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March 6, 1965

March 6, 1965

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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Bruins Supply New Skates Tip Johnson Will Return

BOSTON, Mass. The Bruins are counting on getting another season—maybe more—out of 37-year-old defenseman Tom Johnson, who recently reported to the dressing room and found a pair of new skates waiting for him. This was the management’s quiet way of telling him he’d be back as a player next season. Johnson has given two solid years of service to Boston since being drafted from Montreal, which figured he was washed up…Tanned and grinning, goaltender Eddie Johnston is back from a respite in Florida. He likely Mull miss all remaining games with his broken hand. The B’s are in the midst of a six-game road trip while an ice show holds forth at the Garden…Rookie defenseman Bob Woytowich may have established a precedent after his first NHL goal. Next day he showed up…

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San Francisco Making Big Stretch Drive For Playoff With Bucks Totems, Canucks

PORTLAND, Ore. If it is Portland hosting Vancouver and Seattle hosting Victoria to open the 1965 Western Hockey League playoffs, it will be no surprise. As the circuit’s six teams move down the homestretch of the regular season, each seems to have a strong hold on its present position, although, of course, a late-season surge or slump that would shake up the standings is always possible. Coach Hal Laycoe’s Portland Buckaroos appear likely to uphold their pre-season favorite’s listing as pennant-winner. As this is written, the Oregonians have a six-point edge on Seattle, which led through the first half of the campaign. The schedule does not favor either side, as both must be on the road for about two-thirds of the remaining games. They meet only four more times twice in each city.…

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Enjoy Hockey In Your Living Room!

NHL PLAYERS NAMES AND NUMBERS If You Are An Ardent Fan Who Likes His Hockey On Television—You’ve Got It Made With Complete Names and Numbers Of AH NHL Teams Contained In A Special TV Section of the OFFICIAL HOCKEY ANNUAL There’s A Wealth Of Reading In This Hockey Book For Only 50 ¢ ORDER FORM ON PAGE 7…