Y. F9BRUAItY 28 1958
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Host Toledo ercurys Tonigh
Game Marks Finale for Three 'M' Stars;
Schiller Returns to Coliseum with Toledo
By MEL ROSEN
Wolverine hockey enthusiasts
will have their last chance of the
season to see the pucksters in
action when the Toledo Mercurys
invade the Coliseum at 8 p.m.
T'ckets for the game may be
purchased at the Athletic Admin-
istration Building from 8:30-12'
a.m. or at the Coliseum prior to
Former 'M' Star
Playing for the Mercurys will
be Bob Schiller who sparkled as
a Wolverine defenseman the past
three' years. Doug Baldwin, the
Mercs' playing coach, stated that
he would like to get a line on some
6- Michigan talent as good as
Dees To Play
In Fund Game
NEW YORK (-Two tall cen-
ters, Archie Dees of Indiana Uni-
versity and Hub Reed of Okla-
homa City University, were named
yesterday to play on the West
squad in the 12th annual Fresh
Air Fund East-West College All
Star game at Madison Square
Garden March 29.
Baldwin, who Coach Renfrew
describes as a "great rushing de-
fenseman," played in the National
Hockey League for the Detroit
Red Wings and Chicago Black
The Mercs are a member of the
International Hockey League, com-
posed of Canadian stars; although
all the teams in the league are in
the United States. Other members
of the circuit are Cincinnati,
Louisville, Fort Wayne, Indian-
apolis and Troy.
Toledo boasts a top line which
has scored 73 goals. Gordy Cowan
leads with 24 goals and 31 assists
for 55 points. He is followed by
Tommy McVie with 27 goals and
24 assists for 51 and Paul Strasser
with 22 goals and 28 assists for
The game will mark the de-
parture of Captain Neil McDonald,
Ed Switzer, and Don McIntosh, as
Wolverine supporters will get their
last opportunity to see these
senior stars perform on home ice.
Two Men Hurt
The Wolverines will lack the
services of Don Gourley and Bob
White. White, who has some pulled
muscles in his hip, should be ready
for the Michigan Tech series next
An interesting sidelight will be
the appearance of the Hockettes
of the Ann Arbor Figure Skating
Club. The girls will appear on the
ice prior to the game.
Also of interest to Wolverine
fans will be the possible presenta-
tion of the Most Valuable Player
award. If not made tonight, it
will be presented at the end of
... high scoring Mere
.. . Mercury wing
M', MSU, MINNESOTA PROPOSE:
OSU, Illinois, Wisconsin Reject Hoc
This is the second of a two-article
series discussing the possibility of for-
nation of a Big Ten Hockey League.
By SI COLEMAN
The rumor that suggested the
formation of a Big Ten Hockey
League named three possible
members which are not presently
playing hockey oin a varsity basis.
Ohio State, Illinois and Wiscon-
sin have all been referred to as
possibilities to join Michigan,.
Michigan State and Minnesota in
the proposed Big' Ten Hockey
However, it is curious to note
that the reactions . from these
three schools outwardly reject a
proposal of any kind..
Ohio, State would seem to be
the best possible candidate,
mainly because hockey is now
played on a non-varsity basis at
There is a student organization
on the Ohio State campus under
the Dean of Men which does op-
erate as an ice hockey team and
plays regularly scheduled games.
But the athletic department does
not sponsor this team. They play
preliminary games at Troy, Ohio.
This squad has engaged Michigan
State twice this season.
Richard Larkin, who is the Ath-
letic Director at Ohio State, wrote
this reporter stating that, "As far
as this department is concerned,
Ohio State does not plan even-
tual competition with schools
who operate varsity hockey
Only for Recreation
Larkins claims that his depart-
ment is more concerned with pro-
viding some ice surface for stu-
dent recreational skating, rather
than build facilities for varsity
It is curious to reflect that at
Michigan, before it gained varsity
recognition, hockey started as a
also. Perhaps the same thing will
occur at Ohio State.
The official attitude .at Illinois
parrots the reaction at Ohio State.
"Not Planning on It"
Illinois' Athletic Director Doug-
las R. Mills simply writes: "We
are not planning on fielding a
hockey team at the University of
Illinois. Whether we field a team
in the future I cannot answer at
this time, but it certainly would
not be in the near future."
Once upon a time Illinois did
sponsor a varsity hockey team. In
fact, Vic Heyliger, former Wolver-
ine ice mentor, played his colle-
giate hockey at Champaign.
Now, however, the stands at
Illinois' arena have been torn
down and the building has been
converted into a recreational ice
Where there's a M
Stager Confuses Foes,
Juggles Lineup, Events
By ROGER BARNES through with victories In their
As far as winning a swim meet, juggled lineup.
it seems as if swimming coach Gus Coach Stager's miain reason for
Stager's cards fell just right Wed- entering his swimmers in events
nesday when the Wolverines de- in which they are not familiar was
feated OSU by the sensational to "confuse the opposition." He
score of 64-37. hoped that this would help to
Nearly all of the team members prevent future opponents from
were participating in unaccustom- getting advance tips on the poten-
ed events, but they still came tiality of Michigan in each event.
Stager also thought that the
change would bring more respect
to the swimmers from spectators
who are certain that so-and-so
key L eague can only swim on particular style.
DIE (iN ~ Whatever his purpose, however,
the "new look" was certainly a
surprise to the record turnout
At Wisconsin the reaction is crowd at the Ohio State Nata-
the same. Ivy Williamson, athletic torium.
director and former Michigan Outstanding among the events
football star, writes that at the was the butterfly, in which Cy
present time Wisconsin does not Hopkins placed first with a 2:16.8
anticipate adding hockey to its time, although he is normally in
intercollegiate program. the breastroke event.
Williamson, however, adds that Also impressive was Dick Hanley
"in our long range planning, pos- who took a third in the 50-yard
sibly we might consider adding freestyle and first in the 100-yd.
the sport to our program." freestyle. Carl Woolley took Han-
Three for League ley's usual place in the 400-yd.
The three schools that are cur- freestyle and turned in a fast
rently playing varsity hockey are 4:42.3 pace.
unanimous in their stand. They The only event in which Ohio
are i n t e r e st e d in promoting was really impressive was diving
hockey in the Big Ten and want where Don Harper and Glen Whit-
more teams to participate. ten gained the top positions.
"If more Conference schools As far as Ohio's potential, Coach
begin to compete in hockey, it will Stager says that "Ohio State quite
promote a strong league, which possibly could take second place
would promote American college in the Big Ten."
hockey," reflects Ike Armstrong
of Minnesota, and this sums up
the general opinion that exists at
Michigan and Michigan State.
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