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January 15, 1966

January 15, 1966

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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Fort Wayne Draws 14,325 Puck Fans To Weekend Games

FORT WAYNE, Ind. The Fort Wayne Komets, perennial attendance leaders in the International Hockey League, set a new high mark in games here over the New Year’s weekend. In two back-to-back games they drew a total of 14,326 paid admissions. For a New Year’s Eve game with Dayton, 7,459 fans turned out and on New Year’s night, 6,863 came out to see the Komets play Muskegon. These were all bona fide admissions, with no promotional angles — no horns, favors or souvenirs. It was the third time this season the Komets have hit over the 7,000 mark in attendance, although they have never quite reached the Memorial Coliseum capacity of 8.013. This season’s total attendance for 15 games is 81,815, an average of 5,454. Last season the Komets had 179,000 for 35 regular season…

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Pilous Makes Hamilton Contender Again; Mahovlich’s Play Helps Lift Red Wings

HAMILTON, Ont.— Although they still aren’t actually a threat for first place the success story in the Ontario Hockey Association junior A league as the schedule passed the midway point was being written in big bold letters by the Hamilton Red Wings. For the previous two seasons the Wings were the doormats of the Ontario circuit. They finished last in the eightteam league in 1963-64 under Coach Eddie Bush and failed to improve their position in 1964-65 with Danny Lewicki coaching. It could have been said that things couldn’t get worse. However, this would hardly have been true. This season a new entry was accepted, the London Nationals, sponsored by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Few would have been surprised had the Wings slipped into ninth spot … even behind London. Ken Soble, a successful Hamilton businessman who…

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In The Corridor

HOCKEY NEWS this week asked Western Hockey fans this question: Who is the most exciting player in the Western League? SAM BEZONSKY, Los Angeles. office salesman: Charley Burns of San Francisco. He’s fast, he’s always digging, he’s all over the ice. A guy doesn’t have to be dirty to be exciting. A defenseman who throws some good bodychecks is exciting, but there aren’t any of those around this league. BILL GEYER. L. A., highschool teacher: Charley Burns. He’s a hustler, he’s good both ways. Portland’s Arnie Schmautz plays exciting against us. And old man Phil Maloney of Vancouver can still go. DONNA LEEDS, San Francisco office - worker: Willie O’Ree of L A. He’s the fastest hockey player I’ve ever seen. He’s always hustling and coming up with the puck. FRANCES METCALFE, age 13, Redondo Beach.…

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American Hockey League Summaries

Tues., Jan. 4 CLEVELAND 1 at QUEBEC 2 Wed., Jan. 5 HERSHEY 3 at PITTSBURGH 5 Fri., Jan. 7 BUFFALO 1 at BALTIMORE S ROCHESTER 4 at PROVIDENCE 3 Sat., Jan. 8 BALTIMORE 1 at SPRINGFIELD 3 QUEBEC 2 at CLEVELAND 0 ROCHESTER 5 at HERSHEY 7 BUFFALO 0 at PITTSBURGH 7 Sun., Jan. 9 PITTSBURGH 3 at PROVIDENCE 2 QUEBEC 7 at BUFFALO 3 CLEVELAND 2 at ROCHESTER 4 HERSHEY 7 at BALTIMORE 4…