for the 11
ganes, and is the only one who holds
the distinction of marking in all but
one tilt. Close on his heels is Wally
Grant with 14 goals to his credit.
For more reasons than one, the
Wolverines were out to get the two
Gopher tilts. It had been eight years
since a Minnesota squad had been de-
feated at the Coliseum and 1942 was
the last time a Michigan hockey team
could boast of a win over the North-
Assured Of Tie For Title
Also the double victory assures
Heyliger's charges of at least a tie
for the Big Ten hockey title since
these two schools are the only ones
that have sextets this year. Michigan
will get another crack at its arch
rivals on Feb. 1 and 2 when it en-
gages Coach Larry Armstrong's team
at Minneapolis.
By winning twice last weekend, the
Wolverine puckmen brought their to-
tal of consecutive victories up to 11.
This weekend they will travel to To-
ronto to meet the University of To-
ronto in a two game series.



ONE INCIDENT marred the two Michigan-Minnesota hockey games
played over the weekend. We refer to. the steady stream of what to us
was absolutely unjustified abuse levelled at the tactics of the victorious
Wolverines by Larry Armstrong, the Minnesota coach.
It all started with the much publicized remark made by Armstrong
to Michigan Coach Vic Heyliger midway in the second period of the firstt
contest after Wolverine defenseman Bob Marshall has administered a
hard, but clean, body check to one of the Gopher players. "Such body
checking," Mr Armstrong affirmed in no uncertain terms, "will ruin
college hockey."t
That was only the beginning. From then on in, the Minnesota coach
kept um3a running fire of protest against alleged rough and unsportsmanlike1
tactics of the Michigan squa4.
Fortunately, the attack was not taken up by the Minnesota players.
They kept exceptionally well within the rules for the most part, as did
the Wolverine players, considering the extreme amount of rivalry in-t
volved and the importance of the series to both schools.
ARMSTRONG has been coaching hockey for a long time. long enough to
know the the game is not a gentle parlor pastime. Hockey is rough byt
its very nature. The players are on skates, moving at top speed, one team
attempting to maneuver a hard rubber disk into a relatively small net,I
the other trying to prevent it from doing so. The play swings back and1
forth with bewildering rapidity. A certain amount of bodily contact is
The men who make the rules have recognized the inevitability of an {
occasional collision between players. Body checking, as a legitimate]
defensive practice, has been legalized, within certain limits. Those who;
exceed those limits suffer the consequences in the penalty box.
It is also inevitable that tempers will flare occasionally in the heat of'
the contest. That is what officials are for-to punish the momentarilye
hot-headed actions of those who break the rules. A number of penalties
were meted out in both games by the two very competent officials.'
At no time did either game threaten to become a brawl, as so many
professional games do. The situation was well in hand from start to
finish. The fact that an almost identical number of penalties were called
on each side is further proof that neither team was "roughing" more
than the other.
SHE FURTHER FACT that only one major penalty was called-and that
for a reason describable only as an accident-is even further proof of
the lack of animosity on either squad.
Michigan won both games because it was the better team, not becauseI
it was guilty of unnecessary roughness. The Wolverine pucksters skated
harder and faster, passed more accurately, shot oftener and with greater1
effect, displayed more team cohesion, checked more efficiently, and gen-1
erally were superior all around to their opponents. Unless we are greatly
nmistaken, the outcome of the two scheduled games in Minneapolis, Feb.
1 and 2, between the two teams will be substantially the same.
Just in passing, we might point out that, in past years, Minnesota hockey
teams have had among their personnel boys who were not exactly Lord
Fauntleroys. We are thinking particularly of Johnny Mariucci, now con-
sidered the most aggressive defenseman in the National Hockey League.
Mariucci did not learn all his tricks in the pro circuit.
We also remember last year, when the tables were turned and Minne-
sota was pouring it on Michigan, that a 220-pounder named Bog Graiziger
handed out more body checks than any Wolverine did this year. That,
we suppose, was different.
We are not contending that college hockey should resort to the brawling,
fighting, bitter game that is sometimes professional hockey. We are con-
tending that body checking, with an occasional injury to one of the par-
ticipants, is all a part of any game that passes for hockey. Remove that from
the game, and the sport has been deprived of much of its color, interest,!
and appeal. That, indeed might "ruin" college hockey.

Face Purdue
This Week.
Mami, WeinBerg,
Matters Pace A AU
Its strangle-hold on the State AAU'
crowns tightened after Saturday's)
trio of wins in Detroit, Michigan'sI
swimming team will seek its second
Conference triumph in as many starts
against Purdue here Saturday af-
Coach Matt Mann took only a
handful of men to Detroit Saturday
but that skeleton crew added a trio
of State AAU titles to the four picked
up last month in the meet here. And
they did it in a fashion that left no
doubt of their ability to the 200-odd
Mann, Adams Dominate 400
Matt Mann, III, started it off by
churning to a half-pool length win
over teammate Neville Adams for
the-400-yard freestyle crown. It was
Mann's second State AAU win. Last
month he came out ahead in the 220-
yard freestyle event. Adams' second
place also looked good since he beat
out George Hoogerhyde of Grand
Rapids who had nipped him in the
220 last month.
Bob Matters moved out of his
specialty, the breast stroke, long
enough to cop the 75-yard backstroke
event. 'It was also his .second State
AAU triumph. Last month Matters
paced the field in the 100-yard breast
stroke race.
Weinberg Turns in Fast Time
The Maize and Blue 150-yard med-
ley team kept up the Wolverine pace
by registering an easy win over
Wayne University's trio and the
Kronk AC of Detroit. The Wolverines
were only one of six trios to crack the
pool record for the event, but the
Michigan time of 1:21.1, made in the
qualifying trials, was a good three
seconds better than the nearest com-
Dick Weinberg's pair of anchor 50-1
yard sprints led the Maize and Blue
assault. Mann's freestyle speedster
turned in a sparkling :22.9 in his
first effort and followed it up with a
:23.2. Matters swam the backstroke
leg and Bob Sohl swam the breast
stroke 50-yards.

Selbo, Strack Are Top PEM Student
Scorers for Wolverines Work in New
Kravlansky, Wallace Spark Visitors' Attack Sports Majors
As Michigan Drops Second Game to Indiana

fly the Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 21-
Coach Harry Good's Indiana Hoosiers
retained a slim chance for the West-
ern Conference basketball title to-
night as they cooled Michigan's hot-
and-cold Wolverines for the second
time. 46 to 43.
The Hoosiers were never behind as
they made it two straight over Michi-
gan. but they had to beat off one
Wolverine rally after another. It was

OLD STORY-Again pacing the
Maize and Blue hoopsters with a
14-point total was Glen Selbo.
Indiana's fifth victory in seven Con-
ference games and Michigan's fourth
loss in seven.
Selbo, Strack Star
Glen Selbo and Dave Strack of
Michigan were the scoring leaders
with 14 and 12 points respectively.
Johnny Wallace and Al Kralovansky.
forwards, each tallied 11 to top the
Hoosiers' balanced offense.
Kralovansky and Tom Schwartz
sent Indiana away in front with a
field goal apiece, but Strack and Bob
Harrison tied it up for Michigan.
Twice again Indiana led and Michi-


Team Balance Key to Strength
For This Year's Track Squad

APS ports News Roundup

No Suggestions - Crisler
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 2-(A)-
H. O. (Fritz) 'Crisler, University of
Michigan Athletic Director and foot-
ball coach, declared today he would
make no line coach recommendation
to the University's Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics which
meets in Detroit tonight.
The Wolverine mentor now is con-
sidering appointment of a new line
coach to replace Clarence I. (Biggie)
Munn, who signed as Syracuse Uni-
versity's head football coach, sev-
eral weeks ago.
"It's just a routine meeting," said

list of once-beaten clubs. They in-1
clude (Figures in parentheses denote
number of wins):'Kansas (13); Wy-
oming (12); Kentucky (12); New
York U (11); Oklahoma Aggies (10);
Toledo (10); Cornell (9); Iowa (9);!
Muhlenberg (9); Rhode Island State,
(10); Tulane (9); Colgate (8); De-
troit (8); Louisiana State (8); Yalej
(8); Harvard (7); Wesleyan (6);
Pitt (5) and St. Michaels of Vermont
Hamilton To Coach Navy
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 21-()-
Appointment of Capt. Thomas J.
Hamilton, former football coach and
athletic star at the Naval Academy

Week's Slate
In I-M Loops
8 p.m. Allen-Rumsey vs Fletcher
Greene vs Baldwin
Tyler vs. Lockwood
9 p.m. Allen-Rumsey vs Tyler
Fletcher vs Greene
7 p.m. Latin Wolves vs Forestry
Division AC vs FBI
Che-Mets vs. Bus. Ad.
8 p.m. Jr. Birdmen vs Ship's Co.
Rangers vs Semper "5"
Poontangers vs DDT
Watchdogs vs Engineers

"'Better team balance will give
Michigan a track team comparable to
the team of last year," Coach Ken
Doherty said yesterday in discussing I
the results of last Saturday's time
"The loss of the Humes, captainj
Dick Forrestel, and George Shepherd
weakens the team in the quarter-mile
and distances, but we will be stronger
in other events to compensate for
the loss."
In the shot put Chuck Fonville,
George Ostroot and Jim Artley all
have beaten Artley's last year's best
toss for this early in the season of 44
feet. Any of these men may give Bill
Bangert, Purdue's National Colleg-
iate champion some competition for
Conference honors.
The Maize and Blue will be stronger
in both the sprints and hurdles.
Freshman Bob Swain has joined the
trio of Julian Witherspoon, Hank
Fonde and Val Johnson in battering
Witherspoon's performance at this
time last season.
Elmer Swanson, whose efforts in
practice so far indicate that he may
be in line for Big Ten titles,,in both
hurdle events greatly bolsters Wol-
verine strength. Neil Maclntyre, a
veteran of the 1941 cinder squad, and
Hack Coplin, a new comer, have indi-
cated that they will be -in the thick
of the fight for places in Conference
Michigan's polevaulters this sea-

son will be the same men who com-
peted for the Maize and Blue last
year. Chuck Lauritsen and Warren
Bentz certainly will equal or better
their performances of last year.
Bob Harris will replace Al McNab
as the high jumper on the squad while
John Larsen will carry on as the
leading broad jumper.
Bill Haidler, Bill Matney, Ron
Soble and Johnson will be seen run-
ning in the quarter-mile and mile
'elay. These events are probably the
weakest in the 1946 team.
In the distance events, Michigan
will still put a strong entry against
its opponents. Chuck Birdsall, Con-
ference two-mile title-holder, will be
competing until his graduation at the
end of this semester.
Lettermen Chuck Low, Archie Par-
sons, and Bob Thomason will round
out the group of men running in the
half and mile runs. Herb Voegtlen
and Lou Nail will be seen running
the two-mile event. Herb Barten
heads a group of promising new
comers in the distance runs.
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Only Fiv

e Unbeaten

as the new head coach to succeed PROFESSIONAL FRFATERNITIES
Commander Oscar E. Hagberg was

NEW YORK, Jan. 21-(AP)-Few, if
any, college basketball teams will fin-
ish this season undefeated. Seven
more quintets were chopped off the
select list last week leaving only five
major outfits-West Virginia, Notre
Dame, Holy Cross, Gettysburg and
Navy-with a clean slate. And the
way things are going it apparently
won't be long before they tumble.
West Virginia ran its string to 11
by nicking Penn State and Carnegie
Tech. Notre Dame made it 10 in a
row by taking St. Louis and Great
Lakes, coming from behind in each
game. Holy Cross and Gettysburg
each won two more games to make
their record 7-0 while Navy knocked
over Maryland and George Wash-
ington for a 4-0 mark.
Seven Drop Out
Falling from the unbeaten ranks
during the week were Baldwin-Wal-
lace . by Toledo, 47-33; Cornell by

announced today.
Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch,;
Academy Superintendent, said that
Hamilton would return in time for
the opening of spring practice March
1. Hamilton now is commanding the
escort carrier, Savo Island.
Old Hand At Navy
Hamilton coached the Middies in
1934-35-36, and previously starred
as quarterback on the great unde-
feated Navy team of 1926 that bat-
tled Army to the memorable 21-21
tie at Chicago. It was Hamilton's
dropkick for extra point in the last
quarter that tied the score.
During the three years that Hamil-
ton coached, Navy won 19 and lost
eight games. His best year was 1934,
with eight victories and one defeat.

9 p.m. Xi Psi Phi vs Alpha Chi Sigma
Phi Chi vs Delta Sigma Delta
Phi Rho Sigma vs Alpha ,
Alpha KK vs Nu Sigma Nu

9 p.m. Phi Sigma Delta vs Sigma
Sig Ep vs Beta Theta Pi
SAE vs Phi Delts


Cubs Release Hughes
CHICAGO, Jan. 21. (P)-The Chi-
cago Cubs today announced release
of waiver of shortstop Roy Hughes
to the Philadelphia Phils, sending the
35-year-old veteran back to the club
he was with in 1939.

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