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Wolverines Battle Montreal in Home Ice C


'M' Puck Squad Ragged
Despite Score In Debut
Associate Sports Editor
All's well that ends well, or so they say anyway.
And as far as Michigan's renewal of the annual "slaughter
Michigan State in hockey" campaign (with headquarters in Ann
Arbor) is concerned the ending certainly fits this saying (or at least
an 11-1 triumph over the Spartans should be considered as ending
' well).
BUT THE MEANS to the end in this case certainly leaves a lot
to be desired in the interests of good hockey. So maybe all is not
so well after all. Anyway it never hurts to look into a matter a little
more closely.
Wednesday night's brawl in East Lansing was at best a poor
exhibition of hockey. Michigan, defending national collegiate
champions, was a shaky outfit much too often, despite the score
the Wolverines piled up (which is not always an accurate yard-
stick of the quality of play).
Hockey fundamentals seemed to disappear into thin air as Mich-
igan, bent on gaining revenge for the physical beatings being dealt
out by the Spartans, fell into ragged play and a more than healthy
dose of penalties to mar its first appearance on the ice this season.
* * * *
Penalties Hurt Michigana
PLAY MAKING often fell into oblivion while the checking and
stick handling reached ragged proportions at times. Of no great
help to Michigan's play was the amount of time various Wolverines
spent in the cooler killing penalty time. More than half the contestc
was played with one Wolverine or another in the penalty box and at
times more than one blue jersey was seen in the sin bin. All in all
it amounted to 15 penalties for a total of 33 minutes.1
You just can't play good hockey when you're understaffed so
? often. As it was, Michigan's starting line of Captain Earl Keyesa
and sophomore wings, Pat Cooney and George Chin, played to-
gether as a unit just once in the whole game-and that was the
opening faceoff.
Fortunately the short-temperedness of the Wolverines didn't hurt
them against as poor a team as Michigan State, but it will be a
different story tonight with a rugged Montreal sextet due to give
the Wolverines their first real test of the season.
But that brings up the point as to how much about Michigan's
strength can be learned from the Spartan farce in the first place.
I don't think it served much more than to give the inexperienced team
members a taste of battle, and let it go at that. Certainly the State
game is not a valid judge of Michigan's ability. The MSC games of
the past have never been reliable in that respect, and this one was no
When in Rome
THERE IS AN old adage that you play the kind of game your
opponent is playing, and this has been particularly true in the Mich-
igan-MSC hockey series. Wednesday night's game was a perfect
example of this. Michigan State had a poor team and the caliber of
the action suffered as a result.
The Spartans were far from being the team they were ex-
pected to be. Their passing was terrible, their stick handling, lousy
and their play making, pathetic.
Playing a team like this, the Wolverines were far from being as
sharp as they are capable. And then there's always the matter of
opening game jitters and the necessity of getting new combinations
of talent working together well under fire.
THERE WERE PLACES, however, where brilliance shone through.
Most noteworthy example of this was sophomore Willard Ikola's work
in the Michigan goal. Despite a painful cut on the lip incurred in
the pre-game warmup and which required four stitches, the Eveleth,
Minn., whirlwind was not in the least puck-shy as he turned in a
spectacular goal tending exhibition.
What the spunky Ikola lacks in size (he's only 5' 8" tall and
weighs but 152 pounds) he more than makes up in speed, uncanny
judgement and sheer daring. He's easy to watch and, just like a
champion, he makes the difficult seem easy.
Also shining up the defensive picture was the combination of
sophomore defensemen, Jim Haas and Reg Shave. Both big enough
to take care of themselves and then some, Haas and Shave make
a welcome addition to the defensive corps and with veterans Graham
Cragg and Alex McClellan combine to ease the worries in that de-
Back Checking Lacking
AS SOON AS all of Michigan's forwards provide the necessary
back checking which they didn't at East Lansing, the Wolverines
should be able to make the spectacular defensive play they showed in
last year's NCAA playoffs a regular occurrence.
The top offensive laurels went to veterans John Matchefts,
John McKennell and Keyes. It was this trio that made the best

efforts of some otherwise shabby offensive maneuvers. And all
three still showed the scrap and fight that highlighted their per-
formances last year.
Keyes, a team captain as deserving of that title as you will ever
find, should get a medal for the way he conducted himself. In addi-
tion to playing a tremendous team game, scoring two goals and
assisting on two others, he kept control of his emotions even when
the Spartans were giving him the roughest of personal beatings (he
played most of the game with his face covered with blood from a cut
near his eye caused by a Michigan State stick). But Keyes kept his
mind on hockey and was one of the few Wolverines that didn't put
in time in the penalty box.

* * #

... sin bin regular

Sigma Chi'sll
Win in I-M
Tank Duels
By capturing five first places
each, Sigma Chi and Phi Delta
Theta swam to victories last night
over Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Phi.
Epsilon, respectively.
The Sigma Chi's were never
headed as they thrashed the
Beta's, 39-18. Milt Eaton and
Dave Higgens paced the win with
nine points apiece on individual
victories and legs on winning relay
EATON SHOT his team in a
commanding lead when he and
Fred Thompson placed first and
second in the breaststroke. Hig-
gens came on later to notch a vic-
tory in the 25 yard free style.
Ralph Smith salvaged the only
first for the Beta house with a
victory in the backstroke. Bill
Sadler took the other Sigma Chi
first in the 50 yard free style.
Displaying good depth, the Phi
Delt's rolled into the semi-finals
along with the Sigma Chi's by
virtue of their 34-23 win over the
Sig Ep's.
* * *
big man in the Phi Delt attack
with nine points on a first in the
backstroke and two relay legs.
The Sig Ep's suffered a bad
break when Bob Olhieser was dis-
qualified after winning the 50 yard
freestyle for failing to touch on a
turn. Bill Michales, of Phi Delt,
was then awarded the first to put
his team in a solid lead.
Jack Ehlers captured the other
Phi Delt first with a victory in
the 25 yard free style.

Carabin Six
To Provide
Michigan Bruised But
Ready for Canadians
Highly satisfied with his puck
squad's showing against Michigan
State Wednesday night, Coach
Vic Heyliger will send his bruised
charges against a much tougher
Montreal outfit tonight and to-
morrow at 8 p.m. in the Coliseum.
T h e Carabins have always
brought a rugged and experienced
outfit into Ann Arbor. Last year
the Wolverines were hard pressed
to gain an 8-8 tie in the first en-
counter and then dropped the sec-
ond game of the series by a 3-2
THE ANNUAL tangle between
the two teams has been one of the
top attractions on Ann Arbor ice
and this weekend's contests will
be no exception.
The Wolverine squad was
badly battered in their lopsided
victory over the Spartans but
all members will be ready for
duty in their first appearance
of the season before the home
Goalie Willard Ikola is on the
mend after requiring four stitch-
es in his upper lip before the game
with MSC was under way.
A GASH was opened by a flying
puck in pre-game practice but the
sophomore from. Eveleth, Minn.
played an outstanding game in
the nets after being sewed up.
Captain Earl Keyes also had a
face wound opened in the first
period. The versatile forward
was patched up in the dressing
room and returned to the game
soon afterwards.
Forwards Doug Philpott and
Ron Martinson were also laid low
during the game by errant elbows
and the like, but will be in good
shape for Montreal.
been battered more than the Spar-
tans but they were still guilty of
15 of the 23 penalties that were
handed out.
Biggest offender was Bob
Heathcott, who was jailed four
times for rule infractions.
Heathcott was centering Michi-
gan's third line.
An all-American defenseman
last year, he was playing the for-
ward position in place of Eddie
Heyliger will place on the ice a
starting team of Keyes, George
Chin and Pat Cooney, who ac-
counted for five of the 11 goals
against State.

. . . mighty mite cager
AP Names
3 Wolverines Eari
Honorable Mention
NEW YORK - (P)- Dick Kaz-
maier, sensational Princeton half-
back, leads the offensive backfield
of the 1951 Associated Press Ali-
American football team, chosen by
the AP in consultation with a
board of 11 experts representing
all sections of the United States.
Don Coleman and Bob Carey,
tackle and end of Michigan State,
were picked for berths on the of-
fensive squad along with Bill Mc-
Coll who starred in the Stanford
win over Michigan.
MICHIGAN'S Lowell Perry, Tom
Johnson, and Roger Zatkoff re-
ceived honorable mention on thei
AP selections. Perry and Johnson
were named to the offensive squad
at end and tackle respectively,
with Zatkoff placing in the de-
fensive backfield unit.
Lineup for the AP offensive All-
American was: ENDS: Bill McColl,
Stanford; Bob Carey, MSC; TACKLES:
Bob Toneff, ND; Don Coleman, MSC;
tnGUARDS: Bob Ward, Maryland; Mar-
vin Matuszak, Tulsa; CENTER: Doug
Moseley, Kentucky; BACKS: Dick Ka-
zrmaier, Princeton; Hank Lauricella,
Tennessee; Hugh Mellyenny, Wash-
yington; Larry Isbell, Baylor.
Defensive unit was: ENDS: Pat
O'Donahue, Wisconsin; Dewey Mc-
Connell, Wyoming; TACKLES: Bill
Pearman, Tennessee; Jim Weatherall,
Oklahoma; GUARDS: Ray Beck, Geor-
gia Tech; Joe Palumbo, Virginia;
LINEBACKERS: Keith Flowers, Texas
Christian; Les Richter, California;
BACKS: Bobby Dillon, Texas; Al Bros-
key, Illinois; Ollie Matson, San Fran-
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Shirts Rest? KYER MODEL
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A quartet of hardwood veterans c
figure to play an important role
in Coach Ernie McCoy's plans to
r e b u i l d Michigan's basketball
McCoy is counting heavily on
lettermen Jim Skala. Dick Wil-
liams, Doug Lawrence and Carl
Brunsting to exert a steadying in-
fluence on yearling members of
the Wolverine squad.
SKALA, CAPTAIN and the only
senior on the roster, is playing his
third year of varsity basketball
for the Maize and Blue. The 6'3"
forward from Chicago was run-
nerup to Leo VanderKuy in team
scoring records last year. He scor-
ed 165 points on 67 field goals and
22 charity tosses.
Last year Skala was ham-
pered by a late start due to his
duties as an end on the varsity,
football team. However, the Mi-
chigan captain elected to devote
all his energies to basketball
this season, and the added prac-
tice should increase his effect-
iveness considerably.
Filling VanderKuy's shoes at
the center post, letterman Dick
(Stick) Williams will be playing
his first complete season at Michi-
gan this winter. Williams' eligi-
bility was postponed until the sec-
ond semester last year because of
his transfer from Vanderbilt Uni-
STANDING 6'7" the rangy
playmaker from Detroit should
help the Wolverines on rebounds

Rebuilding Plans Center
A round 4 Court Veterans
By DICK SEWELL and tip-ins. Last year "Stick"

chalked up 42 points, all in Big
Ten contests.
Brunsting and Lawrence both
perform from the guard posi-
tion. Neither Brunsting, who
stands an even six feet, or Law-
rence, who is only five-feet eight
inches tall, are tall by college
basketball standards, but both
have accurate out-court shots
and play an aggressive defensive
Like Williams. Lawrence didn't
see action until the second se-
mester last year, but it didn't take
him long to secure a berth on the
starting five. The stocky junior
from St. Paul teamed with Law-
rence in a Mutt and Jeff act which
gave a little fire to last year's
staggering cage squad.
Brunsting, who hails from Ro-
chester, Minnesota, played in nine
games last year and managed to
score 22 points, 13 of them coming
in Conference play.
Fast and a fine ball handler,
Brunsting should see a great deal
of action in the coming hoop cam-
Indiana 68, Valparaiso 59
Purdue 68, Depauw 56
Central Michigan 84, Soo Tech
Kalamazoo 76, Assumption 63
Miami (Ohio) 79, Ohio Univer-
sity 58
Wooster 81, Steubenville 64
Ohio Northern 95, Indiana Tech

Bust Honors
'51 Michigan
Grid Squad
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-At the annual Wol-
verine football bust here last night
honoring the 1951 Michigan team,
Tom Kelsey was presented with
the George C. Patterson scholar-
ship award for the highest grade-
point average on the team.
Kelsey, along with eight other
seniors on the squad, was also pre-
sented with the Wolverine ring
President Harlan Hatcher paid
tribute to Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan for his building of men,
and Capt. Bill Putich read a let-
ter from the team emphasizing
the players' participation "for
the love of the game and not
for any material reward result-
ing from it."
Other ring award winners were
Pete Kinyon, Tom Johnson, Don
Peterson, Ralph Stribe, Jim Wol-
ter, Bob Dingman, Putich, and
Russ Osterman.


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