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While it is accurate to cite Johnson as the "record holder" for triple doubles in a season (18), anyone discussing this artificial statistic should keep in mind that triple doubles were not counted until Johnson entered the NBA. Robertson, who averaged a. triple double in 1961-62 (30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game), surely had more than 18 triple doubles that season.
Hey, take it easy on us CPAs! In his article on the AFC Championship game (High and Mighty, Jan. 25), Rick Reilly writes that Bernie Kosar "is built like a CPA whose health club membership has expired." Then, in his piece on Fat Lever (Fat Is Lean and Tough) in the same issue, Hank Hersch says, "...he shows all the apparent passion of a CPA at a Chapter 11 hearing." I wonder how many of today's overpaid athletes could survive in the real world without the advice of accountants and financial planners. Besides, Kosar seems to do quite well with his CPA build.
In his fine article on the Maine hockey team, Morin Bishop neglected to mention that one of the Bears' best players, defenseman Eric Weinrich, is not with Maine because he is performing for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in Calgary. We hope to see Eric back after the Games to help Maine wrap up a national title this spring.
As Maine coach Shawn Walsh is well aware, the Minnesota team his Black Bears beat 6-4 on Jan. 15 played without stars Dave Snuggerud, Todd Okerlund, John Blue and Tom Chorske, all of whom are on the U.S. Olympic team. The Golden Gophers, with their policy of recruiting mostly Minnesota high school players—as you report, half of Maine's players are Canadians—have contributed many fine players to our Olympic program.
While the success of the Maine hockey team has been dramatic, perhaps a more amazing college program thrives in Huntsville, Ala. In 1979 the University of Alabama in Huntsville established a club hockey program that went on to win the national club championship in 1982, '83 and '84 and finish second in '85. In '86 the Chargers, who now include players from the Midwest, New York, Canada and Finland, joined the NCAA's Division II. This year, they are in Division I and in fact played Maine on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 in Huntsville, losing both times, 8-2 and 8-1.