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April 26, 1969

April 26, 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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CHL PLAYOFFS

CENTRAL LEAGUE GAMES COMPLETED Sun. Apr. 13 Dallas 2 at Oklahoma City 5 Tues. Apr. 15 Dallas 6 at Oklahoma City 4 Wed. Apr. 16 Oklahoma City 2 at Dallas 6 Fri. Apr. 18 Oklahoma Citv 2 at Dallas 3 Sat. Apr. 19 Dallas 5 at Oklahoma city 4 Semi-Finals GAMES COMPLETED Fri. Mar. 28 Tulsa 3 ot Oklahoma City 2 Wad. Apr. 2 Tulsa 1 at Oklahoma City 6 Fri. Apr. 4 Oklahoma City 3 at Tulsa 2 Sat. Apr. 5 Tulsa 5 at Oklahoma City 3 Sun. Apr. 6 Tulsa 4 at Oklahomo City 3 Wed. Apr. 9 Oklahoma City 4 at Tulsa 3 Fri. Apr. 11 Tulsa 3 ot Oklahoma City 5 GAMES COMPLETED Fri. Apr. 4 Dallas 4 ot Omaha 3 Sat. Apr. 5 Dallas 4 ot Omaha 3 Sun. Apr. 6 Omaha 1 at Dallas 4 Quarter-Finals…

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Blazers’ Lorentz Named Central League’s MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo— Smooth-skating Jim Lorentz, who scored 101 points this past season for the Oklahoma City Blazers has been named the Central Hockey League’s most valuable player for 1968-69. Lorentz, 21, is a second-year professional who also recently was named by THE HOCKEY NEWS publication as minor league player-of-the-year. The young Blazer center scored 33 goals and a record 68 assists in 56 games, appearing in several games for the parent Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Lorentz was rookie of the year in the CHL last year and placed second in scoring with 33 goals and 50 assists for 83 points. The 5-11, 185-pounder is a native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. During the semi-finals and finals of the CHL playoffs, Lorentz scored seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points to spark…

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Henderson’s Gosling Too Much For Herd

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Long John Henderson steered the Hershey Bears into a 3-1 lead over the Buffalo Bisons in the American Hockey League Calder Cup semi-finals, but the regularseason champions remained confident they would rebound and prevail in the best-of-seven series. Henderson, a much-traveled, 36-year-old goaltender, was the difference in the first two games, won by identical 4-2 scores by the Eastern Division kings. In each game, the Bears’ fourth goal was scored into an empty net. In the opener, played in Buffalo, the Bisons blew a 2-0 first-period lead. In the second game, at Hershey, the Bisons fell behind early, then led, 2-1, in the second period before the Bears put away four unanswered goals. “There isn’t much you can do when a goaltender plays the way Henderson has been going,” said…

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NHL’s Top Scoring Lines

MOST GOALS MOST POINTS…