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January 13, 1968

January 13, 1968

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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PHILLY GOALERS SURPRISE OF NHL

MONTREAL, Que. — Most everyone around the National Hockey League expected Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita to take home the lion’s share of the first half bonus money but who would have wagered that a pair of brash 22-year-olds would come along and snap up the NHL’s goalkeepers’ award money. Hull, the blond Chicago bomber who scored his 400th NHL goal last week, won the first half scoring award of $500because he collected more goals than Mikita even though they ended up tied in points. Mikita had to settle for $250. But the big story of the NHL’s first half 37 games had to be the emergence of Philadelphia’s Doug Favell and Bernie Parent as the league’s No.1 net minding team. The Flyers’goaling team combined brilliantly to allow a meagre 77 goals to…

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LOOKING AT IHL RACE

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Villemure Bolsters Herd Goaling Crew

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Gilles Villemure was sent to the Buffalo Bisons when the New York Rangers recalled goalie Don Simmons, and Villemure steered the Herd to a 3-3 tie against his erstwhile Baltimore Clipper’s teammates in his debut. The teams met the following night in Buffalo, and his time the Bisons rang up a 5-3 victory. “Villemure will do a real good job for us,” said Coach Fred Shero. “With Villemure and Ed Chadwick, our goaltending is in good hands.” Chadwick, who had given way to Simmons and then was forced out of the lineup with a pulled hamstring, earned a 2-2 tie in Rochester with a first-rate performance. Although the club had put together a six-game unbeaten streak, 2 wins and 4 ties, as this was written, Shero and General Manager Fred Hunt were…

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WHL Summaries