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March 8, 1969

March 8, 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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NHL Player Of The Week

Phil Esposito continued to maintain his record scoring pace in the National Hockey League last week and today he stands out as the first player in NHL history to break the century point mark in regular season play. The sparkling Boston center, who recently had to sit out a two-game suspension for striking a referee, came back strong this past week with three goals and five assists to push his season count to 101. Esposito, who holds an 11-point lead over Bobby Hull of Chicago in the scoring race, broke the standing NHL mark of 97 points, held jointly by Hull and Stan Mikita, and went on to push past the 100-mark as well. With 40 goals and 61 assists, Esposito has 12 games remaining to increase his point total. He could…

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Hockey Crossword

SOLUTION IN MARCH 15 ISSUE ACROSS 1—Pictured player. 6—Initials of Shack of Boston. 7—Philadelphia 1st last season. (S) 9—Initials of an American State. 11—One of the North Stars. 13—A Penguin forward. 15—Initials of Kachur of Providence. 16—Initials of 6 down. 17—To make mistakes. 18—Native Province of Pictured player, (abbr.) 19—Phil Esposito hails from here. 20—A North Star defenseman answers to this. 22—First name of an NHL referee. 23—First name of one of the Habs. 26—I down played Junior in this League. 28—One of the Red Wings. 32—Scored 29 goals for New York last season. DOWN 1—A fast skating NHL left winger. 2—Initials of Fortin of Kansas City. 3—Pictured player answers to this. 4—Number of times Beliveau has won the Art Ross trophy. 5—First name of one of the Wings. 6—One of the San Diego Gulls. 8—Hall leads the league in these, (abbr.) 10—Pronoun. 12—I down once played for this team, (abbr.) 14—An NHL captain. 20—Wears No. 16 for Minnesota. 21—Initials of…

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Hockey Races

EASTERN LEAGUE (Standings on Tues. Mar. 4) NORTHERN DIVISION SOUTHERN DIVISION GAMES COMPLETED Tues. Feb 25 long Island 3 at Syrocuse 3 Johnstown 5 at New Jersey 2 Greensboro 4 ot Charlotte 8 Nashville 4 at Jacksonville 0 Wed Feb 26 Long Island I at New Haven 8 Salem 4 at Greensboro 7 Thurs. Feb 27 New Jersey 3 at long Island 3 Fri. Feb 28 Syrocuse 5 at Clinton 7 New Haven 4 ot New Jersey 5 Long Islond 0 at Johnstown 9 Charlotte 6 al Jacksonville 5 Sat Mar. 1 New Hoven 3 ot Clinton 6 Long Island 3 at New Jersey 5 Syracuse 0 at Johnstown 11 Jacksonville 1 at Noshvtlle 5 Greensboro 8 ot Salem 2 Sun. Mar 2 Clinton 6 at Syracuse 3 New Jersey 1 at New Hoven 3 Salem I at Charlotte 7 Nashville 4 at Jacksonville 3 LEADING SCORERS (Including Games of Sun. Feb. 23) SOUTHERN DIVISION NEW YORK METRO LEAGUE (Standings on Mon. Feb. 24) EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN…

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300-Mark Out Of Reach But Prentice Hits Form

DETROIT, Mich-Dean Prentice probably won’t reach the 300-goal plateau this season. It would take a torrid final month, a goal every other game, for the black - haired veteran to do it. But if Prentice continues to play the kind of hockey he’s played for the last two months his Red Wing bosses will be satisfied. After a poor first half during which he lost his job as a regular, Prentice earned his way back with diligent penalty-killing and extra effort when he was spotted in the lineup. The 36-year-old left wing reached a peak during a 9-1 romp over the Philadelphia Flyers. First he swiped the puck from Allan Stanley in the Philadelphia corner and set up Bruce MacGregor for the game’s first goal. It hit the Flyers particularly hard because they had…