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November 19, 1966

November 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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Montreal Hobs’Slow Season Start Upsets Pre-Season Predictions

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.— Picking the winner of any junior A hockey game is just about as difficult as finding an Eddie Shack Fan Club in the Chicago Stadium. Predicting how the teams will finish in any season is not much easier. This year for example a poll of junior coaches revealed that if there was a team to beat in the nine-team Ontario junior A group, that team was the Montreal Canadiens. They had Ted Ouimet back in goal, experienced defensemen such as Norm Descoteaux and Jim Bannantyne, top calibre forwards including Don Liesemer, Christian Bordeleau, Robin Burns and Jude Drouin. However in the first three weeks of the schedule it just didn’t work out that way. After six games the Canadiens had only lost twice … but they still hadn’t picked up a victory. Four…

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Ducks May Enlist Aid of St. Louis Blues As Player Losses Plunge Club Into Cellar

COMMACK, N.Y.— It may be too early to send out an S.O.S., but there’s a good chance the Long Island Ducks of the Eastern Hockey League will send such an alarm to the St. Louis Blues, their new parent club in the expanded National Hockey League. Al Baron, Ducks’ president, announced the agreement, the first in long Island’s history, saying “we’ve never had a written pact with a high-ranking club before. This tie-in with an NHL team should benefit the Ducks in the years ahead as we will have a source from which to acquire players.” General manager Lynn Patrick of the Blues negotiated the agreement and the current low plight of the Ducks might find Baron requesting early aid from the team that won’t begin NHL action until next season. A year…

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Seattle Boasts New Faces But It’s Same Old Story, Totems Can’t Score Goals

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle’s Totems have a new manager, a new coach and some new players, but an old problem — lack of scoring punch. After the first half-dozen games of the new season, the Washingtonians had scored only 13 goals, the fewest in the league. They’ve taken 211 shots — four of the other six teams had shot less often — but hadn’t been clicking. Although they’re among the lowest in the league in penalties with only 55 minutes — they haven’t been hitting — their defense has been respectable. With manager and long-time coach Keith Allen moved on to Philadelphia’s expansion franchise and coach Bobby Kromm returned to the junior ranks after one season at the helm, Bill MacFarland has taken over as manager and coach with Murray Costello stepping…

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Nevin Sinks Rare Penalty Shot

TORONTO, Ont.— The penalty shot is rarely called in the National Hockey League, but refeeree Bill Fryday imposed one recently against Leafs. Rangers’ Bob Nevin had broken in alone on goalie Terry Sawchuk when rookie Brian Conacher hooked him from behind, causing him to fall down and preventing him from making any play on goal. Fryday immediately signalled a penalty shot and Nevin, skating in unchecked from center ice, beat Sawchuk for New York’s only goal in a 3-1 loss. It was the first penalty shot called in the NHL in two years. The penalty shot is designed to recreate a perfect scoring opportunity when an opponent takes it away by committing some foul from behind the puck carrier. He must be completely in the clear.…