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November 20, 1965

November 20, 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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Duluth Planning Big Hockey Bow

DULUTH, Minn. In this hockey-mad city “at the head of the lakes” the intercollegiate game has literally hurtled forward since spring. Membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, a new arena scheduled to open August 1, 1966, a better program in the making, selection as host to the NCAA championship tournament in 1967. University of Minnesota-Duluth offers as evidence. Few dissidents opposed moving into the WCHA. Actually Duluth in point of schedule had been an official member for some seasons past. One distinct barrier excluded official status. Duluth is also in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference whose rules restrict members to one league only. Competition for Duluth still holds in football and basketball, all other sports save hockey. Last spring Duluth received permission to apply for WCHA inclusion. Acceptance followed. Duluth had also been…

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Canadiens’ Veterans Duff, Provost Set Sights On NHL’s 200-Goal Club

MONTREAL, Que.—Barring un-forseen developments, the Montreal Canadiens will soon have two new members in hockey’s 200-goal club. Forwards Dick Duff and CIaude Provost are both in sight of the coveted mark. Duff had rung up goal number 192 against his old teammates Toronto Maple Leafs, while Provost’s total had hit 189. Coincidentally, Duff had 192 assists to go with a similar number of goals, giving him 384 scoring points all told. Provost was heavier in the assist department with 233. Both Canadien wingmen are veterans of ten completed seasons in the NHL. Duff, a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, broke in with Toronto Maple Leafs in 1955 and played some nine years with that club. A prolific scorer at the outset of his career, Duff had 99 goals by the time he’d…

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Western Ad Lib

L.A. Hockey Merger Unlikely THE NEW CO-OWNER of the Los Angeles Blades, Clarence Martin, will take over the executive direction of the Western Hockey League club with his partner, Dan Reeves, continuing to concentrate on his L. A. Rams of the National Football League. Saskatoon lumberman James Piggott is now the third largest shareholder. Moving in with Martin are Bob Reynolds, co-owner of the baseball Angels wtih Gene Autry; Clint Murchison, president of the Dallas Cowboys’ football team and Joseph Thomas of New York City. Martin, 49 and the father of three young children, has not been much closer to hockey than when he was a student at Harvard and the Crimson had a team. Clearly, however, the interest of the NHL in L. A. has made hockey an attractive proposition…

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Campbell Says Negotiation List Stops NHL ‘Player-Bidding War’

TORONTO, Ont. The National Hockey League will never experience the frustration that baseball teams have encountered down through the Years by paying exorbitant bonuses—some of which ran as high as $125,000…to untried players. NHL President Clarence Campbell called the league’s negotiation list a “life saver” because it had helped eliminate bidding wars and huge bonus money that has been so prevalent in the diamond pastime. Speaking to a select legislature committee on youth, Campbell appeared for the sole purpose of clearing up what he called “considerable misunderstanding” between professional and amateur hockey. Campbell defended the three steps which allows an NHL team to lock up an amateur player. He reviewed the negotiation list, sponsorship and the draft at length and said all three were essential to the success and well being pro hockey. He outlined…