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December 17, 1966

December 17, 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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Polano Making Trade Pay Off For Clippers

BALTIMORE, Md.— When coach and general manager Terry Reardon swapped young defenseman Pete Ford for Nick Polano in the final stroke of a big rebuilding job here prior to the season most Baltimore hockey buffs winced. “Mathers has put one over on us,” one newsman declared, referring to the coach of the Hershey Bears with whom the deal was consummated. Ford, only 24, seemed to be the last “young” prospect who seemed to hold promise after the Clippers’ worst year in their AHL history last campaign. With Ken Stephanson gone in a trade with Providence it seemed that Reardon was destined to go with an ancient backline which included Doug Harvey, 41 years old, Aide Guidolin (34), Bob Wilson (32) and Ron Ingram (33). But things haven’t gone exactly as the observers figured. The…

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Hockey Crossword Puzzle

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK ACROSS 1—Coach in NHL. 5—Initials of Black Hawk winger. 7—Negative answer. 8—Horvath, Bucyk and Stasiuk line. (Plur.) 9—First name of Ranger forward. 12—Verb. 13—Usual pre-game meal. 16—Short for first name of Ranger forward. 17—Number of points scored by Al MacNeil in 1965 66. 18—First name of Cushenan. 20—Number worn by 29 down. 22—Period of time. 23—Initials of Leaf forward. 24—Initials of Detroit defenseman. 25—A Chicago rookie answers to this. 28—1962-63 top rookie. 30—Scored winning goal in longest Stanley Cup game played. DOWN 1—Pictured NHL center. 2—Former Art Ross trophy winner. 3—N.H.L. statisticians do this. 4—Seattle defenseman. 5—1956-57’ Calder trophy win; ner. 6—Initials of Bruin coach. 10—Birthplace of 9 across. 11—15th and 19th letter of the alphabet. 14—5th and 15th letter of the alphabet. 15—Former Leaf nicknamed “Teeder”. 19—Ex-N.H.L. defenseman with Rochester. 21—To make mistakes. 25—Former New Yorker first name Pat. 26—Short for given name of Boyer. 27—Initials of Schmautz of Portland. 29—Initials of Leaf Captain. LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS…

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Kitchener Smash On Ice, At Box Office

KITCHENER, Ont— The surprise club of the nine-team Ontario Hockey Association Junior circuit continues to be the Kitchener Rangers. Unheralded before the season started, the Rangers won six consecutive games to open up a two-point first place lead over St. Catharines Black Hawks and Toronto Marlboros. It was the first time a Kitchener team had been in first place in more than a decade and average attendance at the large Memorial Auditorium is now over 5,000. Ranger manager Brent Madill said Kitchener fans were really getting behind the club and the young Rangers were responding. Although not blessed with outstanding players, the Rangers have balance and have been paced by sophomore Jack McCreary, second in points only to Derek Sanderson of the Niagara Falls Flyers and rookie Tim Ecclestone who ranks fourth in total…

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NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR

(Standings on Thurs. Doc. 8) LEADING SCORERS…