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November 9, 1968

November 9, 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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Bathgate’s Scoring Frosting On Cake As loaded’ Canucks Seen Team To Beat

VANCOUVER, B.C.— The Vancouver Canucks opened their Western Hockey League season by handing the Phoeniz Roadrunners their worst (6-1) defeat since early last March. The Canucks then won only once in their next six games. And you know what? No one was impressed in the slightest by the early losing record. From Arizona to British Columbia, the word from coaches and players was the same: “Vancouver is loaded. Vancouver is the team to beat for the Western Hockey League championship.” Said Portland Coach Hal Laycoe, whose defending champions won two and tied one in their first three meetings with the Canucks, “They’re going to give everybody trouble lots of times. They’ve got everything, even without Andy Bathgate. And he’s as big a star as has ever come into our league, I think.” Ah, yes, Andy Bathgate,…

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Hockey Ad Lib

Hockey To Olympics While the puck was being dropped on the ice in New York and Toronto and around the rest of hockey, the world’s greatest amateur athletes were competing in the gentle sunshine of Indian Summer in Mexico City. THE HOCKEY NEWS probably was the only publication of its kind in the world to have its own correspondent at the nineteenth Olympic Games. This writer was there not so incidentally also covering the classic sports festival for other publications. Hockey is a sport of the winter Olympics, not the summer Olympics, but hockey fans are usually sports fans who have some interest in the Games, and both the U.S. and Canada are interested in hosting the Olympics in the future, with Los Angeles and Montreal leading bidders for the 1976 renewal,…

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Peterborough Surprise In Early Race

TORONTO, Ont. Home may be where the heart is, as the saying goes, but it’s not necessarily where victories are easy to come by in junior hockey. At least that’s what you’d have to assume after looking over the results of the past week in the Ontario Junior A league. Ten games were played in seven days, the visiting teams sent the fans home in a less than merry mood on seven occasions by beating the favourite sons seven times, another game finished in a tie and the host club won on only two occasions. The height of frustration so far this season has been reached by London Knights. In their first six games London lost three times at their Treasure Island Gardens but have a perfect record on the road with victories in Kitchener,…

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Hockey Races

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR (Standings on Mon, Oct. 28) WESTERN CANADA JUNIOR (Standings on Fri. Nov. 1) WESTERN DIVISION MANITOBA JUNIOR (Standings on Fri. Nov. 1) WESTERN INTERNATIONAL (Standings on Sun. Oct. 27) INTERLOCKING PLAY QUEBEC METRO JUNIOR A’ (Standings on Mon. Nov. 4) GAMES COMPLETED Mon. Oct. 28 Rosemount 2 of Laval 0 Tues. Oct. 29 Cornwall 5 at St. Jerome 4 Verdun 1 at Rosemount 2 Thurs. Oct. 31 Laval 3 at Rosemount 8 Verdun 5 at Cornwall 1 National 2 at Montreal North 5 Sun. Nov 3 Montreal North 3 at Verdun 4 Nationale 5 at Cornwall 2 Rosemount 1 at St. Jerome 8 CENTRAL JUNIOR LEAGUE (Standings on Mon. Oct. 28) Looking At IHL Race INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (Standings on Wed. Nov. 6) GAMES COMPLETED WED. OCT. 30 Port Huron 2 at Dayton 3 Muskegon 2 at Fort Wayne 4 FRI. NOV. 1 Toledo 4 at Des Moines 4 Sat. Nov. 2 Toledo 1 at Des Moines 2 Dayton I at Muskegon 6 Columbus 3 at Fort Wayne…