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March 22, 1969

March 22, 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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Movements of Players

NATIONAL LEAGUE MONTREAL — Judes Drouin, forward, recalled from Houston of CHL. Bob Berry, forward, recalled from Cleveland of AHL. Drouin returned to Houston. NEW YORK: Dennis Hextall, forward, returned to Buffalo of AHL. AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE: Marv Edwards, goalkeeper, secured from Amarillo of CHL on loan by Pittsburgh, Jim Coombs, goalkeeper. recalled from Johnstown of EHL as standby netminder and returned. BUFFALO: Terry Pembroke, defenseman. recalled from Omaha of CHL. SPRINGFIELD: John Rodger, forward, secured from Denver of WHL.…

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Speedy Leafs’ Skater Challenges Dave Keon As Fastest On Squad

TORONTO, Ont. — For several veins now. it’s been taken for granted Dave Keon was Toronto Maple Leafs’ fastest skater. But there’s been a new candidate for that honor over the past season and it now appears that Haul-Henderson is at least as quick as Keon. and perhaps quicker. Henderson has more than speed going for him, too. He’s an excellent left-winger and, with three weeks left in Leafs’ National Hockey League schedule, had 25 goals to his credit. That total could easily have been fifty per cent higher if Henderson had been a bit more fortunate around the opposition nets. His rapidity and centre Norm Ullman’s playmaking had furnished him with at least that many more scoring opportunities. It’s just over a year now since Leafs made the trade that brough them…

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Bears’ Nykoluk Hits 700-Point Milestone In 849th AHL Game

HERSHEY, Pa. — It will be quite a spell before Mike Nykoluk will forget the night of Mar. 1, 1969. The veteran Hershey Bears center joined the select 700 point crowd in scoring a goal and assisting on two others against the Baltimore Clippers. The “Big Bear” received an un precedented standing ovation from the jammed-packed Sports Arena audience of 7,600. It lasted nearly a full minute. “I can’t ever remember anything quite like it,” said Hershey’s general manager-coach Frank Mathers. “It was a great tribute to Mike’s play.” Nykoluk, the American League’s third greatest playmaker of all time with 551 assists, shows 150 goals for his 701 points in 849 games. Only two other Hershey skaters ever topped the 700-point mark, Willie Marshall, now with Baltimore, and Bruce Cline, who retired last year. Ironically,…

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WHERE THE NHL TEAMS ARE

EAST WEST Ken McKenzie’s column . 4 Bill Libby’s column .......... 8 Ed Fitkin’s column ........ 14 Crossword Puzzle .. 23 AHL .... 16 WHL .... 19CHL .... 20 EHL .... 21 IHL ... 22…