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December 19, 1964

December 19, 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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Russian’ Skill Thrills Canadians

TORONTO, Ont. Canadian hockey men have shown a tendency to downgrade the Russians’ tremendous impact on the International hockey scene this past week through two sparkling exhibition victories in this country’s two largest cities—Montreal and Toronto. But there is no denying the Soviets. They are fast gaining in hockey supremacy and the day may not be too far off when they will be giving serious thought to challenging our National Hockey League teams. The Russians themselves would like nothing better. In fact, their failure to secure a game with a full NHL team has been a source of disappointment to the reigning World and Olympic hockey champions. Masters of the short pass and puck control, the Russians also displayed flawless playing condition. It is rare that a hockey team can look as fresh at…

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Movements Of Players

Following are the latest 4 player movements in hockey: NATIONAL LEAGUE CHICAGO—John Brenneman, forward, and Wayne; Hillman, defenseman, optioned to St. Louis of CPHL.Denis DeJordy, goalkeeper, recalled from Buffalo of; AHL Doug Jarrett, defenseman, recalled from Buffalo at AHL. DETROIT—Butch Paul, forward, and Pete Goegan, defenseman returned to Pittsburgh of AHL. AMERICAN LEAGUE PROVIDENCE—Billy; Reid, forward, recalled from New Haven of EHL for five-game pro tryout. PITTSBURGH—Bob Champoux, goalkeeper, recalled from Memphis of; CPHL in emergency. Andre; Pronovost, forward, sent to; Memphis. WESTERN LEAGUE VICTORIA—Gary Smith, goalkeeper loaned by Toronto of AHL in emergency. Fred Hucul. and Barry Trapp, defensemen. quit WHL club and placed on suspended list. Bobby Taylor defenseman signed as free agent. SAN FRANCISCO—Mike Draper, defenseman, returned to Boston of NHL. Larry Lund, forward, optioned to Minneapolis of CPHL. SEATTLE—Chuck Holmes, forward, obtained from Pittsburgh of AHL…

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Rangers’ ‘French Line’ Most Prolific In NHL; Blues Planning To Alternate Plante, Paille

NEW YORK, N. Y. With the playoffs their eventual destination, the Rangers have booked passage on the French Line and the way Mons. Gilbert, Goyette and Henry have been going “full speed ahead” the Blueshirts are really travelling in style. After 23 games, 15 of which at least one of the trio has lit the lamp, the French Line was the best goalmaking combine in the NHL. Henry has 10, Goyette nine and Gilbert seven. “We work well together,” Gilbert said. “We throw the puck around so fast and so much because we’re not as big as the players checking us. We don’t pass to each other, we pass to positions. We know about where we’ll be most of the time.” That’s more than can be said for either of the Ranger goalies. The…

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Junior Hockey Hit In Boston-May Spur More U.S. Games

BOSTON, Mass.— Junior A hockey games may be played on a regular basis in the four American based National Hockey League cities after the success and response to the recent experiment in Boston where the Oshawa Generals played a regulation Ontario Hockey Ass’n game against the Niagara Falls Flyers. “We plan to play at least one Junior A game here on an annual basis and we may expand that idea to include our Western junior teams in in Estevan, Sask, and Winnipeg,” said Weston W. Adams. Chairman of the Board of the Bruins. The Oshawa-Niagara Falls game attracted a crowd of 4.202 under miserable weather conditions that included a sleet storm and hazardous driving conditions. Although it’s in the talking stage, there’s a possibility that one of the Boston-sponsored teams could play a league…