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Canadiens Win;
Gain NHL Finals


By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Maurice (The
Rocket) Richard turned in a
three-goal hat-trick in a brilliant
one-man show last night and led
his Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3
victory that blasted the Detroit
Red Wings out of the Stanley Cup
playoffs. It was the rudest jolt
ever delivered to any Detroit cup
team as the champion Canadiens
romped to four straight triumphs
in the best-of-seven preliminary
Thus Montreal qualifies for the
final round, the world series of
professional hockey, against the
winner of the New York-Boston
preliminary series currently dead-
locked at two games apiece.
The Rocket, 37, was celebrating
his 1,000th National Hockey
League game. He personally
charged up his team for a come-
from-behind victory after the Ca-
nadiens trailed by two goals go-
ing into the final 20 minutes of
New York 5, Boston 2
BOSTON - Dean Prentice and
Andy Bathgate scored with their
team shorthanded as the alert,

smooth-passing New York Rang-
ers defeated Boston 5-2 last night
and evened their Stanley Cup
hockey playoff series 2-2.
Down 2-1 in the best of seven
semifinal entering the contest, the
New Yorkers utilized their su-
perior speed, a net jamming de-
fense and the sparkling 39-save
goaltending of Gump Worsley.
Bathgate, who intercepted pass-
es setting up both New York
scores while a Ranger teammate
was in the penalty box, fed Pren-
tice for the opening goal of the
The fifth game of the series will
be played in Boston tomorrow

scores "hat trick" ... Danish miler

Future Looks Glum for Wolverine Nine;
Statistics Show Lack of Power at Plate

Free Throw

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Gom-
berg House clinched the foul
shooting crown for fraternity and
residence halls respectively.
Each man was allowed 50 shots
of 25 per round. The 10 best
rounds of each house contributed
towards the team total. Any man
getting 40 or more out of his 50,
was allowed an extra 50 in the
All-Campus tournament.

By FRED KATZ All of these figures are just
Figuring out what this year's another method of illustrating why
version of the M1Michigan baseball
squad has to offer is a job for the Coach Ray Fischer must rely upon
likes of a Nostradamus and is not sophomores to provide a great deal
to be t ckled here. of the scoring punch, if the Wol-
But thumbing throughlast sea verines are to remain in the run-
son's records gives a person ning for their first Big Ten title
fairly bleak picture of what t
team does not have. This is spelled since 1953.
out as a distinct lack of power. The top-flight rookies include
Slugging Average Low Bill Roman at first, Bob Kucher
Consider, for instance, this fact: at second and Eugene Struczew-
From a total of seven returning ski at third, but not until the com-
hitters (excluding pitchers) pletion of the Southern trip com-
emerged a sum of 26 RBI's in 210 ing up this weekend will Fisher
trips to the plate. In contrast, non- know just how well the three fill
returning sluggers Ken Tippery the void caused by the loss of his
and Steve Boros combined for 38 slugging double play duo of Boros
runs knocked in, in 128 AB's. and Tippery.
Not one of the lettermen drove But a word of caution here: suc-
in more than eight runs. Ernie cess on this jaunt doesn't neces-
Myers shortstop and only upper- sarily insure a continuation during

tough Conference play, especially
for a sophomore.
A case in point last year was
John Herrnstein whose hitting
down South resembled Sherman's
March to the Sea, but later suf-
fered utter frustration against ex-
perienced Big Ten flingers.
Natural Hitter
But Fisher considers the pitcher-
outfielder one of the most natural
swingers he has coached, and it is
probably only a matter of time
before Herrnstein comes up to
his potentiality.
Catching is definitely Michigan's
strength. This department, man-
ned by Jim Dickey and Snider, is
strong in hitting, wisdom, and ex-
perience. Dickey led the league
in hitting last year with .583 and
finished with .368 for the season,
while Snider closed with .308.

1. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2. Sigma Phil Epsilon
3. Sigma Alpha Mu
4. Phi Gamma Delta
4. Sigma ciI
S. Delta Upsilon4

5 .

Van .Tyne
George Fead
Larry LaVercombe
Pat Keefe
Arthur Gnewveh
Gene Thrailkill


classman slated for a starting
berth in the infield knocked in
that many. He was followed by
injury-ridden catcher Gene Snider
with seven.
In the home run department
22 were blasted off enemy hurlers
last season, but only six came from
the returnees.
Statistics on overall "itting
percentages don't appear too
bright either with a mediocre .238
to show for the returnees' com-
bined average. That is after Tip-
pery's .400 and Boros' .381 aver-
ages at-e extracted.

Big Eight Teas Dominate
NCAA Wrestling Tourney

Big Eight domination of the
NCAA wrestling champiopship
meet is nothing new, .according to
Michigan mat Coach Cliff Keen.
When Oklahoma State won the
team title at last weekend's meet

Gymnasts' Hopes Shattered by Injuries

When the\ Big ten gymnastics
season opened last January, opti-
mistic Michigan fans hopefully
awaited the Conference meet.
This could have been the season
to break Illinois' eight-year reign
in the Big Ten. But a long string
of injuries to key personnel dis-
pelled any chance the Wolverines
might have had to do so.
Early in the season, a Daily
article noted a "big smile" on
Coach Newt Loken's face due to

the fine performances of sopho-
mores Nino Marion and Wolfgang


Depth Added

The Wolverines had given the
Illini a run for their money the
year before and now Marion and
Dozauer appeared ready to back
up the Wolverines' many return-
ing veterans and help provide im-
portant team depth.
The smile quickly turned to a
frown] however, for a short time

Kramer Gets Tennis Position;
Will Personally Train MacKay

later Captain and All-Around-
Conference champion Ed Gagnier
partially separated a chest muscle.
It was doubtful that he would be
in top shape for the Big Ten meet.
An injury a week later to the
right ankle of Big Ten Trampoline
champ, Ed Cole, did nothing to
restore the smile to Loken's face.
Nor did a later shoulder injury to
Dozauer brighten the situation.
Even so, the season might have
had a better ending had Gagnier
not re-injured the shoulder just
one week before last weekend's
Conference meet.
Finished Fourth
As it is, the Wolverines finished
fourth in the meet. Ahead of them
wree-as usual-Illinois, Iowa and
Michigan State.
Michigan had defeated the
Spartans without Gagnier in an
earlier dual meet but their team
depth and balance were minimized
by the greater number of schools
entered in the Conference meet.
Thus the Spartans were able to
edge the Wolverines for third
place by a half-point.
Coach Loken admitted that even
with Gagnier the team would not
have been able to defeat the
powerful Illini, butit's a sure bet
he would liked to have tried.
About all that remains is to
look forward to the NCAA Meet
April 12 and 13 at East Lansing,
and again to wait until next year
for another crack at Illinois.

at Laramie, Wyo., it represented
the 20th time in 27 NCAA tourna-
ments that Keen's alma mater an-
nexed the team crown.
Keen said the Big Eight's per-
ennial domination resulted from
"a terrific interest in wrestling"
In that area of the nation, plus
the fact that the NCAA tourney
is regarded with more interest
than conference meets.
Emphasize Big Ten
In the Big Ten, the conference
meet is emphasized over the na-
tional meet, added Keen. He said
that Wolverine Jack Marchello's
primary ambition was to win the
Big Ten 167-lb. championship, not
the NCAA crown.
Max Pearson, Michigan's only
entrant in- this year's NCAA meet,
missed winning the national 130-
lb. title by a matter of 15 seconds.
Facing Iowa State's unbeaten Les
Anderson in the championship
bout, Pearson held a 5-3 lead with
15 seconds left.
Then Anderson managed to
wiggle free of Pearson'shold for
a one-point escape, and almost
immediately took down Pearson
to make the score 6-5. Anderson
was awarded one more point for
holding a minute's "riding time"
advantage over Pearson.

Kramer, professional tennis pro-
moter, was named yesterday to
initiate an intensive training pro-
gram with the sole aim of winning
back the Davis Cup from Aus-
James B. Moffett, chairman of
the United States Davis Cup se-
lection committee, said the first
step will be to put Barry MacKay,
of Dayton, one of America's
brightest tennis stars, under Kra-
mer's personal tutelage.
MacKay, 23-year-old University
of Michigan graduate, will return
from Europe this weekend and
join Kramer's professional tour.
Moffett said MacKay will work

out daily with Pancho Ganzales,
Lew Road, Tony Trabert, and
Pancho Segura.
He added there was no danger
of a conflict with MacKay's ama-
A meeting for all men in-
terested in officiating softball
will be held :tonight at 7:30
p.m. at the I-M Building.
teur status and he will be mere-
ly practicing with the group.
Moffett said other players "who
not only want to win but show
us they can" are being sought.

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