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October 29, 1966

October 29, 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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Pidhirny Adjusts To New Coaching Role

WALLY NORTHERN PRO HOCKEY STICKS WALLY POOL TABLES TABLE TENNIS CROQUET SETS SPRINGFIELD, Mass— With many old faces back in the lineup, Springfield coach Harry Pidhirny has his Indians flying. He reasons each point added in the standings early in the season means less work down the stretch. Springfield hits the road for the first time this season when they journey to play the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday, October 30. The Indians shut them out on home ice their last meeting. Springfield moves over to Pittsburgh to close out a two-game road trip, Wednesday, Nov. 2. Phil Watson’s Quebec Aces are in for a big game in Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 5. Pre-season polls have the battle for the Eastern Division race strictly between Quebec and Springfield. The aces have fared well on Springfield ice.…

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DeJordy Admits He’s On Spot Replacing Hall

CHICAGO, Ill.— Denis DeJordy figures he’s going to have a little easier time filling Glenn Hall’s shoes now that he’s learned how to fill his own. Denis has been waiting, sometimes not too patiently, to take over the Black Hawks nets since 1959 when he graduated to the pro ranks from St. Catharines. But now that he appears to have the job — Glenn still was making his announced retirement stick as the Hawks opened the new season — he admits that the pressure is tremendous. Glenn handled the Hawks’ net chores from 1957 until this year and in the minds of most Hawk fans is one of great goalies of all time. And his memory will provide a rigid guage against which any successor will be judged. “I know I’m sort of on the…

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Portland Buckaroos Favored To Fight Off Victoria Challenge

PORTLAND, Ore.— As the Western Hockey League opened its 19th season, the Portland Buckaroos were installed as slim favorites to become the first team in circuit history to win a third consecutive pennant. Portland should have a struggle all season to stave off a strong challenge by a Victoria Maple Leaf club that was the pre-season favorite a year ago at this time, led most of the season, but was overhauled in the late stages. Victoria did bounce back to upset Portland in the playoffs, however. It looks like a two-team race. No other club in the circuit can match the strength of the top pair. It looks like a three-team race for the remaining two playoff berths between the California (Oakland) Seals, Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Totems. For the cellar, it…

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Boucher Saw Plans Aiding Canada’s West

THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY Founded October 1st, 1947 Published weekly except monthly June through September by Ken-Will Publishing Co. Ltd. 1434 St. Catherine Street West Montreal 25, Que. Kenneth William McKenzie Will V. Cote President and Publisher Vice-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. Yearly Subscription Rates: $4.00 in Canada and the British Commonwealth $5.00 in the U.S.A. and $7.00 in Foreign Countries Postage paid at Rouses Point, N. Y. Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa and for payment of postage in cash. Printed in Canada Vol. 20 MONTREAL, OCTOBER 29, 1966 No. 3 (as seen in the Montreal Gazette) —MONTREAL, Que. At the annual hockey draft meetings here last June, Frank Boucher, commissioner of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and a group of junior hockey operators in Western Canada that included Scotty Munro and Bill Hunter, presented a…