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October 24, 1964

October 24, 1964

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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WHL Summaries

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PASSING THE PUCK

• WHAT’S THE real reason behind Ted Lindsay’s comeback? … That’s the question most hockey followers are asking after the one-time Detroit great came out of retirement at the age of 39 to open the season with the Red Wings … Lindsay told this to reporters after his first NHL game since 1960 “I’ll Slive it six more games, it 1 improve to the point where I think I’ll become an asset to the team, I’ll stick. Otherwise I’ll pack it up. I just wanted to end my career as a Red Wing.” … Governor George Romney of Michigan attended the Red Wings’ opener which attracted the largest opening crowd in Detroit’s history with 14,323 on hand … Comedian Johnny Wayne did an outstanding job as MC of the 18th…

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Denver University Pointing To Big Season

DENVER, Colo. When late November comes around it may be just the start jf another intercollegiate season to some United States schools “but not University of Denver.’’ New opponents, an old adversary under a new name, new eligibility rules taking effect, and what can be an electric eye finish are all ahead of Denver, winner of the 1963-64 Western Collegiate Hockey League blue ribbon and second to Michigan for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship. The collegiate roundup begins in Provo, Utah, December 7, with Brigham Young University, a hockey newcomer, better known for the prowess of its basketball teams. Occasionally “BYU", as Brigham Young is known in the Rocky Mountain Region, comes up with note-’ worthy football aggregations. Other fleglings are College All-Stars of St. Paul, Minnesota, and McMaster University. The All-Stars…

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Roberts May Be Answer To Penalty Killing Woes

MONTREAL, Que. The Cana-diensmay I have found 1 the answer to a problem in the person of rugged Jim Roberts. The problem concerns their penalty-killing record, which as of last season left much to be desired. Habs ranked no better than fourth in penalty-killing effectiveness at the end of the past campaign. They trailed Toronto, Detroit and Chicago, in that order. However, at the tail-end of the season they obtained the services of Roberts, and things were beginning to improve just as time ran out. This season, Roberts is back and early indications are that he’s going to help Canadiens considerably whenever they’re shorthanded. He was credited with turning in a topnotch effort against Rangers, recently, when Habs took three penalties in a row yet held New York to two shots on goal.…