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March 15, 1969

March 15, 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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Here Are The Voting Regulations

1—Anyone is eligible to cast ballots for the National Hockey League All-Star Team, but each reader may submit ONLY ONE ENTRY, naming first and second team, as well as MVP and Outstanding Rookie. 2—The ballots will run for three weeks. Final ballot will appear in the issue dated March 15, 1969. 3—Use blanks published in THE HOCKEY NEWS, or reasonable facsimile or tracings of same if you do not wish to deface your copy. Be sure to fill in your own name and address. 4—Ballots must be mailed — to All-Star Editor, THE HOCKEY NEWS, Room 212, 1434 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal, Que. Can.…

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Kings’ Net Rookies Prove Inexperience No Handicap

SPRINGFIELD. Mass — The goaltending for the Kings has been fairly steady through out season. In fact, considering the limited experience both goalers have, their play has been really quite good this season. Recent games have seen 23-year-old Don McLeod in the nets. The six-foot native of Trail, British Columbia really has played little in pro ranks. He put together a 6-2-1 record here last season to lead the locals to the playoffs. Meanwhile, Claude Hardy, a native of Victoriaville, Quebec, is in his first pro season as a goaler. The 25-year-old was sensational during the first part of the season. He’s not seen much action lately. Few clubs would have the nerve or desire to put two such inexperienced guys in the nets. Yet, they have done well and have helped the Kings…

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Oklahoma Rearguard Sparkles

OKLAHOMA CITY, Defenseman Barry Wilkins of Oklahoma City, who has scored 39 points in 61 games, has been selected “Player of the Week” in the Central Hockey League, Wilkins, 22, one of the highest scoring defensemen in the league, closed out the week with a goal and two assists as the Blazers came from behind to win a thriller, 6-5, with Dallas. He has 12 goals and 27 assists as compared to six goals and 27 assists during 1967-68. Born in Toronto. Ontario. Wilkins is 6 feet tall and weighs 185. This is his second full season as a professional. Oklahoma City again has three men ranked high in the league scoring. -Jim Lorentz, now up with the Boston Bruins, still leads the field with 96 points and Tom Webster, just returned bv Boston,…

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THE NHL SCENE

(Standings On Tuesday, Mar. 11) GAMES COMPLETED Mon. Mar. 3 Minnesota 1 at Chicago 6 Wed. Mar. 5 Los Angeles 4 at Toronto 6 New York 4 at Chicago 4 Detroit 2 at Boston 2 St. Louis 2 at Pittsburgh 4 Ookland 2 at Minnesota 5 Thurs. Mar. 6 Toronto 3 at Montreal 5 New York 4 at Detroit 1 Los Angeles 1 at Philadelphia 5 Sat. Mar. 8 Los Angeles 3 at Montreal 3 Philadelphia 2 at Toronto 2 New York 5 at Pittsburgh 3 Boston 4 at Detroit 7 Oakland 2 at St. Louis 5 Sun. Mar. 9 Montreal 2 at New York 2 Los Angeles 2 at Boston 7 Oakland 3 at Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 2 at Minnesota 2 GAMES TO COME Tues. Mar. 11 Montreal at St. Louis Boston at Minnesota Wed. Mar. 12 Toronto at Los Angeles Pittsburgh at New York Oakland at Chicago Thurs. Mar. 13 Minnesota at Montreal Toronto at Oakland Boston at Philadelphia Sat. Mar. 15 Chicago at Montreal Boston…