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March 16, 1968

March 16, 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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Hockey Blues Gaining Equal Stature With Big Names Of Baseball Cards

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Not since the old Gas house Gang of baseball fame ran roughshod In St. Louis colors has this town gone so I completely out of Its skull as It has for the St Louis Blues. Whatever their fate from here to the drop of the last puck In this Inaugural season In the big league of hockey, the Blues have won themselves an Important place In the hearts of thousands of fans. You’ll hear the message now — from middle-aged housewives to miniskirted young chicks — and from tough-talking hack drivers to the privacy of the executive suites — you’ll hear them talk of Hall, Berenson, Roberts, Arbour and the rest. Almost overnight, it seems, they have taken a place alongside such Illustrious household names as Marls, Brock…

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Denver, Cornell Top Threats For Title

DULUTH, Minn. - Murray Armstrong, for ten years a pro hockey defenseman with the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and Syracuse of the American League, again has his Denver University team on the threshold of a national championship. Denver, runaway winner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season championship, is expected to be one of four teams to gather in Duluth March 14-16 for the 21st NCAA tournament. Armstrong, now 50 and in his 12th year at DU’s helm, has had some mighty fine teams in collegiate circles since he arrived in the Mile High City in 1956. His 1960-61 team, his third national championship squad in four years, was generally acclaimed the “finest college hockey team over assembled.” But as the Pionners swept down the…

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Hockey News Urges Fans To Vote In Annual NHL All-Star Team Poll

MONTREAL, Que.- Have you always wanted an opportunity to select a National Hockey League All-Star team and hold it up for comparison with the one the big league hockey experts select officially for the NHL? It’s a kind of challenge every red-blooded hockey fan won’t want to pass up. Well, if you do, then get right at it. THE HOCKEY NEWS is presently conducting voting for Its 21st annual National League All-Star selections and Invites Its thousands of readers to get on the bandwagon and join In the fan poll. Merely clip the ballot shown on this page, read the voting regulations carefully and then fill In your selection. It’s simple and it can be fun. As has been the custom in the past, you are requested to pick a first and second NHL all-star…

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Barons Hopes For Playoff Spot Hinge On Return Of Ace Goalie

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Different people like to travel at different times of the year Those who make up the roster of the Cleveland Barons like travelling in the fall. If they like spring travelling as well, they will land in the American Hockey League playoffs. If spring travelling is not their cup of tea, they could be in serious trouble. Two home-based ice shows bracket the Barons’ schedule. In the fall, when one show took over the Arena, the Barons took to the road for a seven-game trip of which they won five. Another ice show moves the Barons out of the Arena for their final five games, of which they will have to win their share to stay healthy. With the schedule nearing Its end, there are signs of hope and signs of impending…