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1956

THE MICHIGAN ]DAILY

1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Icers Square Off Against MSU Tonight;
Cases of Ousted Players Temporaril

First Line Adds Rendall
In Effort To Hold Jinx

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By DICK CRAMER
Will the usual script prevail to-
night at East Lansing when Michi-
gan's proud hockey leaders of the
Western Intercollegiate Hockey
League accept another challenge
from Michigan State's encouraged
icers?
For the second time this season,
the Wolverines will be seeking to
1*xtend their 28-year jinx over
the Spartans through another
two game series. But this time
Michigan State's hopes are raised
because of. the eligibility squabble
that has sidelined Wolverine stars
Mike Buchanan and Wally Max-
well at least temporarily.
Play Here Tomorrow
Following tonight's clash begin-
ning at 8 p.m. at the Spartans'
Demonstration Hall the teams
journey to Ann Arbor for their
final encounter of the season to-
morrow night at the Coliseum.
Game time will again be 8 p.m.
With a shuffled lineup the Wol-
verines will not only battle to
avoid their first loss to the under-
dog Spartans since 1927, but will
also be playing " to retain their
slim lead in the WIHL.
Trailing Michigan by a single
point in the League standings is
Michigan Tech. The Huskies will
be hoping for victory tonight at
Minnesota coupled with a Wolver-
ine loss to move them into a first-
place tie.
Michigan carries into its contest
a five-game winning streak in the
WIHL, while the Spartans have
lost four league games in a row.
However, co-captain Bert Polom-
sky's presence on defense-some-
thing the Spartaris missed in thei'
first game with the Wolverines-
will be an added factor, tending
to equalid3 the teams this weekend.
Rendall Promoted
Michigan Coach Vic Heyliger
hopes to bolster his shaken offense
by moving forward Tom Rendall
up to right wing of the first line to
replace Maxwell. With captain Bill
MacFarland at center and Dick
Dunnigan at left wing, the first
line promises to remain a potent
offensive weapon.
Rendall's promotion converts
the second line into an all-sopho-
more aggregation. Wingman Don
McIntosh joins Neil McDonald and
Ed Switzer to form another power-
ful threesome.
Neil Buchanan, Bob Schiller, Bob
Pitts and Bernie Hanna will try
to compensate for the loss of Mike
Buchanan in the defensive ranks.

Brilliant goaltending, which was
very much evident here last week
in the Michigan-Minnesota series,
can be expected again for this
weekend's games.
Spartan goalie Ed Schiller, a
mainstay for three years, was giv-
en credit for "keeping the score
respectable" in Michigan's two
earlier victories this season. The
Wolverines won 5-2 and 3-1.
Lorne Howes has been consist-
ently spectacular in the nets for
Michigan. He leads the WIHL
with a phenomenal 1.8 average of
goals allowed per game in league
competition.

TOM RENDALL JACK PETROSKE
... star icers promoted

NO BREAK FOR THINCLADS:
Track Squad Faces Heavy Schedule

One meet a week is Michigan's
indoor track plan for team activi-
ty during the between-semester,
break.
Beginning with their first dual
meet of the season next Saturday
against Michigan Normal at Yost
Field House, the defending Big Ten
champion Wolverines follow by
hosting the Michigan Amateur
Athletic Union meet on Friday,

Wolverine
Notes.,

Tonight's Michigan-Michigan
State hockey game will be televised
from East Lansing on channel 20
(WPAG-TV) beginning at 8 p.m.
Number 42/2
Michigan may have another
Hendricks on its sports scene some
years fromn now.
A son, Paul Christopher, was
born last night to Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Hendricks. Tom has been a
Wolverine football and track star
for the past three years.
* s *s s
Michigan Grid Draft Choices
Three Michigan players have
been offered contracts after being
drafted by National Football
League teams this past week.
The Pittsburgh Stelers drafted
fullback Lou Baldacci, while John
Morrow and halfback Tony Bran-
off were chosen by the Los Angeles
Rams and Chicago Cardinals, re-
spectively.

February 3. Eight days later, they
journey to East Lansing to parti-
cipate in the Michigan State Re-
lays.
The meet with Normal is what
Michigan Coach Don Cariham
terms "a warmup for -the tougher
competition coming up." Last
year the Hurons, who have never
beaten the Wolverines in a meet,
were completely humiliated in a
three-way clash with Michigan and
Bowling Green. With 82 points to
Normal's 31, the Wolverines cap-
tured first places in all 12 events.
Ypsi's Zitney Favored
Although improved, Normal has
only a few hopes for shaking Mi-
chigan's domination. One of these
is miler Jerry Zitney. He finished
a close second last year to Big Ten
titlist John Moule, who has gradu-
ated. Next week Zitney will be
slightly favored to edge his pres-
ent Wolverine opponent, untested
sophomore Geert Keilstrup.
Otherwise, Michigan will prob-
ably have to wait until the fol-
lowing week to get its first taste
this season of stiff competition.
Entries from a wide area will
converge on Ann Arbor for the
AAU Meet. All amateurs in the
region may participate and Michi-
gan may find its toughest oppo-
sition coming not from another
college but from Lockbourne Air
Base in Ohio..
Lockbourne, boasting~ such .out-
standing track stars as ex-South-
ern Cal aces Perry O'Brien and
Jim Lea, is expected to enter about
16 men in the AAU events. O'-
Brien holds the world's shot put
record and Lea has an NCAA
quarter-mile crown to his credit.

Although some of its best thin-
clads will be in New York for the
Millrose Games, Lockbourne's rep-
resentatives in Ann Arbor should
carry off a large share of indi-
vidual honors.
OSU, MSU To Enter
Ohio State, Michigan State and
many smaller schools will also
send entrants to the AAU Meet.
This will give the Wolverines,
whose entire squad will have a
chance to participate, their first
opportunity to compare them-
selves with Big Ten rivals.
Michigan will defend titles in
several of the AAU events. Eeles
Landstrom holds the meet's pole
vault record with his 14'2" leap of
last year.
Laird Sloan, Dan Walter and
Grant Scruggs will be trying to
retain first places in the mile and
two-mile relays which they helped
to win last year. The graduating
Scruggs will be nearing the end of
his college career, since his eligi-
bility ends with the beginning of
the second semester.
Michigan State Relays
Michigan State will be the scene
of the final meet before the spring
term officially begins. The State
Relays are held annually on an
invitational basis. Last year, how-
ever, due to conflicts with the
Spartans' Centennial celebration,
the meet was cancelled.
Besides a full contingent of
Wolverines' at the February 11
meet, representatives of other top
track teams are expected to be
on hand. Most Big Ten schools
usually accept invitations as do
such other Midwestern powers as
Pitt and Oklahoma.

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