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February 19, 1966

February 19, 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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How They Stand

(Standinrs on Thurs., Feb. 17) (NHL Affiliation: 1. Toronto: 2. Montreal; 3. Chicago; 4. Detroit; 5. New York; 6. Boston). GAMES COMPLETED Tues., Feb. 8 Tulsa 8 at Minnesota 5 Oklahoma City 0 at Memphis 2 Wed., Feb. 9 St. Louis 1 at Houston 3 Fri., Feb. 11 Memphis 1 at Houston 5 St. Louis 2 at Tulsa 2 Oklahoma City 0 at Minnesota 5 Sat., Feb. 12 Houston 2 at St. Louis 2 Tulsa 3 at Oklahoma City 4 Sun., Feb. 13 Houston 2 at Minnesota 10 Oklahoma City 2 at St. Louis 1 GAMES TO COME Thurs., Feb. 17 Houston at Tulsa Fri., Feb. 18 Oklahoma City at Minnesota St. Louis at Memphis Sat., Feb. 19 St. Louis at Tulsa Memphis at Houston Sun., Feb. 20 Tulsa at Minnesota St. Louis at Houston Oklahoma City at Memphis LEADING SCORERS (Including Games of Sun., Feb. 6) LEAQUE LEADERS Most goals: Andrea. Minnesota 27. Most assists: Stratton, St. Louis 44. Penalties in minutes: Bob Plager, Minn.…

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Reds Defense Holding Its Own Says Irwin But Coach Laments Lack Of Solid Offense

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The basic problem that has bothered the Rhode Island Reds all season long continues to thwart the world’s oldest minor league team in its bid for a playoff spot in the American Hockey League. The problem is this. Inability to put the puck into the opponent’s net. Pure, and simply, that is what’s held the Reds back from a more serious challenge for second or third place in the Eastern Division. “It’s true,” agrees Ferny Flaman, the Reds’ general manager. “And we’ve been trying all year to add experienced scorers to help out. That’s why we picked up Dave Creighton and Bob Kabel!” Coach Ivan Irwin, of the same opinion, feels that the team’s young and inexperienced defense has stood up well, but that the inability to score has put added…

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Perreault Plays Big Role In Snapping Amerks Slide

ROCHESTER, N. Y. “… but the cat came back the very next night …” Not only The Cat — Bobby Perreault — but the entire Rochester Americans team came back the very next night here Feb. 6 in what was the most important game of the 1965-66 American League season for the Amerks. When the Americans took the ice here against Pittsburgh Feb. 6. they were on a slide and picking up momentum toward what appeared to be disaster. The Western Division leaders, hampered by injuries and recalls, had just one victory to show for their last six starts and had been humiliated in Pittsburgh, 7-0, the previous night. The Hornets, with a game in hand on the Amerks, had crept back to within 10 points and could cut that to a mere eight with…

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Lowly Apollos Set Sights On Playoff Berth

Don’t be vague … say HAIG & HAIG SCOTCH WHISKY Don’t be vague … say HAIG & HAIG SCOTCH WHISKY HOUSTON, Tex. — Houston Apollos have kept battling with Tulsa Oilers to stay-out of the Central Professional Hockey League cellar but playingcoach Bill McCreary is plenty optimistic saying, “We’re going to do everything we can to finish with a winner and be in the playoffs.” The Apollos have been working to sell pro hockey in Houston, a city of 1.2 million people but the attendance has varied from 1,400 to 3,700. Houston has a heavily-populated urban area to draw from and is well on its way to becoming the fourth most important area in the United States behind New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. In order to strengthen the club, a deal was worked with Providence…