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January 18, 1969

January 18, 1969

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 Races

ONTARIO JUNIOR A’ (Standings on Tues. Jan. 13) GAMES COMPLETED Thurs. Jan. 9 Niagara Falls 2 at Hamilton 4 Montreal 6 at Peterborough 3 Fri. Jan. 10 Montreal 4 at London 5 Oshawa 4 at Ottawo 7 Peterborough 3 at Kitchener 3 Hamilton 3 at Niagoro Falls 6 St. Catharines 4 at Toronto 3 Sun. Jan. 12 Niagara Falls 1 at Montreal 7 Ottawa 4 at St. Cothorines 6 Kitchener 3 at Toronto 5 Homilton 2 at Oshawa 5 LEADING SCORERS (Including Games of Sun. Jan. 5) NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR (Standings on Wed. Jan. 8) LEADING SCORERS CENTRAL JUNIOR LEAGUE (Standings on Mon. Jan. 6) LEADING SCORERS QUEBEC METRO JUNIOR A’ (Standings on Mon. Jan. 13) LEADING SCORERS (Including Games of Wed. Jan. 8) QUEBEC PROVINCIAL JUNIOR (Standings on Tues. Jan. 14) LEADING SCORERS (Including Games of Sun. Jan. 5)…

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NHL TEAM LINEUPS

MONTREAL Goal, Vachon, Worsley, Defense, Laperriere, J.G Tremblay, Harris, Hillman, Savard, Forwards, Beliveau, G. Tremblay, Backtfrom, Duff, Cournoyer, Provost, Rousseau, Richard, Ferguson, Redmond, Lemaire. TORONTO Goal, Gamble, Bower, Defense, Pilots, Pronovost, Horton, Peyk, Doroy, Forwards, Ellis, Ullman, Oliver’ Keon, Mickey, Walton, F. Smith, Henderson, Pulford, Armstrong. CHICAGO Goal, Dryden, DeJordy, Defense Marotte, Young, Reid, Ravlich, Stapleton, Jarrett, Forwards, Orban, Martin, Pappin, B. Hull, D. Hull, Mohns, Nesterenko, C. Maki, Wharram, Schmautz. NEW YORK Goal, Giacomin, Villemure, Simmons, Defense, Howell, Brown, Park, Neilson, Seiling, Forwards, Trottier, Nevin, Homing, Jeffrey Hadfield, Stewart, Baton, Ratelle, Goyette, Marshall, Tkaczuk. DETROIT Goal, Crozier, Edwards, Defense, Baun, Douglas, Popiel, Bergman, Harris, Forwards, Unger, Howe, Delvecchio, F. Mahovlich, MacGregor, Libott, Lawson, Stemkowski, P. Mahovlich, Prentice. BOSTON Goal, Cheevers, Johnston, Defense, Orr, Green, Westfall, Smith, Doak, Awrey, Forwards, Esposito, Hodge, Bucyk, Cashman, Sather, Sanderson, Stanfield, McKenzie, Shack, Murphy, Erichson,…

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Blues Well Ahead Of Timetable To Clinch Western Loop Title

ST. LOUIS, Mo.— William Scotty Bowman, the boy wonder among the National Hockey League’s master strategists, who is pulling off more upsets on ice than the old desert fox, Field Marshall Rommel, ever did in North Africa, says his St. Louis Blues are well ahead of their timetable for capturing the Western Division championship. Bowman said the Blues top brass had estimated it would take 76 points to win the Western title this season, an average of one point per game. With one game to play before the half-way point, the Blues had piled up 44 points and were racing three-and-one-half games ahead of schedule. The Blues led second place Oakland by six-and-one-half games. And one who observed the 35-year-old general-manager-coach closely got the impression he was not whistling in the dark. Obviously…

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NHL Player Of The Week

— IN THE WEST There is one big reason why St. Louis Blues currently boast a whopping 16-point lead atop the NHL’s Western Division standings, and that reason is goaltending. In 41 games thus far the Blues’ tandem of Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall has yielded only 82 goals for a superb average of 2.00. Of the Blues’ 20 victories, 10 have been by shutouts. Last week was Hall’s turn to shine, as he blanked first Los Angeles Kings 5-0 and then Minnesota North Stars 2-0 to pull even with Plante for the league’s shutout lead. Both have five. Overshadowed most of the season by Plante’s spectacular comeback to hockey after a three-year layoff, Hall was the one who grabbed the headlines this time. He kicked aside 36 shots in whitewashing L.A. and flawlessly…